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Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Software Patents After Alice: Procuring, Enforcing and CBMs

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course addresses the difficult and sophisticated task of how best to claim, prosecute, and litigate software-based inventions in their rich variety so as to have their patents held not invalid and infringed by the Federal Circuit. But that rich variety requires a variety of disparate claiming, specification drafting, prosecution, and litigating techniques. The America Invents Act (AIA) impact...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 13, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Trade Secrets 2015: What Every IP Attorney Should Know

New York, New York, USA
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Practising Law Institute
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2015 (Free)

New York, New York, USA
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Practising Law Institute
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2015

New York, New York, USA
What you will learn This concise program will deliver the latest case law and practical takeaways concerning legal ethics issues stemming from commercial litigation.  Our faculty of seasoned litigators, who collectively have represented a wide range of commercial legal matters and understand the ethical gray areas attorneys face in practice, will discuss clear pathways and some consensus thin...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

First-Inventor-to-File Law and Ramifications Under AIA Sections 102 and 103

Orlando, Florida, USA
The major changes to United States Patent Law made by the America Invents Act are those introduced by rewritten §102 and revised §103, and their impact on the universe of prior art that render claims unpatentable for lack of novelty or for obviousness. This course focuses on those changes.

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Section 103 and Obviousness: Capitalizing on CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Precedent

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course will provide guidance to U.S. patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the CCPA and the Federal Circuit to issues faced daily in broad spectrum patent practice: preparing, prosecuting and litigating patents in the face of assertions of unpatentability during ex parte prosecution and AIA’s post grant proceedings involving the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as invalidity ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethical Issues in Patent Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course will discuss ethical issues in patent practice, from client intake to paying maintenance fees to assisting in litigation. Through interactive discussion, videos, and other means this course will analyze:
◾Choice of law in patent prosecution including reciprocal discipline.
◾Identifying adversity (conflicts of interest) in patent prosecution, where you must do far more...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Professionalism in Patent Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
Through videos, discussion, and other means, this course will analyze professionalism issues that arise in practice, including:
◾Civility and professionalism in communications with examiners, including issues of racial bias and animosity.
◾Substance abuse among practitioners.
◾Eliminating bias or prejudice in practice.
◾Mental health and impairment.
◾In...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE

Certified Patent Valuation Analyst

Orlando, Florida, USA
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. You can’t monetize what you can’t value. Numerous studies report that intangible assets represent at least 70% of corporate value. The imperative of valuing patents has largely been met with anticipatory surrender on the part of corporate managers. This is unfortunate as the indifference to valuing patents is hindering the management and monetization of the...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Crafting & Drafting Winning Patents

Orlando, Florida, USA
This Crafting & Drafting course marches to a special drummer and focuses on the end result – producing a “winning patent” that will be held literally infringed and not invalid under (sec)112(a), f/k/a/ (sec)112, para.1, despite the time pressure created by moving to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act (AIA). This course distills everything from the law (and dicta) of the ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

“Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents

Orlando, Florida, USA
In Markman and Cybor, the Federal Circuit required district courts to construe claims as a matter of law and decided to review claim construction de novo. The object was to make claim construction predictable, so that claims would better perform their public notice function. The result has been an unmitigated disaster, often (but not always) reading limitations into the claims that the examiner di...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Drafting Patent License Agreements

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course and its text provide concrete drafting and negotiating advice with precise references to existing law. The course lays the groundwork for a clause-by-clause examination of all significant elements of the patent licensing agreement. The practical questions always focused on are how and whether each element is sufficient to serve the business needs of the parties while remaining legally ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Federal Circuit Law (2013-2015)

Orlando, Florida, USA
This is one of PRG’s longest continuously offered courses. Because the course focuses on the last two years, attendees often repeat this course every two years to remain current. Consequently, this course offers practitioners a unique opportunity to both become current in the law, and to remain so. And to do so in an interactive environment that is both informative and intellectually challenging. ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Hatch-Waxman and Biosimilars: A Total Immersion Course Encompassing Strategies for....

Orlando, Florida, USA
The course starts with a broad survey of the Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA legislation provisions that underpin the strategies to be discussed throughout the course. The course then conveys both fundamentals and advanced legal strategies in three major areas: (1) pharmaceutical and biotech patent prosecution; (2) litigation and appeal; and (3) post-grant challenges such as inter-partes review and post-gr...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Drafting & Prosecution Based on a Single EPO/USPTO Specification

Orlando, Florida, USA
While the EPO and USPTO have similar requirements for patent applications, the same application can have dramatically different results in Europe and the U.S. An application originating in the U.S. frequently encounters substantial difficulties before the EPO. For example, the U.S. applicant often finds itself unable to amend claims in a manner clearly available during the U.S. prosecution because...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The 27th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents. Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients.  The subject of elder law is a part of every practice – w...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 17, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why you should attend Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Post-grant patent challenge proceedings were pursued in record number – more than twice what was predicted – before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2014. The level of filing continues to accelerate wel...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 17, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the n...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2015: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, re...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Why You Should Attend Newly admitted attorneys in Pennsylvania must complete four hours of CLE Bridge-the-Gap training prior to their first CLE requirement deadline. Satisfy this mandatory requirement and learn information important to your practice by attending PLI’s Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap for Newly Admitted Attorneys program on April 20, 2015.  This program will take place live...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attend This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leas...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 22, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and devel...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 22, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes. At this practical half-day event, a distinguis...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues.  Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assi...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similaritie...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why you should attendIntellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate re...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 24, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented enforcement efforts by government and regulatory agencies. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney&rsquo...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the Supreme Court’s decisio...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise. You will learn about the special issues tha...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 28, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisition...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a v...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attend This program is designed to provide attendees with a basic overview of the legal, regulatory and operational issues affecting “registered investment companies” – the universe of publicly offered pooled investment vehicles that include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and others.  Attendees will learn the fundam...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Understanding Employment Law 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everythin...

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Practising Law Institute
May 1, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend  At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments, an expert faculty, comprised of attorneys working both in private practice and in universities, will provide updates  and best practices in three important  areas of higher education law today.. What You Will Learn Title IX and claims of sexual harassment ...

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Practising Law Institute
May 1, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The Supreme Court has, in recent years, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means, for many of us, 35 USC 101 has become a topic of conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the guidelines or decisions are today, but where will we be in the years and decades ahead during the enforcement period of patents ...

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Practising Law Institute
May 4, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction.Why You Should Attend Organizations face enormous legal and compliance risks, and the need fo...

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Practising Law Institute
May 4, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigating violations and enforcing the law remain at an all-time high. Recent FCPA enforcement actions and disclosures demonstrate that no industry is immune from FCPA scrutiny, and FCPA sweep investigations across industry sector...

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Practising Law Institute
May 5, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
What You Will Learn This program will serve both as a refresher of ethical obligations, and also review recent developments impacting the professional responsibilities of attorneys in private practice as well as those who serve as inside counsel.  The program will be focused on practical guidance, and draw from real life lessons learned from other lawyers who have found themselves in ethical ...

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Practising Law Institute
May 6, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Leveraged Financing 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend At this conference, the country’s leading experts in leveraged finance will examine key concepts and strategies in serving leveraged companies, including portfolio companies of private equity firms. You will learn about the leveraged finance marketplace today, including new deal activity, continuing refinancing needs, evolving trends in leveraged finance, funding sourc...

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Practising Law Institute
May 7, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Pocket MBA Summer 2015: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for attorneys and other professionals. Transactional and litigation attorneys will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountants and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and adviso...

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Practising Law Institute
May 7, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Antitrust Institute 2015: Developments & Hot Topics

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attendMark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come.

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Practising Law Institute
May 11, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

New York, New York, USA
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Practising Law Institute
May 11, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend PLI’s Illinois MCLE Marathon 2015 is designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as they learn best practices and new and emerging legal issues. What You Will Learn At this engaging and instructive program, expert faculty will discuss and analyze current and emerging issues and new developments in: Professionalism and Legal Eth...

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Practising Law Institute
May 11, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

4th Annual White Collar Crime Institute

New York, New York, USA
White collar criminal investigations and prosecutions continue to dominate the headlines. In an evolving and dynamic enforcement landscape, the demands on and consequences for both institutions and individuals have escalated on a seemingly upward spiral. The scope and nature of white collar matters have become even more complex as large, cross-border, multi-jurisdiction investigations proliferate....

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New York City Bar Association
May 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Pretrial Practice 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation has undergone tremendous change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for you...

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Practising Law Institute
May 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with no or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and will provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspecti...

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Practising Law Institute
May 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally.  Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues.  This day-long program attempts...

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Practising Law Institute
May 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisition...

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Practising Law Institute





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