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Apr 21, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2014

New York, New York, USA
Patent litigation continues to be one of the hottest legal practice areas today. If you are a litigator and have wondered how patent litigation differs from your practice or if you have considered pursuing patent litigation but want to learn how it differs from other types of commercial litigation, then you will not want to miss this program. Covering the spectrum of patent litigation topics and e...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

International Estate & Tax Planning 2014

New York, New York, USA
You should attend this program to strengthen your understanding and expand your perspective of the fundamental and advanced issues in estate and tax planning for international private clients. Individuals with connections to more than one country - international private clients - need sophisticated succession and tax planning advisors to help them navigate a complex and sometimes treacherous legal...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Financial Services Fiduciary Duties: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze 2014

New York, New York, USA
The SEC and DOL both have active rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisers and service providers in the retirement marketplace. At the same time, commodity trading advisers and municipal advisors have to mindful of fiduciary obligations which apply to their commodity and municipal securities activit...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 22, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Claims Under the Affordable Care Act: Understanding Liability in a Whole New World

Multi-site, District of Columbia, USA
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers and plan sponsors to comply with a number of new coverage mandates and reporting and disclosure obligations. This panel will discuss how employees and the government may pursue claims under the ACA through ERISA (including the right to seek external review of claims that have been denied on appeal), whistleblower complaints under OSHA, and claims ar...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Apr 22, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Insurance Law Practice

, USA
For the coverage novice or the seasoned practitioner looking for fresh ideas or a refresher course, the panel will address the ins and outs of insurance policies, coverage determinations and coverage litigation. The panel will provide valuable insight and debate regarding various policy types, rules of construction, and the duties of insurers and policyholders under policies. Also, in the claims a...

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American Bar Association
Apr 22, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Pro Bono IP Litigation Across Borders

, USA
The proliferation of user generated content, offsite date storage, global access to online information and the worldwide ability to enforce rights in and to IP portfolios has trickled down to the pro bono arena where litigants fight to both stop infringing activity and defend against infringement claims. During this webinar, our experienced panel of pro bono advocates will explain staffing litigat...

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American Bar Association
Apr 23, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2014

New York, New York, USA
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 fundamentals of the extensive regulatory framework that dict...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between

New York, New York, USA
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 develop new strategies and tactics...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 101

, USA
As part of the ABA Section of Litigation series focusing on “Litigation Essentials”, this sixty minute webinar has been created to provide the young lawyer with valuable information about two important aspects of a trial: opening statements and closing arguments. Three experienced litigators will give proven tips on how participants can improve their performance in the courtroom with their own ope...

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American Bar Association
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Contests, Promotions, and Sweepstakes 101

, USA
Players, coaches, and general managers would never go into a game without knowing the rules – and neither should you. More and more teams, leagues, and advertisers are realizing and taking advantage of social media, online and mobile promotions, contests, and sweepstakes. While these programs and platforms offer tremendous marketing and advertising opportunities, trying to compete in this arena wi...

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American Bar Association
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Derisking: Tradeoff between Reduction in Volatility and Retirement Security

Multi-site, District of Columbia, USA
Moderator:

Peter M. Kelly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago, IL

Speakers:

James Gannon, Russell Investments, Seattle, WA

Robert Newman, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC

Michelle Varnhagen, AARP, Washington, DC

Topics that will be discussed:

* Exiting DB Plans, Long-term Plan of Action

* Termination issues

* Premiu...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Licensing transactions are more complex and more important than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit.&nb...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 24, 2014

CLE

ADA & FMLA Compliance Update

Chicago, Illinois, USA
In this program unique to NELI, we bring together a distinguished panel, including EEOC representatives, to discuss every major aspect of evolving ADA and FMLA law.

On Day One, we will focus on the latest litigation/agency developments under the ADA Amendments Act concerning the definition of “disability,” including practical training tips for supervisors to avoid "regarding" an individual ...

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NELI
Apr 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
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., Europe, and Asia, with particular emphasis on China. Using real-world examples, this practice-based, hands-on workshop will get attendees involved and provide takeaway tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 25, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

New York, New York, USA
We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. 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 C...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 25, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

What’s the Use? A Comparative View of Trademark Use Requirements

, USA
With clients expanding their businesses across national borders, trademark law is increasingly becoming an international field. It is therefore important for attorneys specializing in intellectual property not only to be experts in U.S. trademark law, but also to be aware of the requirements of other jurisdictions. The requirements related to trademark use differ widely between jurisdictions and h...

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American Bar Association
Apr 25, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

3rd Annual Complex and High Asset Divorce

Seattle, Washington, USA
Join us for a seminar focusing exclusively on high net worth marital dissolution cases. A distinguished panel of dissolution, appellate, and business attorneys will address some of the considerations and challenges in these complex cases. Subjects addressed will include property division and child support in high new worth dissolutions, as well as presentations on case management and consideration...

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The Seminar Group
Apr 25, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
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 assist a low-income child in Cal...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 28, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
Post-grant patent proceedings were pursued in record numbers at the USPTO in 2013. The level of filing continues to accelerate beyond initial expectations, as both the public and the courts recognize the value of these fast-track administrative proceedings. The substantial costs and uncertainty of patent litigation require the development of alternative case management strategies, which at least r...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 28, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Financial Services Institute (19th Annual)

Chicago, Illinois, USA
On July 16, 2013, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray for a five-year term as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB has been involved in a whirlwind of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement activities since it began operations during 2011 and this level of activity is certain to intensify. In addition to the CFPB, state attorneys general and other federal reg...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 28, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2014: Current Developments

New York, New York, USA
The credit markets continue to be volatile and in today’s weak economy, staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential. This advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough analysis of hot topics and recent decisions and how to strategically respond to t...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
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 that apply when a pr...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Partnerships have long been the tried and true form for the holding and operation of real estate, and since the 1981 Act, for the conduct of closely-held business operations as well. Further, the increase in the number of joint ventures to develop large-scale projects, the rise of the...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

HIPAA Compliance: Are You Ready if a Breach Occurs?

Multi-site, District of Columbia, USA
Moderator:

Frank Palmieri, Palmieri & Eisenberg, Princeton, NJ

Speakers:

Kathryn Bakich, The Segal Group, Washington, DC

Edward I. Leeds, Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC, Plano, TX


* Have you missed the importance of HIPAA lately?

* Are you ready if a breach occurs?

* Have you be...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Preparing the 2014 Form SD (Conflict Minerals Disclosure)

New York, New York, USA
As the first filing deadline in connection with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals disclosure rules rapidly approaches, registrants and their advisors are focused on the disclosures required to be included in the Specialized Disclosure Form (Form SD) and if applicable, the Conflict Minerals Report (CMR). This event will provide attendees with practical perspectives an...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for Litigators 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
At this two-hour program, you will learn, from an outstanding panel of litigators, judges, and ethics experts, practical solutions to these timely ethics issues for litigators: Ethical issues in representing the former employees of a corporate client Conflicts within a firm: navigating the rules in today’s mobile and cross-border world Ethics and social media Providing unbundled legal services...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and externally (to regulators) SEC professional respons...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Understanding Employment Law 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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. Our experienced and knowledgeable 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 everythi...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
This program will address fundamentals of ethical and professional responsibility, as well as current developments impacting the practice of inside counsel and lawyers in private practice. Topics to be reviewed include: privilege and waiver, conflicts and consent, and the thorny ethical issues involved in representing an organization and its constituent parts and representatives. The program will ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

IP Monetization 2014: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

New York, New York, USA
The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization has become a core strategic consideration for many companies. On an increasingly regular basis, companies are considering (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for sale or monetization in separate transactions (including privateering arrangements), (ii) IP-collateralized loans, (iii) IP litig...

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Practising Law Institute
May 1, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments in 2014

New York, New York, USA
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at the top of most companies’ key risk areas. DOJ and SEC resources devoted to investigation 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 sectors are becoming more common and challenging. Beyond t...

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Practising Law Institute
May 5, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Marketing for Law Firms: Priorities, Purpose, and Pay Grades

, USA
Law firm marketing and business development efforts have increased significantly in the last decade. Recent shifts in firm demographics, client, and market pressures are making it more important than ever that a law firm’s leadership and management has a working knowledge of the core aspects of any successful marketing plan and department.

This ABA Academy program features nationally-recog...

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American Bar Association
May 5, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

San Francisco, California, USA
Whether you are a transactional lawyer, litigator or other advisor, to have a successful practice, you must understand finance, accounting, economics and tax principles, as well as their application.Pocket MBA Summer 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals is designed specifically for anyone whose practice requires a thorough understanding of finance. Our expert faculty includes partners...

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Practising Law Institute
May 5, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Antitrust Institute 2014: Developments & Hot Topics

New York, New York, USA
With an emphasis on new developments while providing a refresher of key principles, this year’s Institute will examine current merger issues, price fixing, the legality of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, "vertical" restraints on customers and suppliers, including resale price maintenance, standards for complying with price discrimination laws, and the latest information on the ...

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Practising Law Institute
May 6, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

The ABCs of Art Law: Laws, Legal Issues and Best Practices

, USA
Join architect and attorney LeAnn Shelton and gallerist and Art Law Firm founder Alexandra Darraby as they discuss two different tracks to the multidisciplinary world of art law. They will share their viewpoints as in-house counsel and private practitioner; explain the interplay of state and federal laws in the art world; and, discuss the particular challenges of art law in the digital era. This p...

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American Bar Association
May 7, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Retail Leasing 2014

New York, New York, USA
Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

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Practising Law Institute
May 7, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Privacy and Social Media

, USA
Social media continues to change the way people receive news, interact with government and customers, and share personal details once known only to a select few. And of course, it's taken a front and center role in employment, litigation, and recent governmental agency action by the SEC, NLRB, and EEOC, to name but a few agencies dipping into the social networking waters. From Facebook to Instagra...

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American Bar Association
May 7, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Suing and Defending Government

Seattle, Washington, USA
Litigating government controversies is a unique area of law with challenges not present in general litigation. This seminar seeks to provide a day of analysis and skill development for those who find themselves suing or defending government.

Join our Program Co-Chairs Jamila A. Johnson of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC and John Schochet of Seattle City Attorney’s Office, along with the outs...

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The Seminar Group
May 7, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Health Care IT 2014: Critical Issues

New York, New York, USA
Congress passed the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act to promote the implementation and use of health information technology (IT). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted to improve the Medicare system. As healthcare organizations and life science companies adopt and implement health IT to comply with the new laws, they encounter a host of legal issues&n...

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Practising Law Institute
May 7, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Leveraged Financing 2014

New York, New York, USA
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 sources and product offerings, cur...

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Practising Law Institute
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Prior Art and Obviousness 2014: Current Trends in Sections 102 and 103

New York, New York, USA
How has patent reform impacted the touchstones of patentability, prior art and obviousness? Already a complicated concept for patent practitioners because of evolving interpretations in the PTO and CAFC, 102 has been complicated further by the AIA. What aspects of current 102 understanding carry over to new 102? How does the concept of “prior art” and circumstance collide in the 21st century? How ...

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Practising Law Institute
May 8, 2014

CLE

Employment Law Conference - Mid-Year

Arlington, Virginia, USA
Our Mid-Year Employment Law Conference: The definitive advanced-level update of the most important developments affecting the employment policies and practices of business and government.

Topics include:
Developments in EEO Law;
Growing Surge in Retaliation and Whistleblowing;
Employment, Termination & Severance Agreements;
e-Workplace: Access, Security and Privacy in the Er...

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NELI
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Legal and compliance risks for organizations are higher than ever before. Compliance and ethics programs to help organizations manage legal risks should no longer be considered optional. And as the need for compliance and ethics programs has increased, government standards on these programs have become increasingly specific. In short, at no time has promoting and maintaining an ethical corporate c...

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Practising Law Institute
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Appellate Advocacy 2014

New York, New York, USA
Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes. Attendees will also hear the "View...

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Practising Law Institute
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Hey, That's My Game: Intellectual Property Issues in Combating Game Cloning

, USA
Game cloning has long been an issue of concern for game publishers, but with the blockbuster growth of social and mobile games, these claims have increased exponentially. This program will present the intellectual property concepts at play in such game cloning suits, review best practices for defending against such claims, and discuss how to create games without generating a claim.

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American Bar Association
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Higher Education Law 2014: Current Issues and Recent Developments

New York, New York, USA
At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2014: Current Issues and 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: Title IX and sexual harassment policies; disability discrimination; and research compliance. New policies and procedures...

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Practising Law Institute
May 8, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

The Impact of Regulatory and Industry Standards on Patents

, USA
From smart phones to gasoline additives to ANDA use definitions, industry and regulatory standards can have a critical impact on IP rights.

Expert panelists will examine how courts use standards to define the scope of related IP rights, how obligations tied to standards (e.g., FRAND commitments) can affect monetary damages, and the impact on exclusion orders and injunctions in both the pha...

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American Bar Association
May 9, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

New York, New York, USA
Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large cap...

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Practising Law Institute
May 9, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2014 (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection A Primer on Autom...

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Practising Law Institute
May 12, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
PLI's Illinois MCLE Marathon is specifically designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as well as learn about best practices and new and emerging issues. If your last name begins with letters A-M (and you are not newly-admitted), June 30, 2014 is the completion deadline for your two year reporting period, at which time you must have finished 30 hours of MCLE c...

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Practising Law Institute