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Mar 9, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

New York, New York, 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
Mar 11, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend “Renters across the nation, and in particular in California, are locked in a pernicious squeeze of rising rents and stagnant incomes that has diverted a growing share of their paycheck to rent,” reports the Wall Street Journal (Conor Dougherty, “California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis,” February 11, 2014).  The Journal continues, &ldq...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 11, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The M&A market has returned to a period of increased activity, characterized by the reemergence of larger transactions.   In addition to large deals, the market has also seen a flurry of cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continue...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability.  Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Basic Immigration Law 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.  You will receive a course handbook with articles by leading practitioners and sample documents and forms to assist you in your practice.  What You Will Learn An overview of U.S. i...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Employment Law Institute

New York, New York, USA
This institute will examine recent trends, developments, and cutting-edge issues in employment law. Topics to be discussed include monitoring and investigating employees' social media activity; common ethical pitfalls for employment lawyers; legal issues arising both in the hiring process and termination of an employee; and violence in the workplace. There will also be break-out sessions focusing ...

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New York City Bar
Mar 13, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Securities Offerings 2015: A Public Offering: How it is Done

New York, New York, USA
Why Should You Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offe...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics in Social Media 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With the proliferation of social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

San Francisco, California, USA
Why you should attendThe Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.You design the two-day schedule that best meets yo...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attendPsychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating. They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, play a central role in litigation, shape damages analyses, and motivate or impede resolution of disputes, including employment lawsuits. Psychological issues often are at the core of incentivizing employees, n...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 17, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any professional who deals with transactions or busine...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 17, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Social Security Disability 2015: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

New York, New York, USA
Scholarships are available to attend this program.  Please click this link for information. Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. By att...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 18, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

New York, New York, 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
Mar 18, 2015

CLE - Live Webcast

Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Other Workplace Cases and Trends

, USA
Susan K. Hatmaker, Esq. of Hatmaker Law Group will present a free one-hour webinar on Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Other Workplace Cases, Trends and Administrative Enforcement Strategies. Hatmaker Law Group's webinars provide up-to-date information on important California Employment law issues for employers, owners, managers, accountants, attorneys and human resource professionals.

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Hatmaker Law Group
Mar 19, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Skilled litigators use depositions to gather information, learn about an adversary’s case, and get a close-up look at the performance of potential trial witnesses.  Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their diverse insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process and give you the fundamental skills you ne...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2015: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 731,696 in 2013.  That is more than a 1,200% increase in less than a decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must unde...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area. The program will...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Government Investigations 2015: The Expanding Role of Electronic Information in Investigation and Response

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend In many ways, 2014 was the year that highlighted privacy and security issues involving electronic information. As revelations of massive data breaches and the loss of private information became public, both regulators and corporate entities grappled with the consequences of those revelations and the investigations that followed.  At the same time, regulators and corporat...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

New York CPLR 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Every year, the New York Courts interpret, and re-interpret, the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  Perhaps of pre-eminent importance is the ongoing development of the law with respect to the draconian statute of limitations.  The Courts lack the power to extend the applicable statute, or to exercise discretion to assist a tardy pl...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 24, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend This advanced level program will provide an up-to-the-minute review of current trends and case law impacting the practice of trademark law today.  Essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize in, or often find themselves involved in trademark law, this program brings together an outstanding expert faculty of practitioners and industry experts who will pr...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 25, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend As copyright law continues to become increasingly complex in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business, it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date.  In order to continue to provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, attend this program where you will learn about the latest developments from a group of leading experts ...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 25, 2015

CLE - Live Webcast

Cloud Computing Issues That Trip Lawyers Up

, USA
The final program in our cloud computing series examines: When are you on the cloud? Most lawyers don't know that they are using the cloud when they use Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, and other providers, including social media and apps that you use a browser to access
Dropbox and other syncing software
How hackers and others attack these clouds
The importance of reading the Terms of Service...

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American Bar Association
Mar 26, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

New York, New York, 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
Mar 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Understanding Employment Law 2015

New York, New York, 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
Mar 27, 2015

CLE

UF Law 3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference

Gainesville, Florida, USA
“ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY IN SOCIAL MEDIA, MOBILE DEVICES AND THE CLOUD“

The University of Florida EDRM E-Discovery Conference focuses its attention this year on litigation involving social media, the cloud, and mobile devices. Data from a multitude of social platforms and mobile devices capture our movements, our moods, and the everyday moments of our lives. That data is stored everywhere – on...

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University of Florida Levin College of Law
Mar 30, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer 2015

New York, New York, USA
What you will learnEthics rules that govern behavior in negotiation, including: When is it permissible to communicate with adverse clients, directly or indirectly? What exposure does counsel have for participating in the negotiation and execution of contracts containing express or implied misrepresentations? Protecting sensitive information and responding to opponent’s probes for sensitive inf...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 30, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend State and local taxation has become increasingly important.  The state and local tax liabilities of many companies exceed their federal tax liabilities and state revenue departments have intensified their audit activities in a search for revenue. PLI is delighted to present this essential program in which leading state and local tax experts will describe basic princip...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 31, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Social Media for Non-Profit and Public Interest Organizations 2015 (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program. Why You Should Attend With the growing focus on social media in the legal profession, smart non-profits and public interest organizations are cultivating a robust social media presence.  Learn how to stay on the forefront of this new technology and harness the potential of social media to grow your network of supporters and expan...

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Practising Law Institute
Mar 31, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Pension Plan Investments 2015: Current Perspectives

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, together with senior representatives of the Department of Labor, will give their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments. Continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 1, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Trial Evidence 2015: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence features a unique blend of evidentiary doctrinal analysis and practical application.  You will learn about fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments.   Program Format Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, and novels.The program faculty is highly experienced and accomplished, i...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 2, 2015

CLE - Live Webcast

Criminal Liability Under ERISA

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
ERISA has both civil and criminal enforcement provisions. The panelists will provide an overview of ERISA’s criminal enforcement provisions, and when possible exposure arises. The panel will cover the nuts and bolts of an investigation and when that investigation transforms from a civil investigation into a criminal one. The panelists will also discuss the process and procedure when there are dual...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Apr 6, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

New York, New York, 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 7, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why you should attend Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 8, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Virtually every global business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud based services or information. The fastest growing companies are the technology innovators.  Courts expect lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value t...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 9, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Chicago, Illinois, 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 9, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

San Francisco, California, 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 10, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attend The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 12, 2015

CLE

Art & Science of Patent Searching

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course comprehensively teaches how to conduct a professional patent search. It provides direction for determining when a search is needed and what types and sources of information should be searched in the process. Patent searching is both an art and a science. Consequently, search capability improves with practice. But optimum practice requires a solid foundation for those who seek to conduc...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE

Chemical Patent Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
This up-to-the-minute course teaches the chemical patent practitioner how to use fundamentally sound principles to prepare and prosecute a United States chemical patent application in a conservative way and in view of all of the opportunities and pitfalls afforded by the AIA. This course, presented by an experienced faculty, each with a significant depth of experience, suggests many practical appr...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Comprehensive PCT Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
This Comprehensive PCT course discusses: a) when the use of the PCT is advantageous and when it is not; b) the effects on patent term based on the first (priority) application; c) selection of international authorities under the PCT for greatest advantage; d) the information received by applicants during the PCT process; e) entering the national phase; f) upcoming changes in the PCT; g) use of PCT...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

European Patent Practice: What Every U.S. Practitioner Should Know

Orlando, Florida, USA
Throughout the course, the instructors will provide the latest state of European Patent Law, including the most recent changes and decisions from the European Patent Office (EPO) and other Court decisions of importance, as well as new and important developments in the European Union (EU) Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Package. While discussing many aspects of European practice, specificat...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Due Diligence in the AIA Era

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course will provide practical guidance for conducting patent due diligence investigations in today’s changing legal environment. The panel will explore how the America Invents Act (AIA) and recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit dramatically affect the due diligence process, while sharing practical techniques and strategies for conducting complete investigations. These tact...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Infringement Litigation

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course is the most practical, immediately usable patent infringement litigation course ever presented by Patent Resources Group (and perhaps by any institution). The focus is on patent litigation (not litigation in general). The course starts at the first concept of the idea to litigate and the critical initial decision to file suit, continues through discovery and trial, and on to the end of...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review Proceedings and Reexamination

Orlando, Florida, USA
The first two days of this two-and-half day course are focused on inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM) patent review, and post-grant review (PGR). On the third day, reexamination is addressed and ethical issues are explored that relate to review proceedings and reexaminations. The course covers strategies, tactics, best practices and case studies. The course is for both those w...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
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
Why you should attendMark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

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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
Why you should attendMark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

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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.





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