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Sep 4, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause m...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 4, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

New York, New York, USA
This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethic...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 4, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Understanding Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs)

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
Final regulations on qualified longevity annuity contracts (QLACs) issued July 1st offer an unrivaled opportunity to extend the ability of 401(k) Plans and IRAs to provide retirement security for an aging population.

The panel will focus on the following topics:

* How the new regulations work to protect retirement buying power well beyond age 70-1/2;
* The types of Deferred Incom...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Sep 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Estate Planning Institute (45th Annual)

New York, New York, USA
If you handle estate planning, life insurance or transfer tax planning . . . be sure to add this program to your calendar!Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring right now. However, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable unde...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 9, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 9, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

ERISA Turns 40: The Past, Current and Future State of Pension Plans

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
FREE CLE webinar

A retrospective, introspective and prospective look at ERISA through the development of pension plan law. This FREE CLE will take an in-depth look at ERISA’s inception, development and future by examining the development and maturation of the law, regulations and administration of pension plans. Since ERISA’s enactment in 1974, there has been much change and exponential gro...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Ethical Considerations in Business Development and Marketing

, USA
New partners often find themselves with increased expectations in the area of business development and marketing. To make matters more difficult, many are unaware of the often complicated ethics rules that come into play when engaging in these practices. This 90-minute webinar will provide you with successful techniques on how to build or increase your book of business using tools that span from l...

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American Bar Association
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

The Evolving Financial Landscape for Renewable Energy

New York, New York, USA
The Evolving Financial Landscape for Renewable Energy

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York University School of Law
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012

1.5 CLE credit available. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Leading experts from industry, finance, and government will provide insights into the current...

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New York University School of Law
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advertising Law Institute 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
With the continued expansion of new media outlets and the growing importance of social networking, advertisers are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program brings together top in-house and firm practitioners who will share their expertise and provide strategies for managing the legal risks and avoiding the pitfalls that...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk

New York, New York, USA
In today’s interconnected world, cyber attacks are wreaking havoc on organizations around the globe. No entity is immune, and cybercrime targets are found in every industry sector from retail to banking to government. Media reports of the staggering number of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks attest to this trend, and more recent events have dwarfed earlier hacking incidents.In February, ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people in disproportionate numbers. Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand. There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels. The practice of...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hotels 2014: Law and Practice

New York, New York, USA
Hotels are being bought, built and financed at a dizzying pace across the U.S. and globally. This program will draw on the experience of in-house counsel with major hotel operators and lenders, hotel management executives, outside counsel, and other hospitality professionals to explain how your client or company can capitalize on many of the dynamic issues of this interdisciplinary type of practic...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 10, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

International Tax Issues 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions. These international tax rules affect not only large US and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity. As a result, a w...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 11, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Corporate Political Activities 2014: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Lobbying, campaign finance and ethics rules in Washington – and in every state – are changing, and new court cases are affecting lobbyists, corporations, associations, and unions. Compliance with federal, state and local laws is more complex than ever. Congressional ethics rules, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), pay-to-play laws, as well as increasing pressure on corporations to disclose to shar...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 11, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hedge Fund Management 2014

New York, New York, USA
At this program, our expert faculty will focus on hedge fund structures, the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing new business issues such as expanding their business to include regulated funds, selling a portion of their business to an outside investor and ma...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 11, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Chicago, Illinois, USA
In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provi...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 12, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

New York, New York, USA
As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. At this program, experts in the area - from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law, and consulting firms - will lead you through the emerging best practices and t...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 15, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014

New York, New York, USA
PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know.A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current intere...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 15, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap: Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Illinois Attorneys 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Taught by a faculty of expert practitioners from varied practice areas, this program will teach you real-world skills and knowledge important to your legal practice. By attending this program, newly admitted Illinois attorneys can also complete their requirement for a Basic Skills Course of no fewer than 6 hours. Practice techniques and procedures under the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

California Employment Law Update 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions Institute 2014 (Second Annual)

São Paulo, BRA
PLI has offered continuing legal education seminars in the United States since 1933, primarily in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 2001, PLI added the Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, held in London, UK; and in 2013, we moved into Asia, holding the First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong. Also in 2013, we continued our expansi...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

What Did You Call Me? The Redskins, The Slants, and Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the USPTO

, USA
Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act bars registration of immoral, scandalous, or disparaging trademarks, but application of those terms varies and meanings can shift over time. This program will discuss the historical treatment of scandalous and disparaging matter in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts, compare the TTAB decision concerning The Redskins with how the Board has trea...

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American Bar Association
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Bullying by and of Lawyers: Why It Happens and What to Do About It?

, USA
An expert panel explains why bullying is a persistent problem in the bar and on the bench, examines its effects on its victims and perpetrators, and speaks from experience about the best ways to deflect, neutralize or overcome bullying conduct by other lawyers, clients , or judges,with a special emphasis on bullying of women lawyers. The panel includes practitioners, a psychologist with expertise ...

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American Bar Association
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Ethics in ADR

, USA
Ethics in alternative dispute resolution presents a thicket of thorny issues. Is there a duty to tell the truth? Is there a reporting obligation if a mediator or counsel learns that other counsel in a mediation has lied? What is the difference between puffing or posturing and lying? Can the attorney-client privilege be lost in a mediation disclosure? Is there a settlement negotiation privilege? Wh...

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American Bar Association
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

How to Succeed on the "Hot Seat"

Seattle, Washington, USA
Any time you’re on the “hot seat” – facing clients, judges, angry public audiences, shareholders, Boards of Directors or the media – it’s critical that you come across as confident, in control and in charge.

Your message should be clear and concise. Time is limited, questions are sharp. No room for slip-ups or mistakes.

WHAT you say may ultimately protect – or damage – your reputat...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

5th Annual Fisheries and Hatcheries

Seattle, Washington, USA
Fish have always been a source of sustenance and livelihood for the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 150 years, habitat alterations, hydroelectric development and harvest pressure have impacted salmon and steelhead populations in the Pacific Northwest and the people and industries that depend on them. To help mitigate these impacts, hatcheries have been used to supplement declining fish population...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

California Construction Law

Santa Monica, California, USA
If you are a stakeholder in the California construction industry, this is one seminar you cannot afford to miss. California’s Top Construction Lawyers and Mediators have come together for a two day Seminar on topics including: New Construction Law Developments, Competitive Bidding and Bid Protests, Construction Changes, Permitting and Environmental Considerations, Bankruptcy, Abandonment and Suret...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Out of Left Field: UCC Article 9's Application to Non-Lending Transactions

, USA
This program will discuss how Article 9 applies to transactions when you least expect it. Topics will include consignments, sales of payment rights, leases, conditional sales, and other transactions where the application of Article 9 may be a surprise.

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American Bar Association
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

"Technotainment" 2014: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

San Francisco, California, USA
This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced of in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice.The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issue...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 18, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Government Contracts 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Government Contracts law and practice continue to evolve. Congress has responded to budgetary pressures with calls for more reform of the acquisition system. New regulations, such as the imposition of rules requiring avoidance, detection, and reporting of counterfeit or suspect electronic parts and other counterfeit items ripple all the way down the supply chain. False claims Act recoveries and qu...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 18, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Due Diligence on Chinese Companies: Methods, Tools and Resources for Determining Fact from Fiction

, USA
It's important for US firms to thoroughly investigate their "partners" in China including their joint venture partners, M&A targets, distributors, suppliers, senior managers, consultants and agents, third party services providers, and governmental stakeholders. Critical mistakes can be made if an investor links up with the wrong partner. Topics will include a review of the methods and tools employ...

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American Bar Association
Sep 18, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

21st Annual Washington Construction Law

Seattle, Washington, USA
If you practice Construction Law, desire to practice Construction Law, or are confronted with matters involving Construction Law, you cannot afford to miss this conference. Learn recent developments in Washington and Federal case law, statutes and regulations. Learn how to protect the rights of your clients when dealing with public contracts, cutting edge contracting delivery methods, insurance, t...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 19, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Healthcare Industry

Los Angeles, California, USA
With the completion of the enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act, health care in the United States has entered a new era that will be characterized by extensive changes and challenges. The convoluted landscape of federal and state regulations will become even more complex as regulators ramp up enforcement activities under Obamacare and related statutes. Audits by government agencies on all l...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 19, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

6th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS‐Related Business Dipsutes

Moscow, Russia
The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the 2014 Conference on the Resolution of CIS‐Related Business Disputes on September 19, 2014 at the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, Russia. The sixth installment of this highly successful annual conference will bring together Litigators, Corporate Counsel, Arbitration Practitioners, Judges, Academics, Business Executives and Policy&#...

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American Bar Association, Section of International Law
Sep 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators 2014

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

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators 2014

New York, New York, USA
Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required, during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar, to complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice.By attending one of PLI’s one-day Bridge-the-Gap programs, you can fulfill your ethics and skills requirements and can ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Basics of International Taxation 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially revised schedule including new ses...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 23, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

New York, New York, USA
In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforce...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 23, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Condominiums Opportunities & Pitfalls

Miami, Florida, USA
Condominium Development is Back in a Big Way, but for a variety of reasons, Condo Development could be dangerous for Developers, Contractors, Subcontractors, and Design Professionals. Present conditions exist that could produce problems for Condo Developers, including lack of qualified workforce, the speed of development, and the potential lack of oversight of the entire designing and construction...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 23, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

An Opportune Time to Revisit Your Severance Issues Checklist

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
There have been a number of important developments relating to severance in recent years, including the recent Supreme Court decision relating to FICA and the impact of the IRS enforcement initiative concerning Section 409A compliance. This panel will take stock of those developments in the context of an ongoing, proactive approach to handling individual and group severance arrangements.

I...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Sep 24, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Commercial Litigation Funding, Ethics, and Law

, USA
Over the last two decades, the business of funding litigation has moved from "buying" pieces of individual plaintiff personal injury claims to underwriting mass tort litigation to large-scale businesses in the business of providing alternative funding for the expenses of sophisticated commercial litigation. Is it ethical? Is it legal? Whatever happened to champerty and maintenance? A panel experie...

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American Bar Association
Sep 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2014

New York, New York, USA
Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a p...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 25, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Charting New Territory: Prosecution and Diligence Strategies in the Wake of the AIA

, USA
Now that the America Invents Act (AIA) is in full effect, transitioning U.S. patent laws from a first-to-invent regime to a first-inventor-to-file regime, patent prosecutors need to be aware of how the changes in the patent laws affect their daily practice. In particular, the changes to Section 102 have affected the scope of prior art available against patent applications. This webinar will explor...

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American Bar Association
Sep 25, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Water, Water, Everywhere, but Is It Safe to Drink?

, USA
This program focuses on recent high-profile discharges into rivers and streams impacting citizens' drinking water. Our expert panel will address issues raised by the recent spate of highly publicized environmental hazardous discharges: Had the regulatory agencies been too lenient in the enforcement of the Clean Water Act and other regulatory schemes designed to protect drinking water sources? How ...

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American Bar Association
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Crafting & Drafting Winning Patents

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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).
Crafting & Drafting is not a survey course covering the broad...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

"Designing Around" Valid U.S. Patents

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Chemical Patent Practice

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 to enhance such possibilities as:
◾obtaining broad claim construction for literal infringement purposes, particular...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Due Diligence in the AIA Era

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review and Reexamination

Las Vegas, Virginia, USA
The first day of this two-and-a-half-day course focuses on ex parte reexamination and also addresses inter partes reexamination. The second day is dedicated to inter partes review. Topics covered in the final half day include post-grant review, covered business method patent review, and ethical issues related to review proceedings and reexamination. The course covers strategies, tactics, best prac...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Software Patents: Procuring and Enforcing After Alice

Las Vegas, Virginia, 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 course and text address why diff...

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Patent Resources Group





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