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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 la...

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...

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, particularly ...

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...

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...

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...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This course will provide technology experts with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of patent law. Representative topics to be covered include the patent procurement procedures at the USPTO, the parts of a patent, claim drafting strategies, and key elements of sections 102 (novelty) and 103 (non-obviousness). We will cover the types of activities that scientists and engineers should avoid b...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

New York, New York, USA
From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar, regulatory and civil fraud trials of the prior year. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line who were involved in these cases, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and t...

Practising Law Institute
Sep 29, 2014

Training

International Petroleum Law Workshop

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
During this 5-day program, participants will learn the practical aspects of petroleum law: how the law works in practice; how to read and comment on legal documents, procedures and regulations and how to work with and assist members of their legal team. The principles of law and legal practice will be applied to the typical legal documents and issues that arise as a company first enters a country ...

IHRDC
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works

New York, New York, USA
Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws ...

Practising Law Institute
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Chicago, Illinois, USA
PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions!Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions.And there are newer and better approaches...

Practising Law Institute
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Electronic Discovery Institute 2014: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

New York, New York, USA
This seminar is a must for all practitioners tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirementsThe demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. With nearly every case now involving some aspect of e-discovery, expertise in handling the many issues that can arise is critical. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will:...

Practising Law Institute
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Art & Science of Patent Searching

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Drafting Patent License Agreements

Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 ...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Federal Circuit Law (2012-2014)

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Every practitioner knows the importance, if not the fundamental requirement, of staying up-to-date on Federal Circuit and Supreme Court law. But the Federal Circuit weekly hands down opinions, frequently precedential opinions in patent cases that, according to the Federal Circuit’s Internal Operating Procedures for precedential opinions (IOP # 10), add something to the existing body of case law, a...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Comprehensive PCT Practice

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Since coming into force in 1978, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has established itself as a valuable way for applicants to obtain patent protection in many countries around the world. The number of PCT Contracting States is currently 146 and growing. PCT members include the vast majority of industrialized, developing and emerging countries of the world. The Comprehensive PCT course guides the...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The extensive, complicated, unprecedented statutory changes and additions made by the America Invents Act have now become fully effective. Not only is it necessary for all patent professionals to know the new law, we must – during a transition period that will last for many years to come – be able to determine when the AIA law applies and when the pre-AIA version of the law applies. The content o...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamental Building Blocks for Creating and Enforcing the FDA Orange Book Listable U.S. Patent

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
In both lecture and interactive formats, the course will provide comprehensive and practical guidance to help today’s counselor apply industry considerations to the procurement of patents, to the Orange Book listing process, and to defense against challenge in ANDA litigation and PTO post grant proceedings such as IPR and PGR. The course will also address common mistakes that interfere with the co...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

When, Why and How to Effectively Appeal to the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
While the Kappos administration brought welcome change to the USPTO, the fact remains that applicants can face significant hurdles in prosecuting patent applications, as seen from the over 26,000 ex parte appeals pending before the Board. In many cases, appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board are required in order to provide applicants with the full scope of patent protection to which they a...

Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014

Palo Alto, California, USA
Free Live Lunch Program for Entrepreneurs and Attorneys Who Advise Start-UpsPlease join our expert faculty for PLI’s first free 90-minute lunch program, live from the heart of Silicon Valley. If you cannot make it to the live lunch program, you can participate via the Live Audiocast.Entrepreneurs often have great ideas for new products or services, but need help navigating legal, organizational an...

Practising Law Institute
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

Supreme Court Preview

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
The Supreme Court already has accepted certiorari in the retiree health case of M&G Polymers v. Tackett; two more securities case potentially affecting employer stock cases, Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund and Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. and on the breadth of agency authority to issue regulations without not...

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