Guidelines for Evaluating Marks, Applying for Patents, Granting Copyright Licenses and More
From the COVID-19 pandemic to recent Supreme Court decisions, 2020 was a big year for intellectual property law, and 2021 is no different. Are you up to speed on the latest updates? In addition to covering essential strategies for obtaining and enforcing intellectual property, this course delves into recent trends, pertinent case law and key legislative updates you need to know. Register today!
Discover legal best practices for enforcing trademarks.
Determine how to register for a copyright.
Develop essential strategies for protecting patents.
Uncover recent developments concerning non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.
Analyze COVID-19's impact on IP litigation.
Applying for and Enforcing Trademarks: Best Practices
Copyright Law: What You Must Know
How to Search, Apply for and Safeguard Patents
What You Need to Know About Trade Secrets and Non-Disclosure Agreements
2021 Case Law Update and Trends
Examining the Pandemic's Impact on Intellectual Property Litigation
MARCUS R. CHATTERTON is a partner in Balch & Bingham LLP's Birmingham office. Mr. Chatterton is a tech-minded litigator experienced in intellectual property, social media, smart grid, electronic data and general technology issues. He represents and counsels large and small businesses, inventors and creative clients in copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret disputes. Mr. Chatterton is also an experienced product liability, casualty and real estate litigator. He chairs the social media practice group and co-chairs the e-discovery practice group for Balch & Bingham LLP. Mr. Chatterton also serves the American Bar Association as co-chair of the Copyright and Social Media subcommittees in the Intellectual Property Committee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation. He earned his B.S. degree from Auburn University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from The University of Alabama School of Law.
KIRK A. DAMMAN is a member in the St. Louis office of Lewis Rice LLC, where he practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on helping startup and growing companies begin to manage, license and gain value from their intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), as well as obtain protection for their most important ideas and products. Mr. Damman is the co-author of two books on patent law and is a mentor for local startups with Gateway Volunteer Mentoring Service. He also works with startups in other areas including issues related to crowdfunding campaigns and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Mr. Damman is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where he was formerly the chairman of the Committee for Emerging Technologies. He is also involved with the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE. Mr. Damman earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Carleton College and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
STEPHEN J. HORACE is a partner with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Denver office. He has more than 30 years of experience advising and advocating for clients in intellectual property and litigation matters. Mr. Horace focuses his practice on generating successful results in trademark, unfair competition, patent, trade secret, and advertising disputes across the country. In addition, he manages national product clearance programs and U.S. and global trademark portfolios, and advises clients on a host of brand protection, competition, trademark, advertising, and promotion issues. Mr. Horace has established a successful record of protecting, managing and defending his clients’ valuable IP assets worldwide. Before joining the firm, he was an intellectual property litigation partner of a national law firm for many years and spent more than 10 years in-house as trial and IP counsel for May Department Stores Company, now merged with Macy’s. Mr. Horace is a member of the International Trademark Association (Non Traditional Marks Committee), American Bar Association (Intellectual Property & Litigation Sections) and Colorado Bar Association. He earned his A.B. & B.J. degree from University of Missouri-Columbia and his J.D. Degree from Washington University School of Law.
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