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Are you up to speed on the latest intellectual property legal landmines that can get you sued? In this timely legal guide, attorneys with years of experience in intellectual property law will share their insights on the top trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret legal pitfalls - and how they can be avoided. Lean how to protect and enforce clients' intellectual property rights - or defend against claims. Obtain practical, real-world instruction you can put to use right away - order today!
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This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit, which includes approval for 1.0 hour of legal ethics CLE credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
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 startups 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.
KENNETH P. KULA is a trial attorney with Buether Joe & Carpenter LLC. He has more than 20 years of experience representing individuals and companies in complex litigation involving intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Kula also practices in the areas of technology law and general litigation. He has represented clients, as plaintiff and defendant, and has tried both bench and jury trials in state or federal court in various courts throughout the United States. Mr. Kula has served as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, where he taught courses on patent law and intellectual property. He is active in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and teaching building trial skills program at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Kula also served as an ethics investigator for his local bar association. He has been invited to speak by various organizations on a variety of topics, including intellectual property litigation, copyright law and the construction industry, ethics, and electronic discovery. Mr. Kula is admitted to practice law in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before various federal district courts. Mr. Kula is, or has been, a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and various state, city and other local bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law.