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Guardians of the IP Law Galaxy: What Employment Lawyers Need to Know (Jun 2016)

Employment lawyers are often closest to the daily employment law issues that actually impact a client’s intellectual property. Get practical tools to protect your clients in this quickly transforming information age. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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The Fundamentals of Non-Competes and Trade Secrets (May 2018)

Review the ever-changing law regarding the enforcement of non-competition agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. Also hear issues to consider when drafting non-competes, what to do when hiring someone purportedly bound by a non-compete, and litigating non-compete and trade secret claims. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Ethics: Send Ethics, Lawyers, and Money? (Apr 2015)

A range of ethical issues relating to finances has arisen. Lawyers need to consider the impact of Octane on their practice. They need to understand the ethical issues that can arise from alternative fee arrangements, such as flat and capped fees, both in litigation and prosecution. There are also thorny issues such as choice of law that come with multi‑state federal litigation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Hot Topics in School Law: Cyberbullying, Special Education Issues, and Copyright (Mar 2018)

Session 1: Cyberbullying and the Impact of David's Law - Explore new developments to state law on bullying brought about S.B.179, David’s Law, and take a look at how cyberbullying and other aspects of bullying cases have been treated by the courts. Session 2: Top 10 Hits of Legal Issues in Special Education in 2017 - Service animals, transgender students, and Endrew F. are just a few of the most enlightening developments in special education law for 2017. Hear a Casey Kasem-style countdown covering the most recent and important court cases, due process hearing opinions, and legal developments that every school lawyer needs to know. Explore the latest changes in special education law and provide lessons learned as well as best practice tips you can use to steer your schools in the right direction away from the court room. Session 3: Copyright - Copyright doesn’t come up daily in school practice, but when it does it can be befuddling. Take a short primer on copyright educational fair use, plus a discussion of some current school copyright law defensive actions. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Brave New World: Technology Advances Create Ethical Risks For Patent Practitioners (Mar 2018)

Technological developments have fundamentally changed how IP legal services are delivered. From virtual offices to outsourced services, patent and other IP services can be provided faster and cheaper, and lawyers can have greater flexibility in where and how they work. Applying old ethics rules to new technologies can create risks for the unwary practitioner. Address how regulatory agencies, including the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, apply the Rules of Professional Conduct to modern technologies and evolving practice environments. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Current Licensing Issues in Advanced Patent Law (Mar 2018)

Explore current licensing and tech transfer considerations including PTAB university and tribal sovereign immunity, patent exhaustion, and licensor/licensee provisions. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Patent Eligible Subject Matter: Significant Cases Impacting Software and Current Perspectives in Life Sciences (Mar 2018)

Session 1: Section 101: Software and High Tech - Alice v. CLS changed the way we, the Federal Circuit, and the USPTO look at Section 101. The law is developing in our common law tradition. But it's important to stay up to date with the latest case law to most effectively refute Section 101 rejections. Review the current state of the law in this evolving area. Session 2: Section 101: Life Sciences - The United States (U.S.) America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 did not amend the patent subject matter eligibility standards under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Yet, despite the AIA’s goal to provide greater global patent law harmonization, the current state of patent subject matter eligibility law in the U.S. is decidedly not aligned with this long-standing effort. Review the current status of U.S. subject matter eligibility for life sciences, hear how it compares with major international jurisdictions, and explore proposed legislative solutions to address the ongoing negative impact on the U.S. life sciences industry. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$75  

PTAB: Updates, Practice Tips, and Proposed Legislation and Reform (Mar 2018)

Session 1: PTAB Update - Hear an update on PTAB appeals and trial proceedings. Session 2: PTAB: Practice Tips and "Pet Peeves" - As the PTAB continues to evolve, several best practices have been identified—as well as possible landmines to avoid. Hear practitioners and PTAB personnel share their experiences from real cases on what works most effectively (and what doesn't) in practicing before the Board. Session 3: PTAB: Proposed Legislation and Reforms - Future patent reform may include legislative changes to the post-grant proceedings included in the AIA. Consider constitutional issues as well as sovereign immunity and explore possible changes that may improve and support innovation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$105  

Recent Developments in Design Patents (Mar 2017)

Hear recent developments in design patent law in the U.S. and abroad, including best practices for filing design applications. Discuss recent trends such as protection of graphical user interface, the Hague System, and the U.S. Supreme Court appeal of the Apple v. Samsung case. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$45  

Standard Essential Patents and FRAND (Mar 2018)

Hear industry and academic perspectives on some current issues relating to SEPs being debated at various standards development organizations, as well as a case law update relating to the same. Issues include transparency and declarations, the right to license versus the right to access, the willingness of a licensee, the right to injunctive relief, and others. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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The Global Patent Landscape (Mar 2018)

Discuss current issues around patenting, licensing, enforcing, and monetizing patents in the U.S., and look at what the EU, China, and UK are experiencing and the impact on U.S. patent environment. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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The New Section 102 (Mar 2017)

Explore the new Section 102, while focusing on the two areas of uncertainty within the new Section: does prior art need to be “available to the public” (see Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, on appeal to the Federal Circuit); and whether the one-year grace period under the new section is as robust as the one-year grace period under the previous section (or whether it is too soon to tell)? more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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USPTO Practice: Special Programs for Patent Prosecution; Using the Global Dossier; and Enforcement of Ethical Standards (Mar 2017)

Session 1: USPTO Special Programs for Patent Prosecution - Review special programs for patent prosecution, including Track 1, Patent Prosecution Highway, First Action Interview, AFCP 2.0, P3, and Pre-Appeal Brief programs; followed by Patent Office and practitioner perspectives on the programs and when each one may be most useful.   Session 2: Changes to the Duties of Disclosure and Implications of Using the Global Dossier - Learn about an ongoing project regarding use of possible IT solutions as an aid in compliance with the duty of disclosure requirements for filers at the USPTO. The ultimate aim is to reduce the administrative costs of this burden to the innovation community, while ensuring legally effective fulfillment of applicants’ duty to disclose. Updates include an overview of the issues, comments received to date, and next steps. Session 3: Harmonization and Enforcement of USPTO Ethical Standards in the AIA Era - Explore present day ethical issues affecting attorneys and agents who practice before the USPTO, including ethical standards under the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct, the mechanics of OED’s complaint and investigative process, the ethical impact of the AIA on practitioners and OED, and practical examples and statistics relating to OED enforcement.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$75  

Willful Patent Infringement After Halo v. Pulse (Mar 2017)

Assess the impact of Halo’s new standard for finding willfulness and awarding enhanced damages, the new burden of proof, the new standard for appellate review, opinions of counsel, and related litigation strategy issues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$50  

Comic Convention Conduct: Harassment, Copyright and Trademark Laws Still Apply (Feb 2018)

Comic conventions are a big industry in the United States. Many conventions have well over 125,000 attendees in one weekend, at one location.  However the law does not excuse illegal conduct, even it you are dressed like Darth Vader. Review the current legal issues concerning harassment, copyright, and trademark infringement, as well as the recent California ruling in the San Diego Comicon vs. Salt Lake City Comiconcase. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Copyrighting My Style (Feb 2018)

In March 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that certain articles of clothing can obtain copyright protection. This was the Varsity case. This ruling seems at odds with the previous laws of the land in which utility articles, like clothing, could not get copyright protection. Watch a discussion about the impact of Varsity in areas such as fashion, cosplay, and daily wear clothing items. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues for Nonprofit Organizations (Feb 2018)

Session 1: Keeping an Eye on Privacy and Data Protection Risks - Gain practical tips for reducing the data privacy and protection risks faced by nonprofits. Session 2: Taking Cybersecurity Seriously - Nonprofit organizations of all sizes have sensitive information that needs to be protected—and increasingly, organizations need to be ready to respond when (not if) a data breach occurs. In this session, attendees learn about the most recent cyber threats they face, the costs associated with those threats, and what they can do to help protect their organizations in an increasingly insecure landscape. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Intellectual Property 2.0: Top 10 IP Risks for Nonprofits (Jan 2017)

Nonprofits often fail to recognize IP-related risks as they grow, or recognize them too late. Beyond a basic understanding of IP, a realistic assessment of IP risks will help your non-profit to avoid costly mistakes. Learn how to spot IP risk areas, identify and protect your IP, and use IP to advance your nonprofit’s mission. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Answer Bar: Going to Trial on an Employment Law Case (Oct 2017)

Session 1: Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints - The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process. Session 2: The TRO Process Explained - The temporary injunction hearing is the key moment in non-compete enforcement. Get practical tips on what you need to establish, and specifically what constitutes imminent irreparable harm. Session 3: Fight at the TI Corral - The temporary injunction (TI) fight is an essential step in non-compete litigation, but it comes early in the process and litigants can get caught unprepared! Many lawyers express that a case may be won or lost at this early stage.  How does this hearing differ from the TRO hearing? What should litigants do to prepare for success at this critical hearing? What are the anticipated issues and arguments? Learn how to avoid the traps and set yourself up for an effective litigation. Session 4: Trade Secrets: Texas Law and the New Federal Legislation - An in-depth look at the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, and what they mean for your business. Session 5: Taking Depositions in Business Cases - Strategies for deposition-taking in business cases, including who to depose first, deposing corporate executives, and how to make sure you have the testimony you need in a complex business case. Session 6: Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative - Review of the rules and a discussion about practical ways to maximize testimony from a corporate representative. Session 7: Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff - When representing the Plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant. Session 8: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert." Session 9: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. Session 10: Witness Preparation - Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial. Session 11: What's New in Seeking, Getting, and Using Discovery - Learn what you need to know about keeping up with advances in electronic discovery, social media, and changes to the state and federal rules. Session 12: Communication with Adverse Parties - How can communicating with adverse parties minimize or maximize your effectiveness as an advocate, affect client service, and impact staff morale? It is not uncommon for the lofty ideals of legal professionalism to fade alongside the more instinctive goal of winning for our clients by using words or actions to crush our opponents. But using words to unnecessarily embarrass or demean can change how others perceive you, affect the willingness of your opponent to cooperate, and most importantly, may violate the rules of professionalism. Review the rules that speak to how we communicate with adverse parties, and the practical consequences of ignoring those rules. Session 13: Bad Lawyering Caught on Tape - An entertaining and educational review of some of the best deposition misconduct tapes found online. As you watch video clips documenting attorneys who mistreat others, discredit themselves and mock their licenses, explore better ways to maintain decorum and ethical conduct. Armed with the Texas Disciplinary Rules and Lawyer's Creed, sort through what happened, what it means and how you can be different. Session 14: Lawyer Disqualification: Recent Developments & Practical Tips - Motions to disqualify counsel continue to proliferate. Consequences can be severe for lawyers and clients. The client can lose counsel of choice, and the lawyer can lose the client and potentially face liability claims and disciplinary problems. Review recent disqualification decisions and discuss practical tips for litigating disqualification motions. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.50 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$305  

Hooked on CLE: February 2018 (Dec 2017)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$99  

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