Illinois MCLE - Intellectual Property Courses

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  • Obtaining Discovery from Online Service Providers

    As claims for online misconduct are on the rise, it is crucial to understand how to obtain and preserve relevant information from service providers, who host a wealth of information about users. This CLE course will discuss the players, the type of information to be sought, and, critically, the length of time you have to obtain relevant digital evidence on behalf of your client. Traditional hard-copy document retention policies go out the window in the digital world so quick and decisi... More Info

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • Preventing Your Worst Tech Nightmare: Protecting Your Firm and Clients from Cybercriminals

    No one likes to think about the worst happening, but when it comes to your firm's technology, it's always better to be safe than sorry. That's why we're here to present Preventing Your Worst Tech Nightmare: Protecting Your Firm & Clients from Cybercriminals, a course that will help you protect your business and clients from the perils of cybercrime. This CLE course covers everything from cybersecurity myths that can cripple your business to attorneys' ethical obligations to be technical... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Drafting Comic Book Contracts: A Practical Guide

    In this CLE program, attendees will learn key comic book agreement provisions, engage in client interview exercises tailored to the comic book industry, dive into mock negotiations, and issue-spot common problems in publishing contracts. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations. More Info

    $100
    2General Credits
  • Hero-at-Law: The Law and Practice of Representing Comic Book Creators and Publishers

    In this CLE course, we present an overview of the comic book industry over the past two years, highlight new areas of litigation and transactional work, and provide the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. We will explore the pros and cons of AI-generated works and myriad new cases impacting the comic book and graphic novel publishers and the attorneys who represent them. More Info

    $125
    2.75General Credits
  • A Primer on Trademarks: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

    In today’s digital world, trademark protection is increasingly critical and complex. This fascinating CLE course will delve into the issue of trademark and over all of the basics issues needed to understand and protect trademarks. The course will explain what trademarks are, review the different types, and explain which terms or images are registrable, the benefits to registered trademarks and how to best prevent infringement. The registration process and available resources will also... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • What You and Your Clients Need to Know About the USPTO’s Post-Registration Audit

    Removing “deadwood” (registrations for marks that are not in use in commerce) from the Trademark Register has become an increasingly important priority for the USPTO in recent years. A few years ago, the USPTO instituted a permanent post-registration audit program by which it requires trademark registrants who file a Declaration of Use to submit proof of use for two additional items in each class, beyond the product for which a specimen is submitted. This webinar will teach you about th... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Valuable Data Through the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Bringing a civil action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act requires knowledge and understanding of the statute and its legal requirements. This course will review your ability to bring a civil action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and will also offer a review of its scope, legal requirements, and the Supreme Court’s recent interpretation of the statute in Van Buren v. U.S. The course will also present tips, strategies and alternative causes of action to protect your data f... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Metaverse Law: Intro to ARVR, Issues, IP Ownerships, Monetization, Cyber Currency, and Licensing

    With apologies to the Beatles, tech is flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup, it slithers unregulated across the Metaverse. From AltCoin to Web 3.0, this course addresses the breadth of tech law in the Metaverse. The lecturer will review some of the basic terminology (in plain English!) before discussing the application of regulatory and statutory law to the Metaverse, how the Metaverse polices itself, and how the Metaverse is monetized. Specific topics will... More Info

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • From NFTs to Andy Warhol to New Legislation: Current Developments in Copyright Law

    Do NFTs really raise new copyright law issues? This CLE course features a panel of seasoned speakers who will explain why they do. What is the Supreme Court going to do with the Warhol case? Is there a circuit split in the embedding cases heading for the Supreme Court? Don't miss this annual summary of developments in case law and legislation for a concise presentation on these and other topics. More Info

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • An Attempt To Make Sense Of The Nonsensical: Patent-Eligibility (35 U.S.C. § 101)

    35 U.S.C. § 101 appears clear on its face as to what inventions are patent-eligible. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has created judicial exceptions and a subjective two-part test. Courts have struggled to apply the two-part test consistently and they continue to use the test to invalidate patent claims at the motion to dismiss stage without the challenger having to provide any evidence of invalidity. This CLE looks at various Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases, poses thought-p... More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits

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