Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law

NEW THIS YEAR! Intellectual Property Fundamentals, Wednesday, May 29, 2019
 
Moderated by:  Mollybeth (Molly) R. Kocialski, Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office,    
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Denver, CO
GENERAL DESCRIPTION. 
 
Are you new to the practice of intellectual property law or do you simply want to polish your basic IP skills and knowledge? If so, the May 29, 2019 (the day before the 17th Annual RMIPI begins) Intellectual Property Fundamentals training is for you! Attend and gain the knowledge and insights of experts on practice essentials of patent, trademark and copyright and trade secrets laws. Attend and receive practical, foundational basics that you can use in your day-to-day practice of IP law and to better represent your clients.
 
AND, here is the best news! If you attend both the IP Fundamentals training and the Institute, you will receive the BEST VALUE for your registration dollars.
 
PLUS, following the IP Fundamentals training, walk down the hall and join your colleagues at USPTO Day.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
 
9:30 am
Registration and Refreshments  
 
10:00 - 10:10 am
Welcome and Introductions
Mollybeth (Molly) R. Kocialski, Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, USPTO, Denver, CO
 
10:10 - 11:50 am           
Basics of Claims Drafting and Prosecution, and Patent Application Drafting
- Increased importance of performing good “prior art” searches
- Patentable subject matter (in re Bilski)
- Drafting the specification and claims
- Overview of the patent prosecution process
- Disclosure obligations and IDS management
- Examiner Interview
- Accelerated Prosecution
- Related applications and genealogy issues
Presented by Mollybeth (Molly) R. Kocialski, Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Denver, CO, and Matthew Avery, Esq., Baker Botts, San Francisco, CA
 
11: 50 - 1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)
 
1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Basics of Trademark Protection and Policing
- Trademark function and types of marks
- Mark selection and the marketing/trademark paradox
- Trademark clearance obligations, methods and strategies
- Acquisition of trademark rights through use and registration
- Overview of the trademark registration process
- Successful prosecution concepts
- Maintaining registration rights
- Enforcing trademark rights
- Foreign rights
- Overlapping copyright issues
Presented by Mike Drumm, Esq., Drumm Law LLC, Denver, CO, and Dana P. Jozefczyk, Esq., Merchant & Gould PC, Denver, CO  
 
2:40 - 2:50 pm  
Networking and Refreshment Break
                  
2:50 - 3:50 pm
Trade Secrets Basic Principles and Issues
- Applicable Law and Definitions
- What Information Can Be a Trade Secret?
- Protection of Trade Secrets
- Litigation Issues
- Remedies and Damages
Presented by Justin Krieger, Esq., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Denver, CO
 
3:50 - 4:00 pm
Interactive Questions and Answers Session with the Faculty
 
4:00 pm
Adjourn to USPTO Day! 
 
Intellectual Property Fundamentals Moderator
 
Mollybeth (Molly) R. Kocialski, Director
Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Denver, CO
 
Intellectual Property Fundamentals Faculty
 
Matthew Avery
Baker Botts LLP
San Francisco, CA  
 
Mike Drumm, Esq.
Drumm Law LLC
Denver, CO
 
Dana P. Jozefczyk, Esq.
Merchant & Gould PC
Denver, CO  
 
Mollybeth (Molly) R. Kocialski, Director
Rocky Mountain Regional Office, USPTO
Denver, CO
 
James Pooley, Esq.
James Pooley PLC
Menlo Park, CA  
   
 
   
Location Information
USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Byron G. Rogers Federal Building
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member (Paper Course Materials) $299.00
Non Member (Digital Download) $269.00
CBA Member (Paper Course Materials) $249.00
CBA Member (Digital Download) $219.00
CBA IP Section Member (Printed Course Materials) $199.00
ABA IP Section Member (Printed Course Materials) $199.00
Copyright Society of the USA Member (Paper Course Materials) $199.00
ABA IP Section Member (Digital Download) $179.00
CBA IP Section Member (Digital Download) $179.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder (Printed Course Materials) $179.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder (Digital Download) $149.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner (Printed Course Materials) $124.50
CLE ELITE Pass Holder (Printed Course Materials) $119.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner (Digital Download) $109.50
CLE ELITE Pass Holder (Digital Download) $99.00
  • General Credits: 5.00
  • Ethics Credits:
Start Date - End Date
May 29, 2019
Start Time - End Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office
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