Intellectual Property Fundamentals 2021 - Virtual

Are you new to the practice of intellectual property law or do you simply want to polish your basic IP skills? Gain knowledge and insights from experts on practice essentials of patent, trademark and copyright law, and licensing. And receive actionable, foundational basics to better represent your clients.
Receive the best value for your registration dollars by attending both the IP Institute Fundamentals course and the institute.
- Learn the fundamentals of patent, trademark, licensing, and copyright law
- Refresh your knowledge of foundational concepts
- Combine with the IP Institute to deepen your understanding
If special accommodations are needed, please contact us at Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee’s responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.

9:30 - 9:35 am
Welcoming Remarks
Presented by Mollybeth (Molly) R. Kocialski, Esq., Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Denver, CO
9:35 am – 10:50 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 and 2019 Patent Eligibility Guidance)
- 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, Esq., Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Denver, CO, and Matthew Avery, Esq., Baker Botts LLP, San Francisco, CA
10:50 - 11:05 am
11:05 am – 12:20 pm
Basics of Trademark Protection and Policing
- Trademark function and types of marks
- Trademark clearance obligations, methods, and strategies
- Acquisition of trademark rights through use and registration
- Overview of the trademark registration process
- Maintaining registration rights
- Enforcing trademark rights
Presented by Mike Drumm, Esq., Drumm Law LLC, Denver, CO, and Dana P. Jozefczyk, Esq., Associate General Counsel, US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO
12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
Lunch Break
1:10 pm – 2:40 pm
Anatomy of Technology Licenses
- Defining the scope of the license – usage, territory, time and updates
- Royalties – different structures and audits
- Warranties in licensing – implied and express
- Protecting the exchange of confidential information – employee issues and trade secrets
- Remedies on breach – financial liability and specific performance
- Indemnity – scope of obligation, exclusions, mechanics, remedies/triggers
- Limitation of liability – forms liability and failure of essential purpose
Presented by Victoria L. Donovan, Esq., Kutak Rock LLP, Denver, CO and Matt McKinney, Esq., Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC, Denver, CO  
2:40 pm -2:55 pm
2:55 pm – 3:45 pm
Copyright Law
- What is copyright?
- The copyright registration system
- Licensing and the exploitation of copyrights
- Copyright infringement and fair use
Presented by Shirin Chahal, Esq., The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin, Broomfield, CO, and Dave Ratner Esq., Creative Law Network, Denver, CO
3:45 pm
Location Information
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Registration Fees
Sponsor $203.00
Non Member $203.00
CBA Member $152.00
Copyright Society of the USA Member $122.00
ABA IP Section Member $122.00
CBA IP Section Member $122.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder $101.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $76.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $76.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $76.00
Student Currently Enrolled in Law School $32.00
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Start Date - End Date
June 02, 2021
Start Time - End Time
9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Event Location
CBA-CLE Virtual Conference
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