Approved in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Application pending in Virginia. States including California, Florida, Illinois, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota and Wisconsin accept credits when a course has been approved by another MCLE jurisdiction, as has occurred here. States such as Arizona, New Hampshire do not approve courses and expect lawyers to independently verify courses meet MCLE requirements. Other states require attending attorneys to complete a form requesting credit. Some states, such as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington require attorneys to submit an application for approval of courses taken out of state. These states sometimes require the application to be submitted immediately following the completion of the CLE activity, please check the requirements in your state.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) innovations are transforming industries. But AI and ML are a very broad terms, and development of the algorithms necessary to implement these innovations... Read More
We are gazing into at a future where more groundbreaking and breathtaking medical innovations cannot be predictably and reliably protected in the United States. Just recently, in early January 2020,... Read More
In recent years, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have created an alternative path to challenge those same patents. Supporters of the Hatch-Waxman... Read More
Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) exist to identify and select the best innovations entire industries will build upon. Those contributing patented technologies are asked to provide fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory assurances.... Read More
Patents have been and continue to be an important asset for innovators. Unfortunately, however, a patent is not an asset that typically possesses flexibility and adaptability. Given the evolution of... Read More
According to recent research from Baker McKenzie, 48% of ~400 senior executives consider Trade Secrets more important than their patents and trademarks, and 69% foresee trade secret protection becoming more... Read More
Companies like Nike and Adidas, as well as professional sports leagues like the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association are constantly fighting what... Read More
This two-hour MCLE approved ethics presentation will be divided into three segments. First, we will discuss challenging ethical issues for in-house intellectual property attorneys. We will begin this segment by... Read More
A sound strategy continues to be to organically grow a strong patent portfolio; maintain a true understanding of your portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses; and make sure that portfolio strength and... Read More
The massive volume of filings at the Chinese Patent Office exceeds the filings of the next four most active patent offices combined. This filing surge in China signals a rapid shift to China as the center for the leading-edge technologies that will enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution.