Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 17: Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice

More and more patent applications now being examined and granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are first-inventor-to-file applications under the America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA redefined which documents and activities constitute prior art that may be used to reject patent applications and invalidate patents.
During this webinar, Fitch Even partner Alan E. Schiavelli will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the statutory framework of 35 U.S.C. § 102, including the categories of prior art defined by the statute, the exceptions to those categories, and the manner in which the exceptions can be invoked. He will also discuss a recent Federal Circuit panel decision some see as undermining Congress’s intent in establishing the AIA’s on-sale bar.
Specific topics will include these and more:
  • Changes to prior public use and sale
  • Prior art under 102(a)(1) and exceptions
  • Prior art under 102(a)(2) and exceptions
  • Declaration practice under AIA 102
  • Ramifications of Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals
Title:
Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice
When: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT
Speakers:
Our speaker Alan E. Schiavelli has 30 years of experience in strategically preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, as well as providing validity and infringement opinions, trademark availability studies and prosecution, and IP infringement litigation support.
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
CLE credit has been approved for California, Illinois, and Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request. .
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 17: Hastings, MN - Perspectives from the Bench #MCLE

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly Continuing Legal Education sessions in two locations.
Title:
Perspectives from the Bench August 17, 2017
noon-1 p.m., Hastings
Speaker:
The Honorable Richelle Wahi, First District Judge
Cost:
Free. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.
CLE credit:Will be applied for.
Registration:
No advanced registration is needed, unless noted otherwise.
By:
Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association 

Where:
  • Apple Valley sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, in either meeting room L 139 or W106.
  • Hastings sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Judicial Center, 1560 Highway 55, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming sessions
  • Perspectives from a Legislator
    Sept. 12, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110B)
    Presented by Senator Matthew Little District 58
  • Car Minus Driver: Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
    Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by Damien Riehl, MSBA technology lawyer
  • Fastcase Training
    Oct. 10, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110A)
    Presented by TBD
  • 20 Technology Tips to Strengthen Your Practice
    Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by Todd C. Scott Vice President Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • New Trends in Legal Malpractice & Ethics Complaints
    Nov. 14, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110C)
    Presented by Todd C. Scott Vice President Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • Mobile Device Cybersecurity
    Nov. 16, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by John Carney of Carney Forensics
  • The Right to Counsel - Access to Justice
    Dec. 12, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110A)
    Presented by Sally Silk Esq. JUX Law Firm, Nicole Lindemyer Esq. Executive Director Call for Justice, and Steve Marchese, Esq MSBA
More Information
Special Tip for Minnesota Attorneys!
If you're a Minnesota attorney and need to complete your continuing legal education before August 31, time is running out, but it's not time to panic! The Richard Clem Don't Panic Page will help you find the credits you need, at the lowest possible cost. I'll keep this page updated with free and low-cost CLE opportunities as the deadline approaches. These will include my programs, and those offered by other providers.

August 11: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant barriers to employment, occupational licensing, and other basic necessities like housing, even when the record is old or relatively minor. Now more than ever, immigrants face the threat of deportation based on criminal justice contacts as minor as an arrest that did not result in conviction. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
  • Criminal Record Remedy Updates
  • “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Occupational Licensing for People with Criminal Records
  • Considerations and Best Practices in Planning and Hosting a One-Day Clean Slate Clinic
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration
When/Where:
August 11, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

September 12: Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case? #MCLE

On September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with traffic accident reconstruction expert Frank Costanzo, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Mr. Costanzo will discuss:

  • Types of cases to review
  • Where to start
  • Examples of crush deformation
  • Air bag failure/defects
  • Child restraint misuse and failure
  • Seat belt failures
  • Seat back failures
  • Tire forensics.
Title:
Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case?
When/Where:
September 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. (ET)
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
Frank Costanzo is a traffic accident reconstruction specialist who has worked on over 1,900 full-scale collision investigations and reconstructions. He is a certified court expert with more than 30 years of experience in collision investigations and reconstructions, scene documentation/diagramming, 3D laser scanning, truck and vehicle computer downloads, and forensic vehicle inspections.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration

Monday, August 7, 2017

September 11: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Search

Our CLE provides strategies that improves your Prior Art Search and making sure you get the relevant results the first time.
Topics Covered
  • Highlight key components of an effective search strategy
  • Understand database strengths and weaknesses
  • Processes to save you and your clients' time and money
  • Best practices in dealing with vendors and clients
  • Cover various searches and benefits
  • Review basic building blocks.
Who Should Attend
Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals find these webinars very useful. This course has helped the attendees manage their patent prosecution matters and searches more effectively and efficiently.
Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Search
When/Where:
September 11, 2017
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
Legal Advantage has conducted over 3,000 combined searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.
By:
Legal Advantage.
Credit:
1 Hour in CA, ME, MS, WA
By:
Legal Advantage.
More Information And Registration

Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 30: Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies

Health care providers cite the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule to deny or limit access to patients’ private health information—sometimes appropriately, often not. This webinar will equip public health practitioners with HIPAA basics, terminology, myth busters, and strategies to maximize access to and increase the exchange of health information while maintaining the public’s trust.
Title:
Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 30
1:00 p.m. ET.
Register for the webinar.
Speaker:
Jennifer Bernstein, Deputy Director, the Network for Public Health Law - Mid-States Region Office
Credit:
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
By:
The Network for Public Health Law
More Information And Registration
https://www.networkforphl.org/webinars/2017/08/01/914/health_information_data_sharing_hipaa_facts_and_fallacies

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

The use of forms in drafting legal documents is just one way to increase efficiency and work product quality while at the same time mitigating some of the risk associated with each document. Explore source, types and benefits of forms, find appropriate motion templates, using a form bank.

Title:
Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
When/Where:
Webcast on multiple dates in August 2017:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2:Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine #MCLE

On August 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with podiatry expert Dr. Aprajita Nakra, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Aprajita will discuss:
  • Legality of foot and ankle pathology
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workers' compensation
  • Expectations of the “expert”
  • Significance of the diabetic foot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Title:
Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine
When/Where:
August 2, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
Dr. Aprajita Nakra is a board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. She is the president of the Arizona State Physicians Association and is also the medical director at Advanced Ankle and Foot which is located in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Nakra is an editor, instructor, lecturer and speaker.

Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Friday, July 21, 2017

September 7: Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017 #MCLE

While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate to offer pro bono legal services. This program is designed to answer questions regarding the ethical obligations of pro bono legal service, encourage attorneys to engage in this professionally rewarding aspect of law practice, and remove ambiguities that are barriers to engaging in pro bono legal services.
What You Will Learn: Attorneys knowledgeable about professional responsibility and pro bono service, who work in legal services, law firms, private bar programs and in-house corporate law departments will discuss the application of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and, where relevant, the Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct to pro bono legal service in different settings. The faculty will begin with the basics of pro bono, including the definition of “Pro Bono” for lawyers, why it is considered an important part of the profession, and ethical concerns unique to pro bono, as opposed to the commercial practice of law.
The faculty will also address emerging ethical issues in developing areas, such as pro bono clinics, incubators, pro bono in Federal courts, and the impact of technology in pro bono legal services.
Finally, the faculty will discuss hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate the application of the rules.
Law firm pro bono coordinators and partners, law firm associates, legal services pro bono coordinators, solos, small and medium firm attorneys engaged in pro bono legal services, court-based program administrators for self-represented litigants, judges, and everyone interested in access to justice.
Title:
Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017
When/Where:
Sep. 7, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

August 24: FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions

Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages action. Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. We will also discuss employing a media strategy, in addition to litigation, to highlight abusive enforcement practices, as an advocacy tool in its own right.
We will cover the legal standards and procedures to bring an administrative claim and both individual and impact litigation under the Federal Tort Claims Act. We will similarly cover Bivens and Section 1983, as well as the defenses government defendants commonly raise in these cases. This will include the types of conduct that can be challenged and the life of a damages claim from fact-gathering to judgment.
Anyone who is interested in providing representation to immigrants whose constitutional rights are violated should attend the training. Immigration-based damages actions often involve, but are not limited to, claims related to excessive force, unlawful detention, unlawful arrest, physical abuse, wrongful death, denial of medical services, unlawful search, and denial of religious freedom.
Title:
FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions
When/Where:
August 24, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration