Saturday, August 17, 2019

September 17: Best Practices for Patenting Chemical and Material Compositions

One of the chief challenges in drafting a chemical patent application, be it for a new molecule, a new composition of existing materials, or a new chemical-based method, is planning for the unknown. At the time of drafting, one does not necessarily know all of the prior art, which rejections (often creative) an Examiner will make, what the commercial embodiment will be, and what data may later be available to demonstrate patentability. The ever-changing patent law landscape, in the U.S. and abroad, injects further uncertainty into the process. 
In this free Continuing Legal Education program, Two seasoned patent practitioners will provide strategies and practice tips for dealing with this uncertainty, at the time of drafting and during prosecution, with a focus on being prepared to overcome rejections during prosecution and to provide broad but defensible coverage. Topics will include:
  • Future-proofing your chemical and compositional patent applications for worldwide prosecution
  • Functional claiming in the chemical space
  • Combination inventions and how to claim them
  • Strategies for overcoming rejections – even unreasonable ones
  • Providing claims in prosecution that are defensible in later proceedings.
Title:
Best Practices for Patenting Chemical and Material Compositions
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
Live MBHB Webinar
September 17, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Speakers:
  • Steven J. Sarussi
  • James V. Suggs.
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online and individually. Register online here
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
Register online here:
www.mbhb.com/events/

October 4: Election Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization: Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Title:
Election Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization: Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020 Census Citizenship Question
When/Where:
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speaker:
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Esq. and Justice Melody Stewart
Credit:
1.5 free hours
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the ACLU of Ohio.
Cost:
Free and open to members of the Cleveland State University community and the public. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register.
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September 19/Webcast + Cleveland: Assorted Canards of Contemporary Analysis Redux

In the fall of 1989, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the Eleventh Sumner Canary Lecture. It was entitled “Assorted Canards of Contemporary Legal Analysis,” and in it, Justice Scalia described some “ritual errors” of legal reasoning that populate judicial opinions. In this lecture, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will mark the 30th anniversary of Justice Scalia’s lecture by revisiting the same topic. She will consider whether the errors that Justice Scalia identified are still around, and she will highlight some of her own quarrels with legal analysis as it stands in 2019.
Title:
Assorted Canards of Contemporary Analysis Redux
The Sumner Canary Memorial lecture
When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast
Speaker:
The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in November 2017. Before joining the bench, she served on the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School, where she continues to teach.
Judge Barrett earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Notre Dame, where she was a Kiley Fellow, earned the Hoynes Prize, the Law School’s highest honor, and served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. She clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. As an associate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C., she litigated constitutional, criminal, and commercial cases in both trial and appellate courts. From 2010-2016, she served by appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Judge Barrett has published widely in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Her scholarship in these fields has been published in leading journals, including the Columbia, Virginia, and Texas Law Reviews.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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September 18: The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past by Creating a “Public Health Product Safety Net”

This presentation will broadly touch on the public health, regulatory, legal, and ethical issues raised by the developing appreciation of the health risks associated with nanotech products. More specifically, the following will be covered:
(1) the present scientific understanding of the health risks associated with the consumption of nanoparticles;
(2) the existing FDA regulatory structure that governs food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and sunscreens and whether these regulations adequately protect public health when applied to the nanotech versions of these products;
(3) whether the tort system can provide a remedy for a consumer who is injured from unavoidable exposure to nanotech ingredients; and
(4) a proposal for an alternative method of regulating nanotech products that protects public health while encouraging technical innovation through the use of big data strategies to animate the “public health product safety net.”
Title:
The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past by Creating a “Public Health Product Safety Net”
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
When/Where:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Katharine Van Tassel Tassel has joined Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a visiting professor, starting this fall. Van Tassel has a BSN and JD from Case Western Reserve University, an MPH in Law and Public Health Policy from Harvard University, and will complete an MS in Food Safety from Johns Hopkins University in 2020. She was previously with Creighton University School of Law as Professor of Law and director of health law programs, Associate Dean & Professor of Law at Concordia University School of Law, and most recently Dean and Professor of Law of San Francisco Law School. Van Tassel’s areas of expertise include health law, food and drug law, and public health law.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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August 29: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward #MCLE

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form and a few more have decriminalized it. Four of these states and DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well as medical use. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers, regardless of whether or not marijuana is legal, likely will not want their employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program provides an overview of current marijuana laws, trends in the medical industry, and insight into how changing times will likely impact our current, drug-free workplaces.
  • Understanding the history of marijuana use
  • Understanding the current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Examining the judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Understanding current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Exploring the Complications of Determining Impairment
  • Developing best practices for employers in this ever changing environment.
Title:
Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

August 20+26: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology



Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
This free Continuing Legal Education program covers:
  • Model Rules & Technology
  • Competency as an Attorney
  • Using Citations, Party Names & Source Selection
  • Refining Your Search
  • Sections of a Case
  • Topic Summary Reports
  • Citation Services
  • Research History.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 1, 9, 15, 23+30: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession.
In this free Continuing Legal Education course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 14: Trade War with China and Emerging Technology Export Controls

The United States and China are locked in an epic trade battle. The U.S. Administration is using the full range of tools in its arsenal, including a 25% tariff on Chinese imports, unfair trade practice investigations for certain industries, adding companies to the export ban list, a ban on procurement of Chinese IT by federal contractors, pending export controls relating to emerging technologies such as AI, robotics and big data, and an Executive Order that provides a basis for import bans and further restrictions.
Melissa Duffy, a partner in Dechert’s Washington office who focuses on international trade matters, will discuss recent developments in U.S.-China trade war, with a particular focus on tariffs and emerging technology export controls. We will discuss practical steps companies can take to ensure compliance with these new requirements, engage with regulators, protect their supply chains, and cope with an ever changing and escalating political situation.
Title:
Trade War with China and Emerging Technology Export Controls
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT) , 5:00pm – 6:00pm (BST), 6:00pm – 7:00pm (CEST)
Webinar - register now!
By:
Dechert
Credit:
The event listing does not describe CLE credit. From the description of the event, it reasonably appears that some states would grant credit if you apply, but the event sponsor isn't doing that for you.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

August 13: Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)

In both jury and nonjury trials, dealing with difficult witnesses is a crucial skill for attorneys. This free Continuing Legal Education webinar will explore the best tactics for handling your own witnesses, as well as opposing counsels'. We'll step back to examine how witnesses fit into your overall case strategy, and then outline best practices to master the art of witness prep and examination. We'll also explain how to tune in to important nonverbal signals in the courtroom, and we'll review some key ethical principles to guide your witness examination tactics.
Title:
Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)
When/Where:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
03:00p to 04:00p CDT
Webinar - register now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in most states. Details.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 5+12: Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence


Failure to conduct proper due diligence can mean billions in unwanted costs to your organization or your client.
Due diligence can be a legal obligation, but the term more commonly applies to voluntary investigations designed to uncover hidden bad acts. It is imperative that attorneys understand and appreciate the potential risks presented by third parties. Effective due diligence investigations contribute to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to make the best choices based on cost, benefit, and risk.
In this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, you will learn about the purpose, legal requirements and recent developments for due diligence and hear about organizational strategies to strengthen due diligence efforts and mitigate financial or operational risk.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Learn about the importance of understanding third parties for effective decision making
  • Understand key concepts and components critical to successfully conducting due diligence
  • Review specific laws that require due diligence
  • Discuss the legal penalties and financial risks when due diligence fails
  • Get tips on organizing an effective due diligence process.
Title:
Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jordan Rader
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis