Wednesday, June 26, 2019

August 20: Section 101 Reform: Prospects and Pitfalls (Live MBHB Webinar)

It is no secret that U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on subject matter eligibility over the past decade has seriously disrupted the settled expectations of inventors, innovative companies, universities, and their counsel. With no evidence that the Supreme Court has any intention (or recognition) of solving these problems, Congress is the only branch of government with the ability to make meaningful change. For the past several months, Senators Tillis and Coons (chair and ranking member of the IP Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee) have met with stakeholders, prepared draft legislation, and held three days of hearings on the issues, entertaining 45 witnesses from the political and patent-concerned spectrum. We expect a bill to be introduced later this summer.
We will discuss the bill (or the draft if not yet introduced), the process, the politics, and the prospects of meaningful legislative change. We will also discuss possible pitfalls in the legislation, from the political horse-trading certain to occur to the likelihood that the Supreme Court will find fault with any attempt to rein in their reconstruction of patent eligibility through judicial fiat. The webinar will address the following:
  • The draft amendments to Sections 100, 101, and 112(f)
  • The stakeholders positions: biotech, pharma, high tech, academics, “public interest groups”
  • Issues solved and raised by the proposed amendments.
Title:
Section 101 Reform: Prospects and Pitfalls
When/Where:
August 20, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 pm
Live MBHB Webinar
Speakers:
Michael S. Borella, Ph.D.Sarah E. Fendrick, Ph.D.Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.
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).
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.
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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/

August 22: Ethics and Legal Research

This no-cost Continuing Legal Education webinar introduces attorneys to ethical and professional responsibility considerations in legal research
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research
When/Where:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

August 29/Cleveland, OH: Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Symposium: Strategic Responses


The Case Western Reserve University Human Trafficking Program and the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking are hosting their first annual Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Symposium: Strategic Responses. It will take place on August 29, 2019 at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
The symposium will include health care providers, counselors and social workers, lawyers, judges and law enforcement working together to develop strategies to address issues of victim identification, vulnerable populations, labor trafficking, public health, trauma informed services and specialty courts.
The symposium will begin with a key-note presentation from Chris Thompson, author of “The Power of Collaboration”. Breakout sessions will include expert speakers, local, regional and national, to present and discuss issues important to health care providers, lawyers, counselors and social workers.
Title:
Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Symposium: Strategic Responses
When/Where:
Thursday, August 29, 2019
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
The conference offers 6 hours of CLE credit (pending approval) for Attorneys, 4 hours of CE contact hours (pending approval) for RNs and LPNs and 6 hours of CEU credit (pending approval) for counselors and social workers.

Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

July 11, 19+26: The Modern Campfire: 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:
Webcasts - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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July 18+24: Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery

The recent explosion in the Craft Beer Industry is driven by home grown entrepreneurs generating local community interest along with economic development.
This market boom has resulted in the formation of niche practice groups within law firms to guide craft brewery starts ups. Advice navigating the statutory, regulatory and intellectual property frameworks unique to this industry is important to the success and stability of craft breweries.
After completing this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course, you will gain:
  • A basic understanding of the growth of the craft beer market and the general traits of a craft brewery
  • An understanding of the traditional regulatory scheme that governs the alcohol industry and new statutory and regulatory approaches that are being proposed to accommodate the positive impact of the growing craft beer market
  • Insight into the unique intellectual property issues stemming from the entrepreneurship and camaraderie that characterize this industry and suggested approaches on how best to enforce the intellectual property rights
Title:
Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

July 1, 8+29: 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:
Cassie Quinn
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

July 2+25: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

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

July 9, 16, 22+30: 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

July 10, 15+31: Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar covers current data breach laws, trends in the legal industry, insight into client concerns regarding data protection, and a discussion of why data security is so important to law firms.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand what constitutes a data breach
  • Understand the current legal framework that regulates data breaches
  • Examine what a law firm can do on behalf of its client to prepare them for a data breach
  • Understand what exposure a law firm faces and what data security matters to a firm.


Title:
Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast

Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

July 3, 12+17: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


In this free Continuing Legal Education webinar, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession
  • Answering the Call for Help
  • Successful Treatment Programs
  • Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Webcast
Speakers:
Alyssa Norman, Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis