Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 31: Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine

Please join Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP for a free webinar, “Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine,” on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12 noon EDT.
When an invention combines previously known features, non-obviousness turns on whether the person having ordinary skill in the art would have a reason to make the combination. This analysis requires considering whether the ordinarily skilled person would have a reasonable expectation of success in combining the known features.
Recent Federal Circuit cases provide guidance in successfully arguing for patentability under this doctrine and establish that it applies even when obviousness is asserted based on a single reference. Successfully arguing obviousness in patent prosecution, post-issuance proceedings, and district court litigation depends on this analysis with increasing frequency.
In addition to discussing applicable cases, we will explore these issues:
  • When do circumstances favor arguing reasonable expectation of success at the PTAB and during patent examination?
  • What types of evidence are helpful or needed to support the arguments?
  • How can patents be drafted to establish that skilled persons would not have expected success by modifying the known art?

Title:
Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine
When:
Thursday, May 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Our speakers will be Fitch Even attorneys David A. Gosse and Margaret “Peggy” Wojkowski. Dave has a diverse IP law practice with substantial experience in district court litigation and PTAB practice in a variety of post-issuance proceedings, as well as with patent preparation and prosecution. Peggy is a registered patent attorney whose practice currently encompasses patent preparation and prosecution, patent post-issuance proceedings, and product clearance and legal opinions.
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.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

May 2018: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies



These days when employees want to complain about their boss or employer, they post it in social media outlets such as Facebook® or Twitter®. So what’s an employer to do? Employers must recognize that social media has changed the labor and employment landscape forever, and they must draft policies that will pass muster with the National Labor Relations Board. In this CLE, we’ll explore social media and discuss connectivity between employees, the role of the NLRB and social media policy language.
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
David Friedman
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Sunday, May 27, 2018

June 28: Bond Basics and Prolonged Detention Bond Proceedings in the Ninth Circuit, Including Updates Since Jennings v. Rodriguez

Each year in the United States, The Department of Homeland Security places over 400,000 in immigration detention. Data shows that release from immigration detention on bond not only allows noncitizens to avoid detention during exceedingly lengthy court proceedings, but also greatly increases their success rates in ultimately avoiding deportation. Because individuals in Immigration Court proceedings generally only have once chance at a bond hearing, and bond is so vital to their cases, lives, and families, it is imperative to have a firm grasp of basic bond issues, such as how to adequately prepare clients for bond hearings. Even attorneys who have had experience handling bond hearings will benefit from a thorough review of the constantly evolving legal determinations of bond eligibility and the legal issues that often arise after bond is denied.
This three-part training is designed to provide immigration attorneys with the basic tools necessary to determine bond eligibility and to represent detained clients in bond proceedings, including the knowledge necessary to zealously advocate for clients subject to prolonged detention. This training will focus on practice in the Ninth Circuit and will address the recent Supreme Court decision Jennings v. Rodriguez, and what advocates in Northern California are doing to advocate in favor of periodic bond hearings for individuals subject to prolonged detention.
What You Will Learn
  • Who Is Eligible for Bond Hearings Initially? How to determine initial bond or conditional parole eligibility based on the client’s immigration history and criminal background, including Matter of Joseph hearings, and how to request a bond hearing for your client.
  • Who Is Eligible for Bond Proceedings Once Detention Is Prolonged? How to determine eligibility after the Supreme Court’s February 27, 2018 opinion in Jennings v. Rodriguez and how to obtain a prolonged detention bond hearing for your client.
  • How to Prepare for a Bond Hearing? General mechanics and tips on preparing clients and witnesses for custody hearings and the different burdens of proof for initial bond hearings and prolonged detention bond hearings.
All attorneys assisting, or considering assisting, immigrant clients in the Ninth Circuit who are detained or subject to conditions of custody, including private and pro bono attorneys, public interest and non-profit organization attorneys, would benefit from attending this program. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of immigration law, but need not have prior experience with representing detained clients.
Title:
Bond Basics and Prolonged Detention Bond Proceedings in the Ninth Circuit, Including Updates Since Jennings v. Rodriguez
When/Where:
June 28, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
3 Credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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June 1: Public Interest Boot Camp 2018

Public interest law students working with low and moderate income communities often lack the experience to address the issues that many clients face when seeking legal services. The Public Interest Boot Camp is a free program designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to better serve these clients. All students and public interest advocates are encouraged to view this program to develop new skills for productive and successful client relationships.
What You Will Learn
• How to better serve diverse communities by identifying and addressing personal bias
• The importance of professional responsibility for a successful summer internship
• Client-centered interviewing strategies.
In addition to summer law students, all pro bono attorneys, legal organization staff, and other advocates seeking tools to better serve low and moderate income client communities would benefit from this program. 
Title:
Public Interest Boot Camp 2018
When/Where:
June 1, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
By:
Practising Law Institute is pleased to partner with the State Bar of California, Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, the Pro Bono Training Institute, and the SoCal Pro Bono Managers, to coordinate and present this program.
Credit:
3 or more credits in most jurisdictions, including some ethics or the equivalent
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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June 7: Third Party Payers and Mental Health

On June 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist Beverly Price will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Third Party Payers and Mental Health, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Beverly Price will discuss:
  • Mental health parity
  • Types of health plans that guide the process
  • The authorization process
  • Documentation, medical necessity guidelines, and evidence-based practice
  • The appeals process
  • Other legal issues re: third party payers

Title:
Third Party Payers and Mental Health
When/Where:
June 7, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Beverly Price is an International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals certified eating disorder registered dietitian and an International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) certified yoga therapist. Beverly owned and operated a comprehensive eating disorder and mental health treatment center in Michigan that offered partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient level of care programs run by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. Before selling her center to a private company, Beverly interfaced with insurance companies regarding eligibility and benefits, authorizations, denial management and the appeal process. In her career, Beverly has also served as an expert witness for various food, nutrition and yoga-related cases.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
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June 5: Identifying High Risk Employees

On June 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with law enforcement and safety expert Timothy Dimoff, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Identifying High Risk Employees, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Tim Dimoff will discuss:
  • How to identify various types of high-risk behaviors
  • Limitations of checking out perspective employees
  • Identifying specific physical signs and behavioral patterns that every company needs to be aware of
  • How high-risk employees can impact a company culture
  • How high-risk employees can affect co-workers.

Title:
Identifying High Risk Employees
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
June 5, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Speaker:
Timothy A. Dimoff, founder and president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in high-risk workplace and human resource issues, security, vulnerability assessments, and crime. As a consultant to law enforcement and the media, Timothy has been called upon to examine evidence from crime scenes and victim and witness reports to develop an offender profile. He has testified as an expert witness in many trials throughout the years.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
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June 5+20: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies



These days when employees want to complain about their boss or employer, they post it in social media outlets such as Facebook® or Twitter®. So what’s an employer to do? Employers must recognize that social media has changed the labor and employment landscape forever, and they must draft policies that will pass muster with the National Labor Relations Board. In this CLE, we’ll explore social media and discuss connectivity between employees, the role of the NLRB and social media policy language.
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
David Friedman
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


June 7: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age



In the fast paced, high information era in which we live, how do you maintain client confidentiality and privilege while still meeting the demands of the client? In this course we will cover the importance of protecting client confidences, understanding electronic media, finding ethical solutions to inadvertent disclosures, ethical implications of using cloud storage and navigating the ethical minefields of social media as legal professionals.
Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Nicole Dietz
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Monday, May 21, 2018

May 24: Wage and Hour Update

Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
Join Miller Law Group for an in-depth look at the laws and regulations for Accommodating Disabled Workers.
Title:
Wage and Hour Update
When/Where:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT
Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group

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Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age



In the fast paced, high information era in which we live, how do you maintain client confidentiality and privilege while still meeting the demands of the client? In this course we will cover the importance of protecting client confidences, understanding electronic media, finding ethical solutions to inadvertent disclosures, ethical implications of using cloud storage and navigating the ethical minefields of social media as legal professionals.
Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Nicole Dietz
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 2018: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society as a whole.


Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Friday, May 4, 2018

STEPP training: Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure

STEPP training, or Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure, is designed to provide external stakeholders with a better understanding of how, and why, an examiner makes decisions while examining a patent application. Courses are led by USPTO trainers and based on material developed for training USPTO employees. And new for FY18 we now have two different course formats:
  • In-person training on patent examination practice and procedure in a workshop setting
  • Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) to “hop” through one or more topics related to examination practice and procedure
Listed here are the See the full course schedule below for topics, dates, places, times, intended audience, and CLE credit.
Title:
STEPP training: Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure
There are numerous 3-day in person trainings in multiple locations. See schedule.
In addition, there are several Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) on the internet
Note: All Hops will begin at 1 p.m. ET on the day of training
  • Claim Interpretation - Preambles - February 13, 2018
  • Claim Interpretation - Product By Process - April 3, 2018
  • Functional Language Workshop - Claim Interpretation and Definiteness Under 35 U.S.C. 112(b) - Computerized Color Editing - April 17, 2018
  • Addressing 35 U.S.C. 112(f) - or Means-plus-Function Limitations - June 12, 2018
  • Inherency, 35 U.S.C. 102/103 Rejections, and Official Notice - August 7, 2018
Cost:
Courses provided are free to attend. In addition, CLE credit may be available for a STEPP course you participate in however CLE accreditation will generally only applied for in the state the course is delivered from.
By:
The STEPP program is an important part of the USPTO’s mission to deliver intellectual property information and education to external stakeholders. It is administered by the Office of Patent Training (OPT).
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