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Establishing and Keeping Trademark Rights

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Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2015

KIERAN DOYLE: My name's Kieran Doyle, and I'll be introducing our next couple of presentations. Our next segment is on establishing trademark use to secure registration and common law protection. Our speakers will talk about tacking, abandonment, excusable non-use and residual goodwill. Our two speakers on this topic are from the same firm of Faegre Baker and Daniels in Indianapolis. You know, you have your law school friends, your college friends, ...

Trademarks and Franchising

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Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2015

SHELDON: Great job on a fun but also very interesting and enthusiastic topic. Our next speaker is Peter Klarfeld. Peter is a principal in the Washington, DC, office of Gray Plant Mooty. He specialized in franchise dispute resolution and counseling for over 35 years and has appeared as lead counsel for some of America's largest franchise origin courts, arbitrations, and mediations across the United States, and as an arbitrator in international arbitration. Peter ...

How to Protect Marks in the Medical Marijuana Industry

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Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2015

SHELDON H KLEIN: Welcome back, everybody to our afternoon session of advanced trademark law. I'm going to do the best I can to summarise for you today's Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware versus Hargis Industries. I confess that I have not yet read the dissent. But I have read the opinion, or at least I've read it quickly. This is a 7-2 decision written by Justice Alito. Justices Thomas and Scalia dissented in an opinion written by Justice ...

Hot Issues in Music Copyright

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Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2015

RICHARD DANNAY: OK. Please all be seated. Judith Finell to talk about music copyright. JUDITH FINELL: Thank you, Richard, and thank you for coming today. I am a musicologist, not an attorney, but I work-- RICHARD DANNAY: No bragging. JUDITH FINELL: I wasn't sure that that was meant as a brag, but I do work with attorneys quite a bit in my work as both an expert witness and consultant involving music copyright issues. So I work more or less at the ...

Demystifying Cyber-Attacks: How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation

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Recorded on: Mar. 24, 2015

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Demystifying Cyber-Attacks-- How Directors and Officers Can Best Prepare Themselves and the Follow-On Shareholder Litigation. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access ...

Overview and Application of Deposition Rules

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD A. STEIN: OK, we have two outstanding panelists this morning. Dan Anziska is a partner at the law firm Troutman Sanders. I'm going to refrain from giving too long winded introductions. Everything is in your bios. But Dan has been a practicing attorney for many years. He focuses on antitrust law. He's a good friend, and welcome him to the panel. With him is David Piedra, who is a partner at the business litigation group of Morrison and Cohen ...

Practice Tips and Logistics

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD A. STEIN: --in the progression of our program. So now we have a understanding of the fundamental rules, and now we're going to take that to the next step, and Denise Plunkett and Randi Singer are going to discuss some of the strategies. And, again, I encourage you to harken back to that video that you saw earlier. There are many strategies that you can employ during the course of a deposition. Again, the full bios are in the materials, but ...

Strategic Use of the Deposition Transcript and Video Clips

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD STEIN: What we've been doing, as we discussed in the morning, is we are progressing from the theoretical, and we're getting more and more practical. With this afternoon's session, what we're going to do is pick up where we left off in our continuum. Right before the break we were hearing about defending depositions, preparing witnesses, how to go about that. We discussed what it's like being in the deposition room. We saw videos of witnesses ...

Preparing the Witness, Defending the Deposition, and Understanding Client Expectations

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD STEIN: Welcome back. Thank you very much. And I didn't realize until a few moments ago that our panels have been boy, girl, boy. But here we are. In the afternoon, we mix it up a little bit more. But anyway, welcome back. And I want to introduce our next panel. And the next panel is going to talking about preparing the witnesses, defending the deposition, and most importantly understanding what your clients' expectations are during this process. ...

Ethical Dilemmas Arising With Depositions

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2015

GERALD STEIN: OK. Thank you, Dana. And welcome back for the final session for today. This is going to be the most unique session that we've had for today's program. You're going to see several videos, vignettes highlighting certain ethical issues that arise both during preparations for depositions and also at the depositions. And I'll introduce David Keyko, who is the mastermind of the format. I've known David a long time. David is a partner at Pillsbury ...

Resolving, Mediating and Settling Emotionally Charged Disputes Before and During Litigation

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Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2015

STEPHEN SONNENBERG: I've got a few comments with respect to the topic for our first panel. But since I worked into my opening comments those few tidbits about social media and discovery of psychological conditions, I'm just tempted to ask Pearl, what's your reaction to that? PEARL ZUCHLEWSKI: Well, one of the things you do have as an advantage as a plaintiff's lawyer is you can control the nature of the dispute. So if you're concerned about Rule ...

Psychiatric and Psychological Exams of Employees

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Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2015

STEPHEN P. SONNENBERG: So I want to introduce our next panelists. Walking on stage right now is Dr. Marc Cohen. And Dr. Cohen is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. We've come a long way. Thank you. Dr. Cohen has conducted over 750 forensic evaluations related to a wide variety of legal matters involving disability and employment issues, effective ...

Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities: When Lawyers Work With Psychiatrists and Psychologists

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Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2015

STEPHEN SONNENBERG: Our last panel focuses on the ethical issues, Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities When Lawyers Work with Psychiatrists and Psychologists. And we are very pleased to have with us, on my immediate left, Anne Clark, who's a partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, and concentrates on employment discrimination and other employment-related matters, represents employees. And Anne, before joining Vladeck, she served ...

More Advanced Concepts

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Recorded on: Mar. 19, 2015

VINCENT MARTORANA: We are back for Part Two, More Advanced Concepts in Drafting Contracts. We'll do a recap of some basic concepts, then move on to conditional language and language of exception and subordination. Remember, I said that that was sort of the limited exception to my rule that all clauses ought to be uniquely identified, associated with the category of contract drafting language. We'll talk about the wonderful concept of "deemed", ...

Basic Concepts

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Recorded on: Mar. 19, 2015

GRACE O'HANLON: It's my pleasure to introduce the chair of today's program, Vincent Martorana. Vinny is counsel in the corporate and securities group with Reed Smith's New York office. His practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and cross border mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing agreements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities offerings. He's ...

Getting the Deal Started: Preliminary Agreements and the Role of Financial Advisors

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

IGOR KIRMAN: Welcome back from your break, everyone. And I have the pleasure of introducing the next panel. The next part of the program, now that you've heard about structuring, we're going to talk about some preliminary considerations that we, as M&A lawyers, face. And first, let me introduce my panel. I'll actually participate in this one myself. I think you know me. To my left is James Ben. This is what I'll call affectionately the "Sullivan ...

The Art of Deal Structuring

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

LOUIS GOLDBERG: Good morning. I'm Louis Goldberg. I'm going to kick this off. I'm going to talk without necessarily looking at the slides the whole time, although I'll try to keep current with the slides. I think I'm going to try to be sort of the building block and transition to what Ray and Sarah are going to cover. I'm going to look at the underlying ways and methods available to us to do acquisitions. And I'm going to transition into Ray and ...

Overview of Social Security Benefits and the Administrative Law Judge Hearing

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

MARIE I. MOMBRUN: Thank you, Jocelyne. And hello, everyone, here in the live presentation as well as the webinar. As Jocelyne already told you, my name is Marie Mombrun. I was just thinking, I was in Legal Aid 10 years by the time you graduated. And so I actually rely very heavily on my colleagues and that's not going to be any different today. So during my presentation, we hope to be able to communicate with each other as well as you on these issues ...

Agency’s Review of the Decision

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SUSAN J. HORWITZ: So I'm going to be talking about the Appeals Council review of hearing decisions, aka the black hole in Social Security practice. The reason why I call it the black hole is because when our claimants apply for Social Security, some of them can do it online and not actually have to talk to a person. More often, claimants will apply in a local field office where they'll meet with someone in Social Security. They'll sign some forms. ...

Ethics Wrap-Up: The New Rules

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

JOHN WHITE: Welcome back. John White here to introduce our last hour of two-day program, as they say, the hour you've all been waiting for because it's the all important ethics hour. Isn't it? And that's what you all need. And I don't mean just the time, right? That's right. You need the time because this is a requirement of every Bar Association across the nation that requires CLE, the all important ethics hour. And so we have a great speaker for ...

Patent Quality and Cost-Effectiveness: Views from In-House

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SPEAKER: We're going to go right ahead into the next session, which is Patent Quality and Cost-Effectiveness: Views from In-House. And as our speakers approach for the next session, I'm going to introduce them. The first one approaching is Archana Bhuta, who is currently director of patents at Juniper Networks. She currently manages the overall patent program at Juniper, as well as counseling all of Juniper's software, routing, and switching business ...

The Continued Relevance of Advice of Counsel

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SPEAKER 1: All right, we're going to go ahead and get started with our next panel to continue relevance for the advice of counsel. And for this we're fortunate to have Bill Fuse who has spoken numerous times on this particular topic, and written numerous papers on it, and does a lot in this area. Bill is a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins and practices in substantially all areas of Intellectual Property law with an emphasis on ...

Patent Markets - The Buying, Selling and Brokering of Patent Assets

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SCOTT ALTER: Welcome back. We're now going to be on the plenary session stage, final stage of the program for the rest of the afternoon. And our first panel is going to be the Patent Markets Panel-- "The Buying, Selling, and Brokering of Patent Assets." And we have a panel here to talk about these particular questions in this area. And before I go into exactly what it is we're going to be doing, I do want, at least, to introduce everyone ...

Derivatives Regulatory Update

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

AMY: It's now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Julian Hammer. JULIAN HAMMER: Thank, you, Amy, and good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for joining us today. And I just want to thank PLI also on behalf of Jim and myself for inviting us to speak today. Today, as Amy said, a nature of a briefing, and update on recent developments in derivatives topics. And what we're going to cover today, first, I'm going to do an overview of the status of the ...

Patent-Eligible Subject Matter after Alice v. CLS Bank

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2015

SCOTT M. ALTER: OK, we're going to go ahead and get started again. We're going to be talking about current and future implications of patent eligible subject matter. And I've been putting these programs together for a number of years. And we put them together way in advance of the actual date. And pretty much every year I've had some kind of a panel on patent eligibility. And almost every year, as I'm putting these things together, I ask myself, ...

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