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About this Program

Do you think that you have the next great idea? Your concept might make you the next Bill Gates, but there is one thing you should look for, did somebody beat you to it?  Familiarity with intellectual property law is essential for all individuals who are trying to patent or copyright their ideas.  In this interactive program, attorneys Amy Goldsmith and Jeffrey Kaden use actual products that have been the subject of patent, copyright or trademark litigation to demonstrate the important tenets of each area, including puppy stuffed animals, sippy cups, and designer purses.  These experieced IP attorneys provide an important primer on this area of law and so much more as they answer probative fact based questions from audience members.This course is recommended for all intellectual property attorneys and anyone else who believes that they might have the next brilliant product.

Agenda:
I.    What is a Patent
II.    Utility and Design Patent
III.    Filing for a Patent
IV.    Duration of Patents
V.     Infringement of a Patent
VI.   Special Bankruptcy Issues with Patents
VII.   What's a Copyright
VIII.  Special Bankruptcy Issues with Copyright
IX.    Trade Secrets
X.    Trade Dress
XI.    Trademark
XII.   Foreign Protection of Trademarks

Reviews

Steven
Bronx, NY

This was a very thorough CLE course and despite its length managed to stay engaging helping to highlight the differences between generic concepts and brands and for something that is an increasing part of our economy I'm glad I got to participate.

Kenneth
Norristown, PA

Excellent presentation. The speakers were enthusiastic and well prepared, even showing sample products to illustrate their points.

Janice
Palos Heights, IL

This subject is outside of my area of practice, however, I learned a lot and found it very entertaining. Excellent presentation!

Nicholas
Oak Park, IL

Highly substantive; technical subject presented with great clarity.

Robert
Vernon Hills, IL

Very good IP introductory course for those not practicing in the IP area

Stephen
Chicago, IL

Excellent

C. T.
Hope, AR

Great clarity of content and presentation.

Yanina
Riverwoods, IL

Great, informative session

Kenneth
Houston, TX

Both speakers fantastic. Very knowledgeable.

George
Austin, TX

A good refresher course for those of us who skimmed through IP courses in law school.

Jeffrey
Carle Place, NY

very interesting and informative. Worth repeating!

Maxwell
Brooklyn, NY

This was an excellent and very informative CLE.

Walter
Houston, TX

good general summation of the laws and rules for a non patent attorney

Carolynne
New York, NY

Very thorough.

Tracy
Camp Springs, MD

Excellent seminar. One of the best I've taken on Lawline.

J. Kirk
Dallas, TX

Very good presentation. Excellent into to IP concepts

William
Washington, DC

Very interesting.

Paul
Virginia Beach, VA

Clearly presented overview of IP law. I found it helpful.

Patricia
Sag Harbor, NY

Worthwhile!

Douglas
Springfield, NJ

A very informative course.

Jeffrey
Milwaukee, WI

excellent

Michael
Spicewood, TX

Good primer on forms of intellectual property, underscored with various real-world examples.

Deborah
New York, NY

Superb course: presentation and content were first rate.

Naomi
New York, NY

This was a very lively, iformative & substantive presentation.

David Peter
South Orange, NJ

This is my field. It was a good refresher.

John
Dallas, TX

very good seminar

Lisa
Denton, TX

Loved the real examples presented.

Rhea
Houston, TX

Excellent!

Peter
Martinsville, NJ

Excellent. I have no IP background and learned lots.

Michael
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent course. Wonderful primer for Non P&T attorneys. Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. It made me want to learn more about P&T. Would highly recommend course to anyone wanting to get a basic understanding of Intellectual Property. Thanks

Matthew
Hoboken, NJ

Highly recommended.

Maryjane
Mcallen, TX

Wow! Excellent presentation and info.

Michael
Raleigh, NC

Excellent course! Very helpful overview of the terrain.

Mona
Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic refresher course or primer on IP.

Alexander
Dallas, TX

Very interesting!

Augustin
Houston, TX

very good seminar.

Adrian
Austin, TX

I don't practice in this area but found the presentation fascinating

Corey
Houston, TX

Interesting topic and the visual demonstrations were helpful.

Cheryl
Houston, TX

Thought I wouldn't be really interested, but speakers made the subject very interesting and understandable.

Gwinda
Fort Worth, TX

Very informative.

Layne
San Antonio, TX

Great course!

Chanel
Dallas, TX

Really good speakers.

Linus
Oneida, NY

Covered alot of ground. Obviously very experienced attorneys presenting this course. Kept it interesting.

Katerina
New York, NY

Amy is a wonderful speaker on IP law.

Jeffrey
New York, NY

I like it. I have worked for several months in the patent litigation field, so I was listening particularly for the patent aspects. Nothing surprised me, but it was nice to finally have someone confirm what I thought I understood about the field. I also found the copyright and trademark/dress portions enjoyable and interesting. Thanks.

Jeffery
San Antonio, TX

great case stories by both attorneys

Bryan
Beacon, NY

Great overview of intellectual property! Cleared up many misconceptions that I had regarding the different types of IP and presented in a way that was entertaining and intellectually stimulating!

Beverly
Dallas, TX

I liked the products used as visual aids

Marie
Sewickley, PA

Loved the realia and hands on examples. I learned a great deal.

Allison
Dallas, TX

Excellent!

Valerie
Ashburn, VA

Great use of "props" to illustrate example.

Thomas
New York, NY

Terrific, Thorough, informative, entertaining.

Benjamin
Andover, KS

Provided valuable information

Melton
Lenexa, KS

First time I have participated in a Lawline.com course. Very impressed and will definitely be back.

Fredda
Chicago,

Great presentation!! A fantastic and entertaining session. Truly the best CLE course I have taken, ever!

Caroline
Alexandria, VA

Very interesting!

Mary
Atherton, CA

Very good use of examples to illustrate their points.

Robert
Utrecht, The Netherlands,

Exceptional presenters. The experience really showed. Excellent interaction with audience and confidence to answer questions directly and and quickly.

elgin
Jackson, MS

not my practice area, but I enjoyed it

Matthew
Mastic, NY

Entertaining and edifying lecture

Deborah
Garden City, NY

I did not have a particular interest in this subject prior to taking this course, but the lecturers did a fantastic job in disemminating the material. They made it very interesting and they explained the legal concepts very well in lay man's terms. I really loved this course.

Curtis
New York, NY

Excellent presentation.

Christina
Huntsville, AL

very good course

Robert
Port Chester, NY

Format and content of thhis course were excellent!

William
Lake Forest, IL

Really enjoyed the program. Great basics.

Elaine
Westport, CT

both speakers were good

Gene
Woodcliff Lk., NJ

well presented and comprehensive

Justin
Houston, TX

This was a fun one.

Kate
Fairfax, VA

This was an interesting an engaging seminar - I intend to watch it again. It includes a great deal of very useful information.

Patrick
Pearl River, NY

Good learning experience.

Timothy

Very good for basic IP concepts

Lloyd
Virginia Beach, VA

Presenters were knowledgeable, engaging and informative.

Joseph
Reston, VA

Extremely interesting and practical. I thought the Q&A format and the visual aids were particularly effective.

Claudia
Washington, DC

Great and engagingcoverage of a potentially uninteresting topic

Vicki
Dallas, TX

The instructors gave great and clear explanations of these areas of law.

Raymond
Anaheim, CA

well done re presentation and content

Philip
Woodbury, NY

great presentation

Tanyka
Bronx, NY

Great primer of intellectual property.

Chris
Houston, TX

Terrific job!

Andrea
Buffalo, NY

very well done; highly interesting

Jarrid
Union, NJ

informative

Gary
Union, NJ

Terrific job.

Marc
New York, NY

Good course. Thanks.

Spencer
New York, NY

Good Course.

John
Riverside, CT

Good

MARGOT
Buffalo, NY

really great!

Daniel
Los Altos, CA

These two do a wonderful job. Informative, thoughtful and they care. It is amazing how much knowledge the practitioners in IP law acquire.

Gary
Lacrescent, MN

Very good instructors!

Barbara
Guilderland, NY

Lots of info

LIPING
Holmdel, NJ

great staff

Nicole
Whittier, CA

I loved this course. The speaker was approachable, she used real-life examples that really helped me understand the concepts

Stephanie
Deland, FL

Surprisingly interesting.

Joseph M.
Iselin, NJ

i liked the professor. she was very good. thank you.

Anne Marie
Stamford, CT

Extremely good.

ROBERT
Austin, TX

I have no experience in this area, found the class to be a well presented introduction

Joan
Austin, TX

Very engaging and knowledgable speakers. Loved the presentation and the discussion.

Pamela
Great Falls, VA

Amy and Jeff were great! I would pick them as my IP attorneys if I needed one. Very insightful and enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

James
Chicago, IL

One of the best presentations

Richard
Vienna, VA

This program is a good IP primer. Other than occasionally disjointed presentation, it's a worthwhile seminar.

Martin
Jackson, MS

thoroughly enjoyed the subject matter

Leslie
Olive Branch, MS

Excellent seminar for attorneys who know little or nothing about intellectual property law..

Burns
Ridgeland, MS

Enjoyed it very informative

Bruce
Newark, DE

Good overview .Presented in easy to understand practical examples

Elizabeth
Alexandria, VA

I would love to hear these instructors discuss public policy issues, including emerging areas and patent reform. They were outstanding.

Nathaniel
Orlando, FL

Superb presentation

Maria
Arlington, VA

Amy is one of the best speakers you have and I always enjoy her courses.

Brad
Apo, NY

Excellent overview of these key IP tools!

Hwesu
Bronxville, NY

Good program. Effective.

Jason
San Francisco, CA

Great program--engaging and enjoyable.

Bennett
Pasadena, CA

Very good presentation.

John
Simi Valley, CA

ABSOLUTLY THE BEST ON THE SUBJECT!

Steven
Pembroke Pines, FL

Amy Goldsmith is one of Lawline's finest... Great knowledge. Great Information. I always look for her lectures. A consistent staple of my Lawline selections...

Herbert
Hattiesburg, MS

great

Maudine
Clinton, MS

Highly Informative.

Thomas Peyton
Jackson, MS

best one i took this year

John A.
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Outstanding introduction to this important and complex legal practice area. Instructors were exceptionally knowledgeable, well-prepared, and engaging as speakers.

Stephanie
Holly Springs, MS

The best I've seen on here. I loved their use of props. This was interesting.

Malvern
New Orleans, LA

Found it very fascinating!

William
Mccomb, MS

I didn't take intellectual property in law school and found all of this very interesting.

Karilyn
Santa Monica, CA

Best instructors yet!!

Linda
Northbrook, IL

Excellent presentation with two wonderful teachers. Thanks!

Rating

Production Date

April 8, 2011

Credits

Alaska
1.5 General
Arizona
1.5 General
California
1.5 General
Georgia
1.5 General
Illinois
1.5 General
Mississippi
1.5 General
Missouri
1.5 General
New Jersey
2 General
New York
2 Law Practice Management
North Dakota
1.5 General