Intellectual Property Basics for Non-IP Lawyers

(310 Ratings)

Produced on: May 03, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

The world of intellectual property is a practice area for which many clients seek legal advice. From patents to copyright to trademark to trade secrets, the issues can be complex and daunting. Many solo practitioners or members of small firms will get contacted by clients for general advice and consultation in these areas. Focusing predominantly on copyright and trademarks, the course will help orient lawyers who don’t have a working knowledge or practical experience in IP. The program will also help them learn basic IP issues and terminology so that they can at least understand their prospective client’s questions, in order to know what to look out for and how to move forward.

Join Oscar Michelen, a New York litigator who has helped numerous established businesses, start-ups, and individuals develop and protect their intellectual property. Mr. Michelen will take you through what you should know to ask the right questions of clients and spot issues, as well as to perhaps begin trying to develop your own IP practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discern what intellectual property rights are and how they differ
  2. Examine basic legal issues surrounding copyright law
  3. Discuss common issues that arise surrounding trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets
  4. Identify what advice and assistance lawyers can provide to clients even if they are not IP practitioners


Oscar Michelen

Cuomo LLC

Oscar Michelen, Born: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Education State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A. 1982); New York Law School (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 1985); Research Editor New York Law School Law Review; Admitted to Bar: New York, New Jersey, United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey (1986); law clerk to the Hon. Vincent L. Broderick (SDNY); Senior Trial Attorney for the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York (1986-1990); Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School (2005 to present); Mr. Michelen has extensive litigation experience in Federal and State courts particularly in commercial litigation, intellectual property, municipal liability, white collar criminal defense and representing management in labor and employment litigation.

Mr. Michelen is recognized as a leading authority in digital image and photography litigation and has represented businesses and individuals nationwide defending claims brought by digital image companies such as Getty Images, Masterfile and Corbis. Member: NY State Bar Association; Nassau Bar Association and Dominican Bar Association.


James P.

Well done introduction. Very helpful.

Anne P.

Excellent presentation

Jayne W.

good primer on IP

Anusha G.

Oscar put copyright and trademark law into very understandable terms which were easy to understand for someone completely new to IP. Thank you!

Shin M.

This type of introductory course is very helpful.

paul c.


Ashley Renee E.

Great course

Paul F. C.

Wonderfully understandable!

Mary B J.

Very useful. Excellent examples

Vincent O.

one of the best introductory cle presentations in a legal area I have taken

Marian B.

Very good

Carol M.

Informative, clear presentation. Well done.

Martha C.

This was a terrific presentation. I am coming back to law after being out for many years, I was an IP transactional attorney, wanted to refresh and got much more than that out of this vide.

Paul J. K.

Great intro

Lynn D.

Very good - right level of information for a beginner course, thanks.

Joseph H.

Good speaker

Jhanalyn B.

This was great

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