A Primer on Intellectual Property Law
• An outline of the types of IP and the scope of protection the law affords each
• Key questions to ask in an initial interview
• What are the possible pitfalls in IP practice (e.g. one-year grace period in filing a patent)
Kevan L. Morgan — Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, Seattle
The Basics of Copyright Practice
• What does it mean to protect the “tangible expression of an idea”?
• What complications attend ownership of a copyright?
• What is necessary to properly preserve the rights attendant to copyright?
O. Yale Lewis, Jr. — Hendricks & Lewis PLLC, Seattle
The Basics of Trademark Law
• What is the significance of registering a trademark?
• What can be protected?
• How does one protect a mark?
Grace Han Stanton — Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle
Introduction to Patent Practice
• What can be protected by utility patents and design patents?
• What is necessary to receive a patent?
• Are patents enforceable and how are they enforced?
Jeffrey M. Sakoi — Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC, Seattle
How is Ownership of Intellectual Property Defined and Enforced in an Inhrently Copyable Medium?
• Who owns the content of a website?
• What liabilites attend placing content on a web site?
• How can one protect content on the Internet?
Venkat Balasubramani — Focal PLLC, Seattle
The Law of Protecting the Shapes or Appearance of Products
• The overlapping nature of Design Patent, Copyright, and Trade Dress protections
• Protection of Asthetic Ornamentation
• What issues attend protecting artistic expressions of naturally occurring objects
Stuart R. Dunwoody — Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle
The Role of Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions in Enforcing Intellectual Property
• What must one prove to be entitled to a preliminary injunction in each area of IP protection?
• What is the risk of not moving for a preliminary injunction when IP rights are at stake?
• What strategies are available to the defendant in a preliminary injunction hearing?
Lawrence D. Graham — Black Lowe & Graham PLLC, Seattle
Ethical Considerations for the Non-IP Practitioner
• What competence is necessary to practice relative to protection of IP rights?
• Issue-spotting exercises to highlight ethical pitfalls in IP practice
• What risks attend practice of IP law?
Robert B. Gould — The Law Offices of Robert B. Gould, Seattle
Seminar Date: September 23, 2011
Coursebooks contain 160 pages