While there are many aspects of patent law practice which only patent lawyers can handle, general practitioners and intellectual property lawyers who focus on other IP fields can nonetheless benefit from a basic knowledge of the US patent system and the patenting process, a foundation with which they can better guide their clients who say "I have this great idea that I want to patent." This basic foundation will also aid you in supporting your clients' needs with patent attorneys with whom you either affiliate or to whom you refer your clients when a patent specialists is required. Please join our esteemed panelists for an informative presentation covering patent prosecution process (that's patent lawyer lingo for "obtaining a patent") from searches to issuance, as well as important recent legal developments in patent litigation and licensing.
S. Martin Keleti (moderator) Keleti + Moradian LLP
Payam Moradian, Keleti + Moradian LLP
Gary Hecker, The Hecker Law Group
J.D. Harriman, Arent Fox LLP
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 Hour of Participatory Credit - and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.