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2011 Midwest Intellectual Property Summit

The 2011 Midwest Intellectual Property Summit, organized by Woodard, Emhardt attorney, Holiday W. Banta, will be held November 17th and will showcase presentations on the latest research and topics of concern in the field of intellectual property.  Woodard, Emhardt attorneys presenting at the Summit include T.J. Cole, Michael Morris and Spiro Bereveskos

The morning session will offer an overview of the key federal court decisions from the past 12 months and an in-depth report on Indiana’s trade secret laws. Occasional copyright filers will benefit from an update and recommendations concerning the Copyright Office’s online filing procedures and new forms. Litigators and prosecutors of trademarks alike will find the presentation concerning survey best practices useful for advising clients and winning cases.

The afternoon session will include a discussion of drafting advice specific to the rapidly expanding field of agriculture and biotech patenting in the U.S. and foreign countries. Of particular interest to litigators, the Summit’s afternoon session will also feature practical tips and strategies to provide litigators with an edge in preparing for trial, including winning strategies for presenting to a jury based on the latest jury research in patent cases.

Following these presentations, panelists with experience litigating in the much-maligned, yet perennially popular, federal district court in the Eastern District of Texas will share their perspectives on how to navigate the procedures unique to this jurisdiction. The panelists will also share their insights on those litigation and settlement arrangements best suited to this court and its juries. If you ever wondered how you would respond if you got the call “we’ve been sued in the Eastern District of Texas, now what?”, then this is your chance to collect an arsenal of options and invaluable insights.

Register online today to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. Alternate locations via group webcasts are available as well. (6.25 Total CLE Units, 1.0 of which may be applied toward Ethics).