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Brinks is pleased to bring you a variety of multimedia resources to you, including audio and video programming.

This page also features Brinks CLEar Knowledge Now programs, vpanel videos designed to provide you with educational and valuable insights regarding timely topics industrywide. CLEar Knowledge Now programs also offer participants the benefit of earning CLE in states where post-event video programming is accepted.

 

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January 28, 2014
Brinks Presents 2014 IP Developments

Brinks Gilson & Lione--one of the country's largest intellectual property law firms--offers its glimpse into three significant developments for 2014:

  • Innovation Act: Pending Patent Litigation Reform Legislation
  • Patentable Subject Matter: Biotech and Software Industries
  • Year-in-Review Top Trademark Decisions of 2013

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September 18, 2013
The Patent Examiner Count System and After Final Consideration Pilot Programs

Have you ever wondered how Examiners at the U.S. Patent Office meet their production requirements? 

We discuss the production requirements, including the Examiner Count System, in order to better understand the inner workings of the U.S. Patent Office and to more effectively prosecute applications before the U.S. Patent Office.  We also discuss the new After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 as it applies to the Examiner Count System.

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Length: 12 min.
February 14, 2013
Ann Arbor is Top Ten in the Nation for Patents: Eric Sosenko on the Lucy Ann Lance Show

Eric J. Sosenko appeared on the Lucy Ann Lance Show on February 14, 2013 to discuss Ann Arbor being ranked in the top 10 in the nation for patents and also changes to patent laws brought on by the America Invents Act.

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February 6, 2013
Patent Reform: What Should You Be Doing Now? Part III

Andrew Stover and Dominic Zanfardino discussed the current state of the law and the aspects of the America Invents Act going into effect on March 16, including: First Inventor to File and Derivation Proceedings. The discussion also includes the status of other changes, including:Inter Partes Review and Post grant Review. Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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January 29, 2013
2013 IP Developments

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione offered its glimpse into three significant developments for 2013. The seminar is eligible for one hour of general Illinois MCLE credit.

  • At the ITC: New Commissioners, New OUII Leadership, Major FRAND Ruling
  • Patent Eligibility for Computer-Implemented Inventions
  • Trademark Preliminary Injunctions, Naked Trademark Licenses, and the Supreme Court on Covenants Not to Sue
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Firm president James R. Sobieraj moderated the panel which also included:

  • Carl C. Charneski, a former Administrative Law Judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and co-chair of Brinks' ITC Practice Group
  • John T. Gabrielides, chair of the firm’s Trademark Group
  • John F. Nethery, chair of Brinks' Electrical and Computer Group
  • Amir N. Penn, shareholder
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Length: 1 hr.
December 12, 2012
GreenTech IP: Strategies and Opportunities for Your Business

Brinks GreenTech Practice Chair, Kelly Burris, provides an in-depth look into the state of Green Technology from this past year and ahead into 2013. She discusses trends, strategies and approaches to establishing and growing your GreenTech IP Portfolio.  

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Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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Length: 30 min.
December 3, 2012
Pinning Your Company's Hopes on Pinterest

Scott J. Slavick and Andrew J. Avsec discuss legal issues related to Pinterest in this podcast. Read the accompanying article here.

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Length: 8 min.
October 3, 2012
Transitional Program for Challenging Business Method Patents

Linda Nattler discusses the post-grant review process for business patents, the effects on litigation and what to do since its implementation on September 16, 2012. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 8 min.
October 3, 2012
Übergangsprogram zur Anfechtung von Patenten auf Geschäftsmethoden

Linda Nattler discusses the post-grant review process for business patents, the effects on litigation and what to do since its implementation on September 16, 2012. This program is presented in German. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 13 min.
October 3, 2012
Anfechtung von Patenten vor dem US-Patentamt

Linda Nattler discusses challenging patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for German companies. This program is presented in German. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 11 min
October 2, 2012
Strategies in View of Prior User Rights in the America Invents Act

Saif Khan provides an introduction and the general rules of prior use rights. He also covers exceptions and limitations, and implications for patent owners and prior users. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 16 min.
October 2, 2012
Prioritized Examination - a Fee-Based Path to Completed Patent Examination within One Year

Ryan Marshall reviews the background leading up to the prioritized examination procedure. He also covers the various options to expedite patent examination, the requirements necessary for an application to qualify for prioritized examination and strategies and best practices for integrating prioritized examination with intellectual property rights and protection. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 15 min.
October 2, 2012
Virtual Patent Marking and False Marking Changes Under AIA

Steve Shurtz discusses the importance of patent marking and changes to patent marking law under AIA that took effect on September 16, 2011. He also discusses changes to false marking law and practical impacts and suggested strategies. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 6 min.
October 2, 2012
Post-Grant Review

Vince Gnoffo discusses post-grant review which became effective on September 16, 2012. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 12 min.
October 2, 2012
Third-Party Submissions of Prior Art

Nathan Greene discusses the new rules which took effect on September 16, 2012. He also provides strategies for third-party submitters and patent applicants and the practical impacts of the new rules. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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August 28, 2012
Patent Reform: What Should You Be Doing Now? Part II

Allen R. Baum and Ryan L. Marshall discussed strategies for taking advantage of the new proceedings and provisions in the U.S. patent system. Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit.

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Length: 1:15
August 23, 2012
ACC Chicago Dinner Program

The Honorable James P. Holderman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and shareholder John Gabrielides, were the featured speakers at the ACC Chicago dinner program on August 23, 2012 in Chicgao. The seminar focused on preliminary injunctive relief and financial remedies in unfair competition cases.

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Length: 30 min.
August 1, 2012
Kelly Burris House Testimony on PARTS Act

Kelly K. Burris served as an expert witness in Washington, D.C. on August 1, 2012 at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet regarding H.R. 3889, “the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act” (“PARTS Act”).

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June 29, 2012
The Not So New gTLDs: To Object or Not to Object

Mary M. Squyres and Tiffany W. Shimada discuss new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) including objections to them now that the applications can be reviewed by all interested parties. The presentation provides a summary of the different types of objections and the strategies to implement them.

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Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit.

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March 28, 2012
Patent Reform - What Should You Be Doing Now?

Timothy Q. Delaney and Eric J. Sosenko discussed what your business should be doing right now to be prepared for the next stages of the America Invents Act (AIA) on March 28th. They addressed inter partes review, prioritized examination, virtual marking, first inventor to file, supplemental examination and third party submission of prior art.

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Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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Length: 5 min
February 28, 2012
Flash Docket

Marc Rolla, Director of IP Docket Systems, presents on Flash Docket, Brinks' custom program that streamlines the process by which data is transferred from the USPTO to our attorneys. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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This decreases the transit time from the mail date to the time it gets to our attorneys, improving efficiency and reducing the potential for incurring any unnecessary costs. This program is not eligible for CLE credit.

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Length: 52 min
January 31, 2012
Brinks 2012 IP Forecast

The new year, 2012, holds the promise of significant developments and challenges for owners of intellectual property. The firm's president James Sobieraj and the chairs of our practice groups offered a glimpse into the major issues of 2012 including Patent Reform (Andrew Stover), Top Level Domain Names (John Gabrielides), Biosimilars and ITC Litigation (Ralph Gabric).

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Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.
 

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January 19, 2012
Hot Topics in IP Law: Techniques for Protecting Weak Trademarks

Brinks' Trademark Practice Group partnered with the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel to present "Hot Topics in IP Law: Techniques for Protecting Weak Trademarks." The seminar addressed the difficulties with establishing and protecting “weak” trademarks. Howard S. Michael and Scott J. Slavick were the featured presenters along with Winnie Kuo, corporate counsel at Morton Salt. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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November 3, 2011
Patent Enforcement after Passage of the America Invents Act: The Comparative Advantages of the ITC and District Court

Carl C. Charneski, Timothy Q. Delaney, Anastasia (Stacy) Heffner, Jay H. Reiziss and Lyle Vander Schaaf discussed the impact of the recently-enacted America Invents Act on the choice of forum for patent enforcement. They also addressed the relative advantages of the ITC to district courts from the perspective of the patentee and the defendant.

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Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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October 13, 2011
The New gTLDs: To Apply or Not to Apply

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Attorneys Mary M. Squyres and Tiffany W. Shimada discuss new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including the application process and fees, types of objections to new gTLDs, and practical offensive and defensive strategies.

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Mary M. Squyres is chair of the International Trademark Practice Group. Her practice includes international trademark litigation, licensing and prosecution, including determination of international filing strategies, negotiating worldwide mutual co-existence agreements and effective enforcement strategies to defend marks and prevent infringements. Ms. Squyres’ recent publications include co-authorship of "Trademark Practice Throughout the World," a three-volume treatise and authorship of an article entitled, “The New gTLDs” for Intellectual Property Counselor, Thomson West, April 2011.

Tiffany W. Shimada focuses on trademark, copyright and patent litigation, as well as trademark and copyright prosecution. Her experience includes representing major U.S. companies and pro bono clients in the fields of entertainment, art, fashion, aviation and baked goods in trademark and copyright counseling matters. Ms. Shimada’s recent publications include an article entitled, "Fashion Design under the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act," for Intellectual Property Litigation, Spring 2011.

Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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Length: 1:30
October 4, 2011
Using U.S. Trade and Competition Laws to Protect the Value of Brand Names and Other Trademarks in a Global Economy

Brinks Gilson & Lione partnered with Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) to present "Using U.S. Trade and Competition Laws to Protect the Value of Brand Names and Other Trademarks in a Global Economy."

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Companies invest significant resources to develop and promote their products and services through the use of brand names and other trademarks. As companies enter the global marketplace their brand and trademark portfolio becomes an increasingly valuable asset that requires sophisticated protection. This seminar will provide you with the latest information on the role of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), U.S. Customs, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and U.S. courts in protecting and enforcing trademark rights.

Special guest speaker, Carl C. Charneski, former ITC Administrative Law Judge, was joined by his colleagues, Nicholas G. de la Torre, David S. Fleming and Laura Beth Miller for this seminar.

Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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May 20, 2011
Where Are They Now? Brinks Innovation Competition Luncheon

The 2011 Where Are They Now? Brinks Innovation Competition Luncheon brought together last year's Innovation Competition winners for presentations on what they are doing now and panel discussions on current and future trends in clean tech investments. The luncheon ended with an information session for the 2011 Brinks Innovation Competition applicants. Please note: This program does not offer CLE credit.

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Length: 1:15 hrs
April 8, 2011
Patent Reform - Qui Tam and the False Marking Statute

Trevor K. Copeland, Arthur Gollwitzer III, and Prof. Elizabeth Winston debate the issues (moderated by Prof. Adam Mossoff)

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The false marking statute of the Patent Act (35 U.S.C. § 292) prohibits marking as “patented” any product that is not patented. Section 292 also gives individuals the right to bring a qui tam action and to collect statutory damages up to $500 for each falsely marked product. Although once rarely invoked, the qui tam provision is increasingly being used by plaintiffs against large manufacturers of patented and formerly patented products. The number of qui tam lawsuits has exploded in the past couple years, and there is now a debate raging among lawyers and commentators as to whether the qui tam provision still serves its original function of punishing firms who improperly seek to squelch both free trade and the public domain by false claiming a product or service as patented. Congress is considering various ways of amending or even eliminating the qui tam provision as part of the patent reform legislation that is currently being debated on the Hill. Complicating matters, in early March 2011, a federal district court in Ohio held that the qui tam provision is unconstitutional, violating the Take Care Clause in Article II, § 3. This panel discusses the current state of play and what changes, if any, should be made to the qui tam provision of the false marking statute.

 

Featuring:

Mr. Trevor K. Copeland, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Mr. Arthur Gollwitzer, Floyd & Buss LLP
Prof. Elizabeth I. Winston, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
 

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February 15, 2011
Go Green or Go Home: A Discussion of the FTC's Updates to the Green Guides

Please join Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione's Scott J. Slavick and Andrew J. Avsec, as they discuss the Federal Trade Commission's proposed changes to and ramifications of the "Green Guides."

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The FTC created the Green Guides to help advertisers understand how the FTC plans to apply Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts, to environmental claims made to promote goods and services. This virtual panel will address the differences between the old and new Green Guides, the process of amending the Green Guides, recent enforcement actions and the effects the proposed revisions might have on advertisers and consumers alike.

Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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December 9, 2010
Followers, Fans and Friends: IP Trends Surrounding the Use of Social Media, Including Twitter and Facebook

Please join Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione's David S. Fleming and Scott J. Slavick as they discuss the current intellectual property trends surrounding the use of social media, including Twitter and Facebook.

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Topics to be addressed include:

  • The infringement risks arising from social networking sites
  • Exploring the regulation of social media marketing
  • Discussing the proactive use of social media sites by businesses to increase brand awareness
  • Providing best practices and other suggestions for trademark owners wishing to protect their brands across the social networking landscape

Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE credit. CLE credit in other states may be available on request.

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Length: 8:40 min
September 15, 2010
Eight Forty-Eight: G. Peter Nichols Discusses the Brinks Innovation Competition
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Firm Sponsors Innovation Competition at 2010 Midwest Clean Tech Conference

G. Peter Nichols appeared on Chicago Public Radio’s newsmagazine, Eight Forty-Eight on September 14 to discuss the Brinks Innovation Competition at the Midwest Clean Tech Conference 2010. The competition allows developers of new technologies to showcase their solutions to global challenges in the green technology sector. NextCAT, one of the innovation competition finalists, talked about its solution to decrease the costs of bio-diesel energy.

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July 12, 2010
The Supreme Court Decision in Bilski: What's Patentable Now?

Now that the long-awaited Supreme Court decision in the Bilski case has issued, what impact...

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..will it have on existing patents, patents in litigation and future patent prosecution methods?

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione attorneys Timothy Q. Delaney, Meredith Martin AddyCharles M. McMahon and Marc V. Richards will review the decision and lead a lively discussion on the issues to consider as the result of the Supreme Court's decision.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Viability of Business Method Patents
  • Machine/Transformation Test
  • Possible Alternative Tests
  • Prosecution Strategies
  • Litigation Strategies
  • Limits on Patentable Subject Matter

Brinks is an accredited MCLE provider in Illinois and this program is worth 1.0 hour of general CLE.  CLEar Knowledge Now programs may offer participants the ability to earn CLE, on request, in states where post-event video programming is accepted.

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August 7, 2007
MiTechNews Newsmaker Interview on Patent Infringement Lawsuits

Jim Cleland talks about when to bring a lawsuit for patent infringement. One wrinkle he explores is you don’t have to own the technology to file a lawsuit.

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July 17, 2007
MiTechNew Newsmaker Interview - Technology Licensing And Bankruptcy

Michael Spink discusses how bankruptcy can affect the ownership of technology licensing. With the Michigan auto industry consolidating, forcing many auto parts makers into bankruptcy, the fate of technology licensing becomes an important issue.

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March 8, 2007
MiTechNews Newsmaker Interview - Trademarks

Mike Spink discusses the importance of trademarks with Michael Brennan on a Newsmaker Interview for MiTechNews.

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Audio Interview with Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione attorney David S. Fleming discussing Internet trademark law.
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Audio Interview with Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione attorney William H. Frankel discussing Internet copyright law.
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Audio of Interview with Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione attorney Ralph Gabric discussing the Knorr-Bremse decision.
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Audio of Interview with Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Attorney Mary Squyres addressing Internet trademark theft.
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