Intellectual Property Law 2014 Changes (WEB)

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The law of intellectual property is separate and distinct from the law of tangible property.  In general terms, intellectual property is any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others.

Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.

Join us for this 90-minute webinar to learn about important changes in intellectual property law you cannot afford to overlook.

This program was recorded in 2014.

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What You Will Learn

  • Attorney fees
    • Proposed Congressional legislative changes with respect to attorney fees and electronic discovery in patent infringement litigation
    • U.S .Supreme Court decisions addressing awards of attorney fees to the prevailing party under currently existing section 285
  • Patent eligibility/business methods and computer related devices:
    • CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. Pty, Ltd., 717 F.3d 1269(Fed. Cir. 201, rehearing en banc, cert. granted 134 S. Ct. 734(2013).
    • Brief history of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on this topic for context and leading up to this pending decision.
  • Statutory interpretation of 35 U.S.C. 271(a) and 271(b) (direct and indirect infringement)
  • Indefiniteness under 35 USC 112
  • Copyright and Public performance
  • Copyright infringement and laches
  • Proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for discovery in patent infringement litigation


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Adrienne B. Naumann, Esq.
Patent Attorney and Attorney at Law
Law Office of Adrienne B. Naumann

Ms. Naumann established her own practice in 1996 which is exclusively intellectual property law. Ms. Naumann’s practice includes individual entrepreneurs and start-up companies, as well as small and medium sized businesses. Her issued patents include a broad range of technologies including: a razor handle, board game, agricultural method, pneumatically driven trench shoring device, floral containers, electromechanical lock, laminar flow nozzle, portable exercise devices, mechanical bag holder and shelving. When necessary, she has filed successful patent application appeals in the Patent & Trademark Office on behalf of clients.

Ms. Naumann has obtained trademark registrations, copyright registrations and design patents on behalf of artists, writers and companies.  In addition to obtaining intellectual property protection through government agencies, Ms. Naumann advises and drafts documents for ownership, shop rights, works for hire, transfers of rights, licenses, permissions, rescission, consents, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements, releases, trade secrets, proprietary information and web sites. Her office also provides design service for logos, trademarks, service marks and other brand insignia for businesses.

Ms. Naumann served as Secretary on the Board of the University of Chicago, Chicago Women’s Alliance from 2010-2018. She has also served on the Electronic Discovery Pilot Program of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

Ms. Naumann has served on the Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Association Board of Directors in Chicago, Illinois from 2007 through 2010. 

During her term on this Alumni Association Board, she was the Chairperson for the Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Naumann has also participated as a judge for science projects in the Illinois Institute of Technology Interprofessional Projects Program. In this program undergraduate students collaborate on projects directed to industry, medicine, transportation and alternative energy resources.

Ms. Naumann has worked continuously and exclusively as an attorney since she graduated from law school.



Audio Course Material Package Download: $169

Audio Course Material Package CD: $169, plus $7.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.


CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 1.5 units of general CLE in California.

IL General: This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit in Illinois through August 4, 2016.

WA General: 1.5 hours of AV MCLE credit in Washington trhough August 6, 2019.

FL General: This seminar is approved for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit in Florida, including 2.0 hours of certification credit in Intellectual Property Law through February 6, 2016.

FL CLE Specialization Credit: This seminar is approved for 2.0 hours of certification credit in Intellectual Property Law.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.


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Substitutions may be made at any time.

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Recorded in 2014.