CLE: Intellectual Property Basics - What the General Practitioner Should Know to Avoid Malpractice | Live Zoom Webinar
Fri, June 18, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:40 AM CT
Presented by the BAMSL Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
|8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Patents Basics - Scott A. Smith|
|9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.||Break|
|9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Copyright Basics - Tara L. Ficken|
|10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.||Break|
|10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.||Trademark Basics - Morris E. Turek|
Tara L. Ficken — Associate, Husch Blackwell LLP
Tara works closely with clients at every stage of the trademark process in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology and transportation, and, most recently, the evolving cannabis industry.
Tara’s trademark practice is three-fold. She first assists clients with identification of trademarks and other intellectual property. If these assets are unregistered, she then conducts a thorough trademark clearance search, and creates custom strategies for protection of these marks on the federal and state levels. Second, Tara counsels clients through the application process and subsequent maintenance filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Finally, she helps with enforcement of trademarks, determining how to best assert client rights against unauthorized third-party users.
Scott A. Smith — Attorney, Katalyst Surgical, LLC
Scott A. Smith practices intellectual property law, with a primary focus on patents. He has a wide range of experience in all phases of patent practice, from initial preparation of applications to enforcement. He has experience in procuring patent rights, including preparing applications, prosecution before the USPTO, and appeals.
He also has experience in litigating patents in the federal court system, as well as in providing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions. He has worked with a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, HVAC, consumer goods, electrical connectors, business methods, and vehicle systems. Prior to attending law school, Scott A. Smith worked for 5 years as an engineer in machine design and refrigeration design.
He has a wide range of experience in all phases of trademark practice, from initial preparation of applications to oppositions, licensing, and enforcement.
Morris E. Turek — Owner, YourTrademarkAttorney.com
Morris Turek is a trademark and copyright attorney located in St. Louis, Missouri. He helps entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions avoid the high costs and devastating effects of being sued for intellectual property infringement. Morris focuses his practice of law almost exclusively on trademark and copyright clearance, federal trademark and copyright registration, intellectual property litigation, and intellectual property licensing. He is a 2005 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and is the owner and founder of YourTrademarkAttorney.com. Morris has served as Chair of the BAMSL Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section, and he periodically teaches a continuing education course on trademark and copyright law at a local community college.
Annette P. Heller — Heller & Associates
Annette P. Heller is an experienced and established trademark attorney located in the St. Louis, Missouri area with clients all over the United States. She's been practicing since 1976 and worked for Ralston Purina as an in-house Trademark and Copyright Counsel until 1983 when she started her practice limited to trademark law and copyright law. Annette primarily represents individuals, small to medium size companies and law firms that do not have trademark or copyright expertise within the firm. Regardless of the size of the case, she gives personalized service to all of her clients.
She is among the top trademark attorneys in the United States in the number of applications filed with the United States Trademark Office. She has been the recipient of the Trademark Insider Award for top ranking in the nation for the number of new trademark applications received at the USPTO. She has filed over 3,300 trademark applications and successfully registered over 2,200. In addition, she has handled over 225 oppositions and cancellations in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
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Fri, June 18, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:40 AM CT
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