As noted, as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section for the Bar Association of Montgomery County (BAMC), I am pleased to report that the IP Section is having a continuing series of presentations on the fundamentals of intellectual property law at the Bar headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. See: http://montbar.site-ym.com/?62
With the increasing value of intellectual property in today’s economy, as well as the ongoing controversies, non-IP professionals, whether attorneys, scientists, business people, and interested citizens, all want to better understand the workings of these legal principles and tools. The meetings have covered an overview of all IP rights, and two meetings about patents.
The next meeting, February 20, 2016, will address the current issues and controversies involving the remaining IP rights, i.e., copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, along with a bit of antitrust. For those who missed the talk about patents and would like to hear more, I am having a refresher on patents at 8:30 AM, with the talk about the other IP rights starting at 9 AM.
The BAMC is offering 3 hours of CLE for this event for those needing it.
As the speaker, I can say that the material will cover not only the law, but will include anecdotes about famous cases, putting the material into the context of the times. My materials have been collected and coalesced over the last 16 years as part of an in-depth course I teach at SMU to engineers, business people, teachers, students and other interested parties.
If anyone has any questions about the course and these meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For attendees, I require an RSVP so that I can gauge the audience and handle logistics. So, if learning a little about IP law is of interest, this series of presentations will do the trick. I look forward to meeting you there!
Ray Van Dyke, Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section, BAMC