Intellectual property can be a valuable asset to any business. But lawyers cannot do it alone. All professionals should know the basics of how these assets are obtained, maintained, and used to generate value. This presentation will give an overview of the four types of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • List the basics of the four types of intellectual property rights
  • Describe how IP rights are typically obtained
  • Explain ongoing obligations to maintain these rights
  • Explain how these rights can generate value to a company
  • Describe a company’s litigation options when its intellectual property is unlawfully used or taken;
  • Explain how and why non-lawyers should be thinking about intellectual property rights in the course of their work
  • Identify projects or ideas that might generate intellectual property rights
  • Ensure they you are taking steps to maintain your company’s intellectual property rights
  • Identify ways in which companies might be able to exploit intellectual property rights for gain.
Faculty Member
Mark Smith
Perkins Coie

Mark Thomas Smith, a registered patent agent, and counsel at Perkins Coie, represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigations. Mr. Smith’s background includes a wide range of technologies from electrical applications to medical devices. Mr. Smith also focuses on optical technologies ranging from lasers to fiber optics and other optical components. He is a graduate of Santa Clara Law School.

Faculty Member
Furqan Mohammed
Mohammed, Shamaileh & Tabahi, LLC

Furqan Mohammed is a partner at the law firm of Mohammed, Shamaileh & Tabahi, LLC (“MST Law”). Furqan litigates and advises clients in a diverse array of practice areas, including breach-of-contract, business torts, trade secrets, noncompetition agreements and other employment-related issues, privacy and data, commercial foreclosures, and patent and intellectual property. Furqan has represented business clients in legal matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has served as a key member of trial teams that have secured multimillion-dollar verdicts. From pre-litigation demand letters and negotiations to trial preparation and appellate briefs, Furqan has handled all aspects of litigation representation, including pleadings, discovery and depositions. Furqan has been identified as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Law & Politics in 2016 and 2017 and identified on the Lawyer of Color's Second Annual "Hot List" for the Midwest Region in 2014. Furqan has also received several awards for his pro bono commitments.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1 General
AK 1 General
AR Not Available General
AZ 1 General
CA 1 General
CO 1.2 General
CT 1 General
DE 1 General
FL 1.2 General
GA 1 General
HI 1 General
IA 1 General
ID 1 General
IL 1 General
IN 1 General
KS Not Available General
KY 1 General
LA 1 General
ME 1 General
MN 1 General
MO 1.2 General
MS 1 General
MT 1 General
NC 1 General
ND 1 General
NE Not Available General
NH 1 General
NJ 1.2 General
NM 1 General
NV 1 General
NY 1.2 Areas of Professional Practice (NY)
OH 1 General
OK 1.2 General
OR 1 General
PA 1 General
RI Not Available General
SC Not Available General
TN 1 General
TX 1 General
UT 1 General
VA Not Available General
VT 1 General
WA 1 General
WI 1.2 General
WV 1.2 General
WY 1 General

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

For Compliance courses, we have listed the credit we believe this course is eligible for. After completing the course, you will receive instructions for submitting the course to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). This education activity has not been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®for review or approval of its educational content. Please [email protected] directly regarding the applications and documentation necessary to submit applicable compliance related education to CCB for their review.

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