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11 Jun 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CLE: Tracking Covid-19 Impacts on Intellectual Property Practice (Past)

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As every aspect of life and sector of the economy is impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, intellectual property attorneys face changes and new challenges in their practices including everything from adjusting to remote work to needing to support the innovation necessary to overcome the virus with speed and agility. This continuing legal education course will survey recent developments such as the impacts on courts, the USPTO and Copyright Office; recent litigation related to virus adjacent IP; movements to freely license IP for fighting the virus; legislative proposals; and more. Key resources for monitoring these developments and for meeting emerging practice needs will also be covered.

Learning Objectives:
I. Provide an overview of the impacts of Covid-19 on intellectual property practice including on IP registration, licensing and litigation;
II. Discuss research techniques to monitor new developments related to Covid-19 on intellectual property practice;
III. Review resources to help attorneys meet emerging needs in practice such as model documents and guidance for drafting research and development agreements to assist attorneys in handling the accelerated rate of research for the development of new vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for COVID-19.

*CLE programs are 60 minutes long. The following states are approved for 1 credit hour: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York. Prior approval is being sought in additional states and you can inquire about accreditation statuses by emailing Please provide event title and date.
Note: If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via webinar or webcast. (NY has issued a temporary ruling that newly admitted attorneys can receive Skills credit via webinar or webcast through June 30, 2021 due to COVID-19.)