What Can Be Patented? Current Trends in the Law of Patentability

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

In recent years, the Supreme Court has handed down major decisions changing what constitutes a patent-eligible innovation. This class will update legal practitioners, entrepreneurs and anyone curious about the subject on how the courts continue to alter and refine the answer to the question, “What can be patented?”

Class covers:

  • Current requirements for patentability
  • Judicially-created exceptions to eligibility
  • Interpretations and guidelines from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Updates on the latest case law developments

Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit

Registration fee: $35
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
Boxed lunch and reduced-rate parking options available during registration

Presented by Jenne Relucio:
Jenne Relucio is a registered U.S. patent agent with her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Stony Brook University and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. She has worked previously at large tech companies and in academia, and is currently a Bridge-to-Practice Legal Intern with LA Law Library

 

Last Updated: Friday, 17 April 2015 08:43

Hits: 208

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Writing Effectively for Judicial Eyes

Wednesday, June 17
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Offering practical guidance for creating polished points and authorities, memoranda, demand letters and other legal documents, this training will provide tips and information designed to present law students and new attorneys with best practices for effective advocacy writing and avoidance of common mistakes in legal writing.

Presented by:
Judge Bruce Iwasaki

Registration fees: Free
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Friday, 22 May 2015 11:35

Hits: 336

Brown Bag Lunch Series: How Pro Bono Work Can Build Strong Legal Skills

Wednesday, June 10
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Law clerks and associates often seek to combine their desire to serve indigent clients with their need to develop strong legal skills. This training provides insights into the types of pro bono opportunities that help law clerks and new attorneys develop strong advocacy skills, particularly litigation and negotiation skills.

Presented by:

  • Stacy Horth-Neubert, Skadden Arps
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Registration fees: Free
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Friday, 22 May 2015 11:36

Hits: 291

MCLE: Crime & Culture: How Culture Comes Into Play During the Prosecution and Defense of a Criminal Case

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Join criminal law experts including Judge Debra Sanchez, Bruce Brody of the Alternate Public Defender’s Office and Michele Anderson of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as they discuss the influence of culture during each step of a criminal case. The discussion will include each phase of a case from arraignment through to trial and sentencing.

Class covers:

  • How to prevent bias against defendants from minority cultures
  • How cultural beliefs and values can affect jury selection
  • The impact of culture on trial and sentencing

Presented by:
Iranian American Lawyers Association

Earn 1.0 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit

Registration fees: $60 for the dinner and the class
Non-refundable payment reserves seat

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:09

Hits: 615

Business Series: Intersection of Law & Business: Series Kickoff

Due to the popularity of this class, we are unable to take any further registrations. Other classes in the series are still available on a first come, first served basis. To see a list and register for classes with space available, please click here. Please check back again in February 2016 when the series will be offered again!

Friday, June 5, 2015
3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Starting and growing a business involves the law in many unexpected ways. From incorporation to financing, hiring and contracts, learn about the things you “didn’t know you needed to know” in this introduction to the intersection of law and business and what that means for entrepreneurship and long-term success.

Class covers:

  • Thinking about legal issues from the start 
  • Balancing business needs and legal requirements
  • When is it time for a general counsel?
  • Checklists, checklists, and more checklists!
  • The top five reasons new businesses fail

Presented by:
Douglas Olin, Olin Associates

Doug Olin is a business executive and lawyer with extensive public and private sector experience. In his 20 years in public service, he worked in the White House Office of Management & Budget under David Stockman, served for 12 years as the Assistant Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, and was appointed by President Clinton to be the nation’s first U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Agreements Compliance.  In 2001 he joined Technicolor here in Los Angeles to help build their global digital cinema business and later went on to become Chief Operating Officer of Control Risk Group, a global provider of risk management services. He is now an independent consultant and attorney here in Los Angeles specializing in technology startups, risk management, international business operations, and finance. He has a law degree from Georgetown, a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor’s in Political Science from George Washington University, and studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Thursday, 06 August 2015 09:13

Hits: 382

Hours / Location

LA Law Library
301 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-785-2529
Click Here for Directions

Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Branches / Partner Locations

Join Our Mailing List

To get more information about upcoming classes and events, please click here to join our mailing list.

Follow Us...Like Us...

Federal Depository

Federal Depository Logo

The LA Law Library is a selective government depository for both the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and State of California materials.

© LA Law Library 2013