Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights: A Look At Last Year’s Most Important Decisions
April 14, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
1.5 CLE Credits
Hear from three prominent IP thought-leaders as they discuss patent, trademark and copyright decisions that had a significant impact this past year.
Presented by: Stephanie Bald of Kelly IP, LLP; J. Baron Lesperance of Remenick PLLC; and Dale Cendali of Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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