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July 2014

Gordon & Rees to Present Aug. 20 Webinar on What Businesses Should Know About Patents

As part of the firm’s 2014 National IP Law Webinar Series, Gordon & Rees will hold a webinar titled “What You Should Know About Patents” on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT.

The live webinars offer free, practical training for business leaders and entrepreneurs on statutory and common law rights associated with the major forms of intellectual property (trademarks, patents, and copyrights). Gordon & Rees attorneys provide businesses with information on the different types of IP protection; cost-effective monitoring and enforcement of rights; worldwide protection of rights; cost-benefit analysis of foreign IP protection; and other issues on the horizon.

For the August webinar, San Diego partner John Haller will discuss patent prosecution, licensing and litigation as well as the Constitution’s enabling language and federal statutes and regulations, including Title 35 of the U.S. Code, 37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, and recent patent law changes, among other topics. A Q&A session will follow the webinar.

To register for the Aug. 20 webinar or for more information about Gordon & Rees’s 2014 National IP Law Webinar Series, click here.  Webinars also are archived online at http://ipwebinars.gordonrees.com/.

Gordon & Rees’s Intellectual Property Practice Group assists clients in identifying, securing, asserting and defending all aspects of IP rights at home and abroad.  It also conducts IP audits and provides advice and counseling for strategies to maximize IP assets. In addition to the traditional IP components of patents, trademark and trade dress, and copyright, Gordon & Rees’s Intellectual Property Practice Group is highly experienced in trade secrets, Internet-related issues, rights of privacy, and issues of unfair competition and antitrust as well as regulatory compliance. The team negotiates and drafts development agreements, licenses, distribution, joint venture, strategic alliance, and vendor services agreements. It also has extensive experience crafting and implementing cost-efficient enforcement programs to protect IP rights including seizures, injunctions, anti-counterfeiting and gray market enforcement.

One of the fastest growing firms in the country, Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 550 lawyers and 31 offices in 20 states. In 2014, The National Law Journal ranked the firm 89th on its list of the largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm at No. 131 on the Am Law 200 and at No. 26 on its Diversity Scorecard. Gordon & Rees has been ranked as a “BTI Client Service All-Star” for the past three years and has been honored as a 2014 "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 companies as well as selected for inclusion on Corporate Counsel magazine’s 2013 “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies” list.