This January the CLA IP Section is excited to be highlighting some of our most loved and most fascinating webinars from the past! Come enjoy some of the incredible webinars our catalogue has offer, covering topics ranging from Led Zeppelin to video games to best practices during COVID. We even have featured webinars covering your ethics and competency MCLE needs. Come see the best webinars you may have missed!
- January 5 @ 12 noon | Ethical and Risk Management Considerations for Trademark Practitioners in Clearing Marks (0.75 Ethics credit)
Peter Harvey will address ethical and risk management questions for trademark practitioners including conflicts of interest and competence.
- January 11 @ 12 noon | U.S. Copyright Office: Update for California Lawyers
Go straight to the source and join representatives of the U.S. Copyright Office in discussing recent initiatives by the Office in the administration of copyright law for the public benefit. This webinar covers the Music Modernization Act, recent litigation, policy updates, and even copyright in the age of AI.
- January 12 @ 12 noon | Stairway to a Heavenly Decision: How Led Zeppelin Won in the Ninth Circuit and May Have Fixed Music Copyright Law
Led Zeppelin’s attorney, Peter Anderson, will discuss the travails of the band’s litigation involving the iconic Stairway to Heaven song.
- January 14 @ 12 noon | A Primer on Open Source Software Legal Issues
Open source software (OSS) is ubiquitous, yet OSS legal issues are often misunderstood or not even identified in the first place. This webinar will provide a primer on OSS legal matters.
- January 15 @ 12 noon | From Pong to Fortnite – the Evolution of IP Issues in Video Games
As the video game industry has continued to develop at sonic speed, the legal issues that must be considered have developed just as fast. It’s time to level up with some practical tips for handling and advising on IP issues that arise for video game developers.
- January 22 @ 12 noon | Coronavirus & Remote Work Force: Best Practices for Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
As COVID has impacted all of our businesses, many companies have enacted new remote working policies, plans, and procedures, often without much thought given to the protection of trade secrets and proprietary information. Join us to cover how to move with these changing times.
- January 25 @ 12 noon | Copyright Trolls & Ethics: a Case Study on Richard Liebowitz (1 legal Ethics credit)
Join us for an entertaining legal ethics presentation on Richard Liebowitz, who has been sanctioned in dozens of cases, with one federal judge labeling him a “copyright troll.”
- January 26 @ 12 noon | Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment (1 Competency Issues credit)
David Mann will share a wealth of experience about the prevention, detection, and treatment of substance abuse for attorneys. He’s the Northern California Consultant to The Other Bar, and provides outreach, education, and assistance to the legal community for substance abuse and related challenges.
- January 27 @ 12 noon | Unpacking the California Supreme Court’s Ruling in Hassell v Bird
Get up to date on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act by unpacking what the California Supreme Court’s decision in Hassell v. Bird means for content like negative Yelp reviews.
- January 28 @ 12 noon | Copyright & AI – Perspectives from the U.S. Copyright Office
Representatives from the Copyright Office will explore the latest issues involving copyright law and AI, including computer-assisted creativity, training data selection, bias, deep-fakes, and enforcement.
- January 29 @ 12 noon | Implicit Bias and Diversity in the In-House Counsel Setting
In this webinar Shaka Johnson, VP and Associate General Counsel at Sony Electronics, and Justine Phillips, a Partner in Sheppard Mullin’s cyber and employment law practice groups, discuss how implicit biases, and efforts to promote diversity, impacts attorneys serving both in an in-house counsel role, and as outside counsel working with in-house counsel.