Intellectual Property Section Seminar
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When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT
Where: Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St
Omaha, Nebraska 
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Nebraska MCLE #144355. Iowa MCLE #267537. 3 CLE hours. (Regular/Live credit)
*Nebraska MCLE #144353. Iowa MCLE #267538. 3 CLE hours. (Distance learning)
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Registration Fees
$195 - Regular Registration
$135 - NSBA dues-paying member (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
Free - Law Students

Optional Fees
$10 - Networking Lunch at 12:15 pm

9:00 am     Blockchain 101: An Introduction to the Technology and its Current and Future Uses
Jim O’Connor, AriAnna Goldstein, and Eli Rosenberg, Baird Holm, Omaha

This session will cover the technical operating aspects of blockchain technology, its current use as virtual currency and expanding use for “smart” contracts, and the regulatory landscape surrounding use of blockchains.

10:00 am    Break

10:15 am    Navigating the Socials
Sara Stadler, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Atlanta

Scott Adams, the creator of “Dilbert,” writes that “social media is the ultimate eye on evil. It spots evil fast and shines the light of public scrutiny on it.” Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on who you ask)
social media also shines the light of public scrutiny on infringements of copyrights, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property. In this session, you’ll learn how to navigate the social networks, the better to police and enforce your clients’ intellectual property rights. You’ll also learn how to keep your clients from
doing evil themselves.

11:15 am    IP Case Law Review
Shane Thielen, Suiter Swantz, Omaha

A concise review of major copyright, trademark, and patent cases, focusing on how each cases changes the state of the law.

12:15 pm   Adjourn

Networking Lunch