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Intellectual Property MCLE Location: Attorney Resource Center, 505 N. County Farm Rd. Speaker: Jefferson Perkins

When: Monday, October 23rd
11:45 lunch, 12:00 presentation
Where: Attorney Resource Center,
505 N. County Farm Rd
3rd Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Contact: Cindy Allston

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Intellectual Property MCLE - Anatomy of Intellectual Property


Speaker: Jefferson Perkins of Perkins IP Law Group LLC

Jeff Perkins is the principal of Perkins IP Law Group LLC.  He has practiced intellectual property law for 34 years, and has officed in DuPage County for the last thirteen.  Prior to this time Mr. Perkins practiced in Chicago and Dallas as a partner in each of several large general civil practice firms.  His practice extends to all phases of acquiring, defending, asserting and licensing patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, both domestically and internationally.  Mr. Perkins received BSEE and BS LAS degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 and a JD (Distinction) from the John Marshall Law School in 1983.  He is a registered patent attorney.


Summary: This presentation describes the major kinds of intellectual property (IP) recognized by US law, and along the way addresses some recurrent popular misconceptions. 


Learning Objectives: 

1. Identify what sort of IP protection is available for what sort of idea, information, invention, work or mark

2. Be able to correctly extract information from a patent, a trademark registration and a copyright registration

3. Learn about some IP misconceptions popular among the business community and the business bar, and what the situation really is


Handouts:  Handouts can be found on the  IP Website or click here.


Pizza will be served at 11:45.  


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