Intellectual Property Law for the General Practitioner


CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN

Intellectual property (IP) generally refers to four distinct types of intangible property rights. Oftentimes, these intellectual property rights are the most valuable assets a business or organization will ever own. Unfortunately, many practitioners are unfamiliar with intellectual property and are ill-equipped to advise their clients on how to secure and enforce their IP rights and the importance of doing so. In this course, you will learn the differences between trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets and why they are essential to the health and success of businesses, non-profit organizations, associations, and educational institutions of all sizes.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Trademark Clearance and Federal Trademark Registration
•   Patentable Subject Matter and the Patent Process
•   Copyrightable Subject Matter and Copyright Registration
•   Defining and Protecting Trade Secrets

Date / Time: August 6, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: June 25, 2018

Morris Turek, Esq. helps individuals, businesses, organizations, associations, and educational institutions avoid the high costs and devastating effects of being sued for trademark infringement. He focuses his practice of law almost exclusively on trademark clearance, federal trademark registration, and trademark enforcement matters. He has prepared and filed approximately 4,000 trademark applications in his career and has been involved in dozens of trademark opposition and cancellation matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Furthermore, Morris advises clients on a range of matters related to copyright, including copyright registration and licensing.

Morris graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2005 and is the owner/founder of, a law firm dedicated to securing, protecting, enforcing, and defending the trademark rights of its clients. He currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri and serves clients located throughout the United States and in numerous foreign countries.

Scott A. Smith, Esq. is intellectual property counsel for Katalyst Surgical, LLC in St. Louis Missouri, an industry leader in ophthalmic surgical instruments. He has a wide range of experience in intellectual property, including all phases of patent practice, from initial preparation of applications to enforcement. He has experience in procuring patent rights, including preparing applications, prosecution before the USPTO, and appeals. He also has experience in litigating patents in the federal court system, as well as in providing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions. He has worked with a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, HVAC, consumer goods, electrical connectors, business methods, and vehicle systems. Prior to attending law school, Scott A. Smith worked as an engineer in machine design and refrigeration design.

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Section I. Trademark Clearance and Federal Trademark Registration
Morris Turek

Section II. Scott Smith – Patentable Subject Matter and the Patent Process
Scott Smith

Section III. Copyrightable Subject Matter and Copyright Registration
Morris Turek

Section IV. Defining and Protecting Trade Secrets
Scott Smith