Chicago Bar Association

The Chicago chapter of the Federal Bar Association is hosting a CLE program designed to introduce the Northern District of Illinois’ newest magistrate judges on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 12pm until 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided, along with 1.25 hours of credit, pending approval. The event is being hosted at the Chicago Bar Association,

This Tuesday, March 23 at noon central, I am presenting a CLE program to the Chicago Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Committee about the Local Patent Rules. If you read the Blog regularly, you have read a lot of my thoughts on the new Rules. The presentation Tuesday will spend some time on the logistics of the Rules, but will focus far more heavily on how to use the Rules in practice both offensively and defensively. The event is being held at the CBA’s building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, and lunch will be served.

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Please join me this Friday, January 23 at the Chicago Bar Association’s annual Practice Management and Legal Technology Conference. I will be presenting from 1:30-2:30 CT with Evan Brown of Internet Cases fame. We will be discussing the broad topic of using the internet and social media, in particular blogs, to network and develop your practice. The conference promises to be a great day of learning about new technologies from a wide array of experts. The cost is $99 dollars for CBA members and $199 for non-members both pay an extra $10 for registration at the event. Click here for more information on the seminar and registration forms.

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As promised earlier this week, click here for the slides from my Northern District of Illinois Cyberlaw Trends presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw & Data Privacy Committee last Tuesday. It was a very interactive presentation, so the slides cannot convey the full content of the presentation, but I think you will still find them useful. Here is an overview of the ten trends I discussed:
Downloading music has consequences
Copyright infringement can lead to jail time
Dot com’s are favorite defendants
Non-practicing entities are a major force
Keywords and thumbnails
Virtual world – Real litigation
Website content
Old world content – New world tracking
CLC v. Craigslist — Communications Decency Act
Electronic Discovery

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I will be speaking with the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw & Data Privacy Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19 at noon. My presentation is titled: “Northern District of Illinois Cyberlaw Trends.” If you are in Chicago tomorrow, please join us. The event is being held at the Chicago Bar Association building, 321 S. Plymouth. If you cannot make it, I will post the slides later this week and I understand that the Chicago Bar Association will post it as a podcast. It will not be the same as what I hope will be a highly interactive presentation, but I will post the slides later this week and a link to the podcast when it is available.
Thanks again to Evan Brown and his Internet Cases blog for the opportunity.

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I am throwing caution to the wind* and giving a presentation titled Northern District Cyberlaw Trends to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw & Data Privacy Committee, thanks to a request from Evan Brown on his excellent Internet Cases blog. I am going to discuss some of the major Northern District cyberlaw cases and opinions from 2007, including the Craigslist case, and discuss trends that can be seen from them.
If you are available February 19 at noon, join us at the Chicago Bar Association building 321 S. Plymouth. If you cannot make it, I will post about the content of my presentation after the 19th.
* Washington DC attorney Eric J. Menhart has filed a trademark application for the use of cyberlaw in connection with legal services. Not surprisingly, the blogs have a lot to say about it. Check out Blawg IT, Electronic Frontier Foundation and GrokLaw.

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