Intellectual Property (IP)

TX CLE: New Texas CLE Courses Added

Our goal at Attorney Credits is to bring you the most current and relevant CLE programming that will make you a better attorney. We try to create about 4-8 new CLE course each month to constantly expand and diversity our CLE library. These are the latest CLE courses that we have added for Texas attorneys: Bankruptcy, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Digital…

New Digital Assets Law Coming to California???

What happens to your Facebook account when you die… does it die too? What about your PayPal account, iTunes library and all your other valuable digital assets? States around the country have begun to pass legislation that allow individuals to access social media accounts and other digital accounts on behalf of a deceased individual. To date, over 20 states have passed their…

CLE: Legal Challenges of Working with Breweries

With the emergence of Stone Brewing, Ballast Point and thousands of other breweries in every corner of the country, the American craft beer industry has exploded over the last decade. Unfortunately, while these new brewer entrepreneurs are experts when it comes to barley & hops, they are not experts when it comes to reviewing leases and establishing trademark rights in their beers.…

CLE on Emerging Trends in Cannabis Litigation

The green gold rush has taken off. With marijuana laws rapidly changing across the country, many individuals and businesses have sought to cash in off the new “green gold rush.” Dispensaries, growers, cultivators and many others now seek to establish their position in this lucrative new industry and their share of billions of dollars in new business. Unfortunately, the last few years…

New CLE Course on Drones & Liability

Very soon there will be as many drones in the sky as flies…. that may be a stretch, but you get the picture of how popular drones have become. Every year millions of drones are bought used for everything from conducting surveillance and crop science to filming weddings, bar mitzvahs and other celebrations. But what happens when the drone your 12 year-old…

CLE Course on Conducting a Patent Prior Art Search

Prior art research should be concluded early on in the patent process before time, money and resources are expended on the construction of the patent and the application. Prior art research will identify those patent publications that may prevent the innovation in question from being patented and can provide a type of road map in the early stages of development that can…

New CLE Course on Drones and Civil Surveillance

Drones are one of the hottest new technologies on the market. They are available online for as little as $89.00 and they can be flown legally under an altitude of 400 feet with certain weight restrictions. Very soon, millions of drones will be filling our skies on a daily basis for fun, to deliver pizzas, to drop off your latest purchase…. and spying…

CLE Course: Protecting Your Client’s Digital Assets

People are increasingly living their lives online. Whether it’s through Facetime, gmail, Facebook, eBay, NetFlix… our lives become increasingly more digital everyday. But what happens to your client’s digital footprint – their digital estate – when they pass away? Your client’s digital assets must be accounted for and protected in their estate plan or their loved ones may simply lose access to…

CLE Course on Education & Student Data Privacy

BYOD, sexting, facial recognition software, security cameras, online learning portals – welcome to the 21st century classroom!! Technology has dramatically changed the landscape of education – school is definitely not the same place that we went to. One major result of technology in schools has been the massive proliferation of student data and information collected about students by third party vendors such…

CLE on Independent Filmmaking Law

When independent filmmaking projects go wrong, many problems could have been prevented by proper planning from a legal standpoint at the outset of the project.  As an entertainment attorney, you almost have to act as a quasi-production coordinator and account for your client’s risk from concept to distribution. The Scenario Your client decides to write and produce a screenplay with a team…