March 7, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: IP Bootcamp for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel

Topic:   IP Bootcamp for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel

Presentation Materials:  Intellectual Property Bootcamp

Description: This presentation will outline the similarities and differences between the four basic types of intellectual property (‘IP”), as well as:

– best practices for protecting your clients’ IP assets at home and abroad;

– forum selection and strategies should you need to enforce their IP rights;

– how different categories of IP can overlap for any given product or service in the real world; and

– what are the “gotchas” to watch out for in litigation, IP contracts, transactions and negotiations.

Speaker: Susan Ford is the principal attorney and owner of Res Nova Law, a boutique intellectual property and business litigation firm. She is an experienced intellectual property and business litigator, with over 20 years of experience working with businesses of all sizes to resolve disputes and avoid future litigation. Her experience includes the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets; as well as the litigation of business contracts and business torts of all varieties. Susan has presented to the Oregon State Bar in the past on complex litigation matters and continues to speak to members of the Portland business community, educating innovative companies and entrepreneurs about the importance of protecting their intellectual property and business assets. Howard Russell currently works as of counsel patent attorney to Res Nova Law. Howard has over 20 years of experience prosecuting patents and trademarks and helping individuals and businesses protect their intellectual property, both in a law firm setting and as in-house counsel. Howard is a co-founder and IP-Counsel for Abom, Inc., an award-winning, Portland-based start-up known for its heated eyewear technology.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form at:

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:               Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Time:               12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205