Irwin IP attorneys frequently provide presentations on substantive issues of intellectual property and entertainment law at the behest of clients and for Continuing Legal Education events. Some of these presentations deemed most responsive to client’s frequent questions are provided below for your convenient reference.
The materials and information contained herein, and in the linked presentations, are intended to provide general information only and not legal advice. Please note that the provided information, and the linked presentations, reflect information from the time of their collection and creation and, thus, some practices, rules, and law may be different now than when the provided information was collected and the presentations were created. You should consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction and not rely upon the information presented here. Viewing materials provided through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Patent Law Update
Northern District of Illinois Local Patent Rules
2021 Patent Law Year in Review
Covers select developments and trends in patent law from October 2020 through October 2021, including changes to PTAB IPR procedures and practices, the scope and applicability of estoppel and other preclusion defenses, venue challenges, section 101 patentable subject matter, invalidity concepts such as enablement and teaching away, contractual transfer of IP rights, and design patent law developments.
Copyright Law for Photographers 2019
Will Copyright Survive in the Digital Age?
DMCA Safe Harbors
Artist Management and Studio Agreements
Band Law for Bands
A book written by Barry Irwin and Adam Reis meant to introduce musicians to the fundamental issues typically faced by bands, including band agreements, copyright ownership and registration, licensing issues, and recording contract negotiations.
Current Issues in Music Law
Legal Issues in Poetry
GENERAL IP LAW
Propriedad Intelectual – Una Introducción
Provides an overview of intellectual property principles (patent, copyright, and trademark law) for Spanish-language artists and entrepreneurs. Esta presentación es una introducción a la propiedad intellectual y como se protege legalmente mediante patentes (para un invento, que es un producto, aparato, o proceso que ofrece una solución técnica o científica), derechos de autor (para obras artísticas, literarias, o expresivas), y marcas comerciales (símbolos, nombres, frases, o diseños unido a un producto o servicio que idenifican un negocio específico).
PoP IP Principles Through Disputes
Examines the impact that major types of intellectual property law have on the Toy and Games Industry; explores examples of particularly influential disputes; and provides useful tips for practitioners, entrepreneurs, and companies that work in the space.