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USPTO Examiner Interview Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews to Advance Patent Prosecution

Webinar was presented March 21, 2017, and hosted by Strafford Publications, Inc.
by Marvin Petry

This webinar provides guidance to patent counsel on leveraging interviews with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiners to prosecute patents more efficiently. A panel of three patent attorneys, including Marv Petry, Member of Stites & Harbison, provide insight into conducting the interviews and offer strategies for interacting with patent examiners.  

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2015 Regulatory Racecard

Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Seminar, Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, April 23, 2015
by Brian M. Bennett

Stites & Harbison attorneys Katie Bell and Brian Bennett presentation on CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules, Successors in Interest Proposed Changes. Delinquency, Early Intervention and Bankruptcy.

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Greenhouse Gases at One First Street

2014 Kentucky Environmental Law CLE Seminar, Kentucky Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, Frankfort, Ky., April 22, 2014

Presentation to the 2014 Kentucky Environmental Law CLE seminar

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Do you really own it? Copyrights in the Age of Cloud Computing

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Face to Face networking event, February 29, 2012
by Mari-Elise Paul and Stephen J. Weyer

Who really owns the material that you put onthe web? Stites & Harbison PLLC attorneys Mari-Elise Taube and Stephen Weyer help define what copyright is, what rights you do and do not have when is comes to the things you put on the web. This seminar also takes a look at how social media sights like Facebook and Twitter have increased the attention to copyright rules and regulations and the possibility of copyright infringement of mete rials used on the web.

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The EB-5 VISA Program

co-presenter with Adel Elmankabady and Nirupama Kulkami, The HUB Atlanta, February 15, 2012
by James C. Seiffert

Seminar presented by James C. Seiffert, Member at Stites & Harbison, Adel Elmankabady, Principal at Georgia Center for Foreign Investment on Development, and Nirupama Kulkami, Indus Law Firm, Immigration and International Business at the HUB Atlanta.

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Bankruptcy Construction

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, CONNECTIONS networking seminar, January 19, 2012

What happens when the owner, contractor or subcontractor files for bankruptcy protection during your construction project?

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OMG! My employees are on Facebook!

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Thirsty Thursday networking event, Louisville, Ky., September 22, 2011
by Demetrius O. Holloway

Stites & Harbison attorneys Shannon Hamilton, Demetrius Holloway and Karen Paulin give you an overview of social media, statistics and trends, legitimate uses of social media for employers, laws to consider, issues, cases and examples of what an employer can do when confronted with social media issues in the workplace.

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The EB-5 VISA Program: An Innovative Entrepreneurial Approach to Financing U.S. Economic Growth

EB-5 Visa Immigrant Investor Program, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, July 27, 2011
by James C. Seiffert

When capital is scarce, business owners and entrepreneurs must be creative and seek financing which is unconventional or innovative.  The EB-5 VISA Program, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, provides visas for foreign nationals who invest in new commercial enterprises that benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10 full-time jobs.  This seminar provided attendees a general overview of the EB-VISA Program. 

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Bankruptcy Claims Trading: Mechanics, Strategies, and Ethics

presentation to Louisville Bar Association, Louisville Bar Center, Louisville, Ky., June 24, 2011
by W. Robert Meyer and Brian M. Bennett

Claims trading is a process by which Chapter 11 bankruptcy claims are sold to third party buyers.  The purposes of these transactions are to minimize payment risk for the selling creditors, and to purse reward opportunities for buyers through either direct financial benefit or for more strategic bankruptcy purposes.  The trading market in bankruptcy claims was less than $10 billion in 1990, but grew to more than $20 billion by the year 2007, and by 2010, some estimates placed the market volume as high as in the hundreds of billions of dollars.  Much of this increased market activity has occurred as a result of reduced judicial intervention in the trade and lack of regulation.  See II(B)2, infra.

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