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Maine Law Offers "Intellectual Property: Legal Issues in Social Justice Impact in the Information Age" - CLE Ethics Credit

Intellectual Property: Legal Issues and Social Justice Impact in the Information Age
Thursday, November 12, 2009
4:00pm - 6:00pm

This two-hour program explores how patent, copyright and trademark law can be instruments of social justice and social engineering. Join Lateef Mtima, our visiting scholar from Howard University and director of its Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, as well as trademark and patent experts Phillip Hampton and Thomas Irving, for a discussion of how intellectual property law and lawyers can be agents for the socio-economic advancement of marginalized communities.

Admission is free but seating is limited. For Maine attorneys, 1.5 hours of ethics CLE have been secured.

Chair

Lateef Mtima
Professor of Law & Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice
Howard University School of Law
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law (Fall 2009)

Panelists

Phillip G. Hampton II
Partner - Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Ochinsky, LLP
Washington, DC
(PTO Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, 1994-98)

Thomas L. Irving
Partner - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Washington, DC