Live CLE Seminar
Business Contracts A-Z:
Reviews, Drafts and Negotiations
October 30, 2012 • Milwaukee, WI
Businesses large and small require a number of contracts to be drafted and/or reviewed by their business attorney. This CLE is designed for attorneys who are new to business law, specifically transactional law and will be a guide on contract drafting for common business contracts that a practitioner will encounter.
- Contract Mechanics
- Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Employment Contract
- Independent Contractor Agreement
- Commercial Lease
Attorney J. Scott Scarbrough
Midwest Legal Partners, L.L.C. – Milwaukee, WI
J. Scott Scarbrough focuses his practice on Intellectual Property and IP Portfolio Management. As a successful inventor, Mr. Scarbrough understands first hand the importance and value of intellectual property; not only for the protections available under state and federal laws, but as a potential revenue source for the client. In addition to traditional trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret issues, Mr. Scarbrough also assists clients in assessing their IP portfolio, implementing a culture of IP protection, and managing their IP portfolios. In many instances, Mr. Scarbrough helps clients to recognize unrealized opportunities to recapture their costs via developing a focused strategic licensing plan, and managing their IP portfolios specifically to self-fund their research efforts. The proper evaluation of a clients Intellectual Property effort is just like any other corporate expense, the benefits should outweigh the costs. Good Intellectual Property Management requires a fundamental assessment of the potential value of a client's IP. Midwest Legal Partners and Mr. Scarbrough prefer not to take the traditional legal approach taken by many of the larger law firms, focusing their efforts solely on legal efforts such as, trademark, copyright, and patent filings. While we do spend a significant portion of our time with trademarks, copyrights, and patents, we prefer to proactively partner with our clients to properly evaluate the benefits versus expenses before recommending a legal strategy for our clients. It is our role to counsel our clients with sound legal advice, and this advice is biased and unsound if we only consider whether a patent could be granted, and ignore whether the patent would be worth the expense. Mr. Scarbrough works with clients, from individual inventors to fortune 500 companies, on non-disclosure agreements, non-compete clauses, cease and desist letters, patent searches, infringement analyses, and the entire range of legal outputs, but differentiates his counsel with his years of individual and corporate experience by helping the client evaluate and optimize their legal IP strategy.
J. Scott Scarbrough obtained his law degree (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School with a concentation on Patent Prosecution, Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, International Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Contract Law. Mr. Scarbrough obtained his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and his Bachelor of Science (M.S.), Polymer Science, from The Pennsylvania State University.
Total CLE Credit Hours:
3.5 (includes 1 ethics hour
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.
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09:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Milwaukee Bar Association, Inc.
424 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
This event is being co-sponspored by the Milwaukee Bar Asscoiation.
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