Monthly Archives: November 2010

Innovation is still alive and well

[Guest Blogger: Zoyna L. Dixon, Business Development Associate, PLI]

President Barack Obama congratulated some of the most talented engineers, scientists and inventors as he awarded them with the National Medals of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation; one of the highest honors awarded by the United States Government in this field.   Amongst a select group of press invited was PLI’s Patent Bar principle lecturer Gene Quinn of IP Watchdog, Inc.  who strongly supports the idea that one of the best ways to stimulate growth within our economy is to recognize the need for innovation, and appreciate the talent that create new systems, inventions, and spark ideas for growth.  PLI’s Patent Bar Review course has prepared a significant number of engineers and scientists to become a part of the esteemed  society of Patent Agents, and Patent Lawyers that practice before the U.S. patent office; individuals that will protect the intellectual property rights of organizations within the U.S.  During President Obama’s speech he touched on the necessity for our generations to come to be properly educated in math and science and how important it is for us to continue to support this within our education system.  PLI’s dedication to the practitioner within the IP society warrants us to offer cutting edge material that reflect what is current within the IP world, and effectively aid in the day to day practice of those who obtain our services.  Visit PLI’s Patent community to stay abreast of what’s new in the patent world.

October Course Handbook Update

Here are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of October.  Additional information about all our titles can be found at www.pli.edu.  Please write libraryrelations@pli.edu if you have any questions or would like to order a title.

Title Publish Date Spine No Item id
12th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute 10/25/10 N582 23437
12th Annual Supreme Court Review 10/30/10 xxx 23548
27th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation 10/21/10 H836-837 23559
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Institute 2010 10/5/10 B1840 23761
Advanced Securities Law Workshop 2010 10/8/10 B1839 22960
Annual Institute on Employment Law 2010 10/14/10 H833 23407
Auditor Liability in the Current Environment: How to Protect Yourself 10/22/10 B1844 22975
Broker-Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2010 10/20/10 B1845 22715
Commercial Arbitration 2010: New Developments and Strategies for Efficient, Cost-Effective Dispute Resolution 10/6/10 H835 23777
Corporate Political Activities 2010: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying & Ethics Laws 10/5/10 B1837 23990
Drafting Securities Filings 2010 10/7/10 B1841 23400
Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2010 10/27/10 B1847 23004
Pocket MBA for Lawyers November 2010 10/27/10 0 24466
Pocket MBA: Finance for Lawyers November 2010 10/28/10 B1846 24606
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2010 10/14/10 G1025 23940
Understanding the Securities Laws 2010 10/18/10 B1842-1843 23736

Terminating Derivative Transactions

Release #2 is now available for Terminating Derivative Transactions: Risk Mitigation and Close-Out Netting.  For those of you who currently have this title, you know that the binder is quite full.  When you receive Release #2 you will be happy to see that you will remove Appendix C and replace it with a much more manageable section.

If you have any questions, please write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu

Equipment Leasing-Leverage Leasing: New Edition, New Binder

The 5th edition of Equipment Leasing-Leverage Leasing is available.  Thank you for your feedback.  We heard that the binder for the 4th edition was troublesome because it front loaded and you had to remove all the contents to update.  Therefore the 5th edition will be in an upgraded binder.  Filing will be easier.  We sincerely appreciate your feedback and welcome any other suggestions you have.  We are here to make your life easier.

Please write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Hedge Fund Regulation

Release # 8 is now available for Hedge Fund Regulation.

With scores of enforcement actions over the past five years involving hedge funds, high-profile insider trader cases implicating hedge fund managers, and new and imminent SEC rules aimed at hedge funds, the legal and compliance pressures on the industry have hit an all-time high.

PLI’s Hedge Fund Regulation helps you steer a safe course through the turbulence. Clearly explaining the federal and state standards governing the organization and operation of hedge funds, this much-needed guide helps to ensure that you follow the rules when you structure hedge funds; register, disclose and retain information; solicit and advertise to potential investors; use the Internet for capital-raising purposes; engage in various trading and investment activities; and pursue investment opportunities in adjacent markets.

This title also shows you how to implement compliance policies and procedures that detect and prevent wrongdoing within the firm, as well as how to quality for statutory “safe harbors” that lessen your compliance load.

 

If your library is on standing order for this treatise, you can expect Release #8 to arrive soon.  If you’d like to order the release please email libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291. 

View a sample chapter here.

Corporate Legal Departments

Release #23 is now available for Corporate Legal Departments.

This title helps you to deal effectively with these imposing challenges while meeting the many traditional and expanding responsibilities of your position as an attorney and manager. This treatise shows you how to implement a corporate compliance program that detects and prevent internal legal problems; play a greater role in developing corporate business plans and pursuing new business opportunities; make your department more productive at less cost; maximize the value of digital technologies; use cost-effective litigation strategies; manage corporate crises with a firm hand; and minimize your own legal exposure as a corporate counselor.

This title features a unique In-House Counsel’s Handbook covering 20 areas important to your growing role, including laws dealing with antitrust, environmental issues, intellectual property, securities, anti-bribery, export control, immigration, the Internet, accounting, and data privacy and protection.

If your library is on standing order for this treatise, you can expect Release #23 to arrive soon.  If you’d like to order the release please email libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291. 

View a sample chapter here.

Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law

Release # 3 is now available for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law.  This treatise was reviewed by the New York Law Journal.  

Written by one of the country’s foremost patent law groups, this uniquely accessible reference provides you with the legal, scientific, and technical information you need to help clients obtain, defend, and challenge the validity of patents.

Readable enough for non-lawyers and non-scientists, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law shows you how to craft rock-solid patent applications for these inventions; partner with the government to bring patented inventions quickly to the marketplace; invalidate competitors’ patents by proving they fail to meet key requirements; protect against various forms of patent infringement; and successfully rebut charges that your clients are infringers. Included are detailed checklists that help you resolve especially thorny patent problems.

If your library is on standing order for this treatise, you can expect Release #3 to arrive soon.  If you’d like to order the release please email libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291. 

View a sample chapter here.

Trial Handbook

Release #16 is now available for the Trial Handbook.

Distilling his years of experience as a practitioner, judge, law professor, and legal skills trainer into this powerful litigation tool, Kent Sinclair helps to enhance your abilities in every key area — from pretrial planning and opening statements, to the presentation of proof, to closing arguments and post-trial motions.

If your library is on standing order for this treatise, you can expect Release #16 to arrive soon.  If you’d like to order the release please email libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291. 

View a sample of the Trial Handbook here.

The Public Company Deskbook

Release #2 is now available for the Public Company Deskbook: Sarbanes-Oxley and Federal Governance Requirements.  It arrives just in time to reflect the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

If your library is on standing order for this treatise, you can expect Release #2 to arrive soon.  If you’d like to order the release please email libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291. 

View a sample chapter here.