VLA offers a variety of programs and workshops, which are listed below. We also offer a selection of on-demand, online recordings of previously held education programs for those unable to attend or want a refresher. Click here to access and view these presentations.

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September 2021

Ethics for Patent Practitioners: From Application to Appeal (CLE)

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Patent Wheel

Location: Zoom Webinar Learn about the ethics issues associated with patent practice! Attorneys will receive 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits. This class will discuss major ethics issues associated with patent practice, beginning with the ethical responsibilities attendant to filing and prosecuting patent applications. The course will include an in depth discussion of the disciplinary process at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and its intersection with state disciplinary practice. Litigation ethics will be explored from the initiation of a lawsuit through

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Contract and Compensation Basics for Songwriters and Composers

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Songwriters and Composers

Location: Zoom Webinar Know your options. Learn about contract and compensation basics for songwriters and composers! Earning a living as a songwriter requires more than coming up with a good tune. It requires knowing how the legal side of the music business works. In particular, deciding whether to create music as an independent contractor or under a work for hire relationship, and whether to license music for individual uses or to sell the rights to the copyright itself, can have major

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