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Labor and Employment Law Annual Update

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Partner Ellen Leibovitch, Florida Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, will be speaking at the 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review. The annual course, presented by the The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, is an advanced level course covering a wide array of labor an employment topic.  Ellen will be speaking on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on January 26, 2017.  Given the recent law changes and case law surrounding the changes, this will be an informative panel about the FLSA.  Details about the event are below.

January 26 – 27, 2017
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 586-0000

For those interested in attending, you can register for the event at the Florida Bar website.

Ellen is a Florida Board Certified Labor and Employment Attorney with Assouline & Berlowe, P.A.  For any employment and labor questions, please contact Ellen below.

ASSOULINE & BERLOWE, P.A.

1801 N. Military Trail, Suite 160

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Main: (561) 361-6566

Fax: (561) 361-6466

Email: EML@assoulineberlowe.com

http://www.assoulineberlowe.com/

Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, and Corporate Law

Miami • Ft. Lauderdale • Boca Raton

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Protect Your Tech: Florida Bar CLE Edition

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Earlier this month, I had the distinct pleasure to present at the Florida Bar Basic Technology CLE about how businesses, and their lawyers, can protect technology using Intellectual Property.  This was the first time a Florida Bar Basic CLE was focused on technology.  To keep the CLE interactive, the presentations included live tweeting using the #CLEHistory hashtag, interactive polls with the audience, and post presentation video outtakes.  The interactive nature of the CLE was perfect for a technology focused CLE.

My portion of the CLE focused on how technology is used protect intellectual property, with the focus on patents.  There are several options when determining how to use patent law to protect technology, from design patents to provisional and non-provisional utility patents.  There are key timetables and strategic considerations to assess when protecting your technology, both before and after the technology is finalized.

One of the interactive questions, pictured below,  I posted to the live audience was whether someone could put “patent pending” on a product as soon as a patent application was filed.  The question was posted during my presentation and the audience texted their results to get an immediate response to the question.  36% of the audience correctly chose the right answer of A – Yes.  Meaning you can put patent pending on a product as soon as you file a patent application.  However, the application must remain active, i.e. not abandoned, to continue marking the product as “patent pending.”  Notably, 44% of the audience thought patent pending depended on what type of patent application was filed.  This is not accurate as it does not matter if the patent application is design, provisional, or non-provisional.

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There are many misconceptions about patent law and it is important to consult with a registered patent attorney to review your technology and plan to maximize your protection.  It was an honor to speak at the first Florida Bar Basic Technology CLE and I enjoyed the interactive nature of the CLE.  Check the Florida Bar CLE page as the Technology CLE will be available for download in the near future.

For questions about Intellectual Property matters involving Technology, contact  Greg Popowitz below.

ASSOULINE & BERLOWE, P.A.

213 East Sheridan Street, Suite 3

Dania Beach, Florida  33004

Main: 954.929.1899

Fax: 954.922.6662

http://www.assoulineberlowe.com/

Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Corporate & Finance, Real Estate, International Law

Miami • Ft. Lauderdale • Boca Raton

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Partner Carl H. Perdue appointed to the Senior Lawyers Committee of the Florida Bar

Carl Perdue - Senior Lawyers Committee of the Florida BarMr. Eugene K Pettis, President of The Florida Bar, has appointed Carl H. Perdue to a new committee of the Florida Bar, the Senior Lawyers Committee.  In his appointment letter, Mr. Pettis said: “This committee will serve the interests of the profession by fostering an interchange of ideas, sharing accumulated legal knowledge and experience of its members and address issues of particular interest to senior lawyers. We want the committee to identify and enhance the benefits senior lawyers can provide to The Florida Bar, the profession and the community by utilizing such lawyers’ wisdom, expertise, and experience.”

The Committee will address issues from a Florida Bar survey that highlighted the top concerns of members 55 and over:  opportunities for senior lawyers, discounts on products or services, assistance on the sale or closure of a law practice, and help with technology.  The Senior Lawyers Committee is open to all members of the Florida Bar, regardless of age, and will meet throughout the year.

During his 40 years of practice, Mr. Perdue has represented individuals, private businesses, and public companies. For nearly 20 years of those year, Mr. Perdue practiced in the Arabian Gulf Region. Initially, managing one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent corporate law firms and representing Saudi Aramco (the world’s largest oil company). He later Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), as its principal legal counsel. SABIC is another Top – 100 Global Company, and the world’s largest chemicals producer. During his 16 years with the Company, he advised C-level corporate and affiliate executives and operating affiliate managers, and he was expatriate leader of the Corporate Acquisition and Finance Teams.

Mr. Perdue’s practice focuses on domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures; business advisory and corporate governance; business transactions; corporate and project finance; government and regulatory compliance; litigation, mediation, and arbitration; and private equity and venture capital. He has represented global engineering and construction firms; industrial manufacturers; and international financial institutions as well as a Fortune – 100 global diversified agribusiness corporation. Mr. Perdue has negotiated innumerable high value, cross-border and cross-cultural corporate, commercial, and financial transactions. And, he also has significant international civil and criminal litigation, mediation, and arbitration experience; and a substantial domestic and international government affairs background.

Assouline & Berlowe is proud to announce Mr. Perdue’s involvement in the Senior Lawyers Committee.  Mr. Perdue is available in Assouline & Berlowe’s Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton offices. He heads the firm’s Europe and Middle East Practice. He is a member of the firm’s Latin America Practice, Corporate and Finance Practice, International Law and Arbitration Practice, and Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.

Please contact Mr. Perdue to discuss your international business needs.

Partner Carl H. Perdue, Esq.

ASSOULINE & BERLOWE, P.A.

1801 N. Military Trail, Suite 160

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Main:  (561) 361-6566

Fax: (561) 361-6466

Email: CHP@assoulineberlowe.com

http://www.assoulineberlowe.com/

Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Law

Miami • Ft. Lauderdale • Boca Raton

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