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Microsoft Patent Attorney Tops Speaker List for
Intellectual Property Law Institute

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico Intellectual Property Law Section will sponsor the Intellectual Property Law Institute: Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law Dec. 2 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. Topping the list of speakers will be Anthony Claiborne, patent attorney from Microsoft, Corp. Claiborne will discuss the Supreme Court’s long-awaited ruling regarding prosecuting or challenging patent claims.
Intellectual property law is the area of the law that includes patent law, copyright law, trademark law and trade secret law, together with some aspects of other branches of the law, such as licensing and unfair competition. Intellectual property law protects creations of the human mind. The various intellectual property law specialties are related, often overlap and are frequently practiced together.
In addition to Claiborne’s presentation, this legal education program will explore international patent prosecution strategies, professionalism and ethics issues, current trends, and specific case studies.
Other presenters will include Colin Cahoon of the Dallas firm of Carstens & Cahoon LLP, Richard Mertz of the UNM Office of University Counsel, and local attorneys Diane Albert, Charles Armgardt, and Jeffrey Albright.

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The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.