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    September
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    2003

    News Release September 2003: Learn to protect intellectual property

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      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
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    Learn to protect intellectual property
    State Bar sponsors live webcast seminar on Thursday

    MADISON, September 23, 2003 - The rapid pace of technological and business innovation has turned the world upside down. Whether it was the boom and bust of the 'dot.com' era or fortunes made and lost in cyberspace, intellectual property has changed the way we do business.

    To prevent intellectual piracy and become familiar with the patent system, participants can register for the next State Bar of Wisconsin seminar: "Why Every Business Owner Should Fear the U.S. Patent System." Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25 from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m., at State Bar headquarters in Madison, the seminar will also be webcast via www.legalspan.com/wisbar

    Taught by Attorney Stephen Lesavich, who also holds a Ph.D. in computer science, this half-day seminar outlines why the patent system may not be enough to protect today's innovative businesses with few tangible assets.

    "Patents don't automatically protect all aspects of your idea or innovation," said Lesavich. "Intellectual property is an area that continues to grow, change and evolve. The average cost of preparing a patent infringement complaint is $250,000. So, it's important to know how they work and whether you're fully protected."

    Sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin's CLE Seminars department, this program is one of more than 50 annual programs offered statewide. To learn more, visit the online CLE calendar or call (800)444-9404.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the legal system.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers.