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What exactly is “intellectual property” and why should you care?

September 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Gain practical, pragmatic knowledge about copyrights, common e-commerce legal issues, trademarks, and how they affect your art and business.

The Society of Arts + Crafts is proud to offer this presentation in connection with our Mentor Program.

Join us for this lively 1-hour presentation where you will gain practical and pragmatic information about an important question many artists ask: “What exactly is copyright – and why should I care?”

If you are an artist showing and selling your work online or in-person, if you have questions about trademarking aspects of your business, then this 1-hour Mentor Program class is for you!

JOIN us for this live conversation and ask your questions!

About our Mentor Presenter:

Douglas J. Sorocco, Esq. practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling and complex transactions.

Doug is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He particularly enjoys working with clients to complete the process of acquiring and/or commercializing intellectual property assets as well as portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters. Doug is ranked in Band 1 (the top band) for intellectual property law by the highly regarded Chambers USA, and he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Technology Law. In 2021, Best Lawyers named him the Oklahoma Lawyer of the Year for Technology Law. In 2022, Managing Intellectual Property continues to rank Doug as an IP Star. Doug was selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers again in 2022.

Doug’s scientific background has focused on all areas of biotechnology and life sciences (including molecular biology, cell biology, glycobiology, biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, and genetics; pharmaceutical compositions; molecular diagnostics and techniques; medical devices and equipment) as well as chemistry and chemical engineering. Doug has significant experience in providing strategic and tactical intellectual property counsel to individual clients, universities, large pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, and start-up biotechnology companies.

He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and has served as an adjunct in the Physiology Department of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Prior to joining Dunlap Codding in 1996, Doug was a creative thinker and strategic legal savant with Dick & Harris, a Chicago intellectual property boutique law firm.

Doug is incredibly honored to have been named one of 15 Minority Rainmakers of the Year in 2014 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. In 2016, he received the George Lewis Advocacy Award from the Oklahoma City Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns.

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September 15, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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