WALA Patent "Basics" Seminar @ Kirkland & Ellis LLP - October 19, 2016Facilitator: Christa Laser Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM (EST) Washington, DC | Kirland & Ellis Learn more about patents and how they can help you succeed! This program will cover the basics of patents and patent law. Expected topics include: What is a patent? What are the different types of patents, and how are they different from copyrights and trademarks? How can you get a patent? How much does it cost to get/keep a patent? Once you have a patent, what can you do with it? What are the benefits (and drawbacks) of applying for a patent? Christa Laser is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice includes false advertising litigation, both in federal courts and before self-regulatory bodies, patent infringement litigation, and other intellectual property and business litigation. Prior to joining Kirkland, Christa served as an intern with Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and with Judge Roger W. Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.Christa is the author of Copyright for Photographers (http://www.flatbooks.com/copyright-for-photographers) and has appeared on TWiT Photo and at other events discussing copyright laws.