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Patent and Copyright Sessions

The Montana World Trade Center's Internatoinal Business Seminar Series announces sessions for Patent and Copyright Advising in conjunction with International Trade Week.  Session times are limited and must be reserved by contacting MWTC

As part of International Trade Week, and MWTC’s International Business Seminar Series, Toni Tease, a patent attorney, and the Montana World Trade Center have partnered to offer one on one consultations on intellectual property rights at no cost.   Take advantage of this opportunity to receive legal advice on one of the most popular and important subjects of business development.  Appointments are 20 minute segments, space is limited and will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.  See additional details below.
When: May 22, 2009- Appointments will be scheduled 9am -12pm
Where:  Montana World Trade Center- Gallagher Business Building, Ste. 257, University of Montana Campus
How:  To Schedule an appointment contact the Montana World Trade Center at 406.243.6982
A bio of Toni Tease is provided below.
To learn more about Tease Law firm please visit the website-
Antoinette (Toni) Tease is a registered patent attorney who practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology law. Before forming her own law firm in 2003, Ms. Tease was General Counsel for Rocky Mountain Technology Group, Inc., a software development company with its worldwide headquarters in Billings, Montana. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Tease was a member of the law firm of Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Deitrich, P.L.L.P., the region's largest law firm, where she represented clients in both high-tech and traditional industries in intellectual property matters. While at Crowley, Ms. Tease was a partner and Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group.
Before moving to Montana in 1995, Ms. Tease practiced with the law firms of Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., and Shearman & Sterling in New York City. After graduation from law school in 1990, Ms. Tease clerked for United States District Judge David A. Ezra in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ms. Tease attended law school at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, and where she graduated with High Honors in the top 3% of her class. 
Ms. Tease is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law (IPL). She is a current member of Section Council, the governing body of the ABA-IPL Section. She is also Vice Chair of the Content Advisory Board, which is responsible for overseeing all of the Section's intellectual product, including books, periodicals, and the Annual Review. Ms. Tease is former Chair of Division VII, Information Technology, and former Chair of the Computer Software Technology, Computer Programs, and Databases Committees. Ms. Tease has also served on the Section's Strategic Communications Task Force, which engaged in long-range planning for the Section. In addition, Ms. Tease is a current member of the Section's Patent Law Reform Task Force, and she has also served on the Section's Business Method Patents and Chinese Patent Law Reform Task Forces.
Ms. Tease serves on the Board of Advisors for the Montana State University-Billings College of Business and was formerly on the Board of Advisors for the Montana Business Incubator in Billings. She is also a frequent speaker on intellectual property law topics and a former member of the Montana State Bar CLE Institute. In addition to being admitted to practice in Montana, Ms. Tease is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as a number of federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Tease is Treasurer of the Harvard Club of Montana.


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