423. Intellectual Property Rights : Liberty, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Legal Protection

Monday, October 28
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 113-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149489

Have you created a website, blog, book, or educational handouts? Your content took time, thought, and a tremendous amount of work. Chances are you wrote and edited it to capture your unique voice and perspective to meet your client’s needs. Materials you create are called your intellectual property. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, it is unethical (not to mention frustrating) when someone takes your work and passes it off as their own. Regardless of where you work, protecting your intellectual property is critical. This session will explore successful processes to protect your business and best practices for savvy dietitians. With expert guidance from a leading intellectual property attorney and a dietitian who has confronted these issues, this session will examine the knowledge needed to protect your (or your organization’s) intellectual property.

Planned with the Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG

Learning Objectives:

  • Define intellectual property and examples dietitians develop in business.
  • Identify issues in protecting intellectual property.
  • Decode how to enforce intellectual property rights.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 7110 Legal issues, malpractice
  • 7070 Entrepreneurship, private practice
  • 6050 Instructional materials development

Performance Indicator:

  • 1.4.5 Supports others in meeting their professional obligations to maintain confidentiality and privacy of personal information.
  • 3.2.3 Pursues and embraces opportunities to advance practice.
  • 9.2.3 Applies educational theories and uses assessment results for planning process and development of materials and teaching aids.


  • Lisa Jones, MA,RDN,LDN,FAND

    Nutrition Communications Consultant


  • Speaker(s)

  • Richard Peirce


    Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  • Joanne Larsen, MS,RD,LD


    Nutritional Data Services