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IP Institute: Shifting Tides – Intellectual Property in a Changing World

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November 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am November 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Earn up to 16.0 Hours of MCLE, which includes 1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics, 1.0 Hour Competence Issues, 1.0 Hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in The Legal Profession and Society.

The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s annual flagship program, the IP Institute, is virtual this year. Speakers will cover up-to-date case law,  practice guidance, and current views on state-of-the-art and developing areas in intellectual property during these changing times, including:

  • the interplay between geopolitics and IP trends in the 2020s
  • evolving policies on pharmaceutical patents, healthcare investment, and drug pricing
  • CCPA, CDPA, and CPRA – updates on the US privacy landscape
  • navigating open source in product development
  • Trademark Modernization Act and Case Act
  • false advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division
  • best practices for petitioners and patent owners in Inter Partes Review proceedings at the PTAB
  • cannabis-related patents post Farm Bill
  • AI-enabled technologies: IP protection and ethics
  • best practices for IP due diligence, technology transactions, and licensing
  • NCAA athletes and right of publicity

Attendees will have ample networking opportunities through smaller break-out sessions, including a virtual version of our popular “Table Topics” discussions as well as fun events like tea tasting and chocolate making workshops enjoyed from the comfort of their homes and offices.  

  • Members – $300
  • Non-Members – $350
  • Students & CYLA – $300

Featured Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Kal Raustiala, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
  • Professor Christopher Morten, NYU Law School
  • Donna Haddad, IBM Data and Watson AI
  • Gideon Myles, Lead Counsel for Patents and Open Source, Dropbox
  • Gabe Martinez, Legal Director, The Clorox Company
  • Jilana Miller, Director, Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel, Epson America
  • Kevin Wang, CEO, FOSSA
  • Terri Seligman, Chair of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz PC
  • Heather Meeker, Partner, O’Melveny
  • Erich E. Veitenheimer, Ph.D., Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Thomas Jirgal, Co-chair, Advertising Disputes, Loeb and Loeb LLP
  • Scott Bornstein, Co-chair, Global IP and Technology Practice, Greenberg Traurig
  • Robert Maier, Chair, Intellectual Property Group, Baker Botts
  • Gina N. Cornelio, Partner, Dorsey and Whitney LLP

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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