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

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

Early bird pricing ends July 31

16 Hours of MCLE, including Elimination of Bias, Competency Issues, and Legal Ethics!

The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s annual flagship program, the IP Institute, is virtual this year. Presented in parallel tracks (Patent and Non-Patent) over the course of two days, the (Virtual) 45th Annual IP Institute will provide 16 total hours of MCLE credits, including 3 hours of required California specialty CLEs on Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, Competency Issues, and Ethics. 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.  

Early bird rate:

  • Members – $250
  • Non-members – $300
  • Students & CYLA – $250

Regular rate (after July 31):

  • 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
  • Professor Lisa Ouellette, Stanford Law School
  • Laurie Hill, VP of Intellectual Property, Genentech
  • 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

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