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Intellectual Property Law

44th IP Institute: IP Without Borders

The Annual Meeting of the IP Law Section

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Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16, 2019

Wynn Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Earn up to 12.5 hours California and Nevada CLE credits
(including Ethics, Competence, and Elimination of Bias)


Book your hotel room now before spaces fill up! Hotel deadline is October 15, 2019

Letter from the Chair

The practice of intellectual property law is global and diverse. Our clients’ IP needs are not confined to a particular state, or even a particular country. Our clients are business owners, innovators, creators, and artists. Their work regularly crosses state line, so why shouldn’t we? Welcome to IP Without Borders, the 44th IP Institute at the spectacular Wynn Las Vegas!

We have a fantastic line up of programming and events scheduled for you all.  We are fortunate and excited to bring together preeminent speakers from leading companies, government, and law firms to share their tips and tricks.  With 12.5 hours of MCLE credits – including bias, competency, and ethics – we promise to keep you current on legal developments and trends in IP law.  We have also incorporated some outstanding networking opportunities throughout the conference.  Read More

Schedule

Thursday, November 14, 2019

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • Patent Prosecution for New Attorneys?
    • Speaker: TJ Singh; Klein, O’Neill & Singh, LLP
  • Trademark: How to best utilize TESS for trademark clearance and prosecution
    • Speaker: Pete Bromaghim; Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
4:30 – 5:20 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • Licensing: What are the key terms of a license agreement?
    • Speaker: Kevin DeBre; Stubbs Alberton & Markiles, LLP
  • Copyright: What are the key terms of a work-for-hire agreement?
    • Speaker: Carmen Aviles, Hopkins & Carley | A Law Corporation
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Top Golf Las Vegas Welcome Reception

Hosted Food and drink

Friday, November 15, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | General Session – Beating the Odds: Tips from the House and IP Litigation

Speakers:

  • Judge Andrew P. Gordon, ESDC Nevada
  • Judge Phillip M. Pro (Ret.), Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services
  • Andrew Stroud, Hanson Bridgett, Moderator
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • Are the House Odds for Baccarat Really that Different at the EPO than the Patent Trial and Appeal Board?
    • Speakers:
      • Albert Keyack, Killburn & Strode in D.C.
      • Tom Leonard, Kilburn & Strode in London
  • What Happens in the EU doesn’t stay in the EU: Is California Consumer Policy Act the new General Data Protection Regulation?
    • Speakers:
      • Zerina Curevac, Eaze
      • Catherine Gellis, Attorney/Outside Policy Counsel
      • Christine Lyon, Morrison & Forrester
      • Lorrie Ma, Uber
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: Litigating Pharmaceutical Trade Secrets Cases
    • Speakers:
      • Sarah Brooks, Venable
      • Jayashree Mitra, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP
  • So You Thought it was a License Agreement… Craps!
    • Speakers:
      • Tal Grinblat, Lewitt Hackman
      • Dawn Newton, Donahue Fitzgerald
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Lunch & Roundtable Topics
2:05 – 3:05 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • Is Doubling down on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Patents a Safe Bet or a Gamble?
    • Speakers:
      • Yoon Chae, Baker McKenzie
      • Andrea Jeffries, Jones Day
      • Jeff Risher, Tesla;
  • It’s Showtime!  Enforcing IP rights in China
    • Speakers:
      • Devon Beckwith, Stussy
      • Jason Yao, Wanhuida Peksung (Beijing, China);
3:10 – 4:10 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • Be the Block: Blockchain and Smart Contract Patents and Licenses
    • Speakers:
      • Pem Guerry, SIGNix;
      • Dave Randall, Brooks Kushman;
      • Bridget Smith, Knobbe
  • The Show Must Go On: Entertainment Agreements in the Live Entertainment Industries
    • Speakers:
      • Jennifer Ko Craft, Dickinson Wright PLLC
      • Mark G. Tratos, Founding Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
4:20 – 5:50 p.m. | Ethics Program — Play to Win: Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Legal Ethics MCLE Credit

Speaker:

  • William Covey, United States Patent and Trademark Office
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Vanguard Awards Dinner

Hosted by: Tsan Abrahamson, Cobalt LLP

Saturday, November 16, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | General Session- Winning Together: A Conversation about Courageous Collaboration and Implicit Bias

Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit

Speaker:

  • Dana Tippin Cutler, James W. Tippin & Associates
10:05 -11:05 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • No Limit!  The Extraterritorial Reach of Patent Damages
    • Speaker: Jenny L. Colgate, Partner, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck; Andrew Michaels, University of Houston Law Center
  • Let’s Roll the Dice!: Understanding the Legalities of Lootboxes and Microtransactions
    • Speaker: Sean Kane, Frankfurt Klein & Selz; Chrissie Scelsi, Wargaming, Inc.
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions
  • Win, Lose, or Draw: Managing Patent Due Diligence and Licensing in M&A Transactions
    • Speaker: Jill Bowman, Intel Corporation; Carrie Le Roy, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP
  • Avoiding the Crap Out: How IP Intersects with Employment, Estate, and Bankruptcy Laws
    • Speaker: Nannina Angioni, Kaedian LLP; Charles Kolstad, Withers Worldwide; Robyn Sokol, Brutzkus Gubner
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Speed Networking Lunch
2:05 – 3:05 p.m. | General Session — Meet Met at the Buffet: Food and IP

Speakers:

  • Beatrice Martinet, Sideman
  • Mark Leonard, Jelly Belly Candy Company
3:10 – 4:10 p.m. | Competence Program — Competence and Mindful Lawyering

Competency Issues MCLE Credit

Speaker:

  • Mark Fingerman, ADR Services, Inc.
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. | Raffle & Closing
Optional Group Activity

Mob Museum Tour (Separate Registration Fee Required)

*For additional information please visit the website

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Questions? Contact Heather Antoine, Chair 44th IP Institute

Sponsorship Opportunities

To be included as a sponsor of the 44th Annual IP Institute and benefit from exposure to active members of the California Lawyers Association IP Law Section, please select one or more of the following options. The earlier you commit as a sponsor, the earlier we can include you in our promotional materials. Sponsorship requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis; thus, we encourage you to respond as soon as possible. See the different sponsorship levels below.

$3000 — IP Institute Bronze Sponsor
  • Recognition on IP Section website, including logo.
  • Recognition in print and electronic marketing to nearly 6,500+ members, including your logo.
  • Recognition in social media posts, including on pages followed by 1,000+ followers.
  • Recognition in materials for the Institute.
  • Logo in Institute program.
  • Logo on Institute signage.
  • Recognition during welcome and closing remarks.
  • Display table in registration/sponsor area.
$5000 — IP Institute Silver Sponsor
  • Includes all benefits of the Bronze Level, above.
  • Sponsor badge ribbons for all attendees from the sponsor’s firm or company.
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials and/or gifts to Institute attendees as part of registration materials.
  • Sponsor recognition as Silver Sponsor during the Institute.
  • Two (2) complimentary Institute registrations, including Vanguard Awards event.
  • Three (3) IP Institute registrations at a reduced rate of 50% off the full price registration fee.
$7500 — IP Institute Gold Sponsor
  • Includes all benefits of the Silver Level, above.
  • Sponsor recognition as Gold Sponsor during the Institute.
  • Three (3) complimentary Institute registrations, including Vanguard Awards event.
  • Four (4) IP Institute registrations at a reduced rate of 50% off the full price registration fee.

Additional Sponsorship Options

$4000 – Welcome Reception or Social Event Sponsor
  • Limited to two (2) law firms or non-law firm entity (such as corporations, businesses, or vendors).
  • Recognition on IP Section website, including logo.
  • Recognition in print and electronic marketing to nearly 6,500+ members, including logo.
  • Recognition in social media posts, including on pages followed by 1,000+ followers.
  • Recognition during welcoming remarks at the outset of the meeting.
  • Logo in Institute program, identifying sponsor as Welcome Reception Sponsor.
  • Logo on Welcome Reception signage.
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials and/or gifts to attendees.
  • Display table in Institute registration/sponsor area.
$4000 — IP Institute Friday Breakfast Sponsor
  • Limited to one (1) law firm or non-law firm entity (such as corporations, businesses, or vendors).
  • Recognition on IP Section website, including logo.
  • Recognition in print and electronic marketing to nearly 7,000+ members, including logo.
  • Recognition in social media posts, including on pages followed by 1,000+ followers.
  • Recognition during welcoming remarks at the outset of the meeting.
  • Logo in Institute program, identifying sponsor as Welcome Reception Sponsor.
  • Logo on Friday breakfast signage.
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials and/or gifts to attendees.
  • Display table in Institute registration/sponsor area.
$10000 — IP Vanguard Awards Sponsor
  • Sponsor badge ribbons for all attendees from the sponsor’s firm or company.
  • Recognition on IP Section website, including logo.
  • Recognition in print and electronic marketing to nearly 7,000+ members, including logo.
  • Recognition in social media posts, including on pages followed by 1,000+ followers.
  • Recognition in print and electronic marketing materials for the IP Vanguard Awards.
  • Recognition at the Vanguard Awards ceremony.
  • Logo on Vanguard Awards signage.
  • Logo in IP Vanguard Awards program.
  • Logo on screen during meal.
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials and/or gifts to IP Vanguard Awards attendees.
  • Four (4) complimentary Institute registrations.
  • Six (6) IP Institute registrations at a reduced rate of 50% off the full registration fee.
  • Eight (8) tickets at the IP Vanguard Awards.

Gold Sponsor

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Logo

Silver Sponsor

Chen Yoshimura LLP logo

Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors: Skiermont Derby; Lewitt Hackman; Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors: KnobbeMarten; Brutzkus Gubner; AltLegal; Mintz

Additional Sponsors

Additional Sponsors: Afro-IP; EB Mediate

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