Intellectual Property Institute
March 18, 2014
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Intellectual Property Institute
The Intellectual Property Institute has forged a reputation for gathering national speakers to analyze sophisticated topics and provide practical takeaways to attendees. Focusing on copyright, patent and trademark law, the Institute features morning plenary sessions, a luncheon keynote address, afternoon tracked breakout sessions, and five networking opportunities, including a hosted cocktail reception at the end of the day.
Past speakers have included Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Kozinski (9th Cir.), Leval (2nd Cir.), Linn (Fed. Cir.), Mayer (Fed. Cir.), Michel (Fed. Cir.), Rader (Fed. Cir.), and Wardlaw (9th Cir.), Federal District Court Judges Alsup (N.D. Cal.), Davis (E.D. Tex.), Feess (C.D. Cal.), Fogel (N.D. Cal.), Folsom (E.D. Tex.), Gilstrap (E.D. Tex.), Guildford (C.D. Cal.), Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Love (E.D. Tex.), Matz (C.D. Cal.), Morrow (C.D. Cal.), Parker (E.D. Tex.), Pregerson (C.D. Cal.), Rader (Fed. Cir.), Snyder (C.D. Cal.), Tevrizian (C.D. Cal.), Ward (E.D. Tex.), Wu (C.D. Cal.), and Zagel (N.D. III.), ITC Judge Luckern, Congressmen Berman and Waxman, FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch and the general counsels of the PTO and Copyright Office.
The 2014 Institute
Planning is underway for the 2014 Intellectual Property Institute. We anticipate programming will be similar to that of the 2013 Institute, which is described below. We can confirm that Professors Lemley, Nimmer and McCarthy will return for their popular annual discussion, the "IP Year in Review." Check back often for updates.
A Review of the 2013 Institute
For the 2013 Intellectual Property Institute - the 10th annual installment of the Institute - Chief Judge Rader provided the luncheon keynote address. Professors Lemley, Nimmer and McCarthy returned for their popular annual discussion, the "IP Year in Review." Chief Judge Randall Rader (Fed. Cir.), along with the Hon. William Alsup (N.D. Cal.), the Hon. Rodney Gilstrap (E.D. Tex.), the Hon. Andrew Guilford (C.D. Cal.), and the Hon. John Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.) discussed new pathways in patent litigation. Also discussed were the latest IP topics, including contributory liability and the duty to police internet content, software interoperability, copyright protection in a digital TV age, strategic patent litigation issues, practice before the ITC, AIA navigation strategies, ethics of IP negotiations, abuse and misuse of trademarks in a social media world, and grey market goods and counterfeits. The day ended with a hosted cocktail reception and a musical set led by Chief Judge Randall Rader.
For the complete programming guide to the 2013 Institute, click here.
Winter at The Beverly Hills Hotel
The USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute will return to The Beverly Hills Hotel in March of 2014. The five star hotel is a favorite of Institute attendees. Known for its storied past, this celebrity hot spot features famous eateries such as the Polo Lounge and Bar Nineteen 12, as well as a beautiful pool lounge. For more information on the hotel please click here.
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