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Intellectual Property Institute

March 20-21, 2017
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica

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 six networking opportunities, including a special networking breakfast for women in IP and 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.), Moore (Fed. Cir.), O'Malley (Fed. Cir.), Rader (Fed. Cir.), and Wardlaw (9th Cir.), Federal District Court Judges Alsup (N.D. Cal.), Conti (W.D. Pa.), Davis (E.D. Tex.), Feess (C.D. Cal.), Fogel (N.D. Cal.), Folsom (E.D. Tex.), Gilstrap (E.D. Tex.), Grewal (N.D. Cal.), Guilford (C.D. Cal.), Hochberg (D.N.J.), Huff (S.D. Cal.), Kozinski (9th Cir.)(Pasadena), Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Leval (2nd Cir.)(NY), Love (E.D. Tex.), Lynn (N.D. Tex.), Matz (C.D. Cal.), Morrow (C.D. Cal.), O'Connell (C.D. Cal.), Otero (C.D. Cal.), Parker (E.D. Tex.), Pregerson (C.D. Cal.), Prost (Fed. Cir.)(D.C.), Robart (W.D. Wash.), Selna (C.D. Cal.), Sleet (D. Del.), Smith (PTAB), Snyder (C.D. Cal.), Standish (C.D. Cal.), Stark (D. Del.), 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 CBS, Fox, Warner Bros., the PTO and Copyright Office.

Institute Programming

Planning is underway for the 2017 Institute which will feature the big names, informative panels and real-world takeaways seen at past events, combined with extensive networking opportunities. Our special networking breakfast session for women in IP, concurrent breakout sessions focused on copyright, patent and trademark, and hosted cocktail reception are all sure to complete the day. Confirmed speakers include:

Tom Rothman (Chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group) is our luncheon keynote speaker at the 2017 Institute. Our lineup of Federal Judges includes Judge Raymond Chen (Fed. Cir.), Judge M. Margaret McKeown (9th Cir.), Judge Roy Dalton, Jr. (M.D. Fla), Judge Nora Barry Fischer (W.D. Pa.), Judge Marilyn Huff (S.D. Cal.), Judge John Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Judge Robert Schroeder III (E.D. Tex.) and Judge Peter Chen (PTAB).

Professors Christine Haight Farley (American University) and Mark Lemley return for the IP Year in Review joined by Professor David Nimmer (UCLA), while other prominent academics include Professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh (University of Pennsylvania), Lothar Determan (UC Hastings/UC Berkeley) Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam) and Peter Menell (UC Berkeley).

Throughout the day session will include the IP year in review, judicial perspectives on IP, pushing the limits of IP law, managing high profile IP cases, inter partes review and the role of the PTAB in invalidity litigation, enforcement and strategies against counterfeiters and diverters, protecting global brand value and brand equity, what IP lawyers need to know about communications law and European copyright developments for American lawyers..

To review the complete program for the 2017 Institute, click here.

Special Half-Day IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop

Join us on Monday afternoon, March 20, for a special half-day IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop with District Court Judges Beverly O’Connell (C.D. Cal.) and George Wu (C.D. Cal.) joining leading experts and litigators. This interactive program will explore how financial remedies and injunctive relief should be evaluated and presented in cases involving multiple types of IP rights. Separate registration is required and seating is limited. To register for the IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop, click here.

Winter on the Beach in Sunny Southern California

The Institute will again overlook the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. For over a century, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has welcomed guests to its Santa Monica oceanfront location. Combining historic elegance with modern appointments, luxury hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool, swaying palm trees, sea breezes, and extensive meeting facilities. From the exquisitely manicured grounds to the casual elegance of the guest rooms and suites, this luxury Santa Monica oceanfront hotel will provide an unforgettable experience.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are currently accepting sponsors for the 2017 Intellectual Property Institute. Sponsorship includes ticketing, publicity and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the Institute, including information about our basic sponsorship option and the sponsorship of meals, receptions, breaks and giveaways. Let us tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs.

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