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Intellectual Property Institute

February 9, 2016
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.), Guilford (C.D. Cal.), Hochberg (D.N.J.), Huff (S.D. Cal.), Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Love (E.D. Tex.), Lynn (N.D. Tex.), Matz (C.D. Cal.), Morrow (C.D. Cal.), Otero (C.D. Cal.), Parker (E.D. Tex.), Pregerson (C.D. Cal.), Robart (W.D. Wash.), Selna (C.D. Cal.), Sleet (D. Del.), 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 CBS, Fox, Warner Bros., the PTO and Copyright Office.

Institute Programming

Planning is underway for the 2016 Institute which will feature the big names, informative panels and real-world takeaways seen at past events, combined with extensive networking opportunities. We can confirm that Chief Judge Sharon Prost (Fed. Cir.)(D.C.) will be our luncheon keynote speaker. Other Federal Judges throughout the day include Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark (D. Del.), Judge Andrew Guilford (C.D. Cal.), Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Cir.)(Pasadena), Judge Pierre Leval (2nd Cir.)(NY), Judge Barbara Lynn (N.D. Tex.), Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell (C.D. Cal.) and Judge Gail Standish (C.D. Cal.).

The IP Year in Review returns with Professor Mark Lemley who is this year joined by Professors Christine Haight Farley (American University) and Peter Menell (UC Berkeley Law). Other prominent academics include Professors Jane Ginsburg (Columbia Law School), David Nimmer (UCLA) and David Schwartz (Northwestern University Law).

Throughout the day prominent public officials including the Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and the Director of the USPTO, the General Counsel of the FCC, and the General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyright, will be among the featured panelists.

Our special networking breakfast session for women in IP, concurrent breakout sessions focused on copyright, patent and trademark, and a hosted cocktail reception round out the day.

For the complete programming guide for the 2016 Institute, click here.

Winter on the Beach in Sunny Southern California

The USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute will be held on February 9, 2016 overlooking 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 2016 Intellectual Property Institute. Sponsorship of the Institute includes ticketing, publicity and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the 2016 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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