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Intellectual Property Institute

USC Gould IP Institute Update as of March 10, 2020
*Rescheduled to October 5-6, 2020.

*Registration is not yet open for the rescheduled events. Please check back for program updates and registration information as they become available.

Rescheduled Dates and Location

October 5, 2020 - Women in IP Leadership Workshop
Registration opens at 12:00 Noon.
October 6, 2020 - Intellectual Property Institute
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Information: (310) 576-7777
Reservations: (310) 319-3156 

For more information on the Fairmont Miramar, please visit their website.

Parking and Accommodations

Parking at the hotel is very limited and may not be available when you arrive, so plan accordingly. Hotel parking, if available, costs $20.00 per day or $50.00 per night for overnight guests (plus tax). We expect the valet to fill up early.

Self-parking is available at the City of Santa Monica Parking Structures 2 and 4 (short walks from the Fairmont Miramar). You may also be able to reserve parking at nearby private lots using the ParkMe parking app. Additional information is available at https://www.downtownsm.com/parking-info. A map of the local parking lots can be found by clicking here.

The Conference will have a discounted room block available. Please check back in August 2020 for details as they become avaialble.

Registration Information

  • How do I register?

    The rescheduled IP Institute and Women in IP Leadership Workshop are not yet open for registration. Please check back for program updates and registration Information as they become available.

  • How much does registration cost?

    The registration fees are outlined on the Registration Information page.

  • What do I get with my registration?

    Your registration fee for the Intellectual Property Institute on includes all Tuesday sessions, including the special breakfast session and the keynote luncheon, the networking breaks, the cocktail reception, continuing education credit for Tuesday and an electronic download of the Institute Syllabus (an up-to-date volume of analyses and practical materials prepared by our speakers).

    Registration for the Women in IP Leadership Workshop on Monday, October 5 requires separate registration and an additional fee, and includes all Monday sessions, the Monday networking break, continuing education credit for Monday and the Syllabus.

  • How do I get my name badge?

    Check-in begins at 12:00 PM on Monday, October 5 and at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, October 6. Badges will be held at Will Call in the Wedgewood Foyer on the ground level of the Hotel.

Audio Recordings

  • I'm confused - does that mean I can get additional MCLE by listening to the audio after the conference?

    Yes, since the Institute offers multiple breakout tracks you can get self-study MCLE credit if you listen to sessions that you did not attend in person. If you attended the Institute in person, you will also get participatory credit for sessions you attended.
  • If I do not attend the live conference and I want to buy the audio files, can I get participatory credit?

    No, if you listen to the audio files, you are only eligible for self-study MCLE credit.
  • What format are the audio files? Do you furnish an audio player?

    Audio files will be available as MP3 downloads. You will need to open them with a media player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes.

  • How much are the audio files?

    If you want to purchase the audio files without registering for the Institute, the cost is $199. If you register for the Institute, you can purchase the audio files for only $99.

  • Do I have to buy the syllabus separately from the audio files?

    No, the syllabus materials are part of an audio files purchase. If you attend in person and purchase the audio files, you will receive a PDF of the syllabus materials prior to the conference.

  • If I purchase the audio files, when will they be available for download?

    We hope to make the files available to you within three weeks of the Institute.

  • Are all institute sessions included?
    The actual sessions included for the 2020 Institute are TBD.


All registrations and purchases are final and non-refundable.

Special Requirements

Please contact the office at cle@law.usc.edu for assistance with any dietary or access needs.

USC Gould School of Law welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities at our continuing legal education events.  If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education Office at (213) 821-3580 or cle@law.usc.edu.