ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
December 2004
    In this issue:

- Members Make News

- Spring Conference

- WIPO Program

- L.E.I. Conference

Chair's Bulletin

The December 2004 issue of the Chair's Bulletin is now available on the Section website . The printed version was sent to members' mailboxes in late November.


20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

April 14-16, 2005
Crystal Gateway
Marriott Hotel
Arlington, VA

The 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference is the gold standard of intellectual property law educational programming, and offers something for all IP practitioners.

The educational programming has been extended to 2-1/2 days, and will feature panel discussions on a broad range of IP-related topics including:

- Database Protection

- ITC vs. Rocket Docket

- Negotiating Settlements

- Patent Reforms

- Political Parody

- Trade Secrets

Science & Techonolgy
The ABA Section of Science and Technology will again co-sponsor the conference and will be presenting:

- Using Intellectual Property to Combat Bioterrorism

- Privacy, Copyright, Security, Advertising...
The Perfect Storm

- And co-sponsoring a number of the other sessions

Thursday, April 14

Special IP Dinner
Friday, April 15

More Information
For further information on the Conference and information on registration, please go to www.abanet.org/intelprop/


Free Webinar: "Online Brand Theft Nightmares and How to Stop Them"
Date: January 12, 2005
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 EST

Participate by phone in a webinar to hear updates on the latest brand infringement and theft trends on the internet. Find out how to detect and put a stop to them. Attorneys and brand managers are invited. Receive a complimentary white paper upon registration, "Pursuing Brand Infringements Online." Sponsored by MarkMonitor. Learn more and register at www.markmonitor.com.

   WIPO Program
Slated for March

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is offering a special half-day program on Mediation and Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 30, 2005. Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, the program will feature keynote speaker Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General of WIPO and founder of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center ( http://arbiter.wipo.int/
). Prior to the program, a special tour of the UN Secretariat will be available to participants. Watch the Section website for details as they become available.

Section Co-Sponsors L.E.I. 2005 National CLE Conference

The Section is co-sponsoring the L.E.I. 2005 National CLE Conference for Intellectual Property Law. Earn 20-24 CLE credit hours in Snowmass Village in Aspen, Colorado. See IP Flyer for full program details and visit www.lawedinstitute.com for registration, hotel, and travel information.

 Members Encouraged to Make News

In an effort to stay abreast of the plethora of intellectual property news occurring daily in every member's corner of the globe, the Section would like to extend an open invitation to members to submit news items for consideration in the publication of the Chair's Bulletin. Please submit any timely, newsworthy information to barea@staff.abanet.org for consideration in a future issue.

Help Jumpstart Committee Activities at the Spring Conference

Join the Section April 14-16 at the 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA, for an opportunity to meet with committee and division chairs in person. This is the time for brainstorming and planning for the rest of the year’s committee activities and projects. Section members are invited to sign up for committees onsite if they haven’t already done so, or they can access a committee preference form directly from our website.

   Contact Information
Section of Intellectual
Property Law
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
p 312-988-5598
f 312-988-6800
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