March 28, 2014

Networking Events

Wednesday, April 2
International Networking Luncheon(Ticketed Event)

Begin your conference experience with lunch from around the world.  Enjoy various International cuisines as you meet oversees colleagues.  Extend a hello in your native language and join with us in opening doors to international IP relationships.

Keynote Speaker Luncheons (Ticketed Events)
Thursday, April 3

Maria Pallante

Maria Pallante
Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office
Washington, DC





Friday, April 4 (Ticketed Events)

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Deputy and Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA




Committee Meeting Opportunities
A number of ABA-IPL committees will be holding meetings throughout the conference. This is a great opportunity for committee members to get together and discuss issues and plan strategies.  Anyone interested in joining one of the Section’s committees can meet committee chairs and other members—new members are always welcome. Full information on committee meetings and schedules will be available on the Section website nearer to the date of the conference at note that conference registration is a pre-requisite for participating in committee meetings.

Thursday, April 4
Reception: Opportunities for Publishing with the ABA-IPL Section:

Immediately following the day’s programming there will be a reception hosted by members of the Section’s publishing boards highlighting opportunities with ABA-IPL and featuring the Section’s authors and new titles. All conference attendees are invited to participate.

Conference Reception, Dolley Madison House, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
(Ticketed Event)

Back by popular demand! All conference participants and their guests are invited to join us after a day’s programming for this reception hosted by the Federal Circuit.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

Visit the historic Dolley Madison House, built in 1830 by Benjamin Tayloe, its first occupant. In 1837, it became the home of Mrs. Dolley Payne Madison, wife of President James Madison, who lived there until her death in 1849. 

Buses have been arranged to transport attendees form the hotel to the reception at 1520 H Street NW, in downtown Washington, D.C.  Attendees are also welcome to take taxis or utilize the Metro to travel to the Court.  Buses board for the reception at 6:00 pm in front of the hotel, and depart at 6:15 pm.