March 28, 2014

Schedule at a Glance

What IP Lawyers Need To Know

Professional Practice Day, Including:

Patent: Avoiding Dysfunctional Functional Claims: A Practical Look at Section 112(f)
Trademark & Copyright: Lions, Tigers, and Friends: Social Media Law Roundup
Science & Technology: Data Security: Best Practices for Protecting Data, Breach Response Planning & Action, & A Layout of the Security Risk Landscape
International: A Comparative Study of Patent Examination Standards in China, Europe, Japan, & Korea
Patent: Better, Faster, Cheaper: Patents Issued in about One Year for Less Cost
Trademark: Best Practices in Brand Protection Strategy in the New gTLD Era
Professional Skills: ABA-IPL Skills Academy: Fitting Business Development into Your IP Practice
International: China Has Amended Its IP Laws: Now What?
Intellectual Property Law Symposium

    Patent Symposium:The Rise of the End User in Patent Litigation
    Trademark Symposium:Dilution at the USPTO
    Copyright Symposium: Transforming Art:Transforming Art: Copyright's Fair Use in Visual Art

Ethics: Settlement Negotiations Half-Truths, Puffery, or Full Disclosure

CLE Programs, Featuring:

  • Patent: Are Trolls Really Out of Control? Reflections on Recent Efforts to Limit "Abusive Patent Litigation"
  • Trademark: Non-Traditional Trademarks & the Entertainment & Sports Industries
    Sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
  • Copyright: Copyright Fair Use Transformed? The Evolving Role of the First Factor in the 21st Century
  • Patent: Staying Current in the World of Patent Litigation: A Year (and more) in Review
  • Trademark: Best Practices in Filing & Managing Trademarks
  • Copyright: Copyright 2013 At A Gallop
  • Patent: ITC in Flux: Learning from Recent Development
  • Social Media: Promoting Progress in Social Media: Patentability & Copyrightability Issues
  • Ethics: Tough Calls: Exploring Gray Areas in Withholding Documents from Production Pursuant to the Attorney Client Privilege or Work Product Doctrine
  • Patent: Patent Legislation 2.0: Patent System Improvements?
  • Copyright: The Impact of Digital Media & Distribution on the Entertainment & Content Industries
    Sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
  • Ethics: Practice & Risk Management for IP Lawyers: When Patent Lawyers are Sued-- How to Avoid Becoming a Client


28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Brochure

Printable Registration Form


Maria A. Pallante
Register of Copyrights
Director of the US Copyright Office
Washington, DC 

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

Occasions to Meet IP Professionals:

Young Lawyers Networking Reception

LGBT Diversity Reception

International Networking Luncheon

Women in IP Law Dinner

Reception: Opportunities for Publishing with the ABA-IPL Section

Conference Reception at the Dolley Madison House, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit