IP West 2018 | ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

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A CLE Seminar on Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law


The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law will host its second annual CLE seminar focusing on new developments, emerging issues, and best practices in IP Law.

World experts in IP will present topics that include:

  • Data Privacy & the GDPR
  • IP in China
  • District Court Patent Litigation
  • Inter Partés Review
  • Trademark Searches & Use
  • Blockchain & Trade Secrets
  • Ethics & Attorney Competence
Three plenary panels featuring:

  • In-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies
  • Judges discussing current bench and bar issues
  • A technology panel Artificial Intelligence tecnology and IP

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Wednesday, October 3

11:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open/Sponsor Area
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm District Court Trends and Developments
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Data Privacy and Security after the GDPR - What You Need to Know
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Successful IPRs: Best Practice Suggestions from Prominent Filers
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Plenary 1: Current Issues That Keep In-House IP Counsel Awake at Night
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Networking Reception

Thursday, October 4

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 9:30 am Use of Blockchain Model to Develop and Protect Trade Secrets
8:30 am - 9:30 am Doxers, Trolls, Phishing and Other Internet Menaces
9:45 am - 10:45 am Leveraging China to Commercialize your Invention
9:45 am - 10:45 am Do's and Don'ts in Trademark Clearance and Selection
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Ethics: “Houston, we have a problem!”
11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Heart and Soul of Trademark Use
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker Luncheon
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Plenary 2: A Conversation with the Bench
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Software Patents: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back and Should New Strategies be Considered?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Diversifying Firm Management: The case of the Rooney Rule/Understanding Implicit Bias
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Plenary 3: Who Owns the Future of Artificial Intelligence?