July 28, 2016

31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

31st Annual
Intellectual Property Law Conference

April 6-8, 2016
Bethesda North Marriott
Hotel & Conference Center

Bethesda, Maryland

Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site. More information is available here.
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Schedule At A Glance: Friday, April 8

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration • Print Café • Sponsors
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Patent: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Patent Case Law, A Year in Review
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Trademark: Expert Survey Evidence
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Copyright: What is the Future of Television?
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Patent: AIA Challenges: Front-Line Experiences and Perspectives
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Trademark: Non-Traditional Trademarks: Practical Tips for Filing and More
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Copyright: Copyright 2015 at a Gallop
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Keynote Luncheon Featuring: Daniel H. Marti (Invited) • Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IP Czar) • Office of Management & Budget • Washington, DC
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Specialty: There's a Brand New Talk, But It's Not Very Clear
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Trademark: Pure Bologna or Pure Baloney: The Global Food Fight over Geographic Indications
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Copyright: Use of Experts in Copyright
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Patent Ethics: High-Octane Fee Shifting for Attorney Fee Awards
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Trademark Ethics: Conducting Ethical and Admissible Pre-Text Investigations
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Copyright Ethics: Harassment and Gender Discrimination on Social Media Platforms
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The 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference from the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law is recognized as the world's premier IP conference.


These three packed days of learning enable you to earn a year's worth of CLE credit from expert sessions presented by the leaders in every area of the profession. We offer what you need to know along with multiple opportunities to mingle with those who should be part of your network.

Alt Legal Baker Botts LLP
Banner & Witcoff Bayard Law
Black Hills IP Corsearch
CAS Science IP
Dennemeyer Docket Alarm
Exponent Finnegan
IMS Expert Services Kilpatrick, Townsend, and Stockton
LexisNexis McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Morningside Translations Osler, Hoskin & Hacourt LLP
Park IP Translations PatPro
Stradley Ronon Stroz Friedberg
Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services Valipat
Venable