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|Wednesday, April 5||7:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Thursday, April 6||7:30 am – 5:00 pm|
Onsite registrations will be accepted only when accompanied by a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express only), check, money order, or government purchase order or training form. Late registration fees will be in effect for onsite registrations.
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1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
The ABA group rate is $249.00 single/double occupancy. All rooms are subject to a 13.5% Virginia State Sales Tax. Make your reservation online or call the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel directly at (202) 920-3230 or (800) 228-9290. Be sure to mention the ABA 2017 Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference to receive the special group rate.
Americans with Disabilities Act:If special arrangements are necessary for individuals with disabilities to attend this conference, please contact Carey Farley, at the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, or 312-988-5595 or email@example.com by March 15, 2017.
Course Materials AvailableCourse materials are made available for viewing by conference registrants in advance of the conference on the Section website and the conference app.
Special Tuition AssistanceA limited number of registration fee reductions are available for government employees, academics, law students, and public interest lawyers employed with nonprofit organizations. No full tuition waivers are available. The fee-reductions will be determined on a one-time only, case-by-case, first-come first-serve basis. To apply, send a letter outlining the basis for your request of a fee reduction to Michael Kesler, Program Associate, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for receipt: March 15, 2017. No cases will be considered after the deadline, and all standard registration fee rates will apply after March 15.Scholarships to defray tuition expense for Section of Intellectual Property programs are available upon application on a program-by-program, case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to public interest lawyers, government lawyers, full-time law professors, solo or small firm practitioners of limited means, and unemployed attorneys. Click here for more information and to complete a scholarship request for a specific program. Scholarship applications must be received at least two weeks before the program start date. You will be notified prior to the program if your application is approved. A minimum fee may be charged on all approved scholarship applications to defray expenses. For programs with tuition costs over $500, qualifying attorneys will receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee(s).
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