Additional Information

Registration Information

Standard Registration - $75.00

Student Registration - $50.00

Onsite Registration

Registration and check-in will be available onsite, the schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 18 - 8:30 pm – 8:50 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.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who are unable to attend the event will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee if a written cancellation is received by September 4, 2019. Cancellation requests should be e-mailed to Carey Farley at carey.farley@americanbar.org. No refunds will be granted after September 4, 2019. Vouchers for future programs will not be provided. Proxy substitutions are acceptable. The ABA reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.

Transportation

ABA NEGOTIATED AIRFARE DISCOUNTS – AVAILABLE ONLINE. With ABA Egencia*, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts for travel to the ABA Meetings. ABA Egencia enables you to purchase the best airfare at the time of booking, by providing you with the ability to search for and compare fares from virtually every airline serving the destination. A Travel Profile is required when booking airline reservations with ABA Egencia.

Reservations with ABA Egencia can be made online or offline. For offline reservations, call (877) 833-6285. ABA Egencia is available online via https://www.americanbar.org/membership/aba_advantage_discounts/egencia/

CLE Information

The ABA will seek 6 hours of CLE credit for this program in 60-minute states, and 7.2 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

Program Materials

Program Materials Available

Program materials will be sent via e-mail to registrants in advance of the event on will be posted on the Section website. 

Special Arrangements

American 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 carey.farley@americanbar.org by September 4, 2019. 

Tuition Assistance 

Scholarships to defray tuition expense for ABA 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.

Scholarship applications must be received by September 4, 2019 to be considered. 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).

A limited number of registration fee reductions are available. 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 Carey Farley, Associate Director of Programming, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654 or carey.farley@americanbar.org. Deadline for receipt: September 4, 2019. No cases will be considered after the deadline, and all standard registration fee rates will apply after September 4. 

Media Release

In order to promote, share and archive American Bar Association (“ABA”) programs, meetings and events (“Events”), photographs, videos and/or recordings may be taken at such events by registering for and attending the Events. I consent to be included in the photographs, videos and/ or recordings. I hereby irrevocably consent to and grant ABA and its agents, representatives and licensees, all rights to use and publish for promotional and internal purposes in all media, now known or hereafter developed, my name, statements, quotes, biographical data provided by me to ABA, image, likeness or voice, in whole or in part, and to copyright any materials created. I hereby waive any right to inspect, approve, or be compensated for use of any materials incorporating such images and information obtained during the Events. I release ABA and its agents, representatives and licensees from all liabilities arising out of any use of my likeness and information as provided above. I understand and agree that any and all negatives, digital images, and recordings of my likeness, regardless of form, are and shall remain property of ABA.

In accordance with the American Bar Association policy, all ABA programs are open to media unless they are to conduct business sessions of a confidential nature.

Questions?

Please call Carey Farley, ABA-IPL Associate Director of Programming, at 312-988-5595 or carey.farley@americanbar.org.