ABA-IPL eNews January 2020

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Mark Your Calendars for IPLSPRING

April 1-3, 2020
Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting

ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting

At the 2020 ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting, IPLSPRING, you can learn the latest developments in intellectual property law through dynamic CLE programming and innovative networking events. Gain insight and ideas from IP experts and practitioners, coming together from around the world to share and discuss the most critical issues in IP law. This year’s meeting promises to be the biggest and best yet.

The conference will provide two full days of CLE programming. The programs address issues across a comprehensive spectrum of IP law. 

Programs will include the popular IP Talks™ by renowned and influential speakers that follow the style and format of the popular, “Ted-style” talks. These will include:

-- Predicting Eligibility and Patentability Outcomes
-- Trademarks and the First Amendment
-- Copyright Law
-- Broadening Participation in U.S. Innovation: How Can We Leverage the IP System?
-- Autonomous Vehicles and Other Disruptive Tech: Future Predictions and the Issues Involved
-- Copyright Litigation
-- From a Woman’s Perspective: IP Law and Diversity
-- More IP Talks To Be Announced

CLE programs sessions will cover the full spectrum of IP and related law issues in patent, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, anti-counterfeiting, international IP law, social media, trade dress, design, diversity, ethics, and entertainment licensing.

-- Standards Essential Patents and the Internet of Things
-- Impact of Recent U.S. Trademark Office Changes
-- How to Work a Room®
-- Ask the USPTO: The Future of Artificial Intelligence
-- Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in Action
-- The Copyright Office Speaks
-- Avoiding Pitfalls When Preparing International Aspirations
-- Anti-Counterfeiting in China
-- International Copyright Update
-- How to Properly Determine Damages in Difficult Cases and Survive a Daubert Challenge
-- Getting to Yes
-- The Future of the Book
-- Experience the Intrigue of Recent Trade Secret Law Cases
-- Honey Badger Don’t Care… But the Courts Might
-- Use of Photographs on the Social Media: Is Fair Use a Defense?
-- Hot Topics Before the PTAB: Impact on Litigation Strategies
-- Ingredients to Success
-- Congress and the Arts
-- IP Transactions, Commercially Speaking
-- Countering the Counterfeiters
-- The Dark Side of AI, Machine Bias and the Ethical and Legal Liability
-- The USPT’s Focus on Declarations
-- Designs that Speak for Themselves
-- Entertainment Data Licensing 101

Special 125th Anniversary CLE program sessions will include:

-- Patent Case Round-Up: Then and Now
-- Congress and the Court: Past and Pending
-- Hot Copyright Law Topics: 125 Years in the Making

Keynote Luncheons

In addition to the outstanding and comprehensive selection of educational programs, the conference will feature keynote luncheons with guest speakers Melissa Anelli, Founder/CEO of Mischief Management, LLC, and Frank Cooper III, Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Marketing Officer of BlackRock, Inc.

Networking Events

A variety of networking events will be held, including a Welcome Reception, Women in IP Law Breakfast, Conference Connections, and an International Action Group Nightcap Reception.

A special event celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Section will be held on the evening on April 2.

Mark your calendars, and save the date for IPLSPRING, April 1-3, 2020. Visit the Section website for complete information and to register.


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