ABA-IPL eNews March 2019

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Don’t miss the 2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference


April 10-12, 2019
Arlington, VA

Register today for the 2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference, IPLSPRING, where you can catch up on 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.

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

  • Subject Matter Eligibility
  • What’s New at the Trademark Office?
  • Content Licensing Tips
  • A Fireside Chat with the USPTO Director
  • Beyond the High: A Global View on Brand Considerations for Cannabis
  • Copyright Issues Facing In-House Counsel
  • In-House Patent Counsel: Tips to Survive and Thrive through Challenges
  • Design Rights in Times of Globalization
  • True Grit and Growth Mindset
  • Patent Cases Round-Up
  • WHOIS in the Post-GDPR
  • Secondary Liability and the DMCA
  • Artificial Intelligence and IP
  • Update on Canadian Trademark Law Reform
  • Addressing the Cycle of Poverty: Ethical Issues of Providing Patent Pro Bono Services
  • Judge’s Panel: A Conversation with the Bench
  • Post-Sale Restrictions
  • Strategies at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • On the Mark Advising: An Insider’s Perspective—Trademark Issues Facing In-House Counsel
  • Brexit. What You Now Need to Know to Protect and Enforce Your IP Rights in the EU and UK
  • Women in IP Law Luncheon: Battle of Experts
  • The Rocks and Hard Places for IP Practitioners: Current Ethics Issues
  • Graffiti, Tattoos, and More: Fixation of Work on Property or People: Are They Your Source?
  • View from the Copyright Office
  • Strategies for Building an IP Portfolio in China
  • Blockchain & IP
  • Ethics: Houston We Have a Problem!”: Lawyer Competence is an Ethical Issue
  • The Antitrust-IP Interface in the Trump Administration
  • Anti-Counterfeiting in Social Media
  • Zealously Representing Your Clients before Various Types of Third Parties

In addition to the outstanding and comprehensive selection of educational programs, IPLSPRING will feature luncheons with informative guest speakers, including the Mark T. Banner Award Luncheon and the Women in IP Law Luncheon, and a variety of social networking events.

Special Conference Luncheon sponsored by Women in IP Law 

On Friday, April 12, the Women in IP Law Action Group of the Section will host the conference luncheon and provide a live debate on whether the Supreme Court is a help or a hindrance to the Federal Circuit’s overall mission in providing uniform and predictable rules governing the enforcement of patents. Moderated by Women in IP Law Chair Lisa A. Dunner, the debate will feature Robert A. Armitage, intellectual property law consultant and former Section Chair, and Suzanne Michel, Senior Patent Counsel with Google, Inc.

Register today for IPLSPRING, April 10-12, 2019. Visit the Section website for further information, and to register.

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