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Intellectual Property Institute

March 20, 2018
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Santa Monica, CA

Intellectual Property Institute

The Intellectual Property Institute has forged a reputation for gathering national speakers to analyze sophisticated topics and provide practical takeaways to attendees. Focusing on copyright, patent and trademark law, the Institute features morning plenary sessions, a luncheon keynote address, afternoon tracked breakout sessions, and six networking opportunities, including a special networking breakfast for women in IP and a hosted cocktail reception at the end of the day.

Past speakers have included Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Chen (Fed. Cir.), Kozinski (9th Cir.), Leval (2nd Cir.), Linn (Fed. Cir.), Mayer (Fed. Cir.), McKeown (9th Cir.), Michel (Fed. Cir.), Moore (Fed. Cir.), O'Malley (Fed. Cir.), Prost (Fed. Cir.), Rader (Fed. Cir.), and Wardlaw (9th Cir.), Federal District Court Judges Alsup (N.D. Cal.), Conti (W.D. Pa.), Dalton (M.D. Fla), Davis (E.D. Tex.), Feess (C.D. Cal.), Fischer (W.D. Pa.), Fogel (N.D. Cal.), Folsom (E.D. Tex.), Gilstrap (E.D. Tex.), Grewal (N.D. Cal.), Guilford (C.D. Cal.), Hochberg (D.N.J.), Huff (S.D. Cal.), Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Love (E.D. Tex.), Lynn (N.D. Tex.), Matz (C.D. Cal.), Morrow (C.D. Cal.), O'Connell (C.D. Cal.), Otero (C.D. Cal.), Parker (E.D. Tex.), Pregerson (C.D. Cal.), Robart (W.D. Wash.), Schroeder (E.D. Tex.), Selna (C.D. Cal.), Sleet (D. Del.), Snyder (C.D. Cal.), Standish (C.D. Cal.), Stark (D. Del.), Tevrizian (C.D. Cal.), Ward (E.D. Tex.), Wu (C.D. Cal.), and Zagel (N.D. III.), PTAB Judges Quinn, Ritchie, Rogers, Ruschke and Smith, ITC Judges Luckern and Pender, Congressmen Berman and Waxman, FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch and the general counsels of CBS, Fox, Warner Bros., the PTO and the Copyright Office.

Institute Programming

The 2017 Institute featured the big names, informative panels and real-world takeaways seen at past events, combined with extensive networking opportunities. Our special networking breakfast session for women in IP, concurrent breakout sessions focused on copyright, patent and trademark, and hosted cocktail reception are all sure to complete the day.

Tom Rothman (Chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group) joined us for a fireside chat with Russell Frackman (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp). Ten Federal judges are speaking at the Institute, including: Judge Raymond Chen (Fed. Cir.), Judge M. Margaret McKeown (9th Cir.), Judge Roy Dalton, Jr. (M.D. Fla), Judge Nora Barry Fischer (W.D. Pa.), Judge Marilyn Huff (S.D. Cal.), Judge John Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell (C.D Cal.), Judge Robert Schroeder III (E.D. Tex.), Judge George Wu (C.D. Cal.) and Chief Judge David Ruschke (PTAB).

Professors Christine Haight Farley (American University Washington College of Law), Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) and David Nimmer (UCLA School of Law) returned for the popular IP Year in Review. Other prominent academics included Professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh (University of Pennsylvania Law School), Lothar Determann (UC Hastings College of Law), Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam) and Peter Menell (UC Berkeley School of Law).

Throughout the day, sessions included judicial perspectives on IP, pushing the limits of IP law, managing high profile IP cases, inter partes review and the role of the PTAB in invalidity litigation, enforcement and strategies against counterfeiters and diverters, protecting and determining brand value and trademark value, what IP lawyers need to know about communications law, European copyright developments for American lawyers and a special session on understanding and interrupting implicit bias in the 21st Century .

Keep checking back for updates on the programming information for the 2018 Institute as we have it. For an overview from last year, click here.

2017 Special Half-Day IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop

Over 100 attendees joined us for a special half-day IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop with District Court Judges Beverly Reid O’Connell (C.D. Cal.) and George Wu (C.D. Cal.) leading experts and litigators in an interactive program exploring how financial remedies and injunctive relief should be evaluated and presented in cases involving multiple types of IP rights. Separate registration is required and seating is limited.

Winter on the Beach in Sunny Southern California

The Institute returns to overlook the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. For over a century, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has welcomed guests to its Santa Monica oceanfront location. Combining historic elegance with modern appointments, luxury hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool, swaying palm trees, sea breezes, and extensive meeting facilities. From the exquisitely manicured grounds to the casual elegance of the guest rooms and suites, this luxury Santa Monica oceanfront hotel will provide an unforgettable experience.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are currently accepting sponsors for the 2018 Intellectual Property Institute. Sponsorship includes ticketing, publicity and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the Institute, including information about our basic sponsorship option and the sponsorship of meals, receptions, breaks and giveaways. Let us tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs.

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