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Intellectual Property Institute

Dates and Location

March 17, 2020 - Intellectual Property Institute
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Information: (310) 576-7777
Reservations: (866) 964-7262

For more information on the Fairmont Miramar, please visit their website.

Parking and Accommodations

Parking at the hotel is very limited and may not be available when you arrive, so plan accordingly. Hotel parking, if available, costs $20.00 per day or $50.00 per night for overnight guests (plus tax). We expect the valet to fill up early.

Self-parking is available at the City of Santa Monica Parking Structures 2 and 4 (short walks from the Fairmont Miramar). You may also be able to reserve parking at nearby private lots using the ParkMe parking app. Additional information is available at A map of the local parking lots can be found by clicking here.

If you plan to stay at the Fairmont Miramar, you will need to make your own reservations by clicking here, or calling 1-800-441-1414. A limited number of rooms are available at a special rate for Institute attendees of $385 for single or double occupancy. All reservations must be made by February 16, 2020, to take advantage of this special rate. When calling to make your reservations, make sure you mention the USC Gould School of Law.

Registration Information

  • How do I register?

    You can register by clicking on Register Now.

  • How much does registration cost?

    The registration fees are outlined on the Registration Information page.

  • What do I get with my registration?

    Your Tuesday registration fee includes all Tuesday sessions, including the Women in IP breakfast session and the keynote luncheon, the networking breaks, the cocktail reception, continuing education credit for Tuesday and an electronic download of the Institute Syllabus (an up-to-date volume of analyses and practical materials prepared by our speakers).

    Registration for the IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop on Monday, March 18 requires separate registration and an additional fee, and includes all Monday sessions, the Monday networking break, continuing education credit for Monday and the Syllabus for the IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop. Seating is limited.

  • How do I get my name badge?

    Check-in begins at 12:00 PM on Monday, March 18 and at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 19. Badges will be held at Will Call in the Wedgewood Foyer on the ground level of the Hotel.

Audio Recordings

  • I'm confused - does that mean I can get additional MCLE by listening to the audio after the conference?

    Yes, since the Institute offers multiple breakout tracks you can get self-study MCLE credit if you listen to sessions that you did not attend in person. If you attended the Institute in person, you will also get participatory credit for sessions you attended.
  • If I do not attend the live conference and I want to buy the audio files, can I get participatory credit?

    No, if you listen to the audio files, you are only eligible for self-study MCLE credit.
  • What format are the audio files? Do you furnish an audio player?

    Audio files will be available as MP3 downloads. You will need to open them with a media player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes.

  • How much are the audio files?

    If you want to purchase the audio files without registering for the Institute, the cost is $199. If you register for the Institute, you can purchase the audio files for only $99.

  • Do I have to buy the syllabus separately from the audio files?

    No, the syllabus materials are part of an audio files purchase. If you attend in person and purchase the audio files, you will receive a PDF of the syllabus materials prior to the conference.

  • If I purchase the audio files, when will they be available for download?

    We hope to make the files available to you within three weeks of the Institute.

  • Are all institute sessions included?
    The actual sessions included for the 2020 Institute are TBD.


All registrations and purchases are final and non-refundable.

Special Requirements

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USC Gould School of Law welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities at our continuing legal education events.  If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education Office at (213) 821-3580 or