For attorneys, this is the one annual conference that IP lawyers cannot afford to miss. Now in its 25th anniversary year, the Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law provides a gathering of the foremost authorities on the state of intellectual property law, including judges, government officials, in-house counsel, academics, and private practitioners. The conference is April 7-10, 2010, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia.
Pick up an entire year’s worth of CLE credits during the 2 ½ days of quality IP programming on the issues critical to your practice. Some program highlights include:
- The future of patent reform
- ITC IP mediation project
- Google books settlement
- Defending depositions in trademark cases
- Duty of disclosure to USPTO
- Patent damages
- Opinion of counsel
- Legal aspects of social media marketing
- Venue transfer & forum selection
- Interfacing with clients
The conference will also feature ample opportunities to network with your IP colleagues, whether at our Young Lawyers Welcome Reception, Corporate Counsel Reception, Women’s Networking Dinner, or the popular reception at the Dolley Madison House at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, a very special 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner with entertainment and dancing is planned to fete a quarter century of this preeminent conference. Registration details will be available on the website soon.