USC Intellectual Property Institute

March 21, 2017 all-day
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$699 standard, $225 law student, $329 recent law school grad
USC Gould Continuing Legal Education office
(213) 821-3580

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 Kozinski (9th Cir.), Leval (2nd Cir.), Linn (Fed. Cir.), Mayer (Fed. 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.), Davis (E.D. Tex.), Feess (C.D. Cal.), 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.), 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 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 will feature 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) will join 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 Reild 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) return for the popular IP Year in Review. Other prominent academics include 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 will include the IP year in review, 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 .

To review the complete program for the 2017 Institute, click here.

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