Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


2015 IPO Annual Meeting


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IPO’s Annual Meeting offers a
mix of educational programs led by
distinguished presenters, committee
meetings, exhibits, and networking functions.


Evaluation Form

Final Attendee List

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 – About IPO’s Annual Meeting Program –

As a Past President of IPO, long-time Annual Meeting attendee, and active IPO member, Mr. Miller, along with the 2015 Program Committee, has dedicated considerable effort to making the 2015 program one that will offer the type of practical, expert advice that he has come to expect from the IPO Annual Meeting. As a result, this year’s lineup includes panelists involved in some of the most groundbreaking IP cases of the year.

You’re getting the experts sharing their expertise and a lot of practical advice about how to help practitioners get through some of the hurdles associated with recent cases,” says Steve Miller, Procter & Gamble Co.

The subject matter could not be richer,” says Kevin Rhodes, 3M Innovative Properties, whose goal is for “attendees to bring home an analysis of the cases that they can’t get in their email inbox or on any of the law blogs.

“Getting brand owners and practitioners in a room affords opportunity for a unique dialogue,” says Matt Owen of Caterpillar, Inc. “One [thing] that really sets the IPO CLEs apart is…a tremendous amount of good discussion generated by the audience.”

“Companies and their brands are using Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues more than ever, and they and their marketing departments aren’t always aware of the potential risk that poses – both in terms of legal liability and ethical exposure,” says Evan Gourvitz, Ropes & Gray LLP.

- Cancellation Policy and Attendee Lists -

Cancellations received by September 4, 2015 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after September 5, 2015.  These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants.  Course materials via the mobile app will be available to those unable to attend, but who cancel on or after Sept. 5.  IPO regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.  If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may substitute upon written request.  Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting.  Name badge sharing or splitting is strictly prohibited.

IPO reserves the right o cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.  Any fees associated with cancellation of travel or housing reservations is the exclusive responsibility of conference attendees.

In order to be listed on the Attendee List, you must be fully registered as of Friday, September 4, 2015.  Anyone who registers after this date will be listed on the Final Attendee List, which will be available on our conference website after the meeting.

- CLE & General Inquiries -

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being requested in every state in which attendees are licensed to practice that has a mandatory CLE requirement.  The number of credit hours will vary depending on the requirements of the individual state.  IPO’s Hardship Policy is available upon request.  IPO expects most state swill award 10-14 CLE hours, including 1-2 hours of ethics.

For general inquiries, email or call 202-507-4500.