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Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP are produced in cooperation with host Pamela Sherrid, former editor of IP Law & Business magazine. Listen to presentations by experts who will answer your questions immediately!

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Registration Fee: $130 per user Government/Academic Rates are available upon written request to meetings@ipo.org

2014 Scheduled Webinars


China’s New IP Courts: What U.S. Companies Need to Know
Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00nn ET

This webinar is aimed at U.S. lawyers who help U.S. companies to protect their IP in foreign markets. Newly-opened and planned venues for patent and other IP litigation in China pose important opportunities and challenges.

This fall the Chinese government opened a new Specialized IP Court in Beijing, with two others, in Shanghai and Guangzhou, slated to open by the end of this year. The new courts have jurisdiction over civil and administrative cases involving patents, new plant varieties, layout designs of integrated circuits, technical secrets, and computer software; administrative cases involving copyright, trademark, and unfair competition; and civil cases involving the affirmation of famous trademarks.

Our expert panelists will describe the workings of the new legal venues and what choices they pose for U.S. plaintiffs and defendants.

Speakers:

Benjamin Bai, Allen & Overy
Mark Allen Cohen, USPTO
Gang Hu, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office


Europe’s Unified Patent Court: A Lot to Like?
Wednesday, December 3 at 12:00nn ET

This webinar is aimed at U.S. lawyers who help U.S. companies to protect their IP in foreign markets. Newly-opened and planned venues for patent and other IP litigation in Europe pose important opportunities and challenges.

In Europe this fall, the Preparatory Committee responsible for drafting the Rules of Procedure for the planned Unified Patent Court clarified some important aspects of the new venue which is now expected to open by 2016.

Our expert panelists will describe the workings of the new legal venues and what choices they pose for U.S. plaintiffs and defendants.

Speakers:

Paul Coletti, Johnson & Johnson
Rowan Freeland, Simmons & Simmons
John Pegram, Fish & Richardson


Trade Secrets: Global Perspective
Thursday, December 11 at 12:00nn ET

Speakers:

Ann Whei Chen, Eli Lilly & Co.
Lorenzo de Martinis, Baker & McKenzie LLP
P. Andrew Riley, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


PAST WEBINARS

IP Chat Channel webinars are available on-demand two days after the live webinar. A webinar can be viewed one-time only, either immediately or up to 14 days after payment. Topics are searchable within each of the categories below.

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Pamela Sherrid Former editor of IP Law & Business magazine and a reporter and writer at FortuneForbes and U.S. News & World Report.

Contact Us

For general inquiries or if you would like to be notified of future IP Chat Channel webinars or meetings, e-mail your contact information to meetings@ipo.org or call (202) 507-4500.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit CLE will be available for registered attendees only.  Registered attendees must login under their attendee ID in order to verify attendance.  Once an attendee completes a course, a completed certificate of attendance must be submitted to IPO in order to receive credit (CofAs are provided by IPO once attendance is verified – usually 2-3 business days). LIVE WEBINARS:  IPO is applying for CLE for all live programs in the majority of the states that require CLE.  IPO will not be applying for CLE in the states of Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, or Texas (attorneys in TX may submit up to 5 hours of self-study credit). ON-DEMAND WEBINARS: For webinars recorded February 14, 2013 to present date, IPO is applying for CLE credit in CA, NJ, PA and VA.  At this time, IPO is not applying in any other states.  For webinars recorded prior to February 14, 2013, IPO will not be applying for CLE credit. For questions regarding which states IPO will apply to or other CLE related questions, contact meetings@ipo.org or call (202) 507-4500.

Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be in writing and e-mailed to meetings@ipo.org a minimum of two business days before the program start date to receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Please save all email correspondence to and from IPO. If you do not receive a confirmation email from WebEx within 24 hours of registering, please contact IPO at meetings@ipo.org or 202-507-4500. Refunds are processed within 14 business days following the receipt of a written request. No-shows, late arrivals, unattended programs, or early departures are not eligible for refunds. Refunds are only applied to the same credit card that purchased the site registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Clara Stanfield at cstanfield@ipo.org or call (202) 507-4500.