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2018 IPO Annual Meeting

The IPO Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs, committee meetings, networking opportunities, and exhibits. Parallel sessions on patent and trademark/copyright topics are offered throughout the meeting, ending with an ethics panel. Please read IPO's Cancellation Policy before registering.
When
9/23/2018 - 9/25/2018
Where
151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

Program

   

Sunday, 23 September 2018

 
Time
9/23/2018 - 9/25/2018

The Sunday Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee. All registrants are welcome to attend. Click to add to your itinerary.
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM

Monday, 24 September 2018

 
Trademark General Session: Refer to IPO Annual Meeting brochure for a description of each panel. If you select the Trademark General Session, you are signed up for each concurrent TM session offered on Monday and Tuesday.
Time
9/24/2018 7:00 AM - 9/25/2018 5:30 PM
7:00 AM

Patent Session 1a: AIA Estoppel: A New Flavor of Collateral Estoppel and/or Res Judicata? On Monday, 24 September, IPO will have two concurrent patent general sessions. Select which patent session you plan on attending. On Tuesday, there will only be one concurrent general patent session. If you are attending the trademark general session, please select the trademark option.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Monday Patent Session 1b: The Intersection of IP and Open Source. On Monday, 24 September, IPO will have two concurrent patent general sessions. Select which patent session you plan on attending. On Tuesday, there will only be one general patent session. If you are attending the trademark general session, please select the trademark option.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Registration is required. $50 per registrant.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Navigation of the E-Discovery Minefield; International Litigation and Availability of Discovery under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782. On Monday, 24 September, IPO will have two concurrent patent general sessions. Select which patent session you plan on attending. On Tuesday, there will only be one concurrent general patent session. If you are attending the trademark general session, please select the trademark option.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

EPO Organized Interactive Workshop on Business Methods. On Monday, 24 September, IPO will have two concurrent patent general sessions. Select which patent session you plan on attending. On Tuesday, there will only be one concurrent general patent session. If you are attending the trademark general session, please select the trademark option.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

The Supreme AIA Update: A Triple-Header. On Monday, 24 September, IPO will have two concurrent patent general sessions. Select which patent session you plan on attending. On Tuesday, there will only be one concurrent general patent session. If you are attending the trademark general session, please select the trademark option.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2:15 PM

The Practice of IP Law in the Age of Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, and Blockchain. On Monday, 24 September, IPO will have two concurrent patent general sessions. Select which patent session you plan on attending. On Tuesday, there will only be one concurrent general patent session. If you are attending the trademark general session, please select the trademark option.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2:15 PM

Protecting Your Trade Secrets in Todays' Global Village Organizing Committees: Trade Secrets; International Patent Law and Trade. Trade Secrets have become increasingly important to enabling business success at a time when your manufacturing, research and sales - and the related trade secrets - are dispersed throughout the world. Panelists will discuss how businesses can achieve effective protection of their confidential information in light of: recent trade secret developments in Asia; implementation of the EU Trade Secret Directive; and global concerns as seen from the U.S., including options for bringing cases in U.S. courts to reach trade secret theft outside the U.S.
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM

Domain Names 2018: Privacy, Prophecies, and Practice Tips Organizing Committee: U.S. Trademark Law This session will address the basis of the GDPR, and in particular its effects on ICANN's Whois requirements. Panelists will discuss how the Whois "blackout" has played out since May 2018 and how brand owners have adjusted their policing and enforcement strategies. The discussion will also include a review of ICANN's ongoing reviews of Rights Protection Mechanisms such as the URS and UDRP, and its affects brand owners. Panelists will also provide insights into the current state of the "new" gTLDs, including predictions concerning the promised forthcoming "round 2."
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM

How Corporations Hedge Against Emerging Technology Organizing Committee: Emerging Technologies Learn how corporations are dealing with the rapid pace of emerging technologies. Panelists will discuss general strategies for managing risk and structuring IP departments related to emerging technologies.
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM

Protecting Software in the Pharmaceutical and Health Care Industries Organizing Committees: Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues, Software Related Inventions; Emerging Technologies This session will address different ways that software is protected under U.S. law, including relevant case law and the benefits and disadvantages of different IP frameworks. It also will highlight the particular eccentricities of protecting of new pharmaceutical and health care technologies, such as body chemistry monitoring systems, robot and artificial intelligence technologies in labs, and so-called Software as a Medical Device.
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM

Global Dossier Organizing Committee: Patent Search When looking for key information, you may have used USPTO PAIR (PAIR will be replaced by eMod this summer or early Fall). Global Dossier provides that information and more. It is a single source of information concerning: prosecution history and examination status; examiner search information; cited documents; indication of patent status; patent family information (extended INPADOC family = any priority in common); and translations of examination documents for IP5 countries (others). The breakout session will consist of a live Global Dossier demonstration, using both the USPTO Global Dossier portal and Espacenet, including a demonstration of EPO Common Citation Document and USPTO Citation List. The purpose of the breakout session is to demonstrate practical patent application data retrieval tasks using Global Dossier.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
4:45 PM

Strategies for Addressing Gender Disparity in Patenting Organizing Committee: Women in IP Law; Corporate IP Management Women are significantly underrepresented in the innovation process. Recent studies show that "although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, only 18.8 percent of all patents had at least one women inventor in 2010." A panel of subject matter experts from WIPO, experienced in-house counsel, university experts, and scientists will bring awareness to the issue of gender diversity in patenting.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
4:45 PM

Managing Risks of Willful Infringement: Practical Considerations and Guidelines Organizing Committee: Litigation; Damages and Injunctions Under the new legal landscape since Halo and Stryker in 2016, companies failing to adequately manage risks around the new subjective test for willful infringement can be open to multi-million dollar enhanced awards. The practical issues have quickly become complicated, and the panel will discuss considerations for addressing and resolving decisions that need to be made in managing risks.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
4:45 PM

Best Practices: Working with Customs to Fight Counterfeiting in the U.S. and China Organizing Committee: Anti-Counterfeiting U.S. and Chinese Customs provide a variety of often underutilized tools to help companies in the fight against counterfeiting in these important jurisdictions. This panel of subject-matter experts will discuss best practices for working with customs to fight counterfeiting and trademark infringement, tools and resources that each agency provides, and cultivating business client support for engaging with customs on anti-counterfeiting efforts.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
4:45 PM

Monday evening dinner reception. All attendees are welcome, click to add to your itinerary.
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

 
Registration required. $50 per registrant.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

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