Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


2019 IPOwners Spring Summit

– Registration –

Corporate IPO Member Rate:  $400
Law Firm IPO Member Rate:  $600
Non-Member Rate:  $1,000


– Program –

For In-House Counsel Only:

  • Registered in-house counsel are invited to attend an exclusive two-hour networking reception on 6 March.
  • A session on Intellectual Asset Management will be offered for registered in-house counsel.  The session will cover how to think about IP in the traditional business frameworks that corporate leaders apply to corporate strategy and management.  Speakers will illustrate the business connection between patents, trade secrets, copyright, and trademarks.  Speakers will also share real world examples and discuss how it can make the foundation for a great integrated IP strategy.
  • Over 7.5 hours of networking time.

For Outside Counsel Only:

  • A session on Partnering for Diversity & Inclusion will be offered for registered outside counsel.  Most corporations have criteria related to diversity and inclusion that are considered when selecting outside counsel.  Hear from a panel of external and in-house attorneys on how the make-up of law firms impacts which firms are chosen and how in-house and outside counsel teams can effectively partner to increase the diversity and inclusion of legal teams.
  • Over 5.5 hours of networking time.

CLE Sessions for All Attendees:

  • Software Tools to Assist IP Lawyers:This session will address ways to use technology and computer-based tools to enhance IP function.  Examples include invention processing, patent prep and prosecution, evidence searches, internal ranking to determine when to abandon cases or how many countries to file in, portfolio analysis, and patent valuation.  Speakers will present key metrics used to assess the effectiveness of your IP practice. 
  • IP Investigations: Partnering with Internal and External Investigators and Law Enforcement: This session will cover what types of investigation activity is legal, how to protect your company from liability of investigator misconduct, and differences in approaches outside the US.  Speakers will discuss trade secret investigation practices as well as internal investigations to collect evidence for patent and trademark cases.
  • 50,000 Foot View of the Global IP Landscape:  The old adage “change is the only constant” rings true for the global IP landscape.  Many feel that US patent rights are being eroded while patent rights are strengthening in China and Germany, and that trade secret protection is strengthening globally.  Our panel of experts from various industries and perspectives will weigh in on the changes they are seeing from a global IP perspective, the impact of those changes, and strategies to bring clients the best IP value in view of the ever-changing IP landscape.
  • Ethics in IP Practice:This session will cover topics such as conflicts of interest, communication, letters of engagement, and candor.  Speakers will provide real world examples.

– Conference Location & Hotel Room Block –

Hyatt Regency
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
Click here to reserve your room online
IPO Group Room Rate: $265 for a single/double + taxes. The room rate is available for IPO’s meeting dates of 6-7 March 2019 (with limited availability on March 5th and 8th) or until the room block is sold out.  The room block is available until Wednesday, 13 February or until rooms sell out, whichever comes first.

Attendees are highly encouraged to reserve their hotel room as early as possible due to a large city-wide conference taking place immediately after IPO’s Spring Summit.  Hotels in the area will have very limited availability.

– Cancellation Policy –

Cancellations received by Friday, 15 February 2019 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after 16 February 2019.  These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants.  Course materials  will be available to those unable to attend, but who cancel on or after 16 February.  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.

– Attendee List –

In order to be listed on the Attendee List, you must be fully registered as of Monday, 25 February 2019.  Anyone who registers after this time will be listed on the Final Attendee List, which will be available on the website after the meeting.

– Consent to use Photographic Images –

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, IPO meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for IPO to use and distribute (both now and in the future), the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

– Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit –

IPO will be applying for CLE credit in most states for the entire program and anticipates up to 5.5 CLE credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics credit.  However, IPO does not anticipate receiving full credit for the morning sessions that discuss business best practices and not legal material.  If you have any questions about CLE, please contact

– Contact –

For general inquiries, contact

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– Sponsorship Opportunities –

Contact Clara Stanfield for information regarding sponsorship opportunities.