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Last update: October 16, 2015 (11.36 MB)
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DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Program is subject to change (current as of 7.31.15).
 

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Pre-Meeting Events

 ​9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm        ​ Patent Prosecution Boot Camp

​Wednesday, Oct. 21

​9:00 am - 12:00 pm

IP Practice in Japan Committee Pre-Meeting​

9:00 am - 5:00 pm        ​ Patent Prosecution Boot Camp
​12:00 - 4:00 pm

2015 P​artnering in Patents (USPTO Headquarters - Alexandria, VA)

​1:00 - 5:00 pm

​Board/Committee Leadership Meeting

​4:00 - 7:00 pm

​Pre-Registration

​Thursday, Oct. 22



​6:30 - 8:00 am

Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast Meeting (Corporate In-House Counsel Only)

6:30 - 8:00 am

Law Practice Management Breakfast

​6:30 - 8:00 am

Committee Meetings

​7:00 am - 6:00 pm

​Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

​8:00 - 9:00 am

​Opening Plenary Session

​9:00 am - 12:00 pm

​Concurrent Morning Tracks

​Track 1: Patent Prosecution

​Track 2: Patent Litigation

​Track 3: Trademark/Copyright - Welcome to a New World

12:00 - 12:30 pm

​Lunch Reception (open to all attendees)

​12:30 - 2:00 pm

​Luncheon -- Speaker: The Honorable Alan Lourie, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

​2:00 - 3:30 pm

​Concurrent Afternoon Tracks

​Track 1: The Evolving Landscape of PTAB Proceedings

​Track 2: Trademark

Track 3: Corporate: In or Out? - Issues Related to Outsourcing Legal Services

​3:30 - 5:30 pm Committee Meetings
​3:30 - 5:30 pm

​Committee Educational Sessions

IP Practice in Europe

Biotechnology / International Trade Commission (Joint Session)

​Emerging Technologies Committee 

5:30 - 6:30 pm

​New Members/First-Time Attendees Reception

​6:00 - 7:30 pm

​LGBT Diversity Reception

​7:30 - 9:00 pm
​Opening Night Reception

​Friday, Oct. 23

​6:45 - 8:45 am

​Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast Meeting

​6:45 - 8:45 am

​Committee Meetings

​7:45 am - 6:00 pm
​Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
​8:45 - 11:45 am

​Concurrent Morning Tracks

​Track 1: Patent Prosecution - A "101 Special" Session

​Track 2: How to Maximize Global Patent Protection: Patent Filing Strategies and Antitrust Challenges

​Track 3: Trade Secrets

​11:45 - 12:15 pm

​Lunch Reception (open to all attendees)

​12:15 - 1:45 pm

​Luncheon -- Speaker: The Honorable Maria Pallante, United States Register of Copyrights

​1:45 - 2:00 pm

​Annual Association Business Meeting

​2:00 - 3:30 pm

​Concurrent Afternoon Tracks

​Track 1: Litigation
​Track 2: Patent Licensing

​Track 3: Copyright

​3:30 - 5:30 pm 

Committee Meetings

​3:30 - 5:30 pm

​Committee Educational Sessions

​Food and Drug/Patent Litigation (Joint Session)
​Mentoring/Patent Agents/Patent Law (Joint Session)

Patent Relations with the USPTO/Harmonization Task Force (Joint Session)

6:30 - 7:30 pm

​Law School Alumni Reception

​8:00 - 10:00 pm

​Dinner & Entertainment

10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dessert Reception

​Saturday, Oct. 24

​8:00 am - 9:00 am ​Committee Meetings
​8:00 am - 12:00 pm

​Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

​9:00 am - 12:00 pm ​Closing Plenary Session
​12:00 - 2:00 pm ​Networking Luncheon
*Program is subject to change.
 
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