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Front and Center Discussion Series

The IP industry is not all laws, rules, and decisions.  AIPLA's Front & Center Discussion Series focuses on the other side of IP - the business, management, logistics and enforcement of IP. This interactive series is led by industry leaders.  Special AIPLA Member registration of $35.00, unlimited attendees per site.  No CLE available.

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Debriefing B&B:  Takeaways and Tips on Issue Preclusion in Trademark Litigation

April 23, 2015
Hon. Marvin J. Garbis - Judge, US District Court (D. Md.)
Hon. Lorelei Ritchie - Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, US Patent & Trademark Office
David S. Welkowitz - Professor, Whittier Law School
Kenneth L. Wilton - Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Nancy J. Mertzel (Moderator) - Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern, LLP

Outsourcing Patent Work:  Risks, Rewards and Making it Work

April 8, 2015
David J. Arthur - Associate General Patent Counsel, Xerox Corporation
Michael Chernoff - Chief Intellectrual Property Officer, MDB Capital Group
Angela Grayson - Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Walmart
Lata Setty - Chief Intellectual Property Office, UnitedLex
Alexander Franco (Moderator) - Patent GC

Look Out!  The States Are Watching Your Patent Demand Letters!

March 4, 2015
Sharon Israel - Partner, Mayer Bown LLP
Erik Jones - Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Policy Bureau, Illinois Attorney General's Office
Dennis Skarvan - Deputy General Counsel, Caterpillar
Vince Garlock (Moderator) - Deputy Executive Director, AIPLA

The America Invents Act Revisited:  The Impact of the AIA on Patent Valuation and Licensing

April 9, 2014
Jeff Totten - Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Scott Williams - Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.

David Ruschke - Chief Patent Counsel, Medtronic Cardiovascular
Ceyda Azakli Maisami - Patent Counsel, HP