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Preview Program (Updated as of 12/23/16)

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Board/Committee Leadership Meeting


11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Opens


11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting


1:45-2:00 PM

Association Business Meeting


 ​2:00-3:30 PM

OPENING PLENARY SESSION 

Critical Career Considerations: A New Recipe for Success 
  • ​An expert witness
  • An arbitrator/mediator 
  • A partner in your firm 
  • An author 
  • An APJ 
  • Retired  
  • Something completely different

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Networking Break

4:00 – 5:30 PM

CONCURRENT TRACK #1

Keep Your Eye on the Ball – Working in a Patent Scrum


CONCURRENT TRACK #2

Copyright Cacciatore - Advanced Topics in a No-fuss Format

 

6:00 – 7:00 PM

NEW MEMBER/FIRST TIME ATTENDEE RECEPTION


7:00 - 8:30 PM

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION: AIPLA Tapa's: An Evening of Bits & Bites


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Diversity in IP Law Committee Fun Run or Power Walk


7:00 – 9:00 AM

Committee Meetings

Corporate Practice Breakfast


9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

CONCURRENT TRACK #1
Avoiding Sour Grapes and Bad Apples: Ethical and Practical Considerations of Firm Management, Including Risk Assessment and Management as well as Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (Ethics CLE)


CONCURRENT TRACK #2

From the Good to the Ugly: Protecting IP Rights in Open Source, 3D Printing, Online Marketplaces, and the Dark Web

​9:30 AM – 12:00 NOON

Spouse/Guest Tour: Mansions, Marinas & Historical For Lauderdale

12:00 NOON – 12:30 PM

LUNCHEON RECEPTION

Sponsored by: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP

12:30 – 2:00 PM

LUNCHEON

IP Rights in Cuba: Issues in Counterfeiting, Cigars, Rum, Trademark Rights and Conflicts

Speaker: Jorge Espinosa, Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL, Miami, FL

 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT TRACK #1

Advanced Topics in IP Licensing and Valuation

 

CONCURRENT TRACK #2

Trademark and Design Fondue – A Melting Pot of the Latest Issues in Trademark and Design Law

 

3:15 – 3:30 PM
Networking Break


3:30 – 5:00 PM

COMMITTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Electronic and Computer Law (90 Minutes of CLE)

Structure vs. Function: Which Claim Type Works Best for Software Inventions?

 

Food and Drug /Biotechnology (Joint Session) (90 Minutes of CLE)

Food for Thought—Hot Topics in Food & Drug and Biotech

 Industrial Designs / IP in Latin America (Joint Session) (90 Minutes of CLE)

A Taste of Latin America and Beyond, Preparing your Design Applications to Have a Local Flavor

 

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Committee Meetings


7:30 – 9:30 PM

DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT: Serenity by the Sea


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 AM

Committee Meetings

Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast


 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

CONCURRENT TRACK #1 

Get it Right and Avoid the Costly Bite: How Inventorship Determination Can Change
Applicants’ Bottom Line

CONCURRENT TRACK #2
 

Patent Litigation: The Federal Rules Have Changed the Recipe, or Have They? 

 

12:00 – 3:30 PM
Spouse/Guest Tour: Historic Bonnet House & Garden Tram


12:00 NOON – 12:30 PM

LUNCHEON RECEPTION
Sponsored by: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

12:30 – 2:00 PM

LUNCHEON

Speaker: Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley, Circuit Judge 
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC


2:00 – 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT TRACK #1

Corporate Tapas - Emerging Issues Impacting In House Attorneys and Outside Lawyers Advising Them

CONCURRENT TRACK #2

Patent Law

All Things PTAB – What’s Been Happening with the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board?


3:15 – 3:30 PM
Networking Break


3:30 – 5:00 PM

COMMITTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Chemical Practice (90 Minutes of CLE)

Negotiating, Implementing and Maintaining Successful Academic – Industry Collaborations


IP Practice in Japan (90 Minutes of CLE)

IP Izakaya – Straight From Japan


Trade Secret Law
(90 Minutes of CLE)

New Trade Secrets Protections in The USA & The EU – What You Need To Know
to Get Things Just Right!

 

3:30 – 5:30 pm

Committee Meetings


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017

​8:00 – 9:00 AM

PRESIDENTS FORUM 

9:15 AM – 12:00 NOON

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

An All You Can Eat IP Buffett of Hot Decisions and Cool Ethics


12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH


12:00 – 4:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

12:30 – 5:00 PM

Golf Tournament: Jacaranda Golf Club: West Course
Awards Reception

 

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