AIPLA 2022 Mid-Winter Institute

February 1 to 4, 2022

Location

Omni Rancho Las Palmas

Rancho Mirage, CA

Credits

CLE TBD

Registration

Fee: varies

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Focused Learning and Deep Dives for all IP Professionals

In a fast changing world where technologies have followed suit, IP professionals around the world face the challenge of acquiring the right tools to fully protect cutting edge innovations.

During this 2.5-day intensive learning program get out of your comfort zone and join us in a deep dive into some of the most important frontiers in IP and Technologies which are more and more focused on systems integration and redefining boundaries.

Choose your tracks and be part of an all-around discussion on Climate Change, Therapeutics, Cybersecurity, Non-Fungible Tokens, and learn how you can be ready for what’s next.

Online Registration is OPEN. See the registration link to the left.

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Schedule at a Glance

MONDAY, January 31, 2022
2 - 4 pm -- Executive Committee Meeting

TUESDAY, February 1, 2022
8 am  - 6 pm -- Registration is OPEN
9 am  - 12 noon -- Board of Directors' Meeting
1 - 4 pm -- Board and Committee Leadership Meeting
4 - 5 pm -- Tentative session
6 - 7 pm -- New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception
7 - 8:30 pm -- Opening Night Reception (Tickets Required)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022
6:45 - 8:45 am - Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast
6:45 - 7:45 am - Diversity in IP Law Fun Run
7:45 - 8:45 am - AM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
9 am  - 12 noon -- Meeting Kick Off and Opening Plenary, Keynote Address
An Update on the Unified Patent Court in Europe, followed by an update on Section 112 Issues
12 - 12:30 pm - Luncheon Reception
12:30 - 2 pm - LUNCHEON (Tickets Required)
2- 4:30 pm -- Concurrent Tracks 1 & 2
TRACK 1 - DEEP DIVE: Cybersecurity - How Cybersecurity Works and How to Protect It: Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademark, and Copyright
TRACK2 - DEEP DIVE: Therapeutics - Emergence of the Medical Device as an Important Aspect of Pharamceutical/Biologic Patent Strategy

5 - 6 pm -- PM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
7:30 - 9:30 pm -- Dinner Celebration (Tickets Required)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022
6:45 - 8:45 am - Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast
6:45 - 7:45 am - Diversity in IP Law Fun Run
7:45 - 8:45 am - AM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
9 am  - 11: 15 am  -- Concurrent Tracks 1 & 2
TRACK 1 - DEEP DIVE: Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN)
TRACK 2 - DEEP DIVE: Everything You Need to Know about the Unified Patent Court

11: 15 am - 12 noon - Luncheon Reception
12:00 - 1:45 pm - LUNCHEON (Tickets Required)
2- 4:30 pm -- Concurrent Tracks 1 & 2
TRACK 1 - DEEP DIVE: Climate Change - How Climate Change Works and How to Protect Related Innovations: Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademark, and Copyright
TRACK2 - DEEP DIVE: Digital Tokens - How Digital Tokens Work and How to Protect Them: Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademark, and Copyright

4:45 - 5:45 pm - Titans of the IP Bar
6 - 7 pm - Tentative cocktail party (if sponsored)
FREE EVENING, also
AIPLA Past President's and Board Reception and Dinner, 7:15 - 10 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022
7:45 - 8:45 am - AM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
9 am  - 12:30 pm  -- Closing Plenary including ETHICS
12:30 - 5:00 pm - GOLF TOURNAMENT
12:30 - 4:00 pm - Board of Directors' Meeting

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AIPLA RATE:  $259 per night, plus $15 resort fee.
CANCELLATION: Please cancel (3) days prior to arrival by 12:00pm to avoid a cancellation fee of one nights room and tax.

Room block rate expires January 8, 2022.

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