LAIPLA Spring Seminar @ Ojai was a Spectacular Success!

Opening night reception on the lawn of the Ojai Valley Inn at the LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018

Here’s just a small sampling of what you missed if you didn’t attend this year’s LAIPLA Spring Seminar @ Ojai Valley Inn.

  • A keynote by Judge Randall Rader, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • A fireside chat with Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • FRANDTOPIA, featuring Judge James Robart
  • General Counsels discussing the leading issues in IP today
  • Interactive year in review by the top experts in their fields
  • A panel highlighting Trademark expert reports
  • An eye-opening panel on the future of Blockchain
  • The secrets of Litigation Financing
  • Side splitting improv entertainment with guest appearances by Judges
  • Some of the most amazing vistas in Southern California

It’s no wonder that 90% of this year’s attendees said they were likely or very likely to come back to Spring Seminar.

Be on the lookout for Spring Seminar 2019!

Weekend Highlights

Judge Rader LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018
Keynote by Judge Randall Rader

Andre Iancu gives a Fireside Chat at LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018
Fireside chat between USPTO Director, Andrei Iancu and Spring Seminar Co-Chair, David Randall.

Matthew Sullivan speaking at the LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018
Matthew Sullivan, quantumRE CEO, discusses Blockchain.

Frand on a panel at the LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018
Eeva Hakoranta, Nokia Technologies (Center), discusses FRAND with Mark McCarty, Alston & Bird (Left), and Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, Edgeworth Economics (Right).

LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018 speaker Doug Lichtman
Professor Doug Lichtman, UCLA, presents a high level view on patents.

Erica Van Loon at the LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018
(L to R) Tania Hoff, NBCUniversal Media LLC and Erica Van Loon, Glaser Weil LLP.

LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018 Bita Rahebi group shot
(L to R) Manisha Bhangare, MINDBODY, Inc.; Bita Rahebi, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Gary Nelson, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP; Rose Lee, Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Blackjack table at LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2018
Poker & Blackjack night!

A group attending the Spring Seminar 2018
A sampling of LAIPLA Leadership team at the weekend: (Left to Right), Ted Chandler, Sidley Austin (LAIPLA Treasurer); David Randall, Brooks Kushman (Co-Chair, Spring Seminar); Ashe Puri, Fox Rothschild (Incoming LAIPLA Secretary); Jacob Zodieru, Fulwider Patton (Spring Seminar Committee); Bita Rahebi, Morrison Foerster (LAIPLA Past President); Laura Burson, Sheppard Mullin (LAIPLA Vice President and Incoming President), Sarah Brooks, Stradling (LAIPLA Secretary and Incoming Vice President); Keith Newburry, Edwards Lifesciences (LAIPLA Past President); Scott Hansen, Viking IP (LAIPLA Past President); Gary Nelson, Lewis Roca (LAIPLA Past President); Alex Schlee, Schlee IP (LAIPLA Past President); Mark Treitel, Quinn Emanuel (LAIPLA President).

See you next year!