LAIPLA is proud to present its 2018 Annual Spring Seminar. This year’s Spring Seminar is a can’t miss weekend; we have over 30+ speakers presenting 9.0 hours of MCLE over seven compelling panels, a fireside chat with USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, and a keynote address by former Chief Judge Randall Rader, all at the luxurious Ojai Valley Inn Resort and Spa.
Spring Seminar is the premier LAIPLA event of the year. It is a nationally renowned three-day intellectual property law conference featuring in-depth panel discussions and individual presentations by leading legal scholars, experts, in-house attorneys, and private practitioners. LAIPLA’s Spring Seminar getaway weekend also provides an abundance of networking opportunities and social activities. With a desire to provide an unforgettable experience for attendees and their family members, we choose high-quality resorts that offer a family friendly environment and activities that will not only satisfy our attendees, but their family members of all ages as well.
Ojai Valley Inn Resort and Spa is nestled within a rare coastal valley on 220-oak studded acres, the iconic Ojai Valley Inn offers an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a legendary golf course, 31,000 square foot Spa Village, Artist Cottage & Apothecary, multiple pools and seven unique dining outlets.
LAIPLA Members: $1,300.00
Spouse/Guest Add-On: $175.00
Ojai Valley Inn Golf Tournament and Prizes: $160.00
Basic Registration Fees: Includes admission for registrant to Friday, Saturday and Sunday MCLEs, Friday Cocktail/Reception, Friday Poker Tournament, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Keynote Lunch, Saturday Cocktail/Reception, Saturday Dinner, President’s Suite Party and Sunday Breakfast.
Spouse/Guest Add-On: Includes admission for Spouse/Guest to Friday Cocktail/Reception, Friday Poker Tournament Saturday Cocktail/Reception, Saturday Dinner, President’s Suite Party and Sunday Breakfast. Children may attend Sunday Breakfast for free.
The LAIPLA is also organizing a golf outing at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa on Saturday, May 5. Host to seven senior PGA tournaments featuring legendary golf superstars, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s golf course is on one of Southern California’s premier golf courses. Golf registration ($160/pp) includes green fees, cart, driving range, and a caddy for each foursome. We have a few spots left.
By registering for this event you are guaranteeing your reservation for LAIPLA 2018 Spring Seminar. There will be no cancellation refunds for the event. Registrations may only be transferred to someone at the Registrant’s Firm or Company. All transfers must be made through LAIPLA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update as of 4/18/2018: HOTEL IS SOLD OUT. Please see Alternative Accommodations.
Ojai offers guests a variety of spa packages. LAIPLA attendees receive 10 percent off of full price services. Due to high demand for spa services, we suggest you contact the spa in advance of your arrival to book desired treatments. Spa reservations may be made at 1-888-772-6524. Please visit the Ojai Valley Inn and Resort website for further information about the resort.
Friday May 4, 2018
1:00 PM- 5:00 PM: Registration
Friday First MCLE Session: IP YEAR IN REVIEW
The last year has seen a number of remarkable developments across the intellectual property landscape, including in a series of high-profile cases in which intellectual property law took center stage before the Supreme Court. Our panel of distinguished IP thought leaders, known for their informative and entertaining presentations, will review the key developments in copyright, trademark, and patent law over the last year and provide insight on how those developments will impact the practice of IP law going forward.
Patent: Douglas Lichtman, UCLA School of Law, Professor of Law
Copyright: David Nimmer, Irell & Manella, Of Counsel, Author of “Nimmer on Copyrights,” UCLA School of Law, Professor from Practice, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Distinguished Scholar
Trademark: Jane Wald, Irell & Manella, Partner
Friday Second MCLE Session: IN-HOUSE HOT IP TOPICS
Our panel of leading in-house counsel will come together to discuss hot topics in the Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret arena, as well as the challenges that are impacting them and their companies. These in-house lawyers will also discuss how these issues have shaped their practice and share their insights on the evolution of IP practice in the US and around the world.
Moderator: Paul D. Tripodi II, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Partner
Jonathan Anschell, CBS Corporation, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Keith Newburry, Edwards Lifesciences, V.P. & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
David Quinto, VidAngel Inc., General Counsel, Author of “Trade Secrets: Law & Practice”
Kris Storti, Bruce Lee Enterprises, COO / General Counsel
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM: Cocktail Hour/Reception
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM: Speaker’s Dinner (Invite Only)
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM: Young Lawyer’s Evening Activities (Invite Only)
9:00 PM – 12:00 PM: Annual Poker Tournament and Reception with prizes
Saturday May 5, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
Saturday First MCLE Session: COMMON PITFALLS OF TRADEMARK EXPERT REPORTS AND SURVEY EVIDENCE
Increasingly, District Courts and the TTAB are excluding experts and survey evidence from trademark proceedings, leading to devastating outcomes for trademark holders. This panel will explore leading decisions regarding the admissibility of trademark surveys and provide practice tips on how to avoid common pitfalls in expert reports. The panel will draw on the experience of seasoned trademark litigators and a trademark survey expert to probe the advantages and disadvantages of various survey varieties, such as the Everready and Squirt methods.
Moderator: Erica J. Van Loon, Glaser Weil, Partner
Amy E Burke, Theodora Oringher, Associate
Cynthia Cohen, Ph.D., Verdict Success LLC, Trademark Survey Expert
Tania Hoff, NBCUniversal, Senior Vice President, Litigation – Head of Television and Feature Film Litigation
Lynda Zadra-Symes, Knobbe Martens, Partner
Saturday Second MCLE Session: FRANDTOPIA – IN A PERFECT WORLD
Are the international approaches to resolving FRAND disputes converging or diverging? Comparing the “top down” approach of TCL and Unwired to the “ex ante” approach of Microsoft, and the new competition rules in Europe to the rest of the world. What are the implications of a single international forum resolving FRAND globally and is forum selection now the most important strategy decision?
Moderators: Mark A. McCarty, Alston & Bird, Partner
Christopher P. Broderick, Manatt Phelps, Partner
Judge James Robart, Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Eeva Hakoranta, Head of Patent Licensing, Nokia Technologies
Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, Edgeworth Economics, Partner
Andrew Y. Yen, Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Senior Counsel
Saturday Third MCLE Session: UNLOCKING THE BLOCKCHAIN – AND ITS POTENTIAL IN THE IP SPACE
Cryptocurrencies have a market value of $500 Billion and have the potential of disrupting traditional financial markets and the norms by which companies raise money. Yet, the application of blockchain technology is not limited to cryptocurrencies and digital tokens in the FinTech sector. A variety of properties inherent to blockchain technology make it an attractive technology to a whole host of different sectors and businesses. This panel will explore how this disruptive technology could have application to the intellectual property field and its management.
Moderator: David A. Randall, Brooks Kushman, Shareholder
Scott Brisbin, Vechain, General Counsel
Erin Fonté, Dykema Cox Smith, Member
Jerod Partin, Activision, Director of Legal
Matthew Sullivan, quantmRE Network, Founder/CEO
Saturday Fourth MCLE Session: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH USPTO DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU
Saturday Keynote Lunch: Judge Randall Rader, former United States Circuit Judge and former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
New Opportunities in IP: the growing international market. IP has always been an international discipline but the opportunities to get full value for IP assets abroad has grown beyond expectations in the past few years.
Afternoon Activities: Ojai Valley Inn Golf Tournament and Free Time
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Cocktail Hour/Reception
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Dinner and Entertainment
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM: President’s Suite Party
Sunday May 6, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast (Open to families)
Sunday First MCLE Session: RECOVERY FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE: ONE LAWYER’S JOURNEY – 1.0 Hour MCLE in Competence
From service as an Army JAG through private practice and partnership at a major international law firm, Steve will recount his personal journey before and after recovery. He will candidly discuss the impacts on clients, family, and colleagues and discuss action items for those who are impaired and for those who work with those who are impaired.
Sunday Second MCLE Session: LITIGATION FINANCING – PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE IP LITIGATOR – 1.0 Hour MCLE in Ethics
The panel will discuss the current litigation finance market and practical considerations for IP litigators—and their clients—associated with seeking out and securing litigation finance. Topics will include an overview of the rapidly expanding litigation finance industry and primary considerations and best practices that IP litigators should understand in order to unlock the potential benefits of litigation finance while avoiding potential ethical issues and protecting their firms and clients.
Moderator: Yasser El Gamal, Manatt Phelps, Partner
Justin Daniels, Burford Capital, IP Principal
Adam Gill, GLS Capital, LLC, Managing Director
Douglas Lichtman, UCLA School of Law, Professor of Law
Mieke K. Malmberg, Skiermont Derby LLP, Partner
**Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (provider # 2083) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 9.0 hours including 1.0 hour of Ethics and 1.0 hour of Competence.
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