Washington in the West

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel


Location: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Date:  Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Registration and Breakfast:  8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Programming:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon:  12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Cocktail Reception:  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Address: 11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049  

LAIPLA brings the USPTO to you!  Now in its 23rd year, Washington in the West is a full-day MCLE conference bringing together USPTO officials, industry experts and members of our bar.  This is a can’t-miss conference that provides a truly unique forum for local practitioners to openly discuss issues directly with USPTO representatives.  

Attire: Professional  

Speakers at the 2019 Washington in the West will include:  

  • John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley Regional USPTO 
  • Dan Altman, Partner, Knobbe Martens 
  • Stefano Ferro, Bugnion 
  • Milan Kapadia, Patent Portfolio Manager, The Boeing Company 
  • Gail Katz, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, KaVoKerr and Nobel Biocare
  • Anbar Khal, Sr. Patent Counsel, Oakley  
  • Freddy Thiel, Kilburn & Strode, VP of SF Liaison Office 

Stay tuned for more details on additional speakers and programs!  

**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 5 hours.

Valet parking $14

Early Bird pricing ends January 22. After Tuesday, January 22, the registration fee increases by $30.

Government: $149 ($179 after January 22)

In-House Counsel: $239 ($269 after January 22)

Judiciary: No Charge

LAIPLA Law Student Member: $89 ($119 after January 22)

LAIPLA Member: $339 ($369 after January 22)

Non-Member: $439 ($469 after January 22)

Non-Member - Membership Special (event + membership): $489 ($519 after January 22)


Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, January 22. After Tuesday, January 22, the registration fee increases by $30. Cancellations must be received by the pre-registration deadline of Tuesday, January 22.

For any questions or assistance with registration, please email office@laipla.net.


Diamond Sponsor

ForensisGroup is Diamond sponsor of LAIPLA

For over 20 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by ForensisGroup have been thoroughly evaluated based on experience, education, track record, client feedback and much more. Over 8,000 clients have retained our experts in more than 10,000 cases nationwide. ForensisGroup takes a multi-disciplined approach, referring our clients to experts of various disciplines that may have an impact on the issues of the case. Clients benefit from free initial discussions with experts to gain better technical or scientific knowledge about their case. We offer free no-obligation recruiting.


Lunch Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Fox Rothschild logo

Silver Sponsors

IMS Expert Services logo

Bronze Sponsors


Corsearch logo

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  For more information, please contact Ashe Puri (apuri@foxrothschild.com) or Jonathan Statman (JStatman@mofo.com).

Questions? Contact the LAIPLA office at office@laipla.net or call 323-285-1654.

Sponsorship? See LAIPLA Sponsorship Opportunities 2018-2019 for this event and others.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Contact the LAIPLA office at office@laipla.net or call 323-285-1654.