LAIPLA Washington in the West in downtown Los Angeles

Washington in the West

Thursday, January 30, 2020
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown

LAIPLA brings the USPTO  to you! Now in its 24th  year, Washington in the West is a full-day MCLE conference bringing together USPTO officials, industry experts and members of our bar. We hope to see you there.

Note:   Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, January 24 (save $50!).

SCHEDULE

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Programming:
Patent & Trademark Tracks: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Young Lawyers’ Patent Prosecution Workshop: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Luncheon: 12:30 p.m. –  2:30 p.m.  (featuring Q&A with USPTO Director Andrei Iancu)
Cocktail Reception: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

PROGRAMMING

DATE AND TIME
Thursday, January 30, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
333 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Interested in sponsoring?  Click here for details.   

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

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Director Iancu headshot

Andrei Iancu
USPTO Director

Scott Boalick

Scott Boalick
Chief PTAB Judge

Paul Yen

Paul Yen
USPTO Examiner

Susan Natland

Susan Natland
Knobbe Martens

Mehran Arjomand

Mehran Arjomand
Morrison & Foerster

Patricia Hong

Patricia Hong
Plumsea

Sanjeev Mehta

Sanjeev Mehta
Verizon

Stefano Ferro

Stefano Ferro
Bugnion

Erol Basol LAIPLA Board of Directors

Erol Basol
Kubota & Basol

Steve Shape

Steven Shape
Dennemeyer

Harper Batts

Harper Batts
Sheppard Mullin

Lori Kozak

Lori Kozak
Fox Rothschild

Navneet Chugh

Navneet Chugh
Chugh

Brian Horne

Brian Horne
Knobbe Martens

Jonathan Menkes

Jonathan Menkes
Knobbe Martens

Samantak Ghosh

Samantak Ghosh
Gilead Sciences

David Randall

David Randall
Hackler Daghighian Martino & Novak

Lance Pritikin

Lance Pritikin
Law Offices of Lance M. Pritikin

Sui Dong

Sui Duong
Western Digital

Craig Burnett

Craig Burnett
Dolby Laboratories

Graham Cole

Graham Cole
Munger Tolles

Brian Buroker

Brian Buroker
Gibson Dunn

Jean Nguyen

Jean Nguyen
Morrison & Foerster

Sharmini Green

Sharmini Green
Intel

Shilpa Coorg

Shilpa Coorg
Winston & Strawn

Donald Min

Donald Min
Virgin Hyperloop One

Jacob Zodieru

Jacob Zodieru
Arent Fox

Mikella Wickham

Mikella Wickham
Fox Rothschild

Alex Osterlind

Alex Osterlind
Arent Fox

Jessica Thomson

Jessica Thomson
The Walt Disney Company

Shunji Sato

Shunji Sato
TMI Associates

Robert Stoll

Robert Stoll
Drinker Biddle
Former USPTO Commissioner for Patents

Monique Cheng Joe

Monique Cheng Joe
NBC Universal

Jackie Collins

Jacqueline Collins
Sonendo

Michelle Cooke

Michelle Cooke
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Jordan Nafekh

Jordan Nafekh
Irell & Manella

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson
Lewis Roca

Gary J. Nelson

Gary J. Nelson
Lewis Roca

Christine Kao

Christine Kao
Facebook

Thomas Hamer

Thomas Hamer
Kilburn & Strode

SPONSORS

DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS

Forensis Group

Signature Resolution logo for event sponsorship

WASHINGTON LEVEL SPONSORS

Lanyards Sponsor

Speakers’ Dinner Sponsor

Kilburn & Strode

LINCOLN LEVEL SPONSORS

Breakfast/Coffee Breaks Sponsor

Dennemeyer

AV Sponsor

Fox Rothschild

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Knobbe Martens

JEFFERSON LEVEL SPONSORS

Darts IP logo

CD Disco

Morrison & Foerster

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

Huseby logo

IMS Expert Services

Pointer BP logo

Sun IP

Veritext

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

Logo for Derwent

HG Litigation logo

KUBOTA & BASOL

NONPROFIT SPONSORS

OC American Inns of Court

Federal Bar Association - Orange County Chapter

Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Los Angeles County Bar Associatio

Santa Monica Bar Association

Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association

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

Sponsorship? See LAIPLA Sponsorship Opportunities 2019-2020 for this event and others.