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.

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 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Young Lawyers’ Patent Prosecution Workshop: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Luncheon: 12:30 p.m. –  2 p.m.  (featuring Q&A with USPTO Director Andrei Iancu)
Cocktail Reception: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

PROGRAMMING

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

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Director Iancu headshot

Andrei Iancu
USPTO

Susan Natland

Susan Natland
Knobbe Martens

Sui Dong

Sui Dong
Western Digital

Lori Kozak

Lori Kozak
Fox Rothschild

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

Craig Burnett

Craig Burnett
Dolby Laboratories

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
Brooks Kushman

Lance Pritikin

Lance Pritikin
Law Offices of Lance M. Pritikin

SPONSORS

Diamond Sponsor

Forensis Group

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.

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has close to 275 lawyers and scientists and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation.  Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages.  The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence.  More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

Gold Sponsor

Fox Rothschild

Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm known for client service and agility in problem solving. With 850 attorneys in 22 offices nationwide, we provide a full range of legal services to public and private companies — from startups and family-run businesses to multinational corporations — in the United States and more than 50 foreign countries. Our Intellectual Property practice group, which has more than 100 attorneys, represents clients in patent prosecution and transactions, patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, trademarks, copyrights, International Trade Commission litigation, licensing, trade secrets and Hatch-Waxman litigation.

Morrison & Foerster

Our intellectual property clients come in all sizes—from the largest global companies to individual entrepreneurs. What they have in common are big ideas. For the last 40 years, Morrison & Foerster has been synonymous with big ideas in intellectual property. Our intellectual property practice regularly ranks as one of the top IP practices in the U.S., and was named “IP Firm of the Year” byChambers USA and “IP Practice of the Year” by Law360 in 2013. Our clients benefit not only from the courtroom prowess of our litigators—and their abilities to resolve disputes short of trial—but also from our experienced patent prosecutors and technology transactions specialists who bring their sophisticated technical insights to bear in shaping and implementing our clients’ IP strategies. With more than 250 IP practitioners, Morrison & Foerster has the size, talent, and global presence to handle any issue of IP law.

Bronze Sponsor

HG Litigation logo

HG Deposition and Litigation Services is a global court reporting agency that specializes in the personalized “customer service” approach from deposition to trial. We are known for our attention to detail, customized and responsive support, state-of-the-art deposition solutions, trial preparation services, and pricing structures that help manage and predict deposition cost.

Since 1979, HG Deposition and Litigation Services has been a player in global deposition and trial coverage and has employed more than 2,500 Certified Court Reporters worldwide. With an average tenure of over 15 years each, our dedicated team of litigation support specialists and certified court reporters are ready to assist you in all aspects of deposition services, trial support, videography/multimedia services, and electronic copying or scanning services. Please give us the opportunity to earn your trust and business.

KUBOTA & BASOL

Kubota & Basol LLP is an Intellectual Property (IP) law firm located in downtown Los Angeles at 445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071.  Our services include patent application preparation, U.S. patent application prosecution, oversight of patent application prosecution in non-U.S. jurisdictions, and IP counseling.  Kubota & Basol LLP strives to provide highest-quality IP legal services while maintaining an affordable and sustainable cost structure.

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.