THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW
The 20th Anniversary Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy
This full-day CLE will cover legal updates and discussions in all areas of IP Law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and international IP issues.
Featured speaker will be The Honorable Paul R. Michel, retired Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Monday, March 19, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration deadline for CLE and Symposium is Monday, March 12th
|8 - 8:45 a.m.||Registration & full hot breakfast|
|8:50 - 9 a.m.||20th Anniversary Introduction & Welcome|
|9 - 10 a.m.||1. Navigating the Post-Alice Landscape: Practice Tips and Strategies|
|10 - 10:30 a.m.||2. Capturing Consumer Attention: 3-D and Non-Traditional Marks|
|10:30 - 10:45 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|10:45 - 11:45 a.m.||3. Trade Secret Protection and Enforcement Strategies in Today’s Business Environment|
|11:45 - 12:30 p.m.||4. Has the Federal Circuit Lived Up to its Raison D'Etre - Thoughts of Two IP Veterans|
|12:30 - 1:45 p.m.||LUNCH | 5. A 20-Year IP Retrospective Through the Lens of Akron Law’s IP Symposium & How the High Court and the PTAB Depressed Patent Values, Voluntary Licensing, Start-up Formation and R&D Investment and How the Congress Can and Must Reverse These Harmful Trends and Revive America's Innovation Eco-System|
|1:45 - 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 - 3 p.m.||6. Strategies and Considerations for the Enforcement of Patent Rights in a Global Economy|
|3 - 3:30 p.m.||7. Copyright in Fashion: Lessons for Other Industries|
|3:30 - 3:45 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|3:45 - 5 p.m.||8. Professionalism & Ethics in Practicing Before the USPTO and an Overview of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline’s Pilot Diversion Program|
|5:15 - 6 p.m.||Post-Symposium Reception at the newly renovated C. Blake McDowell Law Center|
Thank you to our sponsors
Emerson Thomson Bennett LLC
The J.M. Smucker Company
Government employees and faculty: $150
An additional $30 will be charged to walk-in registrants.
The registration fee covers: the symposium sessions and the materials, a hot breakfast, seated lunch and reception to follow at 5:15 p.m. in The C.Blake Mcdowell Law Center.
Register online *Registration deadline is Monday, March 12th
CLE has been approved for the following states at the following number of hours:
- OH – 7 (including 1.25 of professional conduct credit covering Ethics, Professionalism, Substance Abuse, Access to Justice)
- PA – 5.5 (including 1 hour of ethics)
- FL – 8.4 (including 1.5 ethics)
- NJ - 7 (including 1.25 of ethics)
- CA - 7 (including 1.25 of ethics)
University of Akron Student Union, 303 Carroll St., Akron, Oh 44325 | Directions
See the attached document for Symposium parking instructions/map and a parking pass for free parking at the University lots for all Symposium registrants.
In addition to these great CLE panels, come see the newly renovated C. Blake McDowell Law Center for a post-Symposium reception and meet current Akron Law IP students eager to network with practicing IP attorneys in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
For questions and information regarding accommodations and pre-reserved hotel rooms, please contact event coordinator, Shannon Aupperle at 330-972-7988.
Additional sponsorship opportunities available - please email Ryan Holte for further information.
IP LAW AT AKRON
Providing one of the most comprehensive IP programs in the country, The University of Akron School of Law offers more than 20 courses in the field and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Intellectual Property that can be completed in two semesters.
Our Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology fosters the study and advancement of IP law, strives to attract and educate current and future leaders, and works to design and implement a well-balanced ecosystem of law and technology.