21st Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

The Honorable Andrei Iancu

Monday, March 4, 2019
8 a.m. (breakfast) to 5 p.m.

Registration deadline for symposium and CLE is Monday, Feb. 25. Register now. Details below!

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. Our keynote speaker will be The Honorable Andrei Iancu (right), Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He will present “USPTO Updates: New Section 101 Guidance & Other Hot Topics.”

Participants listen to remarks during the 2018 symposium

Registration fee

Registration deadline for symposium and CLE is Monday, Feb. 25

Registration: $380

Government employees and faculty: $180

Students: $25

An additional $30 will be charged to walk-in registrants.

The registration fee covers: the symposium sessions and CLE materials, hot breakfast, seated lunch with keynote, and full-day CLE panels.

Register online

*Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 25

CLE credit

CLE will be applied for with the following estimates:

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)
Reciprocity States
FL – 8.4 (including 1.5 ethics)
NJ - 7 (including 1.25 of ethics)
CA - 7 (including 1.25 of ethics)

Panels and agenda

Speakers, panels and agenda

Symposium location

University of Akron Student Union, 303 Carroll St., Akron, OH 44325 | Directions


Courtyard Akron Downtown, offering a limited number of discounted room rates on a first-come basis for symposium attendees until Feb. 22.


Download parking pass, map and GPS addresses. Free parking in University lots for all registrants.


See photos from all our IP events, including last year's symposium.


Please email Professor Ryan Holte with questions or for information about sponsorship opportunities.

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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.

The University of Akron Law IP program was just awarded another top grade in The National Jurist’s preLaw magazine Spring 2018 issue. This is the latest top rating and accolade the IP program and Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology has received.

See details on media coverage discussing the IP Center, and pictures of our many past events.

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