22nd Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Monday, March 9, 2020

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available for an additional $30 fee. See below for base prices.

For registration questions, please contact Robin Lombardi at

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Honorable Alice BatchelderThis 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 Alice Batchelder (right), former Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. Join us for a conversation about effective advocacy in IP and technology law cases.

See agenda

Thank you to our sponsors

Emerson Thomson Bennett LLC

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

The J.M. Smucker Company

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

McDonald Hopkins LLC

Pearne & Gordon LLP

Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP

Tucker Ellis LLP

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Registration and fees

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available. An additional $30 will be charged to walk-in registrants. See base prices below.

  • Registration: $400
  • Government employees and faculty rate: $150 (regular $200)
  • Student rate: $15 (regular $25)
  • The registration fee covers: The symposium sessions and CLE materials, hot breakfast, seated lunch with keynote, and full-day CLE panels.

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)

Symposium location

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

Parking will be provided. Discounted room rates available until March 1, 2020 at Courtyard Marriott Downtown Akron. Register today to receive email updates in the coming weeks.


For questions or information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Professor Mark Schultz, director of the Center for Intellectual property Law and Technology at the University of Akron.

See 2019 Symposium Summary & Pictures

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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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