California Bar IP Institute: Nov. 8-10, San Diego
Yours truly, a/k/a The TTABlogger, will be speaking at the 37th Annual Intellectual Property Institute hosted by the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar, to be held at the Onmi Hotel in San Diego, Nov 8-10th. Details and registration here. Brochure here. Note that the hotel reservation deadline is October 19th, and the registration deadline is November 2nd.
Thursday kicks off with "Nuts and Bolts" sessions on patent, copyright, trademark, licensing, entertainment, and trade secret law featuring both fundamental information for new attorneys in these areas as well as tips and best practices that more experienced practitioners will find valuable. Join your fellow attendees that evening at the poolside patio for a networking reception featuring tequila and local microbrew tastings paired with delicious Mexican appetizers. Friday’s programming spans the IP spectrum and features an opening panel with former Vanguard Award winners Ian Ballon and Professor Mark Lemley. The 4th Annual Vanguard Awards, honoring leaders from the frontier of the IP community, will be held during Friday’s lunch. Be sure not to miss a unique dining experience Friday night at our “Interactive Farmers Market Dinner” and cap off the evening by testing your luck at Casino Night. Saturday will feature more excellent programs and a keynote luncheon with Steve Tapia of DirectTV. Please join us for a three day celebration of this unique area of law.
Yours truly will take the podium on Friday afternoon. The Topic? ..... (wait for it!) ..... "The TTAB in 2012: What’s Hot and What’s Not?"