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The next IIPSJ CLE will be held in March 2011. The chair of the program is Esther Lim (Finnegan Law Firm partner) (Patent Day), with co-chairs Leigh Ann Lindquist (Partner at Sughrue Mion PLLC) (Copyrights and Trademark Day) and Lateef Mtima (IIPSJ Director). As in the past, thursday will present panels on copyrights and trademarks and friday will be on patents.

Photos from the IIPSJ 2011 CLE have been posted,

A special thanks to our 2011 CLE sponsors.

A pdf version of the program schedule can be downloaded.

8:45 - 9:00 Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law and Director of IIPSJ Howard University School of Law

Leigh Ann Lindquist, Partner Sughrue Mion PLLC

Morning Session: 9:00 - 12:35

9:00 - 9:45 Year In Review: Trademark and Copyright Update

Phil Hampton, Partner
Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Judge Jyll Taylor, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Invited

William Thomashower, Partner
Schwartz & Thomashower LLP

9:45 - 10:30 Counterfeiting: Update on Government
Investigations and Combating Online Counterfeiting

Philip Furgang, Partner
Furgang & Adwar, LLP

Richard Halverson,
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Unit Chief for Outreach & Training at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center Investigator, ICE, Department of Homeland Security

Elke Suber, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

10:30 - 11:30 Trademark Bullying: Fact or Fiction

John Clifford, Partner
Merchant & Gould P.C.

Sarah Crispi, Director of Legal Affairs
Discovery Communications

Leigh Ann Lindquist, Partner (Moderator)
Sughrue Mion, PLLC

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:35 Social Media Tips: Protecting IP Rights
and Complying with the FTC

Tashia Bunch, Associate
Fish & Richardson

Heidi Constantine
Metropolitan Life - Invited

Stacey Ferguson, Attorney
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of
Advertising Practices
intellectual property

Luncheon Program: 12:35 - 1:45
Venable LLP Intellectual Property and Social Justice Symposium Luncheon

Intellectual Property and the Pursuit of Civil Rights: Issues
and Challenges for the Digital Information Age

Michael J. Remington, Partner
Drinker Biddle

Derek Slater, Policy Manager
Google, Inc.

Lateef Mtima, Professor (Moderator)
Howard University School of Law

Afternoon Session: 1:45 - 5:30

1:45 - 2:30 Athletes' Game-changing Rights of Publicity

Robert Carey, Partner
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Michael Hausfeld, Chairman
Hausfeld LLP

Ronald Katz, Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

2:30 - 3:15 Music Licensing in the Digital World: New
Problems and Traditional Licensing Mechanisms

Stephanie Furgang Adwar, Partner
Furgang & Adwar, LLP

Lita Rosario, President and CEO
WYZ GIRL Entertainment Consulting, LLC

Eric Schwartz, Partner

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Spencer Boyer, Professor (Moderator)
Howard University School of Law

3:15 - 4:15 Brand Protection for the Exploding Brand

Julia Anne Matheson, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas (Chip) Rettew, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Afternoon Break

4:30 - 5:30 Ethical Issues in IP Representations
(1 hour Ethics Credit)

William Thomashower, Partner
Schwartz & Thomashower LLP

Patents - Friday, March 11, 2011 (Day 2)

8:30 - 8:45 Introduction and Welcome

Esther Lim, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law and Director of IIPSJ
Howard University School of Law

Morning Session: 8:45 - ?????????? 12:00

8:45 - 9:15 Key Patent Cases: Year in Review

Thomas Irving, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:15 - 10:15 An In-House Perspective on Risk
Management and IP Strategy

Jennifer Hayes, Partner (Moderator)
Sughrue Mion PLLC

Idris McKelvey, Associate Patent Counsel
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Steven Auvil, Partner
Benesch

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for
Intellectual Property
Freddie Mac

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Special Presentation: The State
of the Federal Circuit

Honorable Randall Rader, Chief Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Morning Break

11:00 - 11:30 Current Developments at WIPO

Matthew Bryan, Director,
Patent CooperationTreaty Legal Division,
Innovation and Technology Sector, WIPO

11:30 - 12:00 ITC Developments and Trends

Honorable Theodore Essex, Administrative Law Judge
United States International Trade Commission

Luncheon Program: 12:00 - 1:30
Sughrue Mion PLLC Intellectual Property and
Social Justice Symposium Luncheon

Resolving Patent Infringement Claim Quickly and
Inexpensively with Patent Neutrals

Honorable Paul Michel, Retired Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:00

1:30 - 2:30 A Conversation with Judges on Advocacy

Donald Dunner, Partner (Moderator)
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Honorable Richard Linn
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honorable Liam O’Grady
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Afternoon Break

2:45 - 3:00 The Wild Wild East: Evolving IP Landscape in China

Esther Lim, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

3:00 - 4:00 Therasense and Inequitable Conduct
(1 Hour Ethics Credit)

Tara Elliott, Principal (Moderator)
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Robert Becker, Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Raymond Chen, Solicitor
United States Patent and Trademark Office

John Evans, Ph.D., Senior Associate
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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