2014 CLE

11th Annual IIPSJ/Finnegan CLE Program – March 13-14, 2014

Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, 2014

You are invited to attend the Eleventh Annual Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ) CLE Seminar. The two-day program will be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (NASA), One Tranquility Base, Huntsville Alabama, 35805, and is presented by IIPSJ and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, and hosted by The University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Business Administration.

The continuing convergence of the major forms of IP protection makes it essential that IP lawyers keep pace with important developments in multiple areas of IP practice. Today’s IP attorneys must stay abreast of relevant changes in the law and major progressions in IP jurisprudence.

Moreover, the need for fresh, innovative approaches to new IP challenges spurs the demand for diversity in the IP bar. To meet the evolving needs of today’s IP practitioners, creators, developers, and distributors, IIPSJ presents a comprehensive two-day program, through which seasoned attorneys can enhance their skills, experienced minority and women attorneys can reach wider audiences, and aspiring IP practitioners can enjoy a unique and affordable opportunity to become familiar with key IP principles and important controversies of the day.

Day One – Copyright, Trademark, and Publicity Rights Program
Thursday, March 13, 2014—8:45 am – 5:15 pm

Day Two – Patent Program
Friday, March 14, 2014—8:45 am – 5:00 pm

Distinguished Guests
Honorable Susan G. Braden – United States Court of Federal Claims

Honorable Ruben Castillo – United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Honorable Dana Sabraw – United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Honorable Marvin Wiggins – Alabama Circuit Court


Day One: Copyright, Trademark, and Publicity Rights Program

Day Two: Patent Agenda

Program Chairs
Chair: Esther H. Lim, Partner –Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Co-Chair: Lateef Mtima, Director of IIPSJ and Professor of Law –Howard University School of Law

Administrative Chair: Tashia Bunch, IIPSJ Chair of Professional and Public Programs – Howard University School of Law

Administrative Co-Chair: Dr. John R. Whitman, Visiting Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Leadership – College of Business Administration of The University of Alabama in Huntsville 

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, Alabama 35805

Travel and Accommodations 

CLE Credit
The seminar has been approved for CLE credit since 2003; 2014 credit applications have been filed for Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

Special Needs
If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify Professor Lateef Mtima at Howard University School of Law,lmtima@iipsj.org at least two weeks prior to the seminar. 

Click here for more information or contact Professor Lateef Mtima atlmtima@iipsj.org.