Annual HBCU IP & Tech Law Summit

The Annual HBCU IP & Tech Law Summit

 

Aiming to educate minority legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline to ensure fair, transparent and accountable development of AI as a service and other new technologies that empower everyone.

Program News & Updates

10/31/23 – Registration for the 2024 Summit is opening soon. Interested in sponsorship? Contact tashia.bunch@iipsj.org

2024 Summit Details

Date: February 29
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual

About the Summit

The HBCU Tech Law Summit aims to educate minority law students and legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline to ensure fair, transparent and accountable development of AI as a service and other new technologies that empower everyone.

 

2024 Theme | TBA 

Details in the schedule below. Also–check out the 2023 Summit recap.

Summit Video Series

Program Agenda

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET).

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Introduction and Welcome

Charlie Bingham, Founder of HBCU IP & Tech Law Summit and Assistant General Counsel – CrowdStrike Inc.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

9:05 am – 10:05 am

The Impact of Innovative Technologies on Society and the Practice of Law (Chat GPT, NFTs, AI, Metaverse, etc.)

Moderator: Rizwan A. Qureshi, Hiring Partner – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2007

Julien Bowers, Partner – Perkins Coie, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2010

Kristen Logan, Associate – Rothwell Figg

Tony Sebro, General Counsel – Change.org

10:05 am – 11:05 am

The Impact of Data Privacy & Security on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Mary Pat Dwyer, Academic Program Director – Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy; Duke University School of Law, Class of 2014

Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel – Future of Privacy Forum; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Anup Suresh, Principal and Registered Patent Attorney – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; Loyola Law School, Class of 2007

William G. Pagán, Patent Attorney & Co-Owner – Coats & Bennett, PLLC ; North Carolina Central University School of Law, Class of 2014

11:05 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

The Impact of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Tonya Evans, Professor of Law – Penn State Dickinson Law; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1998

Alexis Liistro, Patent Attorney – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; New England Law, Class of 2009

Isabel Dai, Counsel – WilmerHale; Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2016

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Awards Ceremony

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Impact of IP & Diversity in the Legal Profession on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Aneesh Mehta, Head of Product Legal – Microsoft India; Rutgers Law School

Ricardo Bonilla, Principal – Fish & Richardson; Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2012

Dale Davis, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Deputy General Counsel – Cummins, Inc.; North Carolina Central University School of Law

LaNelle Owens, Chief Trademark Counsel – Cummins Inc.; Howard University School of Law

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paying it Forward: A Day in the Life of a Tech Lawyer

Moderator: Lita Rosario-Richardson, Shareholder, Chair Entertainment Law Group – Shulman Rogers, P.A.; Howard University School of Law

Charlie Bingham, Founder of HBCU IP & Tech Law Summit and Assistant General Counsel – CrowdStrike Inc.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

Michele G. Cober, Executive Director of External Affairs & Strategic Alliances – Verizon; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

Adrienne Williams, President – Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association; Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 1998

4:30 pm

Keynote Fireside Chat with Jeffrey L. Orridge

Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Jeffrey L. Orridge, Chief Executive Officer – TVO Media Education Group

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Introduction and Welcome

Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

9:05 am – 10:05 am

The Impact of Innovative Technologies on Society and the Practice of Law (Chat GPT, NFTs, AI, Metaverse, etc.)

Moderator: Rizwan A. Qureshi, Hiring Partner – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2007

Charnay Augustin, Senior Counsel, Marketplace – Uber; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2011

Julien Bowers, Senior Counsel – Perkins Coie, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2010

Alex Butterworth, Senior Counsel, Delivery – Uber; Western Australia College of Law, Class of 2010

Stanton Burke, Associate Attorney – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2017

10:05 am – 11:05 am

The Impact of Data Privacy & Security on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Natalie Roisman, Executive Director – Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy; University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel – Future of Privacy Forum; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Loyaan A. Egal, Chief of Enforcement – Federal Communications Commission; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Anup Suresh, Principal, Registered Patent Attorney, & Data Security Officer – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; Loyola Law School, Class of 2007

11:05 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Keynote Fireside Chat with Kemba Eneas Walden

Moderator: Charlie Bingham, Founder of HBCU IP & Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel of Partners & Strategic Alliances – Splunk; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008
Kemba Eneas Walden, Principal Deputy National Cyber Director – Office of the National Cyber Director; Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2002

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunchtime Awards Ceremony

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Impact of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Edward Fultz, Mid-Level Associate – Reed Smith, Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Tiffany J. Smith, Partner – WilmerHale; The George Washington University Law School, Class of 2008

Valerie Dahiya, Partner – Perkins Coie, Seattle University School of Law, Class of 2005

Alexis Liistro, Patent Attorney – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; New England Law, Class of 2009

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Impact of IP & Diversity in the Legal Profession on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Aneesh Mehta, Head of Product Legal – Microsoft India; Rutgers Law School

Ricardo Bonilla, Principal – Fish & Richardson; Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2012

Dr. Anita Lam, Sr. Corporate Counsel – Microsoft; The George Washington University Law School

Sean Suber, Partner – Winston & Strawn LLP; University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2014

Nyajuok Deng, Attorney – Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paying it Forward: A Day in the Life of a Tech Lawyer

Moderator: Natasha Walwyn Robinson Splunk; Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2008

Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk; Howard University School of Law 2008

Michele G. Cober, Director – External Affairs – Verizon; Howard University School of Law 2008

Daphne Forbes, Assistant General Counsel – Microsoft; American University Washington School of Law

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking Reception

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Thank you to our event sponsors!

IIPSJ Institutional Partners


Annual IP & Social Justice CLE Seminar

Annual IP & Social Justice CLE Seminar

 

The IP and Social Justice CLE program provides annual updates in IP law, a panel of sitting federal judges, and discussions of IP, diversity, and social justice concerns. Each year we are privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in our CLE program.

Program News & Updates

10/24/23 – 2024 Seminar info coming soon. Check back here for updates and registration. Interested in sponsoring? Contact: tashia.bunch@iipsj.org

2024 Seminar Details

Co-hosted by Finnegan Law

Date: March 1, 2024
Time: TBA
Location (In-person & virtual): TBA

About the Seminar

The IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar program provides annual updates in IP law, a panel of sitting federal judges, and discussions of IP, diversity, and social justice concerns. Each year we are privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in our CLE program. For this year’s program, we intend to apply for CLE credit that can be used in the following jurisdictions: CA, VA, OH, and NY. Additional states may be added.

 

Co-hosted by Finnegan Law

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Program Agenda

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET).

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Tashia Bunch, Program Director – IIPSJ; TTAB Interlocutory Attorney – USPTO; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2006

Esther H. Lim, Patent Chair of IIPSJ Annual Conference; Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Download Session Materials

Key Highlights of 2023: Patent, Trademark, and Copyright

Frank A. DeCosta III, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas A. Rettew, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ian C. Ballon, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Break

10:15 – 11:45m

Donald R. Dunner Judicial Panel [non-CLE]

Moderator: Gerald F. Ivey, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (invited)

Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Judge – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honorable Patricia Tolliver Giles, Judge – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Honorable Scott R. Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge – Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Honorable Susan G. Braden, Former Chief Judge (ret.) – United States Court of Federal Claims

SOCIAL JUSTICE LUNCHEON PLENARY SESSIONS
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Lunch Panel I – Increasing Diversity in Innovation

Suzanne Harrison, Diversity & Inclusion – USIPA

Micheal Binns, Associate General Counsel and Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy (Family of Apps) and IP Trade Secret Protection – Meta

1:00 – 1:45 pm
Lunch Panel II – HUSL-ing In-house at JPMC

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, Head of Innovation, Data, Analytics and AI Legal for the Corporate and Investment Bank – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2010

Chanda Rice, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Global Technology Legal – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2009

Michael Andry, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Data and Marketing Legal for the Commercial Bank – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2013

Lawrence Cosby, Vice President of Intellectual Property Strategy (Corporate) – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2008

Lola Dada-Olley, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Responsible Banking Legal Team – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2006

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

Dual Track Sessions
Track A – Inclusive Innovation and Cutting-Edge IP Strategies

Moderator: Daryl Lim, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law – Penn State Dickinson Law

Claire W. Desmond, Senior Counsel, IP & Advertising – Under Armour

Idris N. McKelvey, Vice President – Lead Patent Counsel – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Howard University School of Law Class of 2005

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property – Freddie Mac

Honorable Paul R. Michel, Former Chief Judge (ret.) – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Track B – How to Help the Trial Court Judge Understand Patent Law

Ulysses Williams III, Senior Counsel eComm, Patents – Walmart; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2016

Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law – Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Honorable Ryan T. Holte. Judge – United States Court of Federal Claims

Dual Track Sessions
Track A – Embracing the Future of AI, Cybersecurity, and Privacy

Moderator: Lynn Parker Dupree, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Andrew Cooper, Associate General Counsel – Meta

Eun Ah Choi, Senior Vice President, US Head of Listing Qualifications & Market Surveillance – Nasdaq

Ghani Hamadi, Sr. Counsel – Patent Law – FedEx Corp.

Chan Park, Head of U.S. Policy and Partnerships – OpenAI

Track B – Updates on College Athletes’ NIL & Celebrities’ Right of Publicity

Jonathan Goins, Principal – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Ron Katz, Author, Sport, Ethics and Leadership (Routledge, 2017)

Jeffrey L. Orridge, Chief Executive Officer TVO Media Education Group

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

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Ethics Session

Aisha Cassis, Deputy Executive Attorney – D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

William Thomashower, Counsel – Pryor Cashman LLP

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Tashia Bunch, Program Director – IIPSJ; TTAB Interlocutory Attorney – USPTO; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2006

Esther H. Lim, Patent Chair of IIPSJ Annual Conference; Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:00 am – 10:30 am

IP Law Year in Review

Thomas L. Irving, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas A. Rettew, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ian C. Ballon, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:30 am – 10:40 am

Break

10:40 am – 11:50 am

Donald R. Dunner Judicial Panel [non-CLE]

Moderator: L. Scott Burwell, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Judge – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honorable Scott R. Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge – Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Honorable Bryan F. Moore, Administrative Law Judge – United States International Trade Commission

Honorable Susan G. Braden, Former Chief Judge (ret.) – United States Court of Federal Claims

11:50 am – 12:50 pm

Social Justice Luncheon
12:20 – 1:05 pm
Highlights from the Innovator Diversity Pilots Conference

Margo A. Bagley, Associate Dean for Research and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law – Emory University School of Law
Colleen Chien, Professor of Law – Santa Clara University School of Law

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

1:05 – 1:50 pm
Unleashing American Innovation Act

Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law
Scott Wilson, Director, Government Affairs – Spotify

Bradley Watts, Vice President for Patents and Innovation Policy – U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dual Track Sessions
Session A: Leading with IP and Adding Value to Corporations

Moderator: Daryl Lim, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law – Penn State Dickinson Law

Andrew Cooper, Associate General Counsel – Meta

Claire W. Desmond, Senior Counsel, IP & Advertising – Under Armour

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2010

Yen Florczak, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel – 3M Company (invited)

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property – Freddie Mac

Session B: How Fair Is Fair Use? A Discussion About Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

Moderator: Sachi Schuricht, Managing Associate – Orrick

Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at George Mason University Law School

Mel Bostwick, Partner – Orrick

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dual Track Sessions
Session A: In House Counsel Discussion on Trade Secret Law

Michael Forzano, Chief IP Counsel Pall – Pall Corporation

Ulysses Williams III, Intellectual Property Counsel – Pall Corporation; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2016

Anthony P. Curtis, Registered Patent Attorney – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Session B: Updates on College Athletes NIL & Celebrities Right of Publicity

Jonathan Goins, Principal – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Ron Katz, Author, Sport, Ethics and Leadership (Routledge, 2017)

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Ethics Session

Aisha Cassis, Deputy Executive Attorney – D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

William Thomashower, Counsel – Pryor Cashman LLP

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Thank you to our event sponsors!

IIPSJ Institutional Partners


The IP for the People Open Academy for Grassroots Intellectual Property Awareness

The IP for the People (IP4P) Open Academy for Grassroots Intellectual Property Awareness

IP for the People is a FREE digital, open access academy for creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs from communities of color who have historically and continually been locked out of receiving key knowledge and resources related to protecting and profiting from their ideas.

Program News & Updates

1/31/2024 – Registration for Spring 2024, Session #6 is now open. Sign up for free and check out session info below. Also, get info on the previous sessions below.

Spring 2024 Syllabus Info

Next Session Date: February 20, 2024
Guest Instructor(s): Dr. Russ Barnes, Colonel, USAF (ret.), PhD.

Time: 7-8PM EST | Location: Virtual via zoom
Topic: How to go from Inventor to Entrepreneur

About the Academy

The IP for the People (IP4P) Open Academy for Grassroots Intellectual Property Awareness is a mostly virtual educational hub presenting short topical course sessions on a yearlong, semester-by-semester basis. This free, online masterclass series offers easy to digest and engaging talks on IP rights and navigating the IP system, highlighting tips and resources via live webinars and an on-demand video series. Each online webinar features guest instructor(s) sharing their subject matter expertise with a presentation, professional & educational resources, as well as a segment for Q&A from the audience.

 

Tuesday, January 30

Time: 7 pm ET

Session 5: Practical Guidance on Protecting Your Patent and Trademark

During this 1 hour webinar participants will learn what to expect when filing patent and trademark applications with the USPTO, including examples/stories from people who went through the process.

Instructor(s):

Victor Wang, Director, Cardozo / Google Patent Diversity Project; Interim Director, Tech Start Up Clinic; Visiting Clinic Professor of Law – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Tuesday, February 20

Time: 7 pm ET

Session 6: How to go from Inventor to Entrepreneur

During this 1 hour webinar participants will learn strategy development for establishing your small business to bring your invention to market.

Instructor(s):

Dr. Russ Barnes, Colonel, USAF (ret.), PhD., Business Strategist, Executives and Entrepreneurs, Systro Solutions

Register

Tuesday, December 5

Time 7 pm ET

Session 4: Funding Your Business 
Session Co-hosted by Allen & Overy

Now that you have a company, how do you raise the capital to run it? During this 1 hour webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Sources of Funding: We are going to be a wild success. Where do I get capital to take us there?
  • Funding Instruments: People want to invest! What does that look like?
  • Development Programs: How can I get thoughtful support and meaningful capital?
  • Investment Terms: We’ve decided on the appropriate form of funding. What are the key terms that investors will want in exchange?
  • Due Diligence: I want to be prepared once we have a signed term sheet. What can I do now to facilitate a smooth and efficient due diligence process?

Moderator: Chitrajit Chandrashekar

Instructor(s): 

Wifredo Fernandez 

Lata Setty 

Michael Ladipo

Latest Sessions

Fall 2023, Session No. 1 | USPTO Provides Trademark Basics for Entrepreneurs

October 12, 2023 | 7PM EST

Guest Instructors:

  • USPTO Deputy Director Derrick Brent
  • Jason Lott, Managing Attorney for Trademarks Customer Outreach

Session Description:

Join us for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks. We’ll discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable. We’ll close out the discussion with a question-and-answer session and direct you to free resources from the USPTO.

>> View the full session video on YouTube

Fall 2023, Session No. 2 | Starting Your Business 

October 18, 2023 | 7PM EST

Session Co-hosted by Allen & Overy

Moderator: Quinn Hendricks, Student, University of Miami School of Law

Instructors:

Jennifer Cheng, CEO and Founder, PTM Therapeutics
David Flechner, Partner, Allen & Overy
Keith Spence, Partner, Johnson & Oshan Law

Session Description:

Starting Your Business. Got an idea? Want to turn that idea into a company? During this 1 hour webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Types of Business Entities: Sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation – what’s the difference and why does it matter?
  • Jurisdiction/Where to register your entity: Does it really have to be Delaware?
  • Funding/Capitalization: I have a co-founder and some other folks are helping us grow. How should we split up the pie?
  • Entity Rules and Requirements/Corporate Governance: I formed an entity. What else do I need to know?

>> View the full session video on YouTube

Fall 2023, Session No. 3 | Business Agreements/Contracts

Monday, November 13, 2023 | 7PM EST

Co-hosted by: Allen & Overy

Guest Instructors:

  • Katie Mladinich, Grail
  • Shayne O’Reilly, Meta
  • Diana Santos, IBM

Session Description:

Running Your Business: You’ve heard that contracts are important. What are the issues you should be aware of?

During this 1 hour webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Employment agreements
  • Joint venture agreements with universities
  • Third party agreements
  • Open source agreements


Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Schedule

Co-sponsored by:

Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT

During this 1 hour webinar, we provided:

  • an explanation of what intellectual property rights are;
  • real-world examples of how they come up in your business ideas and creative processes;
  • an interview with an author that will share how she learned more about IP law and how that has helped her;
  • resources for more information, including how to get free or low cost legal help; and
  • time for questions.

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

Tuesday, October 25 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT

Webinar Presenters:
Victor Wang, Director, Cardozo / Google Patent Diversity Project; Interim Director, Tech Start Up Clinic; Visiting Clinic Professor of Law – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

During this 1 hour webinar, we provided:

  • patent law basics; and;
  • patent strategy for entrepreneurs.

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET

During this 1 hour webinar, participants heard from individuals with engineering backgrounds that have built careers in patent law. In addition, participants learned of resources to help them pursue opportunities in patent law.

Webinar Panelists:

Devon Grant – Senior Patent Counsel at Visa

L. Scott Burwell – Partner at Finnegan Henderson

Ayana Marshall – Patent Data Analyst at Harrity LLP 

David Pointer – Partner at Thomas Horstemeyer 

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

February 8, 2023 AT 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT

Tune in to hear students from Howard University Law School provide information for student athletes about intellectual property. In particular, presenters will discuss publicity rights, which include name, image, and likeness followed by a Q&A session.

For more information on this topic, check out our webpage: Student Athlete Name Image Likeness

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7 pm ET

During this 1 hour webinar, participants:

  • Learned about intellectual property in creative work, especially in the field of arts and entertainment, and including digital content;
  • Gained a deeper understanding of copyright issues surrounding creative work and publicity rights relating to their image; and
  • Received real-world insight from a panel of experts and creators.

Webinar Presenters:
Shreyanka Mirchandani Changaroth, Wikimedia Race and Knowledge Equity Fellow – IIPSJ

Kim Tignor, Executive Director – IIPSJ

Lita Rosario-Richardson, Income Shareholder – Shulman Rogers

Crystal Waters – House Music Icon

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 7 pm ET

During this 1 hour session, participants learned:

  • IP must-haves when you are building your business
  • Strategies to protect the core of your business with limited capital
  • Turning your IP into a product
  • Protecting your IP when you are pitching to investors

Webinar Speakers:

Micheal Binns, Associate General Counsel and Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy (Family of Apps) and IP Trade Secret Protection – Meta

Danielle Coleman, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Litigation – VMware

Jessica Thomson, Patent Counsel – The Walt Disney Company

Webinar Moderators:

Lisa Nguyen, Partner – Allen & Overy

Leeandria Williams, Legal Intern – IIPSJ

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

Thank you to our Academy Guest Instructors!

Guest Instructors

IIPSJ Institutional Partners


Annual Mosaic IP Law and Policy Roundtable Conference

Mosaic IP Law and Policy Roundtable Conference

 

The Mosaic IP Law and Policy Roundtable connects IP scholars with political activists, practicing attorneys, community organizers, and policy makers to produce activist scholarship, to collaborate on various IP Empowerment policy initiatives and projects, and to otherwise help to shape and effectuate a progressive and contemporary IP socio-legal agenda.

Program News & Updates

3/19/2024 – Thank you to all who joined us for the 2023 Mosaic Conference! Missed us? Check out the event recap blog here.

2024 Conference Details

Co-hosted by Marquette University Law School

Date: November 1-2, 2024
Time: TBA
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Theme: Looking Forward, Looking Back: IP Social Justice & Promoting Human Ingenuity

About the Conference

Each IP Mosaic Conference is typically organized around a specific IP social justice legal issue, policy, or socio-economic challenge. Representative conference themes include equitable access to health, medicines, knowledge, and information; socially beneficial application of information technology and related advances to IP development and dissemination; legal protection for traditional and indigenous knowledge and expression; and promoting IP awareness, education, and entrepreneurial and socio-political empowerment in marginalized communities. The conference format is principally comprised of paper or project presentation sessions and plenary panel discussions. In addition, keynote presentations and “incubator project” and work in progress sessions are also mainstays of the conference.

Co-hosted by Marquette University Law School

2024 Theme | Looking Forward, Looking Back: IP Social Justice & Promoting Human Ingenuity

The IP Mosaic Conference is a unique convening of a diverse collective of academic scholars, policy leaders, and activists who meet to consider and critique IP protection. As we look back on 10 years of the IP Mosaic Conference and revisit the place where it all began, we reflect on the progress we’ve made in the last decade and consider where we go from here. One major evolution in IP law and policy is that the social justice obligations and effects of the IP regime are not questioned and this fundamental principle is now part of the prevailing scholarly and political discourse. In this Tenth Anniversary convening of IP Mosaic we will endeavor to consider what else has changed over the past decade? What remains the same? Has the way we think about humanity and creativity, and how IP protection can serve to foster human actualization towards society’s ultimate benefit changed? And what does progress look like moving forward?

Call For Papers

The IP Mosaic Conference Planning Board invites IP scholars, policy makers, and social activists to submit paper and project proposals for presentation at the Tenth Annual IP Mosaic Conference, which will be hosted at the Marquette University Law School on November 1-2, 2024.

We welcome papers and projects that specifically address the intersection of intellectual property and social justice and/or ethics, particularly with respect to race, gender, class and other social identities, constructs, and conditions, as well as the social justice effects and obligations of the intellectual property regime, from rewarding originality and innovation, promoting human development and self-actualization to meeting the health, education, and socio-economic empowerment needs of the global society.

Paper and project abstracts (300 words) will be considered on a rolling basis with an initial submission deadline of June 30, 2024; the final deadline for consideration of submissions is August 1, 2024.

Submit to ipmosaic@iipsj.org with subject line “IP Mosaic Submission 2024 — [Last Name].” Please include a statement identifying if you’ve presented at the conference in the past two years. You may also address any questions to the Planning Board at that same email address.

Program Agenda

Dates/Times TBA

Details TBA

Friday, October 27

9:30 – 9:45 am CDT

2:30 – 2:45 pm GMT

Welcome & Remarks

Yolanda M. King, Director & Associate Professor of Law, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ)

9:45 – 10:50 am CDT

2:45 – 3:50 pm GMT

Plenary Session: International IP and Climate Change 

Moderator: Metka Potočnik, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Wolverhampton, Law School and Director of The F-List for Music CIC

Panelists:

Peter Oksen, World Intellectual Property Organization, Global Challenges Division

Antony Taubman, World Trade Organization, Intellectual Property Division

10:50 – 11:00 am CDT

3:50 – 4:00 pm GMT

Break

11:00 am – 12:35 pm CDT

4:00 – 5:35 pm GMT

Session Materials | Download Here

Paper Presentation Panel 1: IP & Tech

Moderator: Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic, George Mason University Law School

Presenters:

Blake E ReidCopyright’s First Responder Problem

Betsy Rosenblatt Considering the Role of Fairness In Copyright Fair Use.

– 5 min break –

LantagneAutomating Creative Effort: Free-Riding in an age of Artificial Intelligence

Liza VertinskyPatents, Partnerships and AI Innovation Policy.

12:35 – 1:30 pm CDT

5:35 – 6:30 pm GMT

Meal Break

1:30 – 2:55 pm CDT

6:30 – 7:55 pm GMT

Session Materials | Download Here

Paper Presentation Panel 2: 2023 Ben Liu Scholars

Moderator: Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Presenters:
Elizabeth Ivwurie Advancing Intellectual Property Social Justice in the Nigerian Creative Industries: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Path Forward.
Anupriya DhonchakA Feminist Approach to Publicity Rights in India.

–5 min Break —

Kay Dunn Misappropriating Scottish Traditional Knowledge: Empowering Community Ownership Through IP Rights.
Ondrej WoznicaUnraveling the Value Gap: How Property Metaphors Shape Copyright Policy.

2:55 – 3:05 pm CDT

7:55 – 8:05 pm GMT

Break

3:05 – 3:45 pm CDT

8:05 – 8:45 pm GMT

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Paper Presentation Panel 3: The Role of Patent Law: from Technicalities to Social Correctives?

Moderator: Betsy Rosenblatt, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve Law School

Panelists:

Sandra L Rierson and Mimi Afshar, HBCU’s Paving the Road to Recovery from Slavery, Jim Crow, and Persistent Racial Disparities in the USPTO.

Jordi Goodman, The Uncultured PHOSITA.

5:00 – 7:00 pm

HAPPY HOUR for in-person attendees

 

Saturday, October 28

9:30 – 9:45 am CDT

2:30 – 2:45 pm GMT

Welcome & Remarks

Yolanda M. King, Director & Associate Professor of Law, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ)

9:45 – 11:10 am CDT

2:45 – 4:10 pm GMT

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Paper Presentation Panel 4: IP and Social Action: Ways to Empowerment? 

Moderator: Jasmine Abdel-khalik, Professor, UMKC School of Law

Presenters:

Michael P Goodyear, Queer Trademarks.

Bhamati Viswanathan, Women’s Work.

5 min Break–

Victoria F Phillips, Intellectual Property Clinics—Helping to Empower All Creators.

11:10 – 11:20 am CDT

4:10 – 4:20 pm GMT

Break

11:20 am – 12:35 pm CDT

4:20 – 5:35 pm GMT

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Plenary Session: Copyright Behind Bars: At the Intersection of Systemic Incarceration and IP Social Justice

Moderator: John R. Whitman, Ph.D., author, Executive Director, Museum for Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Panelists:

Jeanie Austin, Ph.D., Librarian, Jail and Reentry Services, San Francisco Public Library

Wendy Jason, Founder and Director, Justice Arts Coalition, nonprofit national network for those creating art in and around the criminal justice system (invited)

Doran Larson, Ph.D, Professor of Literature, Hamilton College and Founder and Co-Director of the American Prison Writing Archive

Viva R. Moffat, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, advocating for IP rights for currently/formerly incarcerated and society

Fury Young, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Die Jim Crow, the first nonprofit record label for currently and formerly incarcerated artists

12:35 – 1:35 pm CDT

5:35 – 6:35 pm GMT

Meal Break

1:35 – 3:45 pm CDT

6:35 – 8:45 pm GMT

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Paper Presentation Panel 5: Music Creators and Socity: System Reboot or Reform to Building Better Partnerships?

Moderator: Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic, George Mason University Law School

Presenters:
Meredith Rose Streaming in the Dark: Lessons and Reforms from Behind the NDA Curtain.
Olufunmilayo Arewa, Margaret Chon, and Jacqueline LiptonIncentive to Create or to Exploit? Music Creation and Copyright Abuse.

–5 min Break —

Metka Potočnik Misogyny in Music: a Feminist Reading of Performers’ Rights.
Benjamin BiermanThe Music Business, the Other 99 Percent.

–5 min Break —

Sean O’Connor Copyright as a Matter of Style.
Gilden and Subotnik – Copyright’s Capacity Gap.

3:45 pm CDT

8:45 pm GMT

Closing Remarks

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ)

 


Thank you to our Conference Planning Committee!

Conference Planning Committee

Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law                                                 Kali Murray, Marquette University Law School   

Tuneen Chisolm, Howard University School of Law                                                                                  Metka Potocnik, University of Wolverhampton, Law School 

Betsy Rosenblatt, The University of Tulsa, College of Law                                                                         Jack Lerner, UC Irvine School of Law

Lateef Mtima, Howard University School of Law                                                                                       Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law

Since 2014, IIPSJ has sponsored the IP Mosaic Conference. Through the IP Mosaic, IIPSJ collaborates with a law school host to provide a venue in which to explore the social ordering function of IP protection in the total political economy, particularly the law’s social justice obligations in promoting human rights and actualization, cultural and technological progress, and self-determination and nation-building.

The IP Mosaic Conference was established to bring together scholars, law and policy makers, and social activists of diverse and multicultural backgrounds and perspectives to explore progressive, social justice-oriented ideas in intellectual property law, policy, and social activism. Beginning in the late twentieth century, digital information technology and other innovations sparked a paradigm shift in scholarly assessment of the social ordering function of IP protection, exposing the need to critically examine the law’s social justice obligations in promoting human rights, self-determination, cultural progress, and nation-building and evolution. IP law and policy makers traditionally value scholarly analyses in their development and interpretation of IP protection. Progressive, social justice-oriented IP scholarship, especially when infused with the experience and insights of policy makers and social activists, can provide the doctrinal basis for shaping a more socially responsible IP legal regime.

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8th Annual IP Mosaic Conference 2022

MOSAIC IP LAW AND POLICY ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE

Through these conferences, IP scholars can work together with political activists, practicing attorneys, community organizers, and policy makers to produce activist scholarship, to collaborate on various IP Empowerment policy initiatives and projects, and to otherwise help to shape and effectuate a progressive and contemporary IP socio-legal agenda.

October 28-29, 2022

Online Conference

Eighth Annual IP Mosaic Conference

Co-hosted by Marquette University Law School

Theme: Access for All? The Role of IP in Equity, Power, and Democracy in Challenging Times

Friday, October 28

Program: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT/ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm PDT/ 3:30 pm – 11:00 pm BST/ 4:30 pm – 12:00 am GMT

Virtual Happy Hour: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CDT/ 3:00 – 4:00 pm PDT/ 12:00 am – 1 am BST/ 1:00 am – 2:00 am GMT 

Saturday, October 29

Program: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT/ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm PDT/ 3:30 pm – 11:00 pm BST/ 4:30 pm – 12:00 am GMT

Registration

IP Mosaic Conference Schedule

9:30-9:45 am CDT

Welcome & Remarks
Dean Joseph Kearney, Dean and Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ)

9:45-11:00 am CDT

Plenary Session: International IP and Social Justice
Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, IIPSJ
Panelists:
Madhavi Sunder – IP for Next Pandemic
Metka Potočnik – Multitude of Voices in International IP: World Intellectual Property Organization and Accredited Observers

11:00 – 11:05 am CDT Break

11:05-12:20 pm CDT

Panel 1: Toward Reparative IP Policy
Moderator: Kali Murray, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
Presenters:
Cathay Smith — Cancelling Dr. Seuss
Timothy McFarlin – A Copyright Restored: Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and How to Right a Longstanding Wrong
Trevor Reed – Restorative Justice for Indigenous Culture

12:20 – 12:50 pm CDT Lunch Break

12:50-2:35 pm CDT

Panel 2: 2022 Ben Liu Scholars
Moderator: Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Presenters:
Adithya Variath – TWAIL and Protecting Traditional Knowledge: Perspectives on Decoloniality and Social Justice in IP Law
Jordana Goodman and Khamal Patterson – Access to Justice for Black Inventors
–Break —
Tiffany Nichols – Patenting Automated Race and Ethnicity Classifications: Discerning Epistemic Understandings of Race and Ethnicity Through Patent Literature
Arunima Shastri and Batra – Patentability of Inventions Done In Metaverse and the Regulatory Measures That Need To Be Undertaken

2:35 – 2:45pm CDT Break

2:45-4:00 pm CDT

Plenary Session 2: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith Amici
Moderator: Tuneen Chisolm, Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
Panelists:
Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at GMU Law
Loletta Darden, Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, George Washington University Law School
Philippa Loengard, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law school
Kevin Madigan, Copyright Alliance
Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, IIPSJ
Betsy Rosenblatt, Professor of Law, The University of Tulsa, College of Law
Jeff Sedlik, Photographer, Professor, Art Center College of Design

4:00 – 4:10 pm CDT Break

4:10-5:00 pm CDT

Panel 3: Traditions or Traps? Patent Inventor Access under Review
Moderator: Loletta Darden, Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, George Washington University Law School
Presenters:
Sharon Bar-Ziv, Orit Fischman-Afori, Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton – Where The Gender Gap Meets Academic Patenting: An Empirical Study
Colleen Chien – Redefining Progress To Include Diversity In Innovation And Inventorship

5:00-6:00 pm CDT HAPPY (& SOCIAL) HOUR ONLINE

9:30 – 9:40 am CDT

Opening Remarks
• Kali Murray, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
• Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, IIPSJ

9:40-11:55 am CDT

Inaugural Student IP Scholars Roundtable
Moderator: Tuneen Chisolm, Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
Panelists
Zuri Ward – North Carolina Central University School of Law – Umbrella: Combating Systemic Racism by Providing Black Creators Accessible Tools to Safeguard their Intellectual Property
Commenter – tbd
Drew Emerson – Howard University School of Law – Legal Solutions To Combat The Misapplication of DMCA Claims To Video Game Streaming
Commenter – tbd
Taniya Moore – Howard University School of Law – Protecting Nostalgia: Should Copyright Protection Include A Parallel To Trademark Law’s Incontestability Status?
Commenter – tbd

11:55am – 12:00 pm CDT Break

12:00-1:45 pm CDT

Panel 3: Distribution of Power and IP Stakeholders
Moderators: Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, IIPSJ
Presenters:
Metka Potočnik — Collectivity without Solidarity, Inclusion or Democracy: a Feminist Critique of Collective Rights Management of Copyright
Patricia Aufderheide & Brandon Butler — Copyright and Other Obstacles to Text- and Datamining Research: The Need for a Right to Research
–Break–
Niharika Salar & Bernd Justin Jütte — Geographical Indications: Community Rights in a global IP system
Faith Majekolagbe, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law — Copyright and Equitable Access to Education and Learning for All in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Times: Towards a Global Fair Use Right?

1:45 – 1:55 pm CDT Break

1:55-3:10 pm CDT

Plenary Session: Wikimedia and Access to Knowledge
Moderator: Shreyanka Mirchandani Changaroth, Wikimedia Race and Knowledge Equity Fellow
Panelists:
Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, Seattle University School of Law
Faith Majekolagbe, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law and Fellow, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center
Colleen Chien, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law
Brett Frischmann, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
J. Jan Osei-Tutu, Associate Dean for Diversity, Culture & Inclusion and Professor of Law, Florida International University Law School
Betsy Rosenblatt, Professor of Law, The University of Tulsa College of Law

3:10-4:55 pm CDT

Panel 5: IP Boundary Dynamics
Moderator: Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Presenters:
Lukas Goncalves — Preserving the Right of Access to Copyrighted works based on Data Regulation
Sharon Sandeen — The Employee’s Right to Learn
–Break –
Dustin Marlin – The Nightmare of Dream Advertising
Ram Mohan and Aditya Gupta — Mutation of the Trademark Doctrine: A case study in Barbie

4:55 pm CDT

Closing Remarks
Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law & Founder and Director, IIPSJ

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About the IP Mosaic Conference

Each IP Mosaic Conference is typically organized around a specific IP social justice legal issue, policy, or socio-economic challenge. Representative conference themes include equitable access to health, medicines, knowledge, and information; socially beneficial application of information technology and related advances to IP development and dissemination; legal protection for traditional and indigenous knowledge and expression; and promoting IP awareness, education, and entrepreneurial and socio-political empowerment in marginalized communities. The conference format is principally comprised of paper or project presentation sessions and plenary panel discussions. In addition, keynote presentations and “incubator project” and work in progress sessions are also mainstays of the conference.

The Pragmatic Intersection of Scholarly Analysis and Law and Policy Development

IP protection is intended to play an important role in engendering human development and actualization toward the greater societal good. The traditional tools and experience of scholarly analysis, reflection, and discourse, however, are not always readily adaptive toward targeted social action, or what is sometimes referred to as “public intellectualism”. Through the IP Mosaic Conference, IP scholars engage with social activists, practicing attorneys, and policy makers to produce “activist scholarship”, to collaborate on various “IP Empowerment” policy initiatives and projects, and to otherwise help to shape and effectuate a progressive and contemporary IP socio-legal agenda.

Conference Planning Committee

Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law                                                    Janewa Osei-Tutu, Florida International University

Tuneen Chisolm, Howard University School of Law                                                                                   Metka Potocnik, University of Wolverhampton, Law School

Nicole Morris, Emory Law                                                                                                                           Srividhya Ragavan, Texas A&M School of Law

Lateef Mtima, Howard University School of Law                                                                                        Betsy Rosenblatt, The University of Tulsa, College of Law

Kali Murray, Marquette University Law School                                                                                           Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law

Since 2014, IIPSJ has sponsored the IP Mosaic Conference. Through the IP Mosaic, IIPSJ collaborates with a law school host to provide a venue in which to explore the social ordering function of IP protection in the total political economy, particularly the law’s social justice obligations in promoting human rights and actualization, cultural and technological progress, and self-determination and nation-building.

The IP Mosaic Conference was established to bring together scholars, law and policy makers, and social activists of diverse and multicultural backgrounds and perspectives to explore progressive, social justice-oriented ideas in intellectual property law, policy, and social activism. Beginning in the late twentieth century, digital information technology and other innovations sparked a paradigm shift in scholarly assessment of the social ordering function of IP protection, exposing the need to critically examine the law’s social justice obligations in promoting human rights, self-determination, cultural progress, and nation-building and evolution. IP law and policy makers traditionally value scholarly analyses in their development and interpretation of IP protection. Progressive, social justice-oriented IP scholarship, especially when infused with the experience and insights of policy makers and social activists, can provide the doctrinal basis for shaping a more socially responsible IP legal regime.

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Tech Law Summit & Annual CLE 2023

5th Annual HBCU Tech Law Summit

20th Annual IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar

About the Summit

The HBCU Tech Law Summit aims to educate minority legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline to ensure fair, transparent and accountable development of AI as a service and other new technologies that empower everyone.

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About the CLE

The IP and Social Justice CLE program provides annual updates in IP law, a panel of sitting federal judges, and discussions of IP, diversity, and social justice concerns. Each year we are privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in our CLE program. For this year’s program, we intend to apply for CLE credit that can be used in the following jurisdictions: CA, VA, OH,  and NY.  Additional states may be added.

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Attendance is free for all. Fees below are for those also seeking CLE credit.

$250 – General Public
$100 – HBCU Alumni
$ 50 – Government Attorneys
Free – Non-profit, academics, & need-based requests

Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for their support of the 2023 conference! Check out the following post-event wrap up blogs:

Program Agenda

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET).

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Introduction and Welcome

Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

9:05 am – 10:05 am

The Impact of Innovative Technologies on Society and the Practice of Law (Chat GPT, NFTs, AI, Metaverse, etc.)

Moderator: Rizwan A. Qureshi, Hiring Partner – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2007

Charnay Augustin, Senior Counsel, Marketplace – Uber; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2011

Julien Bowers, Senior Counsel – Perkins Coie, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2010

Alex Butterworth, Senior Counsel, Delivery – Uber; Western Australia College of Law, Class of 2010

Stanton Burke, Associate Attorney – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2017

10:05 am – 11:05 am

The Impact of Data Privacy & Security on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Natalie Roisman, Executive Director – Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy; University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel – Future of Privacy Forum; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Loyaan A. Egal, Chief of Enforcement – Federal Communications Commission; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Anup Suresh, Principal, Registered Patent Attorney, & Data Security Officer – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; Loyola Law School, Class of 2007

11:05 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Keynote Fireside Chat with Kemba Eneas Walden

Moderator: Charlie Bingham, Founder of HBCU IP & Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel of Partners & Strategic Alliances – Splunk; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008
Kemba Eneas Walden, Principal Deputy National Cyber Director – Office of the National Cyber Director; Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2002

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunchtime Awards Ceremony

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Impact of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Edward Fultz, Mid-Level Associate – Reed Smith, Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Tiffany J. Smith, Partner – WilmerHale; The George Washington University Law School, Class of 2008

Valerie Dahiya, Partner – Perkins Coie, Seattle University School of Law, Class of 2005

Alexis Liistro, Patent Attorney – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; New England Law, Class of 2009

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Impact of IP & Diversity in the Legal Profession on Society and the Practice of Law

Moderator: Aneesh Mehta, Head of Product Legal – Microsoft India; Rutgers Law School

Ricardo Bonilla, Principal – Fish & Richardson; Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2012

Dr. Anita Lam, Sr. Corporate Counsel – Microsoft; The George Washington University Law School

Sean Suber, Partner – Winston & Strawn LLP; University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2014

Nyajuok Deng, Attorney – Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paying it Forward: A Day in the Life of a Tech Lawyer

Moderator: Natasha Walwyn Robinson Splunk; Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2008

Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk; Howard University School of Law 2008

Michele G. Cober, Director – External Affairs – Verizon; Howard University School of Law 2008

Daphne Forbes, Assistant General Counsel – Microsoft; American University Washington School of Law

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking Reception

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8:45 am – 9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Tashia Bunch, Program Director – IIPSJ; TTAB Interlocutory Attorney – USPTO; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2006

Esther H. Lim, Patent Chair of IIPSJ Annual Conference; Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:00 am – 10:30 am

IP Law Year in Review

Thomas L. Irving, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas A. Rettew, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ian C. Ballon, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:30 am – 10:40 am

Break

10:40 am – 11:50 am

Donald R. Dunner Judicial Panel [non-CLE]

Moderator: L. Scott Burwell, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Judge – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honorable Scott R. Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge – Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Honorable Bryan F. Moore, Administrative Law Judge – United States International Trade Commission 

Honorable Susan G. Braden, Former Chief Judge (ret.) – United States Court of Federal Claims

11:50 am – 12:50 pm

Social Justice Luncheon
12:20 – 1:05 pm Highlights from the Innovator Diversity Pilots Conference

Margo A. Bagley, Associate Dean for Research and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law – Emory University School of Law

Colleen Chien, Professor of Law – Santa Clara University School of Law

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

1:05 – 1:50 pm Unleashing American Innovation Act

Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Scott Wilson, Director, Government Affairs – Spotify

Bradley Watts, Vice President for Patents and Innovation Policy – U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dual Track Sessions
Session A: Leading with IP and Adding Value to Corporations

Moderator: Daryl Lim, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law – Penn State Dickinson Law

Andrew Cooper, Associate General Counsel – Meta

Claire W. Desmond, Senior Counsel, IP & Advertising – Under Armour

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2010

Yen Florczak, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel – 3M Company (invited)

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property – Freddie Mac

Session B: How Fair Is Fair Use? A Discussion About Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

Moderator: Sachi Schuricht, Managing Associate – Orrick

Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at George Mason University Law School

Mel Bostwick, Partner – Orrick

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dual Track Sessions
Session A: In House Counsel Discussion on Trade Secret Law

Michael Forzano, Chief IP Counsel Pall – Pall Corporation

Ulysses Williams III, Intellectual Property Counsel – Pall Corporation; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2016

Anthony P. Curtis, Registered Patent Attorney – Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Session B: Updates on College Athletes NIL & Celebrities Right of Publicity

Jonathan Goins, Principal – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Ron Katz, Author, Sport, Ethics and Leadership (Routledge, 2017)

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Ethics Session

Aisha Cassis, Deputy Executive Attorney – D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

William Thomashower, Counsel – Pryor Cashman LLP

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Program Agenda

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

We are using Zoom to host the program. Please use the links below to access the program. Passcodes are next to each link.

Link to access Thursday program Passcode: 505229

Link to access Thursday virtual career panel Passcode: 495311

Link to access Friday program Passcode: 554885

Link to access Friday program Dual Track Session B Passcode: 939159

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Introduction and Welcome

Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

9:05 am – 10:05 am

The Impact of Racial Bias in AI, Facial Recognition, and Other Technologies

Moderator: Edward Fultz, Associate – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Chanel Cornett, Policy Counsel, Trust and Safety – Zoom; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2019 

Collin Smith, Principal Corporate Counsel, Windows + Devices – Microsoft

Adonne Washington, Digital Justice Associate Counsel – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

10:05 am – 11:05 am

CCPA and other Data Privacy Regulations

Moderator: Charity Ogbeide, Privacy & Data Protection Principal – IBM; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2018

Charnay Augustin, Senior Counsel, Marketplace –  Uber; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2011

Stanton Burke, Associate BakerHostetler; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2015

Ali A. Jessani, Senior Associate – WilmerHale

Rizwan A. Qureshi, Hiring Partner – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2007

11:05 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Innovative Legal Areas of Law

Jesse Fenty, IP Attorney and CEO Fenty IP Law and Endless IP

Mo Ivory, Professor and Director of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative – Georgia State University College of Law

Lorraine McGowen, Partner Orrick

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunchtime Awards Ceremony

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Covid-19 and other Hot Topics

Moderator: Katina Wallace, Director Compliance Programs Microsoft

Oladoyin Olanrewaju, Associate –Orrick

Tiffany J. Smith, Partner – WilmerHale

Kemba Walden, Assistant General Counsel Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Rise of eSports and the Metaverse

Moderator: Dr. Anita Lam, Senior Corporate Counsel – Microsoft

Mason Ashe, Founder & CEO – Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc.

Gordon Bellamy, Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts – University of Southern California; former Lead Designer – EA Sports

Derrick L. Maultsby, Associate – Frost Brown Todd LLC

Delane Parnell, Founder & CEO – PlayVS

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paying it Forward: A Day in the Life of a Tech Lawyer

Moderator: Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk

Nick Austin, Principal Corporate Counsel – Microsoft

Labriah Lee Holt, Manager, Southeast State Government Affairs – Microsoft; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Virtual Career Panel

Moderator: Aminah Ortiz-Simon, 2L – Howard University School of Law

Phil Hampton, Senior Partner – Polsinelli; Adjunct Professor – Howard University School of Law

Jennifer M. Hayes, Principal – Jordan IP Law; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1994

W. LaNelle Owens, Assistant General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property – Thrasio, LLC; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2004

Lita Rosario-Richardson, President & CEO – WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting, LLC; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1986

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Tashia Bunch, Administrative Director – IIPSJ and TTAB Interlocutory Attorney – USPTO; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2006

9:00 am – 10:30 am

IP Year in Review

Thomas L. Irving, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas A. Rettew, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ian C. Ballon, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am

New Issues in IP Licensing and Litigation: A View From In-House Counsel

Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Nadia Baksh, Associate Counsel – Visa; Howard University School of Law Class of 2017

Devon Grant, Senior Patent Counsel – Visa; Howard University School of Law

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2010

Idris N. McKelvey, Vice President – Patent Group – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Howard University School of Law Class of 2005

Ulysses Williams III, Intellectual Property Counsel – Pall Corporation; Howard University School of Law Class of 2016

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Welcome Remarks

Esther H. Lim, Patent Chair of IIPSJ Annual Conference; Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Donald R. Dunner Judicial Panel [non-CLE]

Moderator: L. Scott Burwell, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Hon. Raymond T. Chen, Judge – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Judge – United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Hon. Scott R. Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge – Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Hon. David P. Shaw, Administrative Law Judge – United States International Trade Commission

Hon. Susan G. Braden, Former Chief Judge (ret.) – United States Court of Federal Claims

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

Cannabis and the Law: A Look at Trademark Law and Social Justice Implications

Laury Lucien, Managing Member – Major Bloom

William “Bill” Thomashower, Counsel – Pryor Cashman 

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Dual Track Sessions

Session A: Hot Topics in Post-Corona In-House Practice

Moderator: Idris N. McKelvey, Vice President, Patent Group – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2010

Ghani Hamadi, Sr. Counsel, Patent Law – FedEx Corp.

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property – Freddie Mac

Jyoti Uppuluri, Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy, Reality Labs – Meta

Session B: CASE Act Implementation Panel

Maya Burchette, Attorney Advisor Copyright Claims Board | U.S. Copyright Office

Terrica Carrington, VP of Legal Policy & Copyright Counsel – Copyright Alliance

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dual Track Sessions

Session A: The Unified Patent Court: Strengthening the Global Patent System

Devon Grant, Senior Patent Counsel – Visa; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Diego Black, Partner – Withers & Rogers, LLP

Brianna L. Kadjo, Counsel – Perkins Coie

Session B: Updates on College Athletes NIL & Celebrities Right of Publicity

Jonathan Goins, Principal – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Ron Katz, Author, Sports Ethics and Leadership (Routledge, 2017)

4:30 pm – 4:35 pm

Break

4:35 pm – 5:35 pm

Ethics Session

Aisha Cassis, Deputy Executive Attorney – D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

5:35 pm – 5:40 pm

Closing Remarks

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law


Thank You to Our Sponsors, Partner Schools, and Institutional Partners!


Tech Law Summit & Annual CLE 2022

4th Annual HBCU Tech Law Summit

19th Annual IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar

The 2023 Tech Law Summit and CLE Program will be held Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3. Program details will be available soon.

About the Summit

The HBCU Tech Law Summit aims to educate minority legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline to ensure fair, transparent and accountable development of AI as a service and other new technologies that empower everyone.

About the CLE

The IP and Social Justice CLE program provides annual updates in IP law, a panel of sitting federal judges, and discussions of IP, diversity, and social justice concerns. Each year we are privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in our CLE program. For this year’s program, we intend to apply for CLE credit that can be used in the following jurisdictions: CA, VA, OH,  and NY.  Additional states may be added.

View videos here

Program Agenda

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Introduction and Welcome

Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

9:05 am – 10:05 am

The Impact of Racial Bias in AI, Facial Recognition, and Other Technologies

Moderator: Edward Fultz, Associate – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

Chanel Cornett, Policy Counsel, Trust and Safety – Zoom; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2019 

Collin Smith, Principal Corporate Counsel, Windows + Devices – Microsoft

Adonne Washington, Digital Justice Associate Counsel – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2020

10:05 am – 11:05 am

CCPA and other Data Privacy Regulations

Moderator: Charity Ogbeide, Privacy & Data Protection Principal – IBM; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2018

Charnay Augustin, Senior Counsel, Marketplace –  Uber; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2011

Stanton Burke, Associate BakerHostetler; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2015

Ali A. Jessani, Senior Associate – WilmerHale

Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Partner – Perkins Coie LLP

Rizwan A. Qureshi, Hiring Partner – Reed Smith; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2007

11:05 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Innovative Legal areas of Law

Jesse Fenty, IP Attorney and CEO Fenty IP Law and Endless IP

Mo Ivory, Professor and Director of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative – Georgia State University College of Law

Lorraine McGowen, Partner Orrick

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunchtime Awards Ceremony

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Covid-19 and other Hot Topics

Moderator: Katina Wallace, Director Compliance Programs Microsoft

Oladoyin Olanrewaju, Associate Orrick

Tiffany J. Smith, Partner – WilmerHale

Kemba Walden, Assistant General Counsel Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Rise of eSports and the Metaverse

Moderator: Dr. Anita Lam, Principal Corporate Counsel – Microsoft

Mason Ashe, Founder & CEO – Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc.

Gordon Bellamy, Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts – University of Southern California; former Lead Designer – EA Sports

Derrick L. Maultsby, Associate – Frost Brown Todd LLC

Delane Parnell, Founder & CEO – PlayVS

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paying it Forward: A Day in the Life of a Tech Lawyer

Moderator: Charlie Bingham, Founder of Tech Law Summit and Senior Legal Counsel – Splunk

Nick Austin, Principal Corporate Counsel – Microsoft

Michele G. Cober, Director – External Affairs  – Verizon

Labriah Lee Holt, Manager, Southeast State Government Affairs – Microsoft; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Virtual Career Panel

Moderator: Aminah Ortiz-Simon, 2L – Howard University School of Law

Phil Hampton, Senior Partner – Polsinelli; Adjunct Professor – Howard University School of Law

Jennifer M. Hayes, Principal – Jordan IP Law; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1994

W. LaNelle Owens, Assistant General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property – Thrasio, LLC; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2004

Lita Rosario-Richardson, President & CEO – WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting, LLC; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1986

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Tashia Bunch, Administrative Director – IIPSJ and TTAB Interlocutory Attorney – USPTO; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2006

9:00 am – 10:30 am

IP Law Year in Review

Thomas L. Irving, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas A. Rettew, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ian C. Ballon, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am

New Issues in IP Licensing and Litigation: A View From In-House Counsel

Moderator: Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

Nadia Baksh, Associate Counsel – Visa; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2017

Devon Grant, Senior Patent Counsel – Visa; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002 

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2010

Idris N. McKelvey, Vice President – Patent Group – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

Ulysses Williams III, Intellectual Property Counsel – Pall Corporation; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2016

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Welcome Remarks

Esther H. Lim, Patent Chair of IIPSJ Annual Conference; Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Donald R. Dunner Judicial Panel [non-CLE]

Moderator: L. Scott Burwell, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Hon. Raymond T. Chen, Judge – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Judge – United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Hon. Scott R. Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge – Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Hon. David P. Shaw, Administrative Law Judge – United States International Trade Commission

Hon. Susan G. Braden, Former Chief Judge (ret.) – United States Court of Federal Claims

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

Cannabis and the Law: A Look at Trademark Law and Social Justice Implications

Laury Lucien, Managing Member – Major Bloom

William “Bill” Thomashower, Counsel – Pryor Cashman 

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Dual Track Sessions

Session A: Hot Topics in Post-Corona In-House Practice

Moderator: Idris N. McKelvey, Vice President, Patent Group – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

Izu Emeagwali, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law Class of 2010

Ghani Hamadi, Sr. Counsel, Patent Law – FedEx Corp.

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property – Freddie Mac

Jyoti Uppuluri, Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy, Reality Labs – Meta

Session B: CASE Act Implementation

Maya Burchette, Attorney Advisor – Copyright Claims Board | U.S. Copyright Office

Terrica Carrington, VP of Legal Policy & Copyright Counsel – Copyright Alliance

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dual Track Sessions

Session A: The Unified Patent Court: Strengthening the Global Patent System

Devon Grant, Senior Patent Counsel – Visa; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Diego Black, Partner – Withers & Rogers, LLP

Brianna L. Kadjo, Counsel – Perkins Coie

Session B: Updates on College Athletes NIL & Celebrities Right of Publicity

Jonathan Goins, Principal – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

Ron Katz, Author, Sports Ethics and Leadership (Routledge, 2017)

4:30 pm – 4:35 pm

Break

4:35 pm – 5:35 pm

Ethics Session

Aisha Cassis, Deputy Executive Attorney – D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005

5:35 pm – 5:40 pm

Closing Remarks

Lateef Mtima, Founder – IIPSJ; Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law


Thank You to Our Sponsors, Partner Schools, and Institutional Partners!

Last Year’s Conference Videos Available

Videos from the 18th Annual IIPSJ IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar & 3rd Annual Microsoft Tech Law Summit are available on our YouTube channel.

WATCH HERE


Tech Law Summit & Annual CLE 2021

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