This annual program seeks to advance social justice with sessions that highlight social justice concerns in emerging IP issues. Through this, IIPSJ strives to stimulate practical and scholarly discourse on questions of disparity in access to and use of information technology—and problems of institutionalized racial and economic inequity—related to intellectual property.

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FEBRUARY 28, 2020

FROM 8:45 AM TO 5:15 PM


2900 VAN NESS ST., N.W.


Seventeenth Annual IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar

Please save the date to join us at the 2020 CLE program for our annual updates in IP law, panel of sitting federal judges, and our IP social justice luncheon.


IIPSJ is privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in its CLE programs. Each year, speakers have included CAFC, ITC, and district court judges, in-house counsels of major corporations, USPTO leaders, and leading IP practitioners.


Early-bird registration is now open.


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Join us for for 4-6 CLE credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics credit.  The program will include

   Morning plenary sessions featuring:

  •  updates on key developments in IP law; and
  • our signature Judicial Roundtable Conversation with sitting federal judges who share their perspectives on new challenges and emerging issues in the field.

   Midday IP and Social Justice Luncheon program featuring panel discussions on:

  • Remembering Invention of a Slave:  Patents and the Struggle for Civil Rights; and
  • the California Fair Pay to Play Act and what it means for student athletes.

   Afternoon agenda featuring:

  • parallel tracks of breakout panels which explore pending IP controversies; and 
  • a final plenary presentation on professional ethics.

Full agenda coming soon.

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Submit your email address to be contacted with updates on the 2020 CLE. We will send you an update when the schedule is released and again when registration is open.

Program Sponsors: Howard Intellectual Property Program (HIPP); the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Sughrue Mion PLLC; Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, LLP; and Google, Inc.

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