30th Annual Intellectual Property Seminar 2018

MCLE Credits: 8.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Live on Site: Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 / Alexandria
Registration: Friday: 12:00 p.m.
Program: Friday: 12:55 p.m. - Saturday: 12:45 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 8.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 8.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol


Why Attend?

  • Explore the important changes and trends in all areas of intellectual property law
  • Network with your colleagues, and develop new contacts
  • Enjoy our social event and free time in Old Town Alexandria
  • Complimentary cocktail party—spouses welcome! Sponsored by Clarivate

Cosponsored with the Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar

The last several years have brought significant changes to the world of intellectual property law. These changes will have significant impact on our clients and on the practice of IP law. This conference will cover many of these changes, as well as look at the road ahead for additional changes that could be on the horizon.

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Friday, September 28

12:00 Registration and Lunch
12:55 Welcome and Introduction
Tim Lockhart
1:00 Patent Trial and Appeal Board Judges Panel
Judge Kalyan Deshpande, Molly Silfen, Trenton Ward
2:00 Trademark Update from the USPTO
Meryl Hershkowitz
3:00 Break
3:15 Intellectual Property Issues in Government Contracts
Bruce Harper, Andrea Wambier
4:15 Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO (Ethics)
Will Covey
5:15 Session adjourns
5:30 Cocktail Reception—Sponsored by Clarivate

Saturday, September 29

8:30 Strategies for Winning Patent Jury Trials
Eric Rudich
9:30 Copyright Update
Tobey Marzouk
10:30 Break—Sponsored by Serco, Inc.
10:45 Federal Judges Panel
Judge John Anderson, Judge Anthony Trenga, Chip Molster
11:45 Ethical Issues Raised by Social Media (Ethics)
Rob Tyler
12:45 Seminar adjourns



Timothy J. Lockhart, Willcox & Savage, PC / Norfolk


Hon. John F. Anderson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Hon. Kalyan Deshpande, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / Alexandria
Hon. Anthony J. Trenga
, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Dabney J. Carr IV, Troutman Sanders LLP / Richmond
Will Covey, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / Alexandria
M. Bruce Harper, Williams Mullen / Norfolk
Meryl Hershkowitz, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / Alexandria
Tobey B. Marzouk, Marzouk & Parry / Washington, DC
Charles B. Molster, III, The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III PLLC / Washington, DC
Dr. Eric Rudich, Blueprint Trial Consulting / New York, NY
Molly Silfen, USPTO Office of the Solicitor / Alexandria
Robert M. Tyler, Office of the University Counsel / Charlottesville
Trenton A. Ward, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP / Atlanta, GA
Andrea Z. Warmbier, NASA Langley Research Center / Hampton

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$295* regular registration (without printed materials).
$325 regular registration plus printed materials.
$275* preregistering VSB Intellectual Property Section member (without printed materials).
$305 preregistering VSB Intellectual Property Section member plus printed materials.
$340 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


ALEXANDRIA / Friday and Saturday, September 28 - 29
Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (formerly the Radisson Hotel Old Town) (Venue Website / Google Map)
901 North Fairfax Street
(703) 683-6000

Click here if you wish to register three or more people from the same firm.

A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.


To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. three business days before the seminar. A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar. Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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