33rd Annual Intellectual Property Section Seminar 2022

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Friday, September 30, 1:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 1.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 Pending (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit:
1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Registration Fees:

Live on Site: $229 regular registration
Live on Site: $209 discounted registration
for VSB Intellectual Property Law Section members

Webcast: $229 regular registration
Webcast: $209 discounted registration
for VSB Intellectual Property Law Section members

Telephone: $249 regular registration
Telephone: $229 discounted registration
for VSB Intellectual Property Law Section members

 

(Downloadable e-book seminar materials only. Printed materials will NOT be available.)

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Why Attend?

  • Explore important changes and developing trends in areas of intellectual property law
  • Network with your colleagues and make new contacts
  • BONUS: For no extra charge, those attending in person at the Bobzien-Gaither Education Center may enjoy an exclusive wine tasting following the program! Socialize with fellow attendees while sampling and enjoying wines from Valley Road Vineyards in Afton.

Cosponsored with the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

Perhaps more than any other area, intellectual property law is constantly evolving, and these changes to the practice will have a significant impact on how we help our clients meet these challenges.

In this program, experienced practitioners will examine the implications of a denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court on American Axle, a case that many had hoped would provide more guidance for patent practitioners. The speakers will also discuss the potential pitfalls of using clickwrap agreements to protect proprietary information and cover trending IP-specific ethics topics.

Join us to learn about the latest developments in IP while networking with your peers or while attending virtually via live-interactive webcast or telephone.

ATTENDING IN PERSON?

The Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook is our new state-of-the-art facility designed with your safety in mind. It features a Centurion air filtration system, which quickly and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the facility is thoroughly cleaned before each seminar, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

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(Last updated March 2, 2022)

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $60 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 30) (Eastern Time)

1:00 Section 101 Update: What’s Next in View of American Axle
Jonathan Stroud, General Counsel, Unified Patents, LLC


This session will familiarize practitioners with the current state of efforts to change Section 101 patent-eligible subject matter.

  • An overview of Section 101 legislative updates
  • Examine Supreme Court challenges
  • Discussion on USPTO guidance
2:00 What if Litigators Were in Charge of Protecting Company Information?
Shawnna Yashar, Director, IP Litigation, Lenovo
David Raskin, Williams & Connolly LLP


A discussion about the intellectual property pitfalls of clickwrap agreements.

  • Learn how to best protect proprietary information, both internally and externally
  • Discuss the pros and cons of using online or clickthrough agreements to protect proprietary data
  • Review litigation case studies regarding misuse of proprietary information
3:00 Break
3:15 Recent Hot Topics in IP Ethics
Michael McCabe, Managing Partner, McCabe/Ali LLP


This session will cover recent ethics rulings of importance for patent and trademarks to:

  • Identify IP-specific conflicts of interest
  • Understand lawyers’ obligations for supervising non-practitioners
  • Use best practices when corresponding with foreign associates
4:15 A View from the Trenches
Moderator: Charles B. Molster, The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III PLLC
Panelists: N. Thomas Connally, Hogan Lovells / Tysons
Aaron L. Parker, Finnegan / Washington, DC
Amy G. Pruett, Williams Mullen / Charlottesville
Henry I. Willett III, Christian & Barton / Richmond

A discussion on IP-related topics from the viewpoint of experienced practitioners.

5:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond begins at 12:30 p.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

N. Thomas Connally, Hogan Lovells / Tysons
Michael E. McCabe, Jr., McCabe/Ali LLP / Potomac, MD
Charles B. Molster, The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III, PLLC / Great Falls
Aaron L. Parker, Finnegan / Washington, DC
Amy G. Pruett, Williams Mullen / Charlottesville
David Raskin, Williams & Connolly LLP / Washington, DC
Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents Inc. / Washington, DC
Henry I. Willett III, Christian & Barton / Richmond
Shawnna Yashar, Director, IP Litigation, Lenovo / Dunn Loring

Faculty Chosen Entirely by Representatives of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Locations, Dates and Fees

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

$229 regular registration
$209 discounted registration for VSB Intellectual Property Law Section members


WEBCAST/TELEPHONE REGISTRATION FEES

WEBCAST FEES:
$229 regular registration
$209 discounted registration for VSB Intellectual Property Law Section members

TELEPHONE FEES:
$249 regular registration
$229 discounted registration for VSB Intellectual Property Law Section members


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

RICHMOND/INNSBROOK / Friday, September 30
Bobzien-Gaither Education Center (Google Map)
4801 Cox Road, Suite 108
Glen Allen, VA 23060


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


Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

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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.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $60 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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