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41st Annual IP Institute: IP on the American Riviera

Santa BarbaraPrograms at a Glance

Wednesday, November 9

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

(15) Welcome Wine Reception

Thursday, November 10

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. - General Session

(1) IP and ADR: Developments, Cases, and Trends Every IP Practitioner Should Know About

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

(2) Patent Practice: Using Recent IPR and Court Decisions to Better Defend or Defeat Patents and Maximize Your Portfolio Strength

(3) Trademark Ethics: Ethical Considerations in Practicing Before the USPTO

1Santa Barbara Marina1:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions

(4) Patent Ethics: Ethical Considerations in Practicing Before the USPTO

(5) Alcoholic Beverage IP: Nuts and Bolts

12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

(16) Vanguard Award Luncheon
(Ticketed Event $45)

2:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

(17) Walking Tour of Santa Barbara Courthouse

8 p.m. – 12 Midnight

(18) Late Night on the Riviera

Ships in the HarborFriday, November 11

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

(6) Global Patents: Best Practices for Building and Maintaining Your International Patent Portfolio

(7) Fan Fiction and Fan Art: Copyright and Trademark Issues Involving User-Generated Content

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - General Session

(8) Top 5 IP & Technology Concerns of In-House Counsel and How to Address Them

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions

(9) The Road to Ex Parte Appeal: From Final Office Action to Notice of Appeal

(10) Sink or Swim: IP Advice for New Ventures

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. - Interest Groups

(California Poppies19) Entertainment & Sports
(20) Licensing
(21) International
(22) Technology, Internet, and Privacy
(23) Copyright

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Interest Groups

(24) In-House Counsel
(25) Trademark
(26) Patent
(27) Litigation
(28) Trade Secret

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions

(11) Your Guide to Penguin Super Heroes — Open Source Software Advantages, Compliance, and Enforcement

(12) Zombie Licensing: Rock & Roll, Intellectual Property, and Raising the Dead Without Getting Dirt Under Your Fingernails

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. - General Session

(13) White House Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. - General Session

(14) Surf’s Up! Patents, Trademarks, Trade Dress, Copyrights, and Rights of Publicity in Surf and Board Sports