Open Discussion with USPTO Experts (invited guests) and with Crowell & Moring attorneys, including Terry Rea, the Former Acting and Deputy Director of the USPTO, and Acting and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.
January 22, 2014 (7:30AM-5:00PM)
This program has been requested for approval for 6 hours of California Continuing Legal Education credit.
Patents: This year’s presentation will address design patents and the Hague Treaty; utility patents and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT); the America Invents Act – almost a year later; and a patent reform update.
Trademarks: This year’s presentation on trademarks will cover trademark selection and protection in the United States, with greater focus on international branding issues and strategies including a focus on the international trademark filing treaty, the Madrid Protocol, as well as domain name issues, worldwide.
IP and China
Keynote Lunch Presentation:
Trade Secrets: What Successful Exporters and International Businesses Need to Know About Trade Secret Protection.
Networking/ Open Discussion
One-on-One Consultations (pre-registration required) with USPTO and/or Crowell & Moring Attorneys.
Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Attorneys from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Invited Featured Expert Presenters, including among others, Bios
Crowell & Moring Partner Presenters, Bios
Further invited speakers to be announced.
ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: (Following presentations, 2:30-5:00PM)
Attorneys from the USPTO, or attorneys from Crowell & Moring, will be on hand to address your questions on protecting and enforcing patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and domain names and related business considerations – within the U.S. or abroad. Southern California companies, large and small, will benefit from this opportunity.
Crowell & Moring LLP
3 Park Plaza
Irvine, CA 92614-8505
Tel. (949) 798-1335
REGISTRATION: Click here.
Parking is NOT included. All day visitor parking at Lot 3 is $18.00 .
MCLE Credit: This program has been requested for approved for 6 hours of California Continuing Legal Education credit.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Jason Sproule with any questions. Tel: (949) 660-7105