TOGETHER, HEALTH ADVANCES
The mission of Health Connect South is to serve the health community as a sustainable platform for regional health collaborations. Through our collective work, we seek to broadly define and advance the Southeast’s role in the future of health.
Serving as a gateway between health industry silos, we seek to provide unique and meaningful partnership opportunities in health.We will advance our mission by bringing together top-tier health leaders and innovators across disciplines to engage each other in collaborative conversations focused on meeting identified health needs through leveraging supporting ideas and institutions.
Save Your Seat at Our 2019 Annual Gathering – September 26th!
Contact an Event Chair to Register.
THE 2019 CIP CUP PROCEEDS WILL GO TO
(1) Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, supporting Georgia Patents and other initiatives and (2) GIPA, who is empowering Georgia IP to advance society, by building a model IP ecosystem to generate global impact from creativity & innovation in the Southeast. GIPA facilitates the creation, protection & enablement of ideas that serve the common good, and spearheads IP-related community events such as the Southeast IP Job Fair, Corporate IP Institute, IP Celebration, IP Think Tank and IP Hot Topics.
ABOUT THE GEORGIA BIO SUMMIT
Since its beginning in 2001, the annual Georgia Bio Innovation Summit (previously the Life Sciences Summit) has grown into a must-attend event for Georgia’s bioscience community. The Summit provides a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to scientific research, product development, financing, business development and public policy. It is the one time each year companies and universities have the opportunity to showcase Georgia’s bioscience innovation. We expect approximately 500 professionals from across Georgia, the Southeast and the nation to participate in this year’s event.
This year’s Summit experience will highlight:
Perspectives from patients, industry leaders and researchers in all sectors of biosciences and medical innovation.
An opening keynote presentation.
A luncheon keynote panel.
Breakout sessions featuring research & innovation in Georgia; business issues around diversity and industry academic collaboration; entrepreneurial advice during the CEO Chats with some of Georgia’s industry leaders; small group industry best practices roundtables for life science industry professionals.
An exhibit hall featuring the latest research, technology and services at companies, universities and other organizations; running currently with a Scientific Poster Session and the Innovation Stage where innovative scientists will share their inventions.
An evening of fun at our Closing Reception after all programming.
Join the life science community on October 8th and see how one of the fastest growing industries in Georgia impacting your community and patients around the world.
October 16-17, 2019 // Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree
Join more 1,000 tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, premiere investors and key executives from across the country at the 2019 Venture Atlanta Conference.
It all goes down on October 16-17, 2019 at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree! Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We will be back with great speakers and new opportunities for sponsors and attendees. We sell out every year - so don’t wait to grab your tickets.
We will open registration for VA 2019 in the spring. Stay tuned for the official kickoff date. In the meantime, you can check out our VA 2018 conference details below to get an idea of what to expect for next year!
THE EGYPTIAN BALLROOM
OCTOBER 17, 2019
The social event that recognizes the Emerging Intellectual Property Ecosystem Leaders in the Southeast
SELLING QUICKLY, AND WILL SELL OUT!
The Georgia IP Alliance (GIPA #gaipalliance) proudly presents the 2019 IP Celebration to celebrate creators, protectors, and enablers of intellectual property. We will be bringing together people from the different parts of the Southeast’s IP Ecosystem to: get to know each other; socialize with Georgia’s diverse arts & sciences contributors; recognize people; and highlight GIPA’s recent achievements.
The last IP Celebration #AtTheFox was in 2016 and recognized Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. That event hosted over 300 people. We’re now engaging the entire Southeast to celebrate with us. We expect this to be an energizing and motivating social event with enduring connections made in Georgia for the betterment of Intellectual Property for society.
Reception, Silent Auction & Marquee Club Tours from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Program begins at 8:00 pm
PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE FOX THEATRE LOT
MARTA IS ACCESSIBLE FROM NORTH AVENUE STATION
(SOLD OUT) TOUR THE FABULOUS FOX MARQUEE CLUB!
TOUR THE FABULOUS FOX MARQUEE CLUB - PRESENTED BY LEXUS!
Tours will be given every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 PM and ending at 7:50 PM. Arm bands will be provided to Marquee Club visitors.
Join the 2019 LES Annual Meeting
LES Annual Meetings are the premier event for the intellectual capital community, featuring sessions on cutting edge developments in the field, ample networking opportunities, engaging workshops, and more!
Don’t miss the opportunity to grow your network and enhance your professional knowledge by sharing ideas with top innovators and thought leaders, all while enjoying the luxurious amenities of the JW Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
Attend the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Join a diverse, global community of law firms, companies, and institutions involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other unfair competition laws at AIPLA's Annual Meeting.
NEW LOCATION: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 29 - 30, 2019
THE 13TH ANNUAL
Corporate IP Institute
Full Year CLE / Ethics / Professionalism*
JOIN US AGAIN AT THE KNOWLES CONFERENCE CENTER, GSU COLLEGE OF LAW
The Corporate Intellectual Property Institute® (CIPI) is about corporate people speaking to other corporate people, outside counsel and consultants about their wants and needs, as well as their successes and failures.
Companies represented at CIPI in the past include: AT&T, C.R. Bard, Chick-fil-A, Cisco Systems, General Electric Company, The Home Depot, Hope Baldauff Hartman, IBM, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, McKesson, Newell Rubbermaid, Southern Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. and UPS.
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will be presenting a panel with top intellectual property experts from corporate America.
This is a unique event, so please put October 29 - 30, 2019 on your calendars now.
*12 CLE credits to be applied for in GA/14 in FL
1 ethics hour AND 1 professionalism hour to be applied for in GA/2.5 ethics hours to be applied for in FL
IN-HOUSE IP PROFESSIONALS, YOUR CIPI REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES A COMPLIMENTARY ROUND OF GOLF AT ST. IVES COUNTRY CLUB ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3.
THERE IS LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE, SO REGISTER EARLY.
SAVE UP TO $500 BY REGISTERING BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
by 9/15 by 10/14 Thereafter
1 Day Price: $550 $650 $750
2 Day Price: $895 $1195 $1395
GIPA Sponsors & IP Roundtable Sponsors Attend DISCOUNTED or FREE with Guests!
IP BASH Sept 18, 2019
IP BASH Party & Innovation Enabler Showcase on the Atlanta Tech Village Rooftop
The Georgia IP Alliance (GIPA) proudly presents the 2nd IP Bash™ to showcase independent innovation enablers in our intellectual property ecosystem, including IP boutique firms, licensing experts, IP strategists and local entrepreneurs.
Expect a social networking event that connects creators and enablers to ultimately accelerate commercialization to benefit our local economy.
5:30 - 6:30 registration and networking at Tech Village rooftop; tour of ATV offered; announcements from Scott Frank, CEO of AT&T Intellectual Property, on behalf of GIPA; drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served
6:30 - 7:30 transition to a lecture hall for a presentation by guest speaker Stephen Key with welcoming remarks and speaker introduction by Yuri Eliezer
7:30 - 8:30 additional social networking at village rooftop; drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts including popsicles will be served
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
ATLANTA TECH VILLAGE ROOF TOP
3423 PIEDMONT RD NE
ATLANTA, GA 30305
About Guest Speaker Stephen Key
IP Bash speaker Stephen Key is among the world’s leading experts in licensing consumer product ideas and is a 2018-2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. In addition, inventRight, the coaching program he cofounded in 1999, has helped people from more than 60 countries license their product ideas.
Parking and MARTA access can be found here
REGISTER EARLY AND TOUR THE AWESOME ATLANTA TECH VILLAGE THE FOURTH LARGEST TECH HUB IN THE US.
Tours will be given at 5:45 PM and ending at 6:15 PM, 6:15 PM tour ends at lecture hall for speaker presentation. Please register soon!
Smart City Expo Atlanta is the only U.S. edition of Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s leading conference and expo on smart cities and smart urban solutions.
Hosted annually in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress has globally expanded to Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Mexico and Argentina, and now to the U.S through Smart City Expo Atlanta.
At Smart City Expo Atlanta, members of the U.S. public sector, innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry leaders will discuss how social and economic mobility, equitable infrastructure, and human capital are being prioritized in the new “smart city,” one defined by digital transformation, artificial intelligence, early-stage investments, and other civic innovations and solutions.
Speakers include Ambassador Andrew Young, Founder of the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, and Tip “T.I".” Harris, Artist, Entrepreneur, and Activist, among many others.
ChIPs comes to Atlanta!
Please join us for a drink on the rooftop of Nelson Mullins Atlantic Station to celebrate the arrival of ChIPs to Atlanta. Meet the women leading the charge, learn about our goals for the next few years, and see how you can get involved! We will be hosting a more formal launch event in early 2020.
Thank you to the Atlanta Chapter's Events & Programming Committee for organizing this event and our event sponsor, Nelson Mullins, for their support.
Parking: There is a parking garage in the building which offers 2 hours of free parking.
Join: To become a member of ChIPs, click here.
Questions? Email Atlanta@chipsnetwork.org
Join WIB-Atlanta and Georgia IP Alliance for a fun-filled evening of IP networking.
This is an opportunity for scientists, IP professionals, and entrepreneurs to connect, learn about local start-ups and successful tech transfer.
This is also your chance to informally meet with featured guests Vipula Tailor (President & CEO of Azure 8) and Erika Tyburski (Inventor, Founder & CEO of Sanguina LLC). E
veryone welcome. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Special Pricing for Guests
Members can register guests at member price.
Make plans now to attend the IP Institute from Sept. 5 - 7, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on Amelia Island, Florida.
The Institute will include courses by Judges from the CAFC, Northern District of Georgia, and Eastern District of Texas, along with in-house counsel and other knowledgeable and experienced IP counsel.
Look forward to the annual welcome reception on Thursday evening. Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, will feature CLE sessions running from 8 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. An attendee dinner will be held on Friday night and all are welcome!
Spend the remaining time on the island networking with your peers, judges and speakers, and enjoying beautiful Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton Resort.
The Ritz-Carlton is currently accepting reservations for this Institute. Click this link to reserve your room with the ICLE IP Institute room block (rooms with coastal view at $259.00 per night).
*Important Note: The program will adjourn around 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 and check-out is at 11 a.m. When making your reservation, please notify The Ritz-Carlton should you need to request a late check-out. Requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis. If you choose to pack early and bring your bags with you to the Saturday session, we will have a designated room to store your luggage.
If you have any questions about this seminar, please call an ICLE administrator at 678-529-6688.
New and experienced professionals leave excited, inspired, and ready to take their practice to the next level.
Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference.
Please click here to register to attend.
To sponsor the event, please click here.
2019 Agenda HERE (subject to change).
Staypineapple Watertown - 4242 Roosevelt Way NE - Seattle, WA, 98105 - Discounted rate of $199.
China IP Road Show: strategies for IP protection in China — what Georgia businesses need to know
Georgia business owners and inventors will have a unique opportunity to get valuable tips on how to protect their intellectual property (IP) in China at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China IP Road Show. This free, one-day program brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people to share their insights on ways that U.S. rights holders can protect their IP in China.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about:
What you need to know about protecting your patents, copyrights, and trademarks in China
Where is China going on IP?
Enforcing IP rights in the United States
Enforcing IP rights in China
IP in China — the Georgia experience
This is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is conducting across the country. It has been organized in cooperation with the Georgia Tech Library. For more information about the series, visit the China IP Road Show homepage.
Space is limited, so please register early for this event.
Register here. There is no charge to attend the program, but registration is on a first-come basis. Please register in advance as space is limited, and there will be limited ability to accommodate walk-in registrations.
The registration page provides additional information and directions. For non-press inquiries, please contact Lakeshia Harley at the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
THE PREMIER IP RECRUITING EVENT RETURNS TO AT&T JULY 16, 2019
Now in its 15th year! SIPJF undertakes a multi-faceted approach to ensure that students are gaining the best employment opportunities and employers are procuring the brightest future members of the IP community.
Throughout the year, SIPJF is reaching out to even more law schools and working with additional career service departments to attract the top students interested in IP law.
SIPJF FOR EMPLOYERS
Corporations, law firms and government agencies that practice IP law in media, science, technology, business, entertainment and sports.
SIPJF FOR STUDENTS
Serious about a career in intellectual property? SIPJF is your best opportunity to meet potential employers for current students and recent graduates.
SIPJF FOR SPONSORS
Showcase your company, product or service prior to and onsite at SIPJF, including at the employer-student luncheon.
DATE: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: AT&T Multipurpose Conference Space
725 W. Peachtree St. NW Atlanta, Georgia 3030
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check in
9:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Interviews
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Interviews
Deadline for employers - April 26
Deadline for students - May 10
Law school $120.00
Law firm (1-14 attys) $300.00
Law firm (15-49 attys) $450.00
Law firm (50+ attys) $550.00
2019 JOB FAIR SCHEDULE
THE PREMIER ENVIRONMENT FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RECRUITING
The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. We bring together a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.
8 Reasons to Attend the BIO International Convention
Find endless partners, sustain projects and find funding in the BIO One-on-One Partnering System
Ability to connect efficiently: Meet with 5,000+ attending companies and 1,800+ exhibiting companies
Network with 2,500 CEOs and 16,000+ attendees from 76 countries
Explore solutions and meet patient groups and service providers in one of our 7 product focus zones or specialty zones.
Super Sessions and Fireside Chats exploring the latest on biotechnology's hot button issues
Attend one of our 20 education tracks featuring new topics: including Opioids, One Health, Business Development
Attend an array of networking events and high-end parties showcasing the best of the region.
Hear the latest in the Start-Up Stadium and don't miss hundreds of company presentations
What You Need to License Your Invention
Join Georgia PATENTS at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) for a panel discussion with industry leaders. The panel will be held in the Hodges Room, Suite 335.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Registration: 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Panel 6:30-7:30 PM | Networking 7:30 – 8:00 PM
If driving, follow directions in your GPS to the Centergy Parking Deck. Parking there is about $2 an hour. Take the parking deck elevator to the 5th level and then use the covered pedestrian walkway to the building courtyard. The Centergy building (75 – 5th St.) will be on your left. Enter the revolving doors and walk right to the elevators. Take an elevator to the 3rd floor.
MARTA directions to Centergy Building at 75 – 5th Street … Exit the train at the Midtown Station located near the corner of 10th Street and West Peachtree Street. Exit on the south side of the station which is on Peachtree Place. The Georgia Tech Trolley makes regular stops there (every 6-8 minutes) and provides free transportation to the campus. The trolley is bright Georgia Tech yellow — you can’t miss it. After boarding at the rail station, the second trolley stop is immediately in front of our location at 75 – 5th Street. When you exit the trolley, walk into the courtyard and proceed about 75 feet to the Centergy Building revolving door entrance straight ahead. Enter there, bear to the right and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Return transportation to the Midtown Station via the Trolley is free and available immediately across the street from the Centergy courtyard. The MARTA fare is $2.50 each way. For MARTA information, visit www.itsmarta.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech
75 Fifth St. NW Suite 335
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
The world’s largest and most widely-attended trademark event!
Five days of education and networking. Endless opportunities for growth!
With the number of evolving trademark issues that continue to shape the industry and your practice, now more than ever your attendance is vital at INTA’s Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting continues to grow! It is no surprise that with over 9,500 attendees from more than 140 countries, last year’s Annual Meeting was the largest to date and was touted among attendees as the most valuable and cost-effective yearly conference for trademark practitioners.
In no other venue will you make as many new contacts, have the ability to meet with existing partners and colleagues, obtain continuing legal education credit and network among the world’s finest lawyers—a testament to the affordability and practicality of attending the INTA Annual Meeting.
Educational Programs: Learn best practices to protect trademark rights worldwide and earn CLE and CPD points.
Committee Meetings: Advance your committee’s work and discuss new projects.
Exhibits: Connect with more than 100 service providers and vendors and display your products and services.
Networking Opportunities: Develop new relationships to expand your network of colleagues and clients.
Social Events: Meet with old and new friends to have fun and enjoy the city.
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Intellectual Property Professionals & Practitioners (IP3) is co-hosting a social reception for all IP pro’s and enthusiasts!
The event takes place after the Atlanta LES one day licensing short course that same day. Please register soon!
Fri, May 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
271 17th Street Northwest #1400
Atlanta, GA 30363
Join your fellow IP professionals and Practitioners (IP3) for a networking reception, IP Bash in Finnegan's Atlanta office.
IP bash is a joint event between Georgia IP Alliance (GIPA)'s IP3 program, Licensing Executives Society USA-Canada (LES), and Georgia Bio, in a concerted effort to provide unique networking opportunities for the entire IP community.
By bringing professionals and practitioners from all walks of the IP community together, we hope to spur meaningful dialog, stimulate creative exchanges, and catalyze friendship and collaboration.
IP professionals and practitioners in all levels of their fields are invited to attend.
This one-day course provides an overview of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each topic, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five sections with examples, exercises, and interactions between instructors and fellow students. Topics include an introduction to IP, the basics of IP commercialization and licensing, determining reasonable license fees and royalty rates, managing risks, and a licensing case study.
Who Should Attend
There is no prerequisite to attend this course. It is designed for those with no prior experience in licensing, including students, entrepreneurs, non-IP attorneys, finance professionals, business development professionals, and those considering a career in licensing.
Why You Should Attend
There is more emphasis now than ever before on commercialization, company formation, and job creation from the billions of dollars invested annually in research and development at America's universities, government laboratories, and small businesses.
Whether you are an entrepreneur in the making, a principal investigator or student at any level who wants a better grasp of the basics, or an aspiring technology transfer professional, this course will give you the tools you need to understand and participate effectively in the process of protecting IP and facilitating its commercialization.
The course is divided into five modules:
Module 1: Introduction to IP
Introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets.
Module 2: Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing
Introduction to licensing, including reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.
Module 3: Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty
Licensing risks and rewards, different valuation methods (e.g., market, financial, and cost), their pros and cons and royalty structures.
Module 4: Managing Risks
Identifying and managing different types of risk, including confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees, and unlicensed competition.
Module 5: Licensing Game
Students put into practice what they've learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams and then discussing and negotiating terms of a licensing case study, based on both public and confidential information they are given. At the end of the negotiating session all teams report their results and how and why they reached them.
Friday, May 17, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
675 W PEACHTREE ST NW
ROOM 401 C/D
ATLANTA, GA 30308
Groups of 3 or more can qualify for group rate discounts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Save the Date: May 15 - 17, 2019
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
2019 Annual Spring Conference
The IACC's Spring Conference combines the industry's most up-to-date information and best practices with top leaders from the frontlines of the business, security, government, and legal communities. Spring Conference attendees come from around the world to network and share their views on the latest IP trends and solutions.
Registration will open in mid-December for this event. More details regarding the agenda, keynote speakers, and hotel will be posted herein the future - please check back regularly for updates!
We look forward to seeing you in Boston this coming May!
The Future of Autonomous Vehicles & Luxurious Mobility
A COLLEGIAL AND INFORMATIVE FIRESIDE CHAT
WITH LEADERS FROM MERCEDES, MHP & PORSCHE
DATE: May 9, 2019
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Morton’s of Atlanta (SunTrust Plaza)
1 GA CLE CREDIT Approved
REGISTER EARLY, SEATING IS LIMITED
The future of transportation is being digitized & electrified for the next century. We do know it will begin with vehicle models that are ACES: Autonomous; Connected; Electric and Smart. How can the automotive industry efficiently adapt to so many changes while maintaining the integrity of their priceless brands?
For even the largest automotive manufacturers and their dealers, innovation paths are unclear or obstructed. There are a myriad of new mobility technologies, designs and business models emerging worldwide. Autonomous vehicles are appearing on our streets, yet standards and regulations remain to be shaped. Core processes for design, commerce, service and more are decades old.
As leading global auto brands evolve, each faces IP strategy questions needing counsel:
How do we balance the business benefits with the legal risks?
Should we partner or do this ourselves?
What are ways to reduce risks to luxury or performance in a 0% failure culture?
How do we ensure the success of process changes and roll-outs?
What are the best new business models for mobility, entertainment and service?
How can we leverage online commerce as an eRetailer beyond Amazon and peer marketplaces?
How best to pursue online/offline brand protection to address global counterfeit goods?
Join us as we bring the state's leading luxury automakers into the discussion about the impact of intellectual property on the future their brands, our smart community and global society.
1 GA CLE CREDIT APPROVED
Preparing for the Future and the Unknown
New Technologies and Skills for the Patent Searcher
As you make your plans to attend, be sure to check out the many ways you can make the most out of your conference experience.
The plenary sessions run from Monday to Wednesday, but you’ll have many great opportunities to learn and connect throughout the conference. Be sure your travel plans account for:
Saturday May 4: Pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
Sunday May 5: Vendor workshops, Conference Warm-up For First Time Attendees, and the Opening Reception! Plus, a chance to check out the inner workings of PIUG at the annual Business meeting.
Monday, May 6: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday May 8: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
Thursday May 9: Post-conference workshops. Because you really can’t be too much of an expert.
Some details, such as vendor workshop registration links, still need to be finalized. Bookmark the link and return often.
Join us for an afternoon program introducing Section 337
We will be discussing developments in and finer points of Section 337 law and procedure. Learn how to use the statute to protect patented goods and other company IP assets from infringement by imported products and to remedy other unfair competition at the border, as well as how to defend fairly traded goods against actions brought under this statute.
GEORGIA BAR CONFERENCE CENTER
104 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
ITC TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
STATE BAR OF GEORGIA
May 2, 2019
Program 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reception 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ITCTLA and GSB members $50.00
Law Students Free (with registration online)
Intellectual Property CLE Conference
APRIL 26-27, 2019 AT LANIER ISLANDS
Featuring Greg Heller, Chief Legal Officer of the Atlanta Braves
COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
The 15th Annual Intellectual Property SpringPosium® is proudly presented by:
When Can Artists Use Athletes’ & Sports Teams’ Intellectual Property (and Other Sports-Related IP Topics)?
Join Georgia Lawyers for the Arts for a discussion of the intellectual property rights of athletes and sports teams and who has the right to exploit that IP. We will also discuss when and how the First Amendment intersects with copyright law, as well discuss IP licensing with special emphasis on professional versus amateur athletes. Wear your favorite team’s gear!
Wednesday, April 24th
Lunch from 12:00-12:30 pm, Presentation from 12:30-1:30 pm
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Suite J-101, Atlanta, GA 30318
Kelly Bray, Matthew Goings, & Meredith Ragains
April 22-23, 2019
FinTech South is a global exchange of insights, innovations and trends fueling tomorrow's financial tech industry.
Attracting international companies and speakers across multiple industries, FinTech South is an opportunity to engage with more than 1300 FinTech executives from 450 companies generating $72B in revenues and processing over 118B transactions annually.
For past, present & future Patent Agents
Lunch Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00pm 13th Floor
999 Peachtree St. NE
For past, present and future Patent Agents, come join the Patent Agent Roundtable at our Spring lunch hosted by Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC.
We will be discussing membership, our name, by-laws, dues, and our transition from GSU to GIPA. We hope to see you there!
No Cost To Attend.
You are cordially invited to the
Tuesday, April 16 • 12pm - 7pm
Georgia State University College of Law
85 Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Please register by April 9th
4.0 CLE Credits & 1.0 Trial Hours Approved
The USPTO is partnering with Georgia State University School of Law to present live PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) and TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) proceedings actually pending before the PTAB and TTAB and to provide educational sessions where Board judges share tips for successful advocacy before the TTAB and PTAB.
This program is best for patent and trademark attorneys and parties who appear in front of the PTAB or TTAB, as well as those who want to learn about practice before these administrative tribunals.
Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA)
Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia
Smith, Gambrell & Russel, LLP
Anthony B Askew
Stephen M Schaetzel
For additional information, contact Yaniv Heled
404-413-9000 • email@example.com
What keeps IP in-house counsel up at night?
Discussions from top IP in-house counsel bring to light the issues that impact them the most. Learn what outside counsel does--right and wrong-- that gets attention.
In-House Patent Counsel: Tips to Survive and Thrive through Challenges
Kim Jessum, Heraeus, Inc.
MaCharri Vordan-Jones, Eli Lilly and Company
Susan McGahan, AT&T
Donna Meuth, Eisai, Inc.
Kirsten Braun, AstraZeneca
On the Mark Advising: An Insider’s Perspective
Matthew Asbell, Ladas & Parry, LLP
Jessica Cardon, Quality King Distributors, Inc.
Jennifer Chung, Accuweather, Inc.
Alexandra DeNeve, Velcro Companies
Copyright Issues Facing In-House Counsel
Terrica Carrington, Copyright Alliance
Samuel Mosenkis, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
Paul Reinitz, Getty Images
Matthew Sarboraria, Oracle Corporation
Bradley Silver, WarnerMedia, LLC
Early Registration Discount Ends March 27, 2019
Click Here For a Printable Registration Form
Attend the Southeast Medical Device Association Annual Medtech Conference
Save the date for the 2019 SEMDA Medtech Conference! This year we'll be in Alpharetta, GA - just north of Atlanta - at the Hotel Avalon.
Registration will be open soon, but mark your calendar now for the southeast premier conference for medical devices, diagnostics, and all things digital health.
April 8 - 10, 2019
9000 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands.
Early Bird Discounts Available Through January 18.
Brands are considered to be a company’s most treasured asset. They are the company’s calling card to consumers, a primary asset for valuation and loans, and a reflection of what a company stands for. Every person at a company does work that ultimately supports a brand’s value, and consequently, the brand legal team’s work intersects with all facets of a company, including the C-suite, marketing, finance—every link in a supply chain and the outside resources that they engage. More significantly, every person at the company has a role in brand stewardship. How legal and business teams interact, intersect, and collaborate is core to a brand’s success.
Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) in New York City on March 28 and 29 for the 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, where we take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. This forward-looking conference will provide strategies to help you get and stay ahead of trends and changes, provide practical tips and strategies to enhance your current role, and help you be part of what is happening now, thereby making you instrumental in creating the future!
Effective communication: Go from legalese outcast to business-relevant teammate
Harnessing data to effectively manage resources and budget
Brand value: how do you measure a feeling?
Managing through change
Corporate social responsibility
Enforcement in an online world
Artificial intelligence and blockchain
Topics will consider both the legal and the business perspectives, to enable both sides to collaborate and transform their communications, their integration, and ultimately the brand value!
CORPORATE IP ROUNDTABLE
MARCH 26, 2019
GENERAL COUNSEL, SPANX
PRIVATE EVENT FOR CORPORATE IP PROFESSIONALS
Join GIPA and the Corporate IP Roundtable® for food, drink and conversation with Leslie Slavich, General Counsel for Spanx, Inc., the world-renowned apparel company that offers thousands of products to women and men in over 50 countries.
Leslie handles a wide variety of matters, including litigation, contract negotiation, trademark and patent filings, employment matters, customs matters, and advising Spanx on advertising and marketing issues. Prior to working for Spanx, Leslie practiced in the Intellectual Property Group at Sutherland LLP. Leslie is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Florida State University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
TO ATTEND, YOU MUST BE AN IP ROUNDTABLE SPONSOR
Corporate IP Roundtable Sponsors
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH
GE POWER & WATER
GEORGIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
J M HUBER
MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS
PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
SOLVAY NORTH AMERICA
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Patent quality is an ongoing topic that must continually be addressed as the patent ecosystem changes. In a dynamically changing patent ecosystem, Patent Practitioners must develop their skill set to provide the most effective counsel to their clients.
Join the National Council on Patent Practicum (NCPP) and our constituents as we discuss patent quality, what it means to various entities, and best practices for an ever-evolving profession.
* Certified Patent Practitioner (CPP) credential information and waive-ins to receive the professional credential will be held on-site.
Catered lunch will be served.
Special Guest from USPTO:
Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
$25 ($35 at the door)
Free for Certified Patent Practitioners (CPPs)
Lunch reservations are guaranteed for online registrations (preferred); limited late registrations at the door.
GSU College of Law
85 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fundamentals and Trends in IP and Tech Mediation and Arbitration
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
In their first collaboration, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center and the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance present a full-day workshop on the fundamentals and trends in intellectual property and technology mediation and arbitration.
The all-day program features speakers from Atlanta and around the world (including from WIPO’s offices in Geneva) and will be held at modern, state-of-the art facilities at the Georgia State University College of Law’s building, including the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation. Continuing legal education credit (6 Georgia CLE hours approved) will be provided.
Registration fee includes the all-day workshop plus CLE hours, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and cocktail reception.
—Doug Isenberg (The GigaLaw Firm), Chair
DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
TIME: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (followed by cocktail reception until 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University College of Law, 85 Park Place, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
CLE: 6 hours (approved for Georgia)
AGENDA (TENTATIVE; DETAILED PROGRAM WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTRANTS BEFORE THE WORKSHOP)
Overview of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution
The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of Different Actors (and Do’s and Don’ts Along the Way)
Benefits (and Limitations) of Arbitration
The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings
Pros and Cons of Arbitration in the Intellectual Property Context
Open Q&A and Additional Views on Arbitration of IP Disputes
Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP Disputes
Q&A and Closing Remarks
REGISTRATION FEES - MUST REGISTER BY MARCH 8, 2019
(INCLUDES 6 GEORGIA CLE HOURS APPROVED, BREAKFAST, LUNCH, COFFEE BREAKS AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION)
$200 general admission
$100 in-house counsel and faculty
$25 for students
FDA Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Used in Healthcare
February 28, 2019
Much is changing with regard to how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approaches software generally, and artificial intelligence in particular. Some of that change is driven by the remarkable innovation going on right now at universities and in industry, but some of the change originates with the government. Join us for a conversation around this topic, with a focus on entrepreneurs and experienced developers of artificial intelligence for the healthcare industry.
Thursday, February 28, 2018
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences
Suddath Seminar Room 1128
Georgia Tech Main Campus
Visitor parking info can be accessed here
Recommended Lots: Area 4 or Area 5
What to Expect
For a look at the agenda, please click here
The event is free to any university or government employee. Please use the promo code roadshowfree.
Note that ID will be required onsite to confirm complimentary registration.
For general admission, the price is $100.
To register using the discount code:
From the invitation, click on the “Click here to register for the Startup Roadshow” link to access the registration landing page.
Click on the date/location you wish to register for, enter your contact details on the registration page and click Submit to register and connect with the payment page.
On the payment page, enter your contact details and select the quantity of tickets (limit 1 per registration); click Confirm Details.
Click Confirm Details on next page, then enter [code] (no punctuation) in the Payment Discount/Promotional Code field.
Click the Pay $100.00 now button – the amount due will be adjusted; then select Complete to complete the registration process.
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