NAPP Annual Meeting & Conference
Jul
22
to Jul 25

NAPP Annual Meeting & Conference

  • University of Washington School of Law (map)
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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). 

Lodging Information:

Staypineapple Watertown - 4242 Roosevelt Way NE - Seattle, WA, 98105 - Discounted rate of $199. 

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Patent Agents of GA Park Tavern Summer Social
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Patent Agents of GA Park Tavern Summer Social

2019 Patent Agents of GA Summer Social
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Patent Agents of Georgia

FREE Summer Social

July 23, 2019 Park Tavern 6pm-8pm

An informal event for people to really talk and get to know each other.

For past, present & future Patent Agents

No Cost To Attend, Cash Bar.

REGISTER NOW
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Georgia Bar IP Section 2019 IP Institute
Sep
5
to Sep 7

Georgia Bar IP Section 2019 IP Institute

  • Ritz Carlton Amelia Island (map)
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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.

Follow ICLE on our Facebook or Twitter page for real-time updates on future seminars and programming.

ICLE

State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30303-2743
Email Us | 678-529-6688 | View our Website

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Georgia Bio Summit
Oct
8
9:00 AM09:00

Georgia Bio Summit

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.

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Venture Atlanta 2019
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Venture Atlanta 2019

VENTURE ATLANTA
CONFERENCE 2019

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!

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IP Celebration at the Fox
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

IP Celebration at the Fox

  • Fabulous Fox Theater Egyptian Ballroom (map)
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IP CELEBRATION
AT THE FOX

THE EGYPTIAN BALLROOM
OCTOBER 17, 2019
REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 2 AND SAVE

The social event that recognizes the Emerging Intellectual Property Ecosystem Leaders in the Southeast

NOT TO BE MISSED!

The Georgia IP Alliance (GIPA) 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

  • Direct inquiries to Wade Walker or Sean Bedford

PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE FOX THEATRE LOT
MARTA IS ACCESSIBLE FROM NORTH AVENUE STATION

REGISTER EARLY AND 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.

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LES Annual Meeting - Phoenix
Oct
20
to Oct 23

LES Annual Meeting - Phoenix

  • JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (map)
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Join the 2019 LES Annual Meeting

October 20-23
Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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AIPLA Annual Meeting - Washington DC
Oct
24
to Oct 26

AIPLA Annual Meeting - Washington DC

  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (map)
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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. 

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13th Corporate IP Institute
Oct
29
to Oct 30

13th Corporate IP Institute

  • Georgia State College of Law Knowles Center (map)
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SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 29 - 30, 2019
THE 13TH ANNUAL

Corporate IP Institute

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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

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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!

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USPTO China IP Road Show
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

USPTO China IP Road Show

  • Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology (map)
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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.

Registration

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.

Additional information

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.

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Southeastern IP Job Fair
Jul
16
8:30 AM08:30

Southeastern IP Job Fair

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.

LOGISTICS 

  • DATE: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  • TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • LOCATIONAT&T Multipurpose Conference Space
    725 W. Peachtree St. NW Atlanta, Georgia 3030

AGENDA

  • 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

DEADLINES

  • Deadline for employers - April 26

  • Deadline for students - May 10

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Student $30.00

  • Law school $120.00

  • Law firm (1-14 attys) $300.00

  • Law firm (15-49 attys) $450.00

  • Law firm (50+ attys) $550.00

  • Sponsor $1,500.00

If you have any questions regarding SIPJF, please feel free to reach out to chairs Sam Mullman, Wellborn & Wallace and Chris Kelly, Alston & Bird.  We hope to see you in Atlanta in this summer!

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2019 JOB FAIR SCHEDULE

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THE PREMIER ENVIRONMENT FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RECRUITING

SPONSORED BY

 
 
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BIO International Convention
Jun
3
to Jun 6

BIO International Convention

  • Philadelphia Convention Center (map)
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Why Attend?

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

  1. Find endless partners, sustain projects and find funding in the BIO One-on-One Partnering System

  2. Ability to connect efficiently: Meet with 5,000+ attending companies and 1,800+ exhibiting companies  

  3. Network with 2,500 CEOs and 16,000+ attendees from 76 countries

  4. Explore solutions and meet patient groups and service providers in one of our 7 product focus zones or specialty zones. 

  5. Super Sessions and Fireside Chats exploring the latest on biotechnology's hot button issues

  6. Attend one of our 20 education tracks featuring new topics: including Opioids, One Health, Business Development

  7. Attend an array of networking events and high-end parties showcasing the best of the region.

  8. Hear the latest in the Start-Up Stadium and don't miss hundreds of company presentations

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Monetize Your Patent II
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Monetize Your Patent II

  • Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech (map)
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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

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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.

Date/Time

Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Price

$10.00

Location

Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech
75 Fifth St. NW Suite 335
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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INTA Annual Meeting - Boston
May
18
to May 22

INTA Annual Meeting - Boston

  • Boston Convention Center (map)
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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.

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IP BASH
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

IP BASH

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
Price: $15.00

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.

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LES ATLANTA CHAPTER — IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE-DAY REVIEW
May
17
8:00 AM08:00

LES ATLANTA CHAPTER — IP & LICENSING BASICS: A ONE-DAY REVIEW

Introduction

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.

Course Details
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.

Date/Time:

Friday, May 17, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

AT&T 
675 W PEACHTREE ST NW
ROOM 401 C/D

ATLANTA, GA 30308

Registration:

LES Member:$299.00
Non-member:$349.00
Student:$199.00

Groups of 3 or more can qualify for group rate discounts. Contact mkeagle@les.org for details.

Instructors:

Matthew McNeil
Mike Gross

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IACC Annual Spring Conference
May
15
to May 17

IACC Annual Spring Conference

Save the Date: May 15 - 17, 2019

International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
2019 Annual Spring Conference
Boston, Massachusetts

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!

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15th Annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon
May
9
11:30 AM11:30

15th Annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon

15th Annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon
48.00

REGISTRATION CLOSED!

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)
PRICE: $48.00

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

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PIUG 2019 Annual Conference - Alexandria
May
4
to May 9

PIUG 2019 Annual Conference - Alexandria

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.

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Overview of Section 337 Investigations Before the US ITC
May
2
2:00 PM14:00

Overview of Section 337 Investigations Before the US ITC

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.

Presented at

GEORGIA BAR CONFERENCE CENTER

104 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

By

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.

Cost:

ITCTLA and GSB members $50.00
Non-members $75.00
Law Students Free (with registration online)

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When Can Artists Use Athletes’ & Sports Teams’ IP?
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

When Can Artists Use Athletes’ & Sports Teams’ IP?

When Can Artists Use Athletes’ & Sports Teams’ Intellectual Property (and Other Sports-Related IP Topics)?

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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!

Date

Wednesday, April 24th

Time

Lunch from 12:00-12:30 pm, Presentation from 12:30-1:30 pm

Location

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Suite J-101, Atlanta, GA  30318

Presenters

Kelly Bray, Matthew Goings, & Meredith Ragains

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FinTech South
Apr
22
to Apr 23

FinTech South

FinTech South
April 22-23, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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.

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Spring 2019 Patent Agent Roundtable Meeting
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Spring 2019 Patent Agent Roundtable Meeting

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.

Add To Cart

SPONSORED BY

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USPTO PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour
Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

USPTO PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour

  • Georgia State University College of Law (map)
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You are cordially invited to the 

USPTO PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour

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

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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.

SPONSORED BY

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  yheled@gsu.edu

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2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting & 34th IP Law Conference
Apr
10
to Apr 12

2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting & 34th IP Law Conference

  • Crystal Gateway Marriott (map)
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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

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Early Registration Discount Ends March 27, 2019

View full schedule of events

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SEMDA Medical Device Conference
Apr
8
to Apr 10

SEMDA Medical Device Conference

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. 

Date 

April 8 - 10, 2019 

Location 

Hotel Avalon
9000 Avalon Boulevard 
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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INTA - Business of Brands Conference
Mar
28
to Mar 29

INTA - Business of Brands Conference

Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands.

Registration Open!
Early Bird Discounts Available Through January 18.

REGISTER TODAY 

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!

Topics include:

  • 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

  • Data privacy

  • Artificial intelligence and blockchain

  • Anticounterfeiting


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!

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Corporate IP Roundtable Kickoff
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Corporate IP Roundtable Kickoff

 

CORPORATE IP ROUNDTABLE
SPONSOR KICKOFF

MARCH 26, 2019

KEYNOTE
LESLIE SLAVICH
GENERAL COUNSEL, SPANX

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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

Recent
Corporate IP Roundtable Sponsors

AT&T
ARBOR PHARMACEUTICALS
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH
CHANGE HEALTHCARE
DELTA AIRLINES
EMORY LAW
EQUIFAX
GE POWER & WATER
GEORGIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
HALYARD HEALTH
IMERYS
J M HUBER
KIMBERLY-CLARK
MCKESSON
MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS
NOBLE SYSTEMS
PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
SERTA SIMMONS
SOLVAY NORTH AMERICA
SOUTHERN COMPANY
SOUTHWIRE
SUPERIOR ESSEX
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
VMWARE AIRWATCH

 
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NCPP INAUGURAL MEETING: Patent Quality Forum
Mar
20
11:30 AM11:30

NCPP INAUGURAL MEETING: Patent Quality Forum

The Program: 

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

Cost:

$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.

Venue Information:

GSU College of Law
Ceremonial Courtroom

85 Park Place
Atlanta, GA  30303

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WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Workshop in Atlanta
Mar
19
8:30 AM08:30

WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Workshop in Atlanta

  • Atlanta Center for International Arbitration & Mediation, GSU College of Law (map)
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WIPO Workshop

Fundamentals and Trends in IP and Tech Mediation and Arbitration

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

THE WORKSHOP

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

LOGISTICS 

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • TIME: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (followed by cocktail reception until 6:30 p.m.)

  • LOCATIONAtlanta 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

Rate:
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SPEAKERS

SPONSORS

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FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT OR FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE CONTACT DOUG ISENBERG, GIGALAW.

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Startup Roadshow - AI in Healthcare
Feb
28
8:30 AM08:30

Startup Roadshow - AI in Healthcare

  • Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (map)
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Register Now!

Startup Roadshow:
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. 


Details
Thursday, February 28, 2018
8:30 am
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

Registration 
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. 
 

REGISTER HERE

To register using the discount code:

  1. From the invitation, click on the “Click here to register for the Startup Roadshow” link to access the registration landing page.

  2. 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.

  3. On the payment page, enter your contact details and select the quantity of tickets (limit 1 per registration); click Confirm Details.

  4. Click Confirm Details on next page, then enter [code] (no punctuation) in the Payment Discount/Promotional Code field.

  5. Click the Pay $100.00 now button – the amount due will be adjusted; then select Complete to complete the registration process. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Blackburn atlblackburn@ebglaw.com

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Driving American Innovation
Feb
25
8:30 AM08:30

Driving American Innovation

  • Georgia State University College of Law Knowles Conference Center (map)
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New challenges demand new ideas. 

Risk and occasional failure are the lifeblood of the innovation economy. IP rights incentivize entrepreneurs to keep pushing for new advances in the face of adversity.

FEATURING A KEYNOTE BY USPTO DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU

Join the Georgia Chamber and the U.S. Chamber on Monday, February 25, to explore the different perspectives of what is most important to build and foster a strong environment for the next generation of businesses and workers. We’ll hear from keynote speaker Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, along with Congressman Doug Collins and other policy leaders to learn what they see is most important for Georgia’s continued and future success in this new era.

Tickets to this event are FREE! Please note that the final event agenda is forthcoming.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Ian Rutan at irutan@gachamber.com. For questions or more information about this exciting event, contact Daniela Perry at dperry@gachamber.com.

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TAG Summit 2019
Feb
11
to Feb 12

TAG Summit 2019

The Summit 2019
Fueling the Innovation Economy

This is YOUR invitation to engage with the entire tech community at one event!

The Summit is an opportunity to LEARN, MEET, AND DISCOVER new ways for you and your company to get involved, develop relationships, and identify potential partnerships through the Technology Association of Georgia, one of the largest technology associations in the U.S.

The Summit brings together and engages more than 1,200 prominent technology, business and thought leaders centered around the most prominent and relevant trends that are sparking, disrupting and driving innovation today through the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) - one of the country’s largest technology associations with 34,000+ members.

The Summit is an invitation to engage with the tech community! It provides an opportunity to learn, meet, and discover new ways for your company to get involved, develop relationships, and identify potential partnerships. The Summit allows you to ‘be in the know’ on who is leading the industry in innovation and inspiring what’s next in technology.

The Summit will showcase nationally recognized speakers, trending content sessions, the newest inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, and Georgia’s most innovative tech companies revolutionizing business. Attendees will also have an opportunity to demo the latest technology and interact with TAG’s 27 tech professional societies for ways to get plugged into what’s happening in the Georgia tech market.

BE IN THE KNOW on who is leading the industry through innovation and inspiring what’s next.

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AUTM Annual Meeting - Austin
Feb
10
to Feb 13

AUTM Annual Meeting - Austin

Join the Largest Gathering of Academic Technology Transfer Professionals!

February 10 – 13 
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, Texas

Why Attend?
AUTM’s Annual Meeting invites technology transfer professionals from around the globe to network, make deals and gain valuable insights from world-class speakers and panels. And with our partnering conference app, AUTM Connect, navigating the event and establishing new connections has never been easier!

In fact:

  • 70 percent of attendees return to Annual Meeting primarily for the networking

  • 80 percent of attendees use AUTM Connect to schedule meetings

  • 1 in 4 attendees have attended 7 or more Annual Meetings

So join us this February in Austin - home to tech innovation, music, film, those fascinating migrating bats and yes, the curious, nine-banded armadillo. We’ll see you in the great state of Texas!

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Georgia Bio Awards Dinner
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Georgia Bio Awards Dinner

  • Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina (map)
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Each year Georgia Bio recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in Georgia, as it brings together nearly 300 of the state's life sciences industry leaders. This is a significant year in our history as we celebrate 30 years of impacting the life sciences community. At this year's Georgia Bio Golden Helix Awards, we will recognize the contributions and achievements of Georgia's leaders and reflect on the industry's legacy. Join us Friday, February 8, 2019 as we celebrate the best of our industry and look towards the next 30 years!

Join your peers in the life sciences community at our annual celebration of outstanding accomplishments of individuals, companies and organizations.

Attire

Business Elegant

Program

5:00 – 6:00 pm VIP Reception (Invite Only)

5:30 – 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour

6:30 – 6:45 pm Seating

6:45 – 8:30 pm Dinner & Program

8:30 – 10:00 pm 30th Anniversary Celebration & Dancing

Cancellations 

Registration will close at 11:59PM on Friday, February 1, 2019.. All cancellation requests must be made to admin@gabio.org / 404-221-0617 by close of business February 1, 2018 to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued after this date. A late fee will be added to each ticket purchased after February 1, 2018.

Click here to view a list of past award recipients. 

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2019 New-Year Kick Off and Wine-Tasting With Women In Bio
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

2019 New-Year Kick Off and Wine-Tasting With Women In Bio

Join WIB-Atlanta for a casual night out at Vino Venue for networking, tasting wine, enjoying hors d'oeuvres, and chatting about your plans for the New Year. Bring your guests at the member rate!

When: 

Monday, January 28, 2019
6:00 PM

Where:

Vino Venue
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA  30338
United States

Rates:

WIB Members: $25, Non-Members: $55

Event Details & Registration Link:

https://www.womeninbio.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1182873&group=

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Holiday BioBash
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday BioBash

Holiday BioBash with Georgia Bio

Thursday, December 06, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Make plans to join your life science colleagues for great conversations accompanied by food and drink. We’ll enjoy Main Event’s many activities, including bowling, billiards, and karaoke. We hope to see you there!

WHERE

Main Event
3101 Cobb Parkway SE, Suite 104
Atlanta GA, 30339

RATES

Members - $20
Non-Members - $40
Champions - $0

Rates include 2 Drink Tickets, Appetizers, and Raffle Ticket.

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IP Awareness Summit (NYC)
Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

IP Awareness Summit (NYC)

  • Columbia University, Jamail Lecture Hall (map)
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IP is too important to ignore and – with a little help –
not that difficult to understand

 The Center for IP Understanding in conjunction with Columbia University will hold the second annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit (IPAS 2018) on November 29, an international gathering of IP owners, organizations and affected parties all with a common goal – to make IP more intelligible for all. 

 What People Need to Know

IPAS 2018 will focus is on what audiences need to know to know about IP in a fast-moving, information-driven "digital" world – and how best to convey it.

 Following the successful IPAS 2017 in Chicago, this year's event will bring together in New York for the first time lP thought-leaders from the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

                                           - USPTO Director Andrei Iancu to speak on IP awareness at 1:30

                                           - Founder of Priceline Jay Walker to speak at 2:00

                                           - IBM's Manny Schecter challenge of IP in a digital world 9:00

REGISTER HERE

DIRECTIONS

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