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Earn CLE Credit, Network, & Relax at beautiful Lake Lanier Islands

 Export to Your Calendar 4/27/2018 to 4/28/2018
When: 04/27/2018 - 04/28/2018
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Lake Lanier Islands
Gainesville, Georgia 
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Atlanta Bar CLE & GSU Foundation
Contact: Kristyn Girardeau

Online registration is available until: 4/27/2018
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Earn CLE Credit, Network, & Relax at beautiful Lanier Islands

Situated along the shores of Georgia’s Great Lake, just 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, Lanier Islands features 1,500 scenic acres, beckoning to families and corporate groups alike. Marrying luxurious resort amenities with the unparalleled natural beauty of North Georgia, a Lanier Islands vacation is one to be treasured long after your bags have been unpacked and your photos have been uploaded.







General Conference Information

8 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism, 1 Ethics and 1 Trial Practice

Conference Registration (does not include lodging)
Early registration (by March 12): $300 
Regular registration (after March 12): $350

Student registration: $100

Guest registration (includes reception, dinner and refreshments at the conference): $95


Complimentary registration for in-house counsel. 

Non-members must register via THIS registration form. 


Lodging:  Make your reservations by calling 770.945.8787 or by e-mailing Group reservation code: 180426ABAA. Be sure to note that you are reserving a room for this event to secure the group rate (group rate pricing ends April 11). Bring your family or guest and make a weekend of it. PLEASE NOTE THAT LODGING RESERVATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATELY FROM EVENT REGISTRATION. 

Please register directly with Lanier Islands for any activities you want to enjoy. Vacation at Lanier Islands and experience a variety of exciting activities and adventures onsite, from equestrian pursuits and golf getaways to boating, spa escapes, camping, and more. Call the Lanier Islands Concierge on 678-318-2029 to make reservations.

Program Agenda:




10:30 - 11:30 am - Lunch, Seminar Registration, and Check-in

  • Sponsor Displays, Demonstrations, and Discussion
  • Lunch sponsored by Cantor Colburn, LLP


11:30 - 11:45 am - Opening Remarks, Sponsor Introductions, and Program Overview 

  • Gibson Lanier, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman LLC, Atlanta Bar Association SpringPosium Chair

  • Art Gardner, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC, Founding Sponsor

  • Jeff Blake, Merchant and Gould, GSU College of Law SpringPosium Chair

11:45 - 12:45 pm - Patent Law Update


12:50 - 1:50 pm - IP Damages: Litigation Trends and Case Updates


1:50 - 2:05 pm - Networking Break
Sponsored by  Kent & Risley LLC

2:05 - 3:05 pm - IP Licensing – Software as a Service


3:10 - 4:10 pm -Trademark/Copyright 


4:15 - 5:15 pm - Keynote Address: TBA


6:00 - 8:00 pm  - Cocktail Reception Boat Cruise
Sponsored by Alston and Bird, LLC and Meunier, Carlin & Curfman LLC

7:30 pm  - Dinner in The Pavilion
Sponsored by Finnegan

9:00 pm - Hospitality Suite - Legacy Villas
Sponsored by Morris Manning and Martin, LLP



8:00 - 8:30 am - Continental Breakfast
• Sponsor Displays, Demonstrations and Discussion
Sponsored by Brient IP Law

8:30 -9:30 am - The Fourth Leg of the IP Stool - Trade Secret Protection


9:35 -10:35 am - IP Litigation Strategies


10:35 -10:50 am - Networking Break

Sponsored by HGD Law

10:50 - 11:50 am - Ethics in IP Practice 
(1 Ethics credit hour)


11:50 am - Closing Remarks and Thanks to Our Sponsors


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