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Intellectual Property SpringPosium 2018
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Earn CLE Credit, Network, & Relax at beautiful Lake Lanier Islands

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

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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)
Regular registration: $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 18). Bring your family or guest and make a weekend of it. PLEASE NOTE THAT LODGING RESERVATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATELY FROM EVENT REGISTRATION. 

Recreation: 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


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

  • Coby Nixon, Taylor English Duma LLP
  • John Livingstone, Finnegan
  • Chris Lightner, Alston & Bird LLP

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

  • Dan Cenatempo, FairValue Advisors
  • Landan Ansell, PwC
  • Rob Hutchins, Secretariat International

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

2:05 - 3:05 pm - IP Strategies and Management for In-House Counsel

  • Jeff D. Blake, Merchant & Gould
  • Larry Villanueva, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC
  • Michael Chernoff, Murgitroyd & Company LTD

3:10 - 4:10 pm -Trademark/Copyright 

  • Lisa Pavento, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman LLC

  • Joe Wetzel, King & Spalding

  • Carl M. Davis II, Baker Donelson

4:15 - 5:15 pm - Keynote Address: Alternative Dispute Resolution in IP Cases (1 Professionalism credit hour)


Scott Frank is the President & CEO of AT&T Intellectual Property. He is responsible for the identification, development, protection, management, marketing, licensing and sale of all company-wide intellectual property for AT&T, the world’s largest communications company and the owner of one of the world’s most valuable intellectual property portfolios. Click here to view his full bio. 


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 & Inaugural Corporate IP Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by Finnegan



J.M. Huber Corporation

Award Acceptance by Cheryl Tubach, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel



Award Acceptance by Elizabeth Lester, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property

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

  • Audra A. Dial, Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Pamela Holland Councill, Alston & Bird
  • Jennifer Miller, Change Healthcare 

9:35 -10:35 am - IP Litigation Strategies (1 Trial Practice credit hour)

  • Ben Warlick, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
  • Dan Kent, Kent & Risley, LLC
  • Lissi Mojica, Brooks Kushman

10:35 -10:50 am - Networking Break

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

  • Nicole Morris, Emory University School of Law

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






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