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

 Export to Your Calendar 4/26/2019 to 4/27/2019
When: 04/26/2019 - 04/27/2019
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Lake Lanier Islands
Gainesville, Georgia 
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Atlanta Bar CLE & Georgia IP Alliance
Contact: 404-537-4931

Online registration is available until: 4/26/2019
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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 (pending approval), 1 Ethics and 1 Trial Practice


SpringPosium® is an intellectual property CLE retreat designed to provide in-house and junior lawyers, as well as senior private-practice attorneys and IP service providers, with a convenient and affordable educational and networking opportunity. The CLE programming offers presentations from seasoned professionals on a variety of topics and issues impacting the IP industry. Attendees will enjoy networking with a view during our cocktail reception boat cruise on Lake Lanier followed by a lakeside dinner.

Conference Registration (does not include lodging)

Early Registration (by March 11): $ 300

Regular registration (after March 11): $350

Less than 3 years of practice registration: $225

Patent agent registration: $225 

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:  27042019AB. Be sure to note that you are reserving a room for this event to secure the group rate (group rate pricing ends April 10). Bring your family or guest and make a weekend of it.



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 at 678-318-2029 to make reservations.



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

·         Sponsor Displays, Demonstrations, and Discussion


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

·         John Greenwald, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC & Atlanta Bar Association SpringPosium Chair

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

·         Jeffrey Blake, Merchant & Gould PC, GIPA Executive Board

11:45 - 12:45 pm – Ethics for IP-Related Communications (1 Ethics credit hour)

·         Dr. Reagan Charney, Newell Brands

·         Trey Levie, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC


12:50 - 1:50 pm – Mediating the Intellectual Property Case (1 Trial Practice credit hour)

·         Bill Needle, JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, ADR Services

·         Joyce Klemmer, JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, ADR Services


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

2:05 - 3:05 pm – Trademark Law Update

·         Lauren Brenner, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC

·         Lauren Gregory, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

·         Melissa Capotoso, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP

·         Sheila Garber, Assurant, Inc.


3:10 - 4:10 pm – Professionalism as it Relates to Legal Tech & Law Practice Management

(1 Professionalism credit hour, pending approval)

·         Nicole Morris, Emory University School of Law


4:15 - 5:15 pm - Keynote Address: Greg Heller of the Atlanta Braves
Greg Heller is the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Atlanta Braves.
In this post, he manages and oversees all legal affairs for the Major League Baseball team and its wholly owned minor league affiliates that includes the Gwinnett Braves, the Mississippi Braves, the Rome Braves and the Danville Braves. Mr. Heller’s responsibilities and duties include providing guidance and counsel on baseball operations matters, sales and marketing, broadcasting, stadium and business operations, intellectual property, corporate governance, legislative affairs, employment and litigation. He also has oversight for all legal issues related to SunTrust Park and the Braves’ mixed-use development – The Battery Atlanta – a vibrant mixed-use and entertainment district adjacent to SunTrust Park.


5:45 - 7:45 pm – Cocktail Reception Boat Cruise
Co-sponsored by 
Alston & Bird, LLC and Meunier, Carlin & Curfman LLC

8:00 pm - Dinner in The Pavilion & Corporate IP Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


Presentation of Innovative IP Department Awards

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


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

8:30 -9:30 am – Patent Law Update

·         Umar Bakhsh, Eversheds Sutherland, LLP

·         Charlie Bingham, Microsoft

·         Rob Kohse, Travelport

·         Cortney Alexander, Kent & Risley, LLC


9:35 -10:35 am – Data Security and Privacy for IP Owners & Firms

·        Andrew Neal, TransPerfect

·         Robert Ball, Chief Revenue Officer and General Counsel at Ionic Security Inc



10:35 -10:50 am - Networking Break

10:50 - 11:50 am – The Other Side of IP: What Patent & Trademark Lawyers Should Know about Entertainment Law

·         Lisa Moore, The Moore Firm LLC

·         Pete Duitsman, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Turner Entertainment Group Inc


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

Click here for Sponsor Registration Form.







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