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IP SpringPosium Virtual Conference 2020 - May 26
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5/19/2020 to 5/26/2020
When: May 19 & 26
Where: Virtual Conference
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Atlanta Bar CLE & Georgia IP Alliance

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Intellectual Property SpringPosium


Virtual Conference 2020



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


SpringPosium® is an intellectual property CLE virtual conference 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.



Conference Registration


$99 One Session Members

$150 Both Sessions Members 


FREE for Atlanta Bar Section Chairs or in-house counsel



Click here for Virtual Conference Registration Form


Join us in the Happy Hour/Networking Hour at the end of each day for your chance to win prizes!

If you plan to participate please let us know in advance at 




Tuesday, May 19



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

·        Ben Schlesinger, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, SpringPosium Chair

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

·        Jeff Blake, Merchant & Gould P.C., GIPA Executive Board


11:45 - 12:45 – Intellectual Property Enforcement, Disputes and Licensing

·        Kar Yee Peluso,  Boral Industries Inc.

·        Pamela Holland Councill, Alston & Bird LLP

·        Tiffany Logan, Sidel Group


12:50 - 1:50 – Effective Advocacy Before District Courts (1 Trial Practice credit hour)

·        The Honorable Leigh Martin May, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia

·        The Honorable J. P. Boulee, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia

·        Kara A. Specht, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 


1:50 - 2:05 – Networking Break


2:05 - 3:05 – Challenges to Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Program

·        Elizabeth Lester, Equifax Inc.

·        Kori Carew, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

·        Clyde Mize, Morris Manning & Martin
Moderator: Jessica Keesee, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC 


3:15 - 4:15 – Patently Obvious? PART 1 - 1 Ethics credit hour

Is Your Law Practice Infringing on Your Life? (Or Vice Versa?) Lessons for IP Attorneys from the film, Flash of Genius

·        Chris Osborn, Reeltime


This engaging, highly interactive CLE workshop provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question,

“Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?” Clips from the IP-law themed 2008 film Flash of Genius will serve as the catalyst for a practical

and informative consideration of the intersection of ethical decision-making/professionalism and the manifold sources of stress

encountered by IP lawyers in managing the day-to-day practice of law. Importantly, the workshop will also focus on practical

steps and strategies to reduce stress and its impact. Participants will leave with tangible tools to apply in and outside the office.


4:15 - 5:15: Networking/Happy Hour


Presentation of Innovative Corporate IP Award


Drawing for Prizes



Tuesday, May 26



11:45 - 12:00 pm – Welcome/Overview 


12:00 - 1:00 – Working with Patent Agents and Other Patent Professionals

·        Blake T. Hudson, Gardner Groff & Greenwald, PC

·        Michael B. Chernoff, Murgitroyd & Co. Ltd.

·        Tarianna Stewart, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

·        Brian C. Genco, Meunier Carlin & Curfman


1:00 - 1:05 – Networking Break


1:05 - 2:05 – Intellectual Property Law Update

·        Clark Wilson, Avanos Medical, Inc.

·        Ryan Gentes, Lee & Hayes

·        Michael A. Cicero, Taylor English Duma, LLP


2:05 - 2:15 – Networking Break


2:15 - 3:15 – Witness Preparation and Jury Persuasion

·        Daniel A. Kent, Kent & Risley LLC

·        Dan Rubin, Round Table Group

·        David Reed, Kilpatrick Townsend


3:15 - 4:15 – Patently Obvious? PART 2 - 1 Professionalism credit hour

Is Your Law Practice Infringing on Your Life? (Or Vice Versa?) Lessons for IP Attorneys from the film, Flash of Genius

·        Chris Osborn, Reeltime


4:15 - 5:15: Networking/Happy Hour


Drawing for Prizes & Closing Remarks and Thanks to Our Sponsors




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