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Intellectual Property SpringPosium 2015
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Earn CLE Credit, Network, & Relax at beautiful Barnsley Resort

4/10/2015 to 4/11/2015
When: 04/10/2015 - 04/11/2015
11:00 am to 12:55 pm
Where: Barnsley Resort
597 Barnsley Gardens Road
Adairsville, Georgia  30103
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Earn CLE Credit, Network, & Relax at beautiful Barnsley Resort

Barnsley Resort... A resort like no other. Tucked away on 1400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Adairsville, you’ll find a unique getaway that will relax both mind and body. Renowned recreational choices include world-class golf, wingshooting and fly-fishing schools, hiking, canoeing and horseback riding. Barnsley’s 160-year-old gardens feature hundreds of varieties of heirloom roses.


General Conference Information

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

Conference Registration (does not include lodging)
Early registration (by March 2): $445 
Regular registration (after March 2): $545
Guest registration (includes reception, dinner and refreshments at the conference): $95


Non-Members Must Register via Registration Form

Lodging: Make your reservations at the discounted rate of $250 per night by calling 877.773.2447. Bring your family or guest and make a weekend of it. PLEASE NOTE THAT LODGING RESERVATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATELY FROM EVENT REGISTRATION; PLEASE BOOK ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 to ensure room rate and availability.

Recreation: Please register directly with Barnsley Gardens for any activities you want to enjoy. Available activities include golf, sporting clays, horseback riding, fly fishing, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, paintball, hiking, lawn games, and frisbee golf. Call 877.773.2447 to make your reservations.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at both the law firm and corporate levels. 
Contact Dan O'Connor (Alston & Bird), Clark Wilson (Merchant & Gould, PC), Chittam Thakore (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice) or Jessica Aubuchon (Atlanta Bar Association).

2015 IP SpringPosium Sponsors





Agenda: Friday, April 10 


11:00 am - Lunch, Seminar Registration and Check-in
• Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations
• Lunch sponsored by Cantor Colburn

12:00 – 12:15 pm - Opening Remarks, Sponsor Introductions, and Program Overview
(Joint session in the Pavilion Conference Center)

12:20 -1:20 pm - Breakout Sessions

1.) Navigating the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) 

     Moderator: Jason Rosenberg, Alston & Bird
     Hon. David Mermelstein, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
     Jessica Lewis, The Coca-Cola Company
     Scott Johnson, Merchant & Gould

2.) Inter Partes Review; Strategies for Success
     Moderator: Jeff Blake, Merchant & Gould
     Hon. Trenton Ward, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
     Richard Miller, Ballard Spahr
     Lissi Mojica, Dentons

1:25 – 2:25 pm - Breakout Sessions


1.) Securing IP Protection Outside of the US

     Moderator: Art Gardner, Gardner Goff
     Robert Barker, Medtronic

     Phil Colburn, Cantor Colburn LLP

     Lauren Fernandez, Former GC of Focus Brands; Current Owner of The Fernandez Company

2.) IP Legislation and Jurisprudence - Navigating the Changes in Patent Law and Adapting Your Strategy

     Moderator: John Cox, Womble Carlyle

     Karl Koster, Noble Systems Inc.
     Judy Jarecki-Black, Merial, Ltd.
     Laura Fritts, Emory University, Director, License and Patent Strategy & Chief Intellectual Property Officer

2:25 – 2:40 Networking Break 
• Sponsored by Kent Law, P.C.

2:40 – 3:40 pm - Breakout Sessions


1.) Patent Law Update
     Moderator: Scott Brient, BrientGloberman
     Professor Tim Holbrook, Emory University School of Law
     Jeff Kuester , Taylor English Duma

2.) Copyright Law Update
     Moderator: Andrew Pequignot, Kilpatrick Townsend
     Liz Wheeler, UP tv 
     Professor Michael Landau, Georgia State University College of Law

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Managing IP Litigation for the Law Firm and Client (includes 1 Trial Practice Hour)
     Moderator: Cortney Alexander, Finnegan
     Steven Hill, Hill, Kertscher & Wharton

     Nathan Sloan, AirWatch by VMware
     Allen Yee, Coca Cola Company

5:00 pm - Free Time, Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations


6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception 
• Sponsored by Alston & Bird


7:30 pm - Dinner  
• Sponsored by Finnegan


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

Agenda: Saturday, April 11


8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
• Sponsored by Brient Globerman LLC
• Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations

8:30 - 9:30 pm - Litigation Ethics: How to Advocate Within the Rules (includes 1 Ethics Hour)
     Moderator: Jackie Knapp Burt, HGD Law
     Hon. Charles Pannell, U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Georgia
     Hon. Steve Jones, U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Georgia

9:35 – 10:35 am - Keynote - Three Years Inside the USPTO:  An Economist’s Perspective
     Dr. Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:35 – 10:50 Networking Break
• Sponsored by Heninger Garrison Davis LLC

10:50 – 11:50 am - Breakout Sessions


1.) IP Valuation and Damages Strategies
     Moderator: Dan Kent, Kent Law, P.C.

     Dan Cenatempo, FairValue Advisors
     Ronen Arad, PWC
     Misty Decker, Accounting Economics & Appraisal Co.

2.) Patent Eligibility in 2015
     Moderator: Brian Shortell, Ballard Spahr
     Natasha Moffitt, King & Spalding
     David Cornett, Meunier Carlin & Curfman

     Jennifer Miller, McKesson

     Heather McNay, Landis+Gyr


11:55 - 12:55 - Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP Matters (includes 1 Professionalism Hour)
     Moderator: Bill Needle, JAMS
     Joe Staley, Kids II
     Clint Crosby, Baker Donelson

12:55 pm - Closing Remarks and Thanks to Our Sponsors

This year's IP SpringPosium is co-chaired by 
Clark Wilson of Merchant & Gould P.C. and Chittam Thakore of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.



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