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Intellectual Property SpringPosium 2016
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Earn CLE Credit, Network, & Relax at beautiful Barnsley Resort

4/15/2016 to 4/16/2016
When: 04/15/2016 - 04/16/2016
Where: Barnsley Resort
597 Barnsley Gardens Road
Adairsville, Georgia  30103
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Atlanta Bar CLE & GSU Foundation
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 Professionalism, 1 Ethics and 1 Trial Practice

Conference Registration (does not include lodging)
Early registration (by March 11): $445 
Regular registration (after March 11): $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, APRIL 1, 2016 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 available at both the law firm and corporate levels. 
Contact Dan O'Connor (Alston & Bird), Cortney Alexander (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP), Chittam Thakore (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice) or Jessica Aubuchon (Atlanta Bar Association).


This year's IP SpringPosium is co-chaired by 
Cortney Alexander of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and Chittam Thakore of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.



Conference Agenda and Faculty


Friday, April 15, 2016


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

Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations
Lunch sponsored by Cantor Colburn

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

(Joint session in the Pavilion Conference Center)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM 
Patent Law Update

       -  Jeffrey R. Kuester, Taylor English Duma LLP
       -  David S. Moreland, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC
       -  Benjamin J. Warlick, Morris Manning & Martin LLP

12:50 –1:50 PM
Mock Expert Examination: Using Past Licenses to Calculate Damages

       -  Moderator: Dan O'Connor, Alston & Bird, LLP
       -  Dan Cenatempo, FairValue Advisors
       -  Lisa Miller, Cherry Bekaert
       -  Dan Kent, Kent & Risley LLC

1:50 – 2:05 PM 
Networking Break 

Sponsored by Kent & Risley LLC 

2:05 – 3:05 PM
Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Roundtable Discussion of Patent Prosecution Issues
       -  Scott E. Brient, Brient Globerman, LLC 
       -  Matthew T. Nesbitt, The Home Depot
       -  D. Brian Shortell, Ballard Spahr LLP
       -  Murrell Blackburn, Southwire Company

Session 2: Strengthening Your IP Portfolio with Trade Secrets—Strategies for In-House and Outside Counsel
       -  Moderator: Connie Jones, Altus IP Law
       -  Reagan Charney, Newell Rubbermaid
       -  Blake Nickles, Hubbell, Inc
       -  William M. Ragland, Jr., Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

3:10 - 4:10 PM
IP Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions 

       -  Moderator: L. Clint Crosby, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
       -  Cheryl J. Tubach, JM Huber Corporation
       -  Rajiv Bhateja, Microsoft Corporation
       -  Kevin A. Cranman, Ericsson Television Inc.

4:15 - 5:15 PM
Trial Advocacy: Effective Persuasion Techniques
(includes 1Professionalism and 1 Trial Practice credit) 
       -  Moderator: Jeffrey D. Blake, Merchant & Gould PC

       -  Judge Curtis L. Collier, Senior U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
       -  Steve Hill, Hill, Kertscher & Wharton
       -  Nathan Sloan, VMWare

6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception 

Sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP

7:30 PM 
Sponsored by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:00 PM 
Hospitality Suite

Sponsored by Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP


Saturday, April 16, 2016


8:00 AM 

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Brient Globerman, LLC
Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations

8:30 – 9:30 AM
Subject-Matter Eligibility 

       -  Moderator: Lawrence Villanueva, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC
       -  Natasha Horne Moffitt, King & Spalding LLP
       -  Kevin P. Belote, McKesson Corporation
       -  Philmore H. Colburn II, Cantor Colburn LLP

9:35 – 10:35 AM
Keynote Address: Civility and Professionalism in the Courtroom 

Judge Curtis L. Collier, Senior U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
10:35 – 10:50 AM
Networking Break

Sponsored by Heninger, Garrison & Davis, LLC

10:50 – 11:50 AM 
Ethics: An Update on Important Developments, Trends, and New Cases (includes 1 Ethics Hour)
       -  Professor David Hricik, Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law 

11:50 AM  
Closing Remarks and Thanks to Our Sponsors


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