Intellectual Property SpringPosium 2017

4/28/2017 to 4/29/2017

When: 04/28/2017 - 04/29/2017
Where: Lake Lanier Islands
Gainesville, Georgia  
United States
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Event Details
  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)
Early registration (by March 11): $445 
Regular registration (after March 11): $545
Guest registration (includes reception, dinner and refreshments at the conference): $95 **Use your Atlanta Bar members-only CLE coupon to save an additional $75!    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We are accepting walk up registrations for this event.

Lodging:  Make your reservations by calling 770.945.8787 or by e-mailing 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. 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.  C all the Lanier Islands Concierge on 678-318-2029 to make reservations.
Program Agenda:   FRIDAY, APRIL 28   
10:30 - 11:30 am  -  Lunch, Seminar Registration, and Check-in
    Sponsor Displays, Demonstrations, and Discussion Lunch sponsored by Cantor Colburn, LLP
  11:30 - 11:45 am - Opening Remarks, Sponsor Introductions, and Program Overview 
    Clint Crosby, Baker Donelson, Atlanta Bar Association SpringPosium Chair   Art Gardner, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC, Founding Sponsor   Chittam Thakore, Ballard Spahr, Georgia State University College of Law SpringPosium Chair
11:45 - 12:45 pm - Patent Law Update
    Jeff Kuester, Taylor English Duma, LLP Scott Brient, Brient Globerman, PC Natasha Moffitt, King & Spalding, LLP
12:50 - 1:50 pm - IP Damages: Litigation Trends and Case Updates
    Dan Cenatempo, Fair Value Advisors Lisa Miller, Forensic Strategic Solutions Landan Ansell, PwC
1:50 - 2:05 pm - Networking Break
• Sponsored by  Kent & Risley LLC
2:05 - 3:05 pm - IP Licensing – Top 7 Court Decisions and Recent Licensing Updates
    Ed Carreras, Baker Hostetler Stephen Kabakoff, Finnegan  
3:10 - 4:10 pm - IP Litigation Strategies:   TC Heartland, Halo and the new Federal Rules; oh my!  (1 Trial Practice credit hour)
    Jeff Blake, Merchant & Gould JennyCalvert, Hill Kertscher & Wharton, LLP Dan Kent, Kent & Risley, LLC David Moreland , Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC
4:15 - 5:15 pm - Keynote Address:  IP Litigation in the Federal Courts; the Good, the Bad and the Other (1 Professionalism credit hour)
    Hon. Leigh M. May, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
6:30 - 7:30 pm   - Cocktail Reception Poolside
• Sponsored by Alston and Bird, LLC
7:30 pm   - Dinner in The Pavilion
• Sponsored by Finnegan
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
    Jeffrey Arnold, Cantor Coburn John Fry, Morris Manning & Martin Connie Jones, Altus IP
9:35 -10:35 am  -Patent Prosecution Strategies and Alice Avoidance
    John Greenwald,  Gardner Groff Greenwald and Villanueva, PC Michael Chernoff,  Murgitroyd Bob Price , McKesson Specialty Health Gibson Lanier , Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC
  10:35 -10:50 am - Networking Break • Sponsored by HGD Law
10:50 - 11:50 am - Ethics and Risk Management in IP Practice - What You Need to Know  (1 Ethics credit hour)
    Douglas Chandler, Chandler & Moore Law, LLC
11:50 am - Closing Remarks and Thanks to Our Sponsors