The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law will be holding its 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on April 3-5, 2013 in Arlington, VA. Among the topics that will be covered at the conference are:
• Working at the Edge of Settlement/ADR: What You Can and Cannot Dos
• Hot Topics in Patent Damages: Deconstructing Apple v. Motorola, Should The Federal Circuit Revisit Its Precedents on Past Damages?
• Pay-For-Delay Settlement Agreements: Are Pharma Companies Playing by a Different Set of Rules? -- panel includes Patent Docs author Kevin Noonan
• New Patent World Post AIA: What Has Changed?
• Patentability Trials of the AIA -- The First 120 Days -- panel includes Teresa Stanek Rea, Acting Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Hon. Michael Tierney, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• New Infringement Case Law -- Staying Ahead of the Curve
• Patent Procurement in the Age of Harmonization: Strategies for Building a Solid Global Patent Portfolio
• When Should Patent Owners Be Required to Reduce the Number of Asserted Claims and Select Claims for Trial?
• Patent Examiner Interviewing: Strategies and Skills
• Fraud on the US Patent and Trademark Office: Has the Plague of Inequitable Conduct Been Eradicated?
• Aggrandizing "Petty Innovation": The Growing Use of Utility Models
The program schedule for the conference can be found here.
The registration fee is $295 (law students), $345 (corporate counsel and government, public interest, and academic rate), $695 (ABA-IPL section members and members of co-sponsoring section), $770 (ABA members), or $845 (non-ABA members). Those registering before March 15, 2013 will receive a $50 discount (or a $100 discount off the non-ABA member rate). Detailed registration information can be found here.