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8th Annual
Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference

The Midwest's Premier Annual IP CLE Event
February 13, 2013 | Chicago Mart Plaza

Law Bulletin Seminars presented its 8th Annual Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference at the Chicago Mart Plaza on February 13, 2013.  As in previous years, our diverse faculty included senior in-house counsel, Chief Judge James Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois, top local IP practitioners and representatives from the USPTO. More than 170 attendees from law firms, government and corporations heard diverse perspectives on compelling and contemporary IP issues affecting businesses and practitioners alike. 

Program Topics and Faculty: 

General Session
What You Need to Know About the Proposed
USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct
Marc Cavan, Ropes & Gray
Jeffrey Drake, Miller Canfield
James Silbermann, Office of Enrollment & Discipline,
   United States Patent and Trademark Office
Sean Sullivan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Patent Track
The Race to the Patent Office and Post-grant Procedures
Eric Cohen, Katten Muchin Rosenman
Gregory Mayer, Director, Intellectual Property,
   Hollister Incorporated
Richard Ruzich, Cozen O'Connor
Jordan Sigale, Loeb & Loeb

Patent Track
Patent Claims & Infringement
John Augustyn, Leydig Voit & Mayer
Mark Croll, Vice President, Intellectual Property,
   Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Richard McCaulley, Jr., Ropes & Gray
Leif Sigmond, Jr., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Copyright/Trademark Track
Controlling Your Brand
Thomas Holt, Steptoe & Johnson
Dennis McMahon, Executive Vice President, General
   Counsel & Secretary, Follett Corporation
Brian Weber, Office of Quality Review and Training,
   United States Patent and Trademark Office

Copyright/Trademark Track
Expanding Your Market
Reginald Hill, Jenner & Block
Tamara Miller, Leydig Voit & Mayer
Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property,
   Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Matthew Walch, Latham & Watkins

General Session
NDIL Updates & Judicial Perspectives

Meredith Martin Addy, Steptoe & Johnson
Stephen Auten, Cozen O'Connor
Hon. James Holderman, Chief Judge,
   United States District Court, NDIL
Bradford Lyerla, Jenner & Block

Conference attendees earned 3.5 MCLE credits, including 1 PMCLE (Ethics).

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