CALLING ALL U.S. BUSINESSES

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS AS A BUSINESS

Open Discussion with USPTO Experts (invited guests) and with Crowell & Moring attorneys, including Terry Rea, the Former Acting and Deputy Director of the USPTO, and Acting and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.

January 22, 2014 (7:30AM-5:00PM)

This program has been requested for approval for 6 hours of California Continuing Legal Education credit.

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AGENDA

7:30

Registration

   

8:00-9:15

Patents: This year’s presentation will address design patents and the Hague Treaty; utility patents and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT); the America Invents Act – almost a year later; and a patent reform update.

   

9:15-10:45

Trademarks: This year’s presentation on trademarks will cover trademark selection and protection in the United States, with greater focus on international branding issues and strategies including a focus on the international trademark filing treaty, the Madrid Protocol, as well as domain name issues, worldwide.

   

10:45-11:00

Coffee/Break

   

11:00–12:00

IP and China

   

12:00–1:00

Keynote Lunch Presentation:
IP Highlights and Observations of the Last Three Years Presented by Teresa “Terry” Stanek Rea.
Terry is a Partner at Crowell & Moring and Director at C&M International, Ltd. She is the Former Acting and Deputy Director of the USPTO, and Acting and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.

   

1:00–2:30

Trade Secrets: What Successful Exporters and International Businesses Need to Know About Trade Secret Protection.

   

2:30–5:00

Coffee Break

Networking/ Open Discussion

One-on-One Consultations (pre-registration required) with USPTO and/or Crowell & Moring Attorneys.

SPEAKERS:

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Attorneys from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Invited Featured Expert Presenters, including among others, Bios

  • Susan Anthony, Attorney-Advisor, Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Harry Kim, Special Programs Examiner, Office of PCT Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Lynne Beresford, Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and former USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks
  • Kenneth Davis, Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration (SBA)

Crowell & Moring Partner Presenters, Bios

  • Teresa “Terry” Stanek Rea, Partner and Director, C&M International, Ltd., former Acting and Deputy Director of the USPTO, and Acting and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property -- Intellectual Property
  • Terence Ross, Partner -- Intellectual Property (Copyright) and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Amanda Paracuellos, Senior Counsel -- Corporate
  • Wendy A. Sugg, Counsel – Labor & Employment

Further invited speakers to be announced.

ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: (Following presentations, 2:30-5:00PM)
Attorneys from the USPTO, or attorneys from Crowell & Moring, will be on hand to address your questions on protecting and enforcing patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and domain names and related business considerations – within the U.S. or abroad. Southern California companies, large and small, will benefit from this opportunity.

LOCATION:

Crowell & Moring LLP
3 Park Plaza
20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614-8505
Tel. (949) 798-1335

REGISTRATION: Click here.

COST: $85.00

Parking is NOT included. All day visitor parking at Lot 3 is $18.00 .

MCLE Credit: This program has been requested for approved for 6 hours of California Continuing Legal Education credit.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jason Sproule with any questions. Tel: (949) 660-7105