2015 Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Law Institute

When: May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015 - This event has passed




Cosponsored by
The Intellectual Property Law Section of
the Colorado Bar Association,
The ABA Section of Intellectual Property
Law, Stanford Law School,
Stanford Program in Law, Science and
And the Copyright Society of the USA 

Don’t miss the best intellectual property conference in the Rocky Mountain region! The 2015 Rocky Mountain IP & Tech Law Institute will provide you with a real world guide to how the new realities of protecting innovation, the rise of data security and privacy breaches and liability, social media and Big Data are affecting the way you practice.

Four simultaneous tracks, led by practice and thought leaders nationwide, will examine how IP, tech and transactional law have changed and may impact the advice you give clients about protecting their innovations, commercializing those innovations through licensing, or funding or selling their enterprises. In one place over two days in scenic Denver, Colorado, the world of IP and tech law practice and transactions comes to you!


Your course tuition includes course materials, admission to the entire Institute, admission to both lunches, and both receptions. CSUSA Members receive discounted admission. You may also save by choosing to receive course materials on flash drive. More information on rates here.

Register online or download the registration form and fax the form to the CBA-CLE offices at (303) 860-0624 or mail to CBA-CLE at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203. You may also call CBA-CLE at (303) 860-0608, or toll free (888) 860-2531.

Please visit cobar.org for more information on housing. Rooms are being held at the group rate until May 15, 2015.

Data security and privacy breaches and liability, the continually shifting law of trademarks and copyrights, the challenges of commercialization and licensing and many other developments affecting your IP and tech transactional practice will be examined in THREE simultaneous tracks. What do you, as an IP or transactional practitioner, need to know about M&A at each stage of the deal cycle? How has data security become a major fiduciary issue for companies? How has privacy morphed from an aspirational value into litigation and liability? How’s a practitioner to draft an indemnity provision in a license or transactional document in a shifting landscape? These and many more questions will be addressed at the 2015 IP & Tech Law Institute!

* 2015 Updates on Trademarks, Copyrights, Licensing, Privacy, and Advertising

* 2015 Update on Trademark Prosecution – NEW! Annual Update!

* How Privacy Liability is Affecting Transactions

* Data Security as a Fiduciary Duty

* M&A Lifecycle: IP Issues for Each Stage – and Special Breakout on Trademark Issues

* How to Negotiate and Draft Indemnity Provisions

* Data as a Product

* Fair Use

* Financing Tech Companies

* Social Media Developments

* Mobile Apps – Security and Privacy Issues

* Financing New Tech Startups

* Negotiating SaaS Agreements

* The Year in Sports – An IP Perspective

* Quick Hits

For many years, patent law has been shifting. Patents have been under attack on many fronts as the so-called “Troll Wars” raged on. Now, as patent litigation has declined dramatically, new realities are emerging. The AIA and new USPTO procedures are shifting more controversy work to PTAB, handled by patent prosecutors. Old strategies and practices are no longer valid or no longer make sense. All patent practitioners are forced to reexamine how they advise their clients about protecting their innovations and vindicating their rights. The 2015 IP & Tech Law Institute will provide you with a practical guide to the new realities of patent practice:

* 2015 Patent Law in Review

* 2015 PTAB Annual Update

* The PTAB Speaks: Decisions, Initiatives and More

* SPE Panel: Trends and Examination

* Statistical Analysis of Examiners’ Work

* New Claim Drafting Practices in Light of PTAB Developments

* Town Hall Meeting with the Regional USPTO Director

* Quick Hits


* Annual Case Law Updates of All Branches of IP Law!

* Patents … Trademarks … Copyrights … Licensing … Technology & Transactions!

* Special panels of USPTO patent judges and SPEs discussing developments at the USPTO

* Over 40 Sessions Presented by an All-Star Faculty of Leading IP Practitioners

* Networking with IP attorneys from … well … from all over!

* Receive the Digital Course Materials and the MP3 Audio Download for the ENTIRE Institute


* After the Troll Wars – How Should Innovators Protect Their IP in Light of the Fallout?

* Privacy & Cybersecurity in the Age of Big Data – Emerging Law & Liability

* Innovation & Disruption: How Crafty Micro-brews are Shaking Up the Beer Industry

* Ethics and Digital Communications

* Ethics in Practicing Before the USPTO

And much, much more, including breakout sessions on:

* 2015 Patent Law Update – Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School, Durie Tangri, LLP, Stanford, CA

* 2015 Trademark Update – David Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP

* 2015 Copyright Update – Ian Ballon, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

* 2015 Licensing Update – Jeff Dodd, Andrews Kurth LLP

* 2015 PTAB Update – Wayne Stacy, Cooley LLP and Orion Armon, Cooley LLP

* 2015 Trademark Prosecution & TTAB Update – John L. Welch, Landro & Anastasi, LLP – NEW!

* 2015 Privacy and Data Security Updates – Deb Shinbein, Data Law Group, PC – NEW!

Plus data security and privacy breaches and liability, the continually shifting law of trademarks and copyrights, the challenges of commercialization and licensing, and many other developments affecting your IP and tech transactional practice will be examined in simultaneous sessions.


PRESENTING SPONSORS Cooley, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Hart, Kilpatrick Townsend, Merchant & Gould, Perkins Coie

PLATINUM SPONSORS Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Faegre Baker Daniels, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Lewis Roca Rothgerber

GOLD SPONSORS Armstrong Teasdale, Dorsey, Fox Rothschild LLP, Polsinelli

SILVER SPONSORS Andrews Kurth, CBA-CLE Books, Great Bridge Consulting, Greenberg Traurig, Park Translations, PatPro Incorporated


CLE Credit Details

General Credits: 15.00 Ethics Credits: 2.00

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