2022 IIPLA Conference

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2022 IIPLA Conference

Please join us for the 2022 Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association's Annual Conference on Friday, November 4th.

When and where

Date and time


The Westfield Campus 1080 Jordan Creek Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Refunds up to 1 day before event
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About this event

Join us November 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the West Des Moines Marriott, Salon AB for drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

On November 4, the 2022 IIPLA Conference will get underway with check-in starting at 8:00 am at The Westfield Campus (shown below).

Current line-up for the day's events:

Morning Session

8:00–8:30 Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:30 Sean Solberg and Tina Yin Sowatzke, Counsel at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Simon Bradbury, Counsel at Appleyard Lees: Unified Patent Court/Unitary Patent in Europe

9:30–10:45 Damien Porcari, Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO: Updates from the USPTO

10:45–11:00 Break

11:00–12:00 Peter Yu, Regents Professor of Law and Communication, and Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University: Deploying Blockchain Technology in the Copyright Office

Afternoon Session

12:00–1:00 Lunch/Annual Meeting

1:00–2:00 Nehal Madhani, Founder & CEO of Alt Legal: Ethics of Technology Implementation

2:00–3:30 In-House Counsel Panel: Q&A **

Tim Alberts of Kemin Industries; Caitlin Klingenberg of Vermeer Corporation; Cory McAnelly of Principal; and Margaret Standish-Bruce of Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Moderator: Allison Kerndt, Counsel at Nyemaster Goode PC

3:30–3:40 Break

3:40–4:40 Jason Rantanen, David L. Hammer and Willard L. "Sandy" Boyd Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, Director of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center, and Director of the Master of Studies in Law program: Recent Developments in Patent Law

**Questions for the panel can be submitted to jconley@zarleylaw.com.

Speakers and/or topics are subject to change.


A group rate is available at the West Des Moines Marriott by visiting this LINK or contacting 515-267-1500. The group rate is available until October 19 under IIPLA Conference.

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