IIPLA 2019 Conference

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IIPLA 2019 Conference

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The District Venue 1350 Southwest Vintage Parkway Ankeny, IA 50023

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Save the Date – OCTOBER 3-4, 2019 - for the 2019 IIPLA Conference being held at The District Venue (https://districtvenueankeny.com/) in the up and coming Prairie Trail District (http://www.prairietrailankeny.com/) in Ankeny, IA. Hotel accommodations will be sent soon for the BRAND NEW Residence Inn Ankeny at Prairie Trail (Opening July/August 2019).

Agenda being set, but speakers from 1-4 on October 3, followed by a Reception with food and drinks! Friday, October 4 is scheduled for 8AM-5PM with lunch meeting in the middle.

Speakers include:

  1. James O. Wilson, Assistant Regional Director, Elijah J, McCoy Midwest Regional Office, United States Patent & Trademark Office - Updates on USPTO Guidlines for §101 and §112
  2. Stacey Kalamaras - How to Be an Effective Trademark Practioner Before the USPTO
  3. Kate Gaudry - The Many Faces of Patent Examination
  4. Andrew Baluch - Current Topics in Inter Partes Review
  5. Carl Oppedahl - Multipe topics on PCT practice, including an ethics-based topic
  6. Sherry Knowles - Status of the Patent Eligibility Crisis in the U.S. and its Effect on Innovation
  7. Allison Kerndt - TM and Unfair Competition
  8. Jason Rantanen - Empirical/data claim text analysis

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You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Event Summary:

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Conference

Start Date: October 3, 2019

End Date: October 4, 2019

Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Residence Inn Des Moines Ankeny for 159 USD per night

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