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UIC John Marshall Law School’s 63rd Annual IP Conference

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 7:15 pm CDT


DISCOUNT FOR IPWATCHDOG READERS – The UIC John Marshall Law School’s 63rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference will take place on November 1, 2019 in Chicago, IL. The first 20 IPWatchdog readers to register enjoy a 20% discount on General Admission (promo code jmlsipwatchdog2019).

About the Conference

The Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference provides an exceptional opportunity to meet with newsmakers and influencers, to learn and discuss the most exciting and important developments in the field, and to be empowered to help create better laws and policies that promote innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. A mainstay in IP CLE programming, the conference is known for its highly interactive format. Its four plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions cover patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust, and in-house counsel, as well as IT and privacy developments.

For details on conference schedule, conference faculty, registration details and more, please visit https://ipconference.jmls.uic.edu/2019/.

Featured Keynote Speaker:

Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit



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The first 20 readers to register for the conference using the code jmlsipwatchdog2019 will receive a 20% discount on the General Admission price.


USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. Photo credit Jay Premack/USPTO.

Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Shira Perlmutter

Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs

Martin Adelman

Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School

Daryl Lim

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law John Marshall Law School

Sean M. O’Connor

Professor of Law; Executive Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Matthew Sag

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Georgia Reithal Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Associate Director for Intellectual Property, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

David Sorkin

Associate Dean, Academic Programs, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School

Randolph Robinson II

Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School

Robert Sloan

Professor and Department Head, The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Computer Science

Spencer Weber Waller

Professor; Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies; Justice John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Peter Yu

Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law & Intellectual Property; Professor of Communication, Texas A&M University School of Law

Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid

Information Society Project (ISP), Professor Fellow, Yale Law School Visiting Professor, Fordham University, School of Law, Head of the IP-AI Project, CLIP, Founder and Academic Director, Shalom Comparative Research Institute, Law & Tech, ONO Academic Law School, Israel

Carlos Aboim

Partner, Licks Advogados

Kenneth R. Adamo

Owner, Law Office of KRAdamo

Olivia Bedi

Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Marta Belcher

Attorney, Ropes & Gray LLP

Cristopher Carani

Partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd

Catharina Casper

Patent Attorney, Lorenz Seidler Gossel

Dino Clarizio

Partner, Goodmans LLP

Charisse Castagnoli

General Counsel and Manager, Instapay Flexible LLC

Amy Crouch

Managing Associate, IP Litigation, Simmons & Simmons

Andrew Finch

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust Division), U.S. Department of Justice

Jomarie Fredericks

Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Rotary International

Gary Friedlander

Senior Vice President; Division General Counsel, International Operations & Global IP, TransUnion LLC

Steven Geiszler

U.S. Chief Intellectual Property Litigation Counsel, Huawei Technologies

Nicholas Groombridge

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

David Haas

Managing Director, Dispute Consulting Group, Stout Risius Ross

Terry Hart

VP Legal Policy & Copyright Counsel, Copyright Alliance

Jeffery Handelman

Shareholder, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

R. Mark Halligan

Partner, FisherBroyles LLP

Reginald Hill

Partner, Jenner & Block

Jonathan Jennings

Partner, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Lisa Jorgenson

Lisa Jorgenson

Executive Director, AIPLA

Adam G. Kelly

Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Jim Lai

Cyber Risk Manager, KPMG

Michelle Lee

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Erin Lothson

Senior Counsel, Uber

James L. Lovsin

Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Ed Manzo

Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

James E. Malackowski

Chairman; CEO, Ocean Tomo, LLC

William T. McGrath

Partner, Davis McGrath LLC

Antony McShane

Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Robert Newman

Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Kenneth Ng

Partner, Chang Tsi & Partners

Kevin Noonan

Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

James Nurton

Partner, Lextel Partners; IP Writer/Consultant

Kevin Parks

Kevin Parks

Shareholder, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Thomas D. Pease

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Ryan Phelan

Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

John Richards

Of Counsel

Gwilym Roberts

Chairman; European Patent Attorney, Kilburn & Strode LLP; Honorary Professor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Corey Salsberg

Vice President, Global Head IP Affairs, Novartis

Lauren Simmonds

Counsel, Netflix

Brett Sylvester

Partner, Sughrue Mion PLLC

Detlef von Ahsen

Partner, IP Law Firm of Kuhnen & Wacker.

Koren Wong-Ervin

Director of IP and Competition Policy, Qualcomm Inc.


November 1, 2019
8:00 am - 7:15 pm
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