|June 24-25, 2019||Early Bird Registration through May 15, 2019||$1,795.00|
Alice Five Years Later
This two-day symposium will focus on the status of patent eligibility in the U.S. five years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank. Discussion topics will include possible legislative reforms, impact on the economy, uncertainty in the application of irreconcilable Supreme Court decisions, and how one can attempt to protect computer-implemented innovations in uncertain times.
10 Credits of CLE in Virginia has been requested.
750 9th Street NW
Wine Reception & Dinner:
Monday, June 24
“Patent Masters is the way more seminars should be; relatively small, interactive, with a good variety of participants having different viewpoints and backgrounds, and a core faculty of clear experts in the field.”
— Scott Pierce, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (July 2018).
In-depth and interactive.
What you really need to know about the Courts, the Hill and the PTO.
Sometimes it is important to know what is going on behind the scenes. This was the genesis of the Patent Masters™ symposium.
Unlike many other programs where faculty speak and leave, the faculty of the Patent Masters™ symposium remain throughout the two-day event, offering their insight and feedback as each “Master” presents on a topic of their choosing. This is one of the truly unique aspects of the Patent Masters™ symposium — attendees are true participants in high level discussions with key influencers in the patent industry.
While there are any number of conferences one can attend, there are few (if any) that offer such an intimate setting where interested, thoughtful professionals can safely engage industry thought leaders and influencers in wide-ranging discussions on a variety of issues. The goal of the two-day event is to inform participants about what is truly happening behind the scenes in a full, fair and frank manner.
The Patent Masters™ symposium is a high-level, interactive, limited enrollment seminar for attorneys and executives interested in an in-depth exploration of topical legal issues facing those that prosecute, litigate, license and monetize patents. Discussions will be led by top thought leaders in the industry and will cover what is happening in the Courts, on Capitol Hill, and at the USPTO.
Sessions are highly interactive and offer ample time to speak and interact with faculty and other participants. Enrollment is limited to encourage dialogue and to ensure a meaningful opportunity for participation. We will use Chatham House rules, which means information discussed can be used by attendees without attribution. This is intended to facilitate the free and frank exchange of ideas between speakers and participants while still maintaining confidentiality.
Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided each day. A wine reception followed by dinner for attendees and faculty on the first night of the symposium.
While much more than a typical CLE, the Patent Masters™ symposium was approved for 12 credits of CLE in Virginia for the 2018 reporting year, and a CLE application will be submitted for 2019. Virginia has reciprocity with many other states, including TX, NY, FL and CA.
“It was all awesome!”
— Bob Ryan, Holland & Hart LLP (July 2018).
“Educational and impactful closed-door confidential discussions with thoughtful movers and shakers.”
— Eric Gould Bear, President & CEO, MONKEYmedia, Inc. (July 2018).
“Many times at events you will see people on smartphones or laptops, not really paying attention. I was pleased to see no laptops or smartphones out, with everyone thoroughly engaged throughout. I think that speaks volumes about the quality of the program.” — Gene Quinn, President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc. (July 2018).
700 12th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
Our building is directly across from Metro Center, and accessible via elevator from Metro Center without need to go to street level. Please come a few minutes early and bring ID. As many building in DC have, this building has security and requires check-in. Attendees will be required to sign in at the security desk in the lobby to gain access to the 7th floor. Parking is available (accessible by the alley immediately after the front entrance) for $22 per day.
Because space is extremely limited, cancellations will be subject to cancellation fees as follows:
*In the event that we have a waiting list and can fill your spot immediately upon your cancellation, we will be happy to give you a full refund regardless of when you cancel.