Patent Masters™ Symposium


Alice Five Years Later – June 24-25, 2019

June 24-25, 2019
8AM – 5:30PM Eastern

Regular Registration with Optional Ticket to Networking Reception and Diner $1,795.00

Regular Registration Program Only
(Reception and Dinner not included)
$1,495.00

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Brief Description:

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. Included with Registration are a Wine Reception and Dinner on Monday evening, June 24. Breakfast and lunch also provided both days.

Approved for 7.5 Credits of CLE in Virginia.

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Location:

1201 Wilson Boulevard
30th Floor
Arlington, VA  22209

Optional Networking Reception followed by Dinner after the program on June 24 additional.

Program Agenda 

Patent Masters Faculty

**Attire for the Program is Business Professional

 

Standard Essential Patents: Striking a Balance Between Competition & Innovation – September 10-11, 2019

September 10-11, 2019
8AM – 5:30PM Eastern

Super Early Bird Registration through May 31, 2019 $1,795.00
Early Bird Registration June 1, 2019 to July 15, 2019 $1,995.00
Regular Registration July 16, 2019 to August 31, 2019 $2,145.00
Late & Onsite Registration Beginning September 1, 2019 $2,495.00
Brief Description:

Standard Developing Organizations (SSOs) exist to identify and select the best innovations the entire industry will build upon. Those contributing patented technologies are asked to provide a FRAND assurance, in essence committing to provide access to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.

SEPs represent pioneering innovation that the entire industry will build upon. They represent ubiquitous innovation, which creates many legal problems. This Patent Masters™ Symposium will explore SEPs by looking at SSO policies, government activity, litigation, industry licensing practices, FRAND and more.

10 Credits of CLE in Virginia will be requested.

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Location:

Washington, DC/Arlington Area
Location TBD

Cocktail Reception @ 6pm followed by Dinner @ 7pm on  September 10

Program Agenda 

Patent Masters Faculty

**Attire for the Program is Business Professional

 

“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).

About Patent Masters

Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.) on July 31, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium in Washington, DC.

Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.) on July 31, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters™ Symposium in Washington, DC.

In-depth and interactive.

What you really need to know about the Courts, the Hill and the PTO. 

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Sometimes it is important to know what is going on behind the scenes. This was the genesis of the Patent Masters™ symposium.

Russell Slifer, Former Deputy Director of the USPTO, at Patent Masters March 2019, with Judge Michel looking on.

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.

Todd Dickinson, Former USPTO Director, at Patent Masters March 2019.

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.

Phil Johnson, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium on July 31, 2018.

Phil Johnson, at the inaugural Patent Masters™ Symposium on July 31, 2018.

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.

Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll (left) and Deputy General Counsel for BIO Hans Sauer (right), July 30, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium in Washington, DC.

Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll (left) and Deputy General Counsel for BIO Hans Sauer (right), July 30, 2018, at the inaugural Patent Masters symposium in Washington, DC.

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).

Location

Sherry Knowles (left), former Senior Vice-President and Chief Patent Counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, and Phil Johnson, former Senior Vice-President and Chief Patent Counsel for Johnson & Johnson, at Patent Masters March 2019.

Steve Kunin, former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, at Patent Masters March 2019.

We have already outgrown our space.  So we are working on securing a new location for the event.  We are focusing on the Washington DC/Arlington area and will announce the location within the next few weeks.

 

Cancelation Policy

Because space is extremely limited, cancellations will be subject to cancellation fees as follows:

  • Cancelations 6 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 10% processing fee*
  • Cancelations 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 20% processing fee*
  • Cancelations within the last 2 weeks prior to the event, no refund be will be given*

*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.

 

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