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The 24th Annual Intellectual Property Institute: It’s A New Day in IP


Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 8:55 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.
Credits: 5.75 (4.75 Law & Legal Procedure and 1.0 Ethics)
In-Person Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 608-609

$320 - Standard/Non-Section Member

$295 - Intellectual Property Section Member (discount applied at checkout)
$320 - Join the Section Rate (add the Related Items Intellectual Property Section membership ($25) to your cart during checkout and register at the Section member rate ($295))
$295 - New Member*
*Members who have been admitted to practice in Washington for fewer than five years are eligible to receive the new member tuition.  Note: The store will automatically discount your registration when you login and proceed to checkout.

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Presented in partnership with the WSBA Intellectual Property Section

The Intellectual Property Section of the WSBA is proud to host the 24th Annual IP Institute on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. This full day CLE will feature an abundance of top-quality national and Pacific Northwest-based speakers to discuss emerging issues and new approaches to IP management and enforcement.

Recent changes in the U.S. and International IP paradigms call for both optimism and caution -- often depending on which side of the relevant issues your client falls -- but the one consistent message in all arenas is that the rate of change in IP law has not slowed. Congress has increased its role, and the Supreme Court has taken a front seat in shaping the way we manage intellectual property. In just the past four years, the Supreme Court has already taken more IP cases than in any decade since the 1960’s. The uptick in pioneering technologies in our research-rich economy leaves no doubt that the new focus on IP is here to stay, and its intensity will only grow. 

Please join us for a day-long exploration of the changes to U.S. intellectual property imposed on us over the past year, and what we can expect in the years to come. The 24th Annual Institute will include, among others:

  • Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, our keynote speaker, will discuss emerging issues faced by the USPTO and the new direction that the USPTO is forging.
  • Mark Perry, counsel for CLS Bank International, Gibson Dunn, will share his insider’s view of facing Alice Corp. in front of SCOTUS and the lessons learned from Alice after five years.
  • Ted Davis, nationally recognized trademark expert, Kilpatrick Townsend, will deliver a session on new developments in trademark law.
  • Stephen Carter of the London firm, K2 IP Limited, will join us to speak on the latest developments in Brexit and what kind of new day we can expect from our British counterparts.
  • Two separate morning tracks, one for Patent Law and one for Copyright/Trademark Law, will review last-year’s notable cases and focus on recent developments.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities to enrich your practice.


The WSBA IP Section’s Annual Meet and Greet will follow the 24th Annual Institute, which will include a presentation of the IP Section’s annual IP scholarships to law students from Seattle University and the University of Washington.

During check out, please select from the following plated meal options:

  • Grilled Washington Chicken Breast, Walla Walla onion potato cake, Swiss chard, carrot ginger sauce
  • Chanterelle & Portobello Mushroom Risotto (Vegan/Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free), Truffle essence, seasonal vegetables

Thomas J. Satagaj - Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP, Seattle,

Andrei Iancu – Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:55 a.m. Seminar Begins
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Plated Lunch (included in tuition) with Keynote Speaker
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Annual Meet and Greet

For accessibility or accommodation requests, or other questions, please email or call 206-443-9722 (toll free: 800-945-9722).

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