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2010 ABA ANNUAL MEETING ABA-IPL PROGRAMS AUGUST 5-8 | SAN FRANCISCO www.abanet.org/intelprop/annual2010 2010 ABA ANNUAL MEETING ABA-IPL PROGRAMS For You, For Your Practice We invite you to preview our exciting agenda with relevant and expert-led continuing The ABA-IPL Section is pleased to legal education programs and committee roundtables. Just some of the highlights: host our members and many guests on Friday, August 6 we are featuring the CLE program Hollywood Goes Virtual, an during the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting interesting look at virtual world concepts and content in recent films such as Avatar in San Francisco. and Surrogates. On Saturday, August 7 the Section hosts IP Policy in the Crossfire, an open forum that touches on the hottest IP issues. We are proud to offer you the A few of our exciting social events include the Friday, August 6 Section Reception at our best continuing legal education headquarters hotel – InterContinental San programming, networking Francisco, and the Saturday, August 7 Section opportunities and special events, Celebration at the E & O Trading Co. in the South of A gathering in Market neighborhood, featuring a full dinner, open one great place: and look forward to welcoming bar, music and dancing. San Francisco! you to the beautiful bay city of In just a few days at this meeting, you can earn an entire Attend our informative San Francisco this August. year’s worth of CLE credit and keep up to date on the sessions and latest developments and issues critical to your practice. valuable networking You’ll have numerous occasions to network with the world’s leading IP practitioners. opportunities while your family enjoys the sites and sounds of the beautiful city of San Francisco. We look forward to seeing you there! Photos courtesy of San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau: cable car (cover), scenic, Victorian homes, Moscone Center SCHEduLE AT A GLAnCE All programs and events will take place at the InterContinental San Francisco unless otherwise noted. THuRSdAY, AuGuST 5 SATuRdAY, AuGuST 7 10:00 am – 5:00 pm IP Central – Section Hospitality Hub with Cyber Café 7:30 am – 5:00 pm IP Central – Section Hospitality Hub with Cyber Café 5:00 – 9:30 pm Mystery Networking Event & Leadership Dinner (by invitation) 7:30 – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast 8:00 pm Evening hospitality 8:30 – 11:30 am IP Policy in the Crossfire: Section Open Forum (CLE credit available) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Spouse/Guest Tour – Adventures in Chinatown Walking Tour with FRIdAY, AuGuST 6 Dim Sum (ticketed – $75; transportation provided from InterContinental) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm IP Central – Section Hospitality Hub with Cyber Café 11:30 – 11:45 am Annual Business Meeting with Elections 8:30 – 10:00 am CLE Program: IP Counsel 12:00 – 1:30 pm Section Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (ticketed event – $65) “Pow-Wow” – What Keeps Them Up at Night? (Moscone Center West) 2:00 – 5:30 pm Leadership Development Session: Incoming Division Chairs, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Liaisons 8:30 – 10:00 am CLE Program: Dangerous Liaisons for IP Lawyers: The Ethics of Investigations and Interactive Media 7:00 – 10:00 pm Section Celebration (ticketed – $150; E & O Trading Co.) (Moscone Center West) 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Spouse/Guest Tour – Art & Architecture: The Asian Art Museum and City Hall SundAY, AuGuST 8 (ticketed – $75; transportation provided from InterContinental) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm IP Central – Section Hospitality Hub with Cyber Café 10:30 – 11:30 am CLE Roundtables (choose one): 8:30 – 11:30 am Leadership Development Session: Incoming Division Chairs, – A Primer on the Legal Issues Surrounding Environmentally Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Liaisons Friendly (Green) Marketing Claims – Trade Secrets 8:30 – 10:00 am CLE Program: Protection Against Third Party Adoption of – The Impact of Race and Gender on a Fact Finder’s Perception Trademarks on Social Media (Moscone Center West) of IP Experts 12:00 – 2:00 pm Margaret Brent Awards Luncheon (Moscone Center West) – The Outcome of CIPRO and its Effect on Reverse Payments – Patentable Subject Matter After In re Bilski 2:00 – 3:30 pm CLE Program: Examining the Global Nature of the Net Neutrality Debate (Moscone Center West) 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Professional Development Program: Business Development: Real World Success Stories 12:45 – 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon (complimentary) For more detail, see pages: IP Central – Hospitality Hub with Cyber Café 2:00 – 3:30 pm CLE Program: Hollywood Goes Virtual: Using Virtual World CLE Programs 6-11 InterContinental San Francisco - Telegraph Hill, 4th floor Concepts and Content in Firms (Moscone Center West) Section Leadership 12 Thursday, August 5 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 4:00 – 5:00 pm CLE Roundtables (choose one): Friday, August 6 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Legal Strategies for Dealing with Anonymous Internet Infringers Locations Map 13 Saturday, August 7 7:30 am – 5:00 pm – Hot Topics in Copyright Law ABA Highlights 14-15 Sunday, August 8 8:00 – 11:00 am – Identifying and Conveying the Evidence of Fraud in Patent Cases Ticketed Events 16 We invite you to join fellow Section members in the IP Central – – Lions and Tiger and Friends: Beware of the Landmines in the Hospitality Hub anytime throughout the conference. IP Central is Social Media Sandbox! a place to relax, network between sessions, catch up on work at – The Madrid System of Trademark Registrations the Cyber Café, and learn more about ABA-IPL publications and 5:30 – 6:30 pm Section Reception (ticketed – $25) upcoming events. 4 8:00 pm Evening hospitality 5 ABA-IPL CLE PROGRAMS Enhance your IP IQ with these comprehensive 11:30 am – CLE programs 12:45 pm Professional FRIdAY, AuGuST 6 n Trade Secrets Development Program Business Development: This roundtable will involve a review and discussion Real World Success Stories 8:30 – 10:00 am Moscone Center West of interesting cases from the past year and best (not for CLE credit) IP Counsel “Pow-Wow” – What Keeps Them Up at Night? practices to protect your trade secrets in a digital The panelists on this informative This panel will bring together chief patent attorneys from a diverse mix of companies. age, including protection of your trade secrets professional development session They will discuss topics from an in-house counsel perspective such as strategies for through preliminary injunctions. have been working together for the complex patent litigation, filings, and managing patents on an international level. Roundtable Host: past ten years on business development Moderator: Barry L. Cohen, Thorp, Reed & Armstrong LLP, trainings. Since then, they have Joseph Gratz, Durie Tangri LLP, San Francisco, CA Philadelphia, PA participated in many associate and partner Chair, Committee 410 – Trade Secrets and marketing initiatives that are designed to Speakers: Interferences with Contracts Robert O. Lindefjeld, Nantero, Inc., Woburn, MA drive revenue, either through the acquisition Speaker: of new clients or by generating additional Gary Loeb, Genentech Inc., San Francisco, CA H. Alan Rothenbuecher, Schottenstein, business from current clients. David L. Marcus, Comcast Corp., Philadelphia, PA Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Cleveland, OH Susan McGahan, AT&T Corp., Bedminster, NJ They continually fine-tune their efforts by evaluating the success of different programs. Scott Piering, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, MN n The Impact of Race and Gender During this presentation, a range of programs on a Fact Finder’s Perception of that law firms are currently using and shared 8:30 – 10:00 am IP Experts experience of what has worked well will be Dangerous Liaisons for IP Lawyers: The Ethics of Investigations This roundtable will discuss what discussed. The panel will also cover how a firm’s role race and gender plays in the fact marketing department can support individual and and Interactive Media (Ethics credit available) finder’s perception of experts in IP group business development efforts. This panel will debate best practices for planning and conducting IP infringement investigations, not just from the IP litigator’s perspective, but also from those who cases. Specific topics include, but Attendees will learn how to: counsel IP clients. Looking at both legal and ethical isues, the panel will discuss the are not limited to, how the race or n Choose the appropriate business development following hot topics: gender of an expert in IP cases can programs to implement the firm’s strategic plan impact the perception of the expert n Identify high potential attorneys to participate in n How to prepare clients to investigate and be investigated by the fact finders; whether the race programs and influence other attorneys n What are the rules on pretexting and undercover investigations or gender of the IP expert has any n Encourage associates to engage in business n Using new social networking tools – e.g. Facebook™ and LinkedIn™ – to get impact on the working relationship with counsel, including retention development earlier in their careers information you need to catch the “bad guys” process and preparation; and race n Produce incremental changes throughout a firm n Should you involve law enforcement officials – when and how and gender considerations for counsel n Introduce pilot programs that can be scaled up Moderator: in selecting an expert. Pamela Phillips, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, San Francisco, CA Speakers: Roundtable Host: Kevin McMurdo, Chief Marketing Officer, Speakers: Nicole D. Galli, Feldman Gale, Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA Kathryn Fritz, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA Philadelphia, PA Amy Romaker, Director of Client Service Teams, Catherine Kirkman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, LLP, Palo Alto, CA Chair, Committee 806 – Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, Mark Selwyn, WilmerHale, Palo Alto, CA CLE Teleconferences Del Mar Heights, CA Sean SeLegue, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, San Francisco, CA Speakers: Martha Sullivan, Principal, Thornton Anne T. Greeley, Decision Quest, Marketing, San Francisco, CA C L E R O U N D TA B L E S Choose one of five State College, PA 12:45 – 1:30 pm Maureen Reitman, Exponent, Bowe, MD This program is co-sponsored by Committee 514 – Committees Networking Luncheon 10:30 – 11:30 am InterContinental San Francisco Women in the Profession Put your new business development n A Primer on the Legal Issues Surrounding Environmentally Friendly skills to work! Attend this free lunch (Green) Marketing Claims n The Outcome of CIPRO and its Effect immediately following the program It seems as though everyone is “going green” these days. This session will break down on Reverse Payments to meet and converse with and analyze the evolving legal compliance obligations and regulatory enforcement This roundtable discussion will analyze reverse payment colleagues and other Section actions confronting marketers who seek to promote their products in this fashion. pharmaceutical settlements and the impact of U.S. members. Roundtable Host: antitrust laws, including the recent Federal Circuit CIPRO Jami Gekas, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP, Chicago, IL case (In re Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride), the U.S. Supreme Committee 463 – Special Committee on Promotion and Marketing Law Court’s denial of writ of certiorari, the differing views of the Federal Circuits, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, and pending legislation. 6 7 ABA-IPL CLE PROGRAMS (Continued) Roundtable Host: n Identifying and Conveying the Evidence of Fraud in Patent Cases Allen P. Gardner, Potter Minton, P.C., Tyler, TX This roundtable discussion will analyze certain types of fraud, including securities fraud, Vice Chair, Committee 601 – Trial and Appellate Rules and Procedure healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, and fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It will also cover some common ways of identifying and conveying evidence of such n Patentable Subject Matter After In re Bilski fraud in court. After the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of In re Bilski, this session will provide Roundtable Host: analysis and recommendations involving the future of patentable subject matter practice. Mark Whitaker, Howrey LLP, Washington, DC Roundtable Host: Vice Chair, Division I – Patents David T. Cox, United States Transportation Command, TCJA, Scott AFB, IL Co-Chair, Committee 701 – Software n Lions and Tigers and Friends: Beware of the Landmines in the Social Media Sandbox! 2:00 – 3:30 pm Moscone Center West Social media is the hottest discovery since email. It’s fun, fast-paced, interesting and Hollywood Goes Virtual: Using Virtual World Concepts and Content in Films allows you to build community and connect with friends, colleagues, and clients in a way as never before. Especially for solo practitioners, it levels the playing field, allowing The recent releases of the films Avatar, Gamer, and Surrogates suggest that Hollywood you to develop a network and marketing plan at a fraction of the cost. But with all the and possibly the general public have taken increasing interest in aspects of virtual worlds good it can accomplish and the ease with which you can use it, there are landmines. and gaming. In order to produce these films, inventions, brands, expression and other In this session we’ll identify a number of legal and ethical issues that lawyers should potential intellectual property rights related to virtual worlds may have been required. This be aware of – for themselves and for their clients! program will focus on the licensure and production issues related to the use of intellectual property between films and virtual worlds. Roundtable Host: Francine Ward, Law Office of Francine D. Ward, Mill Valley, CA Moderators: Chair, Committee 408 – Interests of Individual and Small Businesses Matthew Asbell, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York, NY Catherine Intravia, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford, CT Speakers: n The Madrid System of Trademark Registrations Corey Bridges, Executive Producer and Co-Founder, Multiverse Network, Inc., Mountain View, CA Since the U.S. acceded to the Madrid Protocol more than six years ago, the Madrid Jordan McCollum, Legal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA System of trademark registrations is regularly used by practitioners from both sides Cydney Tune, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, San Francisco, CA of the Atlantic. The system became even more attractive in October 2004 when the Community Trademark System joined the Protocol, thereby allowing an extension of a U.S. trademark by International Registration to the CTM system, which provides C L E R O U N D TA B L E S Choose one of five protection in all 27 EU member states at once. During recent years, many problems had to be dealt with by the practitioners using the Madrid System. There are more 4:00 – 5:00 pm InterContinental San Francisco subtleties in extending protection of an International registration to the U.S. due to n Legal Strategies for Dealing with Anonymous Internet Infringers specific requirements of the USPTO than most lawyers in Europe and the U.S. know. Moreover, there are several pitfalls for U.S. users extending the protection of their Your client’s intellectual property rights have been infringed on an Internet web site, but trademarks to Europe, particularly when it comes to the identification of goods and you do not know the identity of the individuals responsible. Who do you sue? How do services and strategies of protection related thereto. This program would provide you uncover the identities of the infringers? What are the pitfalls you should be aware an overview about the most important strategies to be kept in mind when using the of before you issue subpoenas to internet service providers, web hosting companies or Madrid System in a transatlantic context, and provide practical tips for its everyday use. other third parties? This roundtable is designed to provide in-house and outside counsel with practical strategies for dealing with anonymous individuals who post infringing or Roundtable Host: defamatory content on the Internet. Matthias Berger, Harmsen Utescher, Hamburg, Germany Chair, Subcommittee on International Trademark Treaties and Laws (Committee 202) Roundtable Host: Thad Chaloemtiarana, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, Chicago, IL Speaker: Chair, Committee 254 – Special Committee on Trademarks and the Internet Elizabeth W. King, King Law Office, Houston, TX n Hot Topics in Copyright Law This roundtable discussion will include, but not be limited to, orphan works, Google Book Settlement, combating counterfeiting, fair use (is it a defense or has it morphed into a right?) First Sale Doctrine and the Perpetual Possession challenges, mixing open source and closed source in a single product, what’s ahead with the Costco case before the Supreme Court, and new international copyright laws. Roundtable Host: Katherine Spelman, Cobalt Law LLP, Berkeley, CA 8 Chair, Committee 301 – Copyright Legislation 9 ABA-IPL CLE PROGRAMS (Continued) SATuRdAY, AuGuST 7 SundAY, AuGuST 8 8:30 – 11:30 am InterContinental San Francisco 8:30 – 10:00 am Moscone Center West IP Policy in the Crossfire: Section Open Forum Protection Against Third Party Adoption of Trademarks on Social Media Leading experts will go head-to-head on emerging, controversial IP issues. Participants Social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn allow individuals and businesses will have the opportunity to take the microphone, participate, and make their views to adopt usernames, establish searchable profiles, and publish content. But what known. Topics will be based on the latest developments in IP law, to be selected just happens when a registered trademark is adopted as a username, used in a profile, or prior to the Annual Meeting – watch for updates on the Section website. when consumers are mislead into believing that content was published by the trademark owner? This program will address how trademark owners can prevent or address the adoption of their marks as usernames and in profiles and recent cases on this subject. 11:30 – 11:45 am InterContinental San Francisco Moderators: Annual Business Meeting with Elections Matthew Asbell, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York, NY Election of ABA-IPL leaders for the new Association year as well as other governance Catherine Intravia, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford, CT issues such as bylaw amendments that require a vote of the Section membership Speakers: will take place. All Section members are encouraged to participate and vote on these Reggie Davis, General Counsel, Zynga Game Network, Inc., San Francisco, CA issues that will set the path for the ABA-IPL of the future. Jed Ritchey, Associate General Counsel, Zynga Game Network, Inc., San Francisco, CA Cydney Tune, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, San Francisco, CA Tony Wang, Counsel, Twitter, Inc., San Francisco, CA Representative from My Space, Inc. TBD 2:00 – 3:30 pm Moscone Center West West is proud to sponsor Examining the Global Nature of the Net Neutrality Debate IP Central - Section Net neutrality – it seems like such an intuitively attractive term. What is it that causes the well-informed to jump to attention whenever the term is used? Why are significant Hospitality Hub during the business interests aligned for and against net neutrality, at least in some of its proposed 2010 Annual Meeting Stop by Telegraph Hill on forms? The net neutrality debate implicates a wide range of important global policy the 4th floor to relax, enjoy concerns, including the effectiveness, growth and development of the Internet and next- in San Francisco. generation network technologies, privacy, antitrust, free speech, and national security refreshments, check emails issues, among others. Learn first hand how net neutrality may impact you, your business, at the Cyber Café and learn or your clients when this panel of experts covers the debate in the United States, as well more about the newest as in Canada and Europe. West products until 5:00 pm Moderator: Howard P. Walthall, Jr., Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham, AL each day. Speakers: George T. Addy, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada IP Central will re-open in Markham Erickson, Holch & Erickson LLP, Washington, D.C. the evening at 8:00 pm for Patrick van Eecke, DLA Piper, Brussels, Belgium cocktails and light snacks. 10 11 MASO N ST ELL ST H ST N N ST SECTIOn LEAdERSHIP MEETInGS & EVEnTS MEETInGS And HOTEL LOCATIOn T InterContinental San Francisco ELLIS S CYRIL ST M AG N ET RK A M IN ST ST THuRSdAY, AuGuST 5 E D DY 9:00 – 10:00 Officers Meeting ST 4T H N 10:30 – 11:30 CLE Board Meeting O ST SI IS 2 12:00 – 5:00 Council Meeting M ST Moscone 5:00 – 9:30 Mystery Networking Event & Leadership Dinner A N Center Council, Past Chairs, division Chairs, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs IN West M and Liaisons ST (ticketed – $95; by invitation) N SO ST Come join us for some fun and get to know your fellow EN RD V A members at this mystery networking event. The exact S TE 1 O W location for the Leadership dinner will be revealed at InterContinental H the networking event. Current Section leaders will receive Hotel an invitation under separate cover. Rising leaders are San Francisco 5T also encouraged to attend. If you are interested in pathways to leadership ST H M ST in the Section and in participating in this event, send an email to O email@example.com. Tickets are not available on the website. LS 1 2 FO FRIdAY, AuGuST 6 1 Section Headquarters 2 Moscone Center West 8:30 – 10:30 Magazine Board Meeting Fourth and Howard Streets InterContinental San Francisco 10:30 – 12:30 Annual Review Board Meeting 888 Howard Street 12:30 – 2:00 Membership Board Meeting 12:30 – 2:30 Books Board Meeting 2:30 – 4:30 Content Advisory Board Meeting PLAnnInG COMMITTEE ABA-IPL would like Section Chair: SATuRdAY, AuGuST 7 to thank the 2010 Don W. Martens, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, Irvine, CA 2:00 – 5:30 Leadership Development Session Annual Meeting Section Chair-Elect: Incoming division Chairs, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Liaisons Planning Committee Marylee Jenkins, Arent Fox, LLP, New York, NY for their hard work SundAY, AuGuST 8 and dedication to Planning Committee Chair: 8:30 – 11:30 Leadership Development Session (with breakfast) the success of Joseph P. Gratz, durie Tangri LLP, San Francisco, CA Incoming division Chairs, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Liaisons this meeting. Planning Committee: Marisia L. Campbell, QnX Software Systems Co., Ontario, Canada Andra Dallas, Children’s Advertising Review unit, Council of Better Business Bureaus, new York, nY Liisa M. Thomas, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL Francine Ward, Law Office of Francine d. Ward, Mill Valley, CA 12 Photos at left: courtesy of San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau 13 ABA HIGHLIGHTS The ABA Annual Meeting ABA Expo The ABA Expo is the world’s largest legal expo with more than 100 providers of legal products is an opportunity to August 5 - 7 and services – a showcase of the latest in communications, legal publishing, computer 10:00 am – 4:00 pm hardware and software and financial services, all in one convenient place and with today’s “share your voice and vision” (until 2:00 pm on August 7) law practice in mind. with a community of your Moscone Center West colleagues. While you participate in ABA-IPL Section events, Rule of Law Initiative Luncheon The ABA believes that the rule of law is the most effective solution to the problems facing the Saturday, August 7 world today. This luncheon program will feature a panel discussion focusing on gender-based you can also experience the 12:00 – 2:00 pm violence in the democratic Republic of Congo and Bangladesh and the Rule of Law Initiative’s variety of ABA-wide activities efforts to combat these atrocities. and programs. For a detailed schedule of ABA events, visit Opening Assembly The Opening Assembly is the traditional “start with a flourish” for the ABA Annual Meeting. www.abanet.org/annual/2010. Saturday, August 7 This year’s event will take place at the Herbst Theatre, located in the War Memorial Veterans 5:30 – 7:00 pm Building and across the street from San Francisco City Hall. President’s Reception The President’s Reception immediately following the Opening Assembly is a wonderful Saturday, August 7 opportunity to network with ABA members from other Sections. This ticketed reception will 7:00 – 9:00 pm take place at San Francisco City Hall at 1 dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. Tickets are limited to registrants and their registered guests. Margaret Brent Women Lawyers This award, in its 20th anniversary year, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Achievement Award Luncheon of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way to success for other Sunday, August 8 women lawyers. The event also serves as an important reminder of our progress as a 12:00 – 2:00 pm profession and as a society. Moscone Center West House of Delegates The House of delegates meeting is a two-day debate over the most important issues facing Monday, August 9 & Tuesday, August 10 the legal world and society as a whole. This meeting helps create ABA policy and develops 9:00 am - 6:00 pm profession-wide models for behavior. Moscone Center West Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon At this luncheon the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service will present several Monday, August 9 awards to the individuals and institutions in the legal profession to honor those who have shown 12:00 – 2:00 pm outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. 14 15 TICkETEd SECTIOn EVEnTS REGISTRATIOn InFORMATIOn FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 Section Event Tickets 10:00 am – 1:30 pm (ticketed - $75) Section event tickets can be purchased only through the ABA registration process. Visit www.abanet.org/annual/2010 to register and order Section event tickets. Spouse/Guest Tour (transportation provided from the InterContinental) Ticketed events include: Art & Architecture: The Asian Art Museum and City Hall Date Time Event Event Price The tour begins with a visit to the impressive Asian Art Museum, created Code through the rehabilitation and reuse of San Francisco’s former Main Library, a 1917 Beaux Arts-style building recognized as one of the city’s most important Fri., Aug 6 10:00 am – 1:30 pm IPL02 Spouse/Guest Tour: Art & Architecture $75 historic structures. The last portion of the tour features the “crown jewel” of Fri., Aug 6 5:30 – 6:30 pm IPL01 Section Reception at the InterContiental $25 classical architecture in America – San Francisco City Hall. This masterpiece, destroyed by a Sat., Aug 7 9:00 am – 12:00 pm IPL04 Spouse/Guest Tour: Adventures in Chinatown $75 1906 earthquake and reopened in 1915, is a national landmark. The dome is the fifth largest in the world and is modeled after Saint Peter’s at the Vatican. Sat., Aug 7 12:00 – 1:30 pm IPL03 Section Luncheon at the InterContinental $65 Sat., Aug 7 7:00 – 10:00 pm IPL05 Section Celebration at E & O Trading Co. $150 5:30 – 6:30 pm (ticketed - $25) Your pre-ordered tickets will be available with your registration packets onsite at the ABA Section Reception InterContinental San Francisco main registration at the Moscone Center West during ABA registration hours. Tickets may The Section Reception provides a valuable opportunity to connect and network with your fellow also be purchased onsite at the main registration area. note that ticket availability may be ABA colleagues in a casual setting. All Annual Meeting registrants and their guests are invited limited and may sell out, so order your tickets in advance. Tickets will not be available at the to attend. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Section hospitality area in the InterContinental San Francisco or at the door of the events. Registration Information SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 To register, visit the ABA Annual Meeting website at www.abanet.org/annual/2010. Housing, registration, tour and event tickets can all be accommodated through the online 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (ticketed - $75) registration form. The advance registration and housing deadline is Monday, July 12, Spouse/Guest Tour (transportation provided from the InterContinental) 2010, 5:00 pm Central Time. Adventures in Chinatown with Dim Sum Enter Chinatown on this exciting walking tour and become immersed Registration Fees in the largest Chinese community outside of the Orient with more than Member & All Access CLE Badge $570 ($595 onsite) 30,000 living and working here. An experienced guide will lead you Member Governance Only & Access to non-CLE Programs $295 ($320 onsite) through this vibrant and historic ethnic neighborhood. Included in the tour non-Member & All Access CLE Badge $875 is a traditional dim sum lunch of steamed or fried buns filled with pork, shrimp and other Cantonese favorites. non-Member Governance & non-CLE Program Registration $600 Law Student Member & All-Access CLE Badge $75 12:00 – 1:30 pm (ticketed - $65) Law Student non-Member & All-Access CLE Badge $100 Section Luncheon with Keynote Speaker InterContinental San Francisco (The additional $25 fee will be used to enroll the student into the ABA Hon. Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court as a law student member. Only law students who attend ABA-approved of Appeals for the Federal Circuit law schools and have not yet been admitted to the bar are eligible.) The Section is proud to host our distinguished guest speaker - Hon. Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Individual CLE tickets $75 Individual CLE tickets for judges and government lawyers $35 7:00 – 10:00 pm (ticketed - $150) There is no fee for ABA-IPL Committee CLE Roundtables on Fri., Aug. 6 or IP Policy in the Section Celebration E & O Trading Co. Crossfire: Section Open Forum on Sat., Aug. 7 at the InterContinental, but Annual Meeting The Section Celebration is an exciting social event that offers members a registration is a prerequisite and space is limited. chance to network with fellow members, enjoy an outstanding buffet dinner, and After July 12, registrations will be accepted on site at the Moscone Center West during open hit the dancefloor. This year’s event will be held at E & O Trading Co., where we registration hours of the Annual Meeting. Registrations received after July 12 will be held will have exclusive use of the entire restaurant. Modeled after an Asian trading and processed on site, and will not appear in the Advance Registration List. (Ticket requests warehouse, this popular neighborhood restaurant features a three level received after July 12 will be held and processed onsite, to the extent that tickets remain mezzanine overlooking the main floor. Bring your guests along to this fun available.) evening of karaoke, delicious pan-Asian cuisine and dancing! All requests for registration cancellations must be received in writing by August 31, 2010 to receive a refund. For full housing, cancellation and refund policy information, visit www.abanet.org/annual/2010. For registration questions, call (800) 915-9801. Hours are 16 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time. 17 REGISTRATIOn InFORMATIOn (Continued) Housing Air Travel You must register for the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting to receive housing. A list of Airfare discounts are available through ABA Online Travel, Orbitz for Business or directly official ABA hotels, rates, amenities and locations can be found at www.abanet.org/ from the airline. To access ABA Online Travel, visit www.abanet.org/travel. The toll-free annual/2010. The ABA has appointed Travel Planners as the housing company for the number for Orbitz for Business is (877) 222-4185. ABA discounts can also be obtained 2010 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Reservation requests will be directed to Travel directly from the carrier. American: call (800) 433-1790 code A1210SS; united: call Planners, by registering online at www.abanet.org/annual/2010 or by using the attached (800) 521-4041 code 578IG. Registration Form. Please indicate your first, second and third hotel choice. If your preferred hotel choices are unavailable, Travel Planners will be happy to place you on a wait-list All-Access CLE Badge for one of your choices. Please call Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 or send an email Purchasing CLE at the 2010 Annual Meeting is easy. Attendees can purchase an message to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your wish to be wait-listed. Wait-list reservations All-Access CLE Badge that will gain them admission to non-CLE programs and ALL CLE will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and as cancellations are received. programs at the Annual Meeting, including those in the Presidential CLE Centre and at the Please include your CdS badge I.d. number in all correspondence. CdS/Travel Planners satellite hotels. will acknowledge your reservation request in writing within 72 hours (3 business days) of receipt of your ABA registration. Hotels will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served Members whose primary focus at the Annual Meeting is governance, and who may only be basis. Choice of accommodations will become more limited as the deadline for registration able to attend a few CLE programs, can register for the Annual Meeting for a low fee that approaches. includes admittance to all governance and non-CLE programs, and purchase individual CLE program tickets. discounted CLE program tickets will be available to registered government For housing and hotel specific questions, please call Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 or lawyers and judges. Law Student registrants will be admitted to all CLE programs at no send an email to email@example.com. A credit card with a valid expiration date (August 31, additional charge. Admittance to each CLE program will require one individual program 2010 or later) is required to guarantee your hotel reservation. If an invalid card is provided, ticket OR the All-Access CLE Badge. we will not be able to reserve a hotel room for you. A customary one night’s deposit may be charged to your credit card days before your arrival (depending on hotel policies). Please To purchase the All-Access CLE Badge or the individual program tickets, please visit the consult your housing confirmation, which you will receive from CdS/Travel Planners, the Annual Meeting web site at www.abanet.org/annual/2010. official ABA Registration and Housing Bureau, for your hotel’s specific policy. CLE credit Section Hotel The Section of Intellectual Property Law programs at the ABA Annual Meeting Presidential InterContinental San Francisco CLE Centre provide 1.5 hours of CLE credit each. IP Policy in the Crossfire: Section Open Forum on Saturday, August 7 at the InterContinental will provide 3.0 hours of CLE 888 Howard Street credit. In addition, there are many other programs offered by other ABA San Francisco, CA 94103 Sections, Divisions and entities to select from for additional CLE credit. Visit www.abanet.org/annual/2010 for a complete list of CLE programs available. deadlines The deadline for advance registration and housing is Monday, July 12, 2010, 5:00 pm CLE accreditation will be requested for the programs from every state with mandatory Central Time. This is the deadline to appear in the Advance Registration List. Your continuing education requirements for lawyers. Please be aware that each state has its registration must be accompanied by a form of payment for the registration fee and any own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE.” Check with your state agency ticketed events, in the form of a credit card, check or money order. Annual Meeting for confirmation of this program’s approval. Attendees requesting credit for the program Registration and Housing will continue to be accepted online at www.abanet.org/ must complete the computer attendance card provided with your registration packet onsite. annual/2010 or by fax after July 12, however registrations after July 12 will not appear in new York attorneys must sign in and sign out each time they enter or leave the program the Advance Registration List. Hotel requests received at CdS/Travel Planners will continue room, and complete the special new York certificate of attendance at the end of the to be processed up until Thursday, July 22, based on availability. Starting on Friday, July 31, program and have it signed by ABA authorized personnel. you must make your hotel reservation directly with the official ABA hotels or to make any You may contact the ABA Service Center toll free at (800) 285-2221 or the meetings changes to an existing reservation made by CdS/Travel Planners. coordinator at (312) 988-6268 within two weeks of the start of the program for confirmation of the number of CLE credit hours requested by the ABA or credit approved by any particular state. 18 19 nOn PROFIT 321 north Clark Street ORGAnIZATIOn Chicago, IL 60654 u.S. POSTAGE PAId AMERICAn BAR ASSOCIATIOn 2010 ABA ANNUAL MEETING ABA-IPL PROGRAMS AUGUST 5-8 | SAN FRANCISCO www.abanet.org/intelprop/annual2010
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