Speaking Engagements

FY2024 Speaking Engagements

  • ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting           
    Ethics Update at the USPTO
    April 17, 2024           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • Meet the Feds           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    April 17, 2024           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • World IP Review           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    March 20, 2024           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • Azrizon State Bar           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    March 19, 2024           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference 2024          
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    March 8, 2024           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association         
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    February 7, 2024           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Connecticut Bar Association         
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    December 12, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Cleveland IP Law Association         
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    December 5, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • New Orleans – NVLA         
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    November 16, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • New York IP Law Association         
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO       
    November 8, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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FY2023 Speaking Engagements

  • NOBC2023 Annual Meeting – Unusual Defenses           
    Unusual defenses in disciplinary cases           
    August 4, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Robin Crabb           
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  • Schwegman, Lundberg, and Woessner, PA           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    June 13, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • MIPLA Stampede Agenda           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    June 7, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • IP Symposium – Exploring New Developments in Subject Matter Eligibility Under Section 101           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    May 17, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • AIPLA Spring Meeting           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    May 11, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • AIPLA Webinar           
    An Overview of USPTO Pro Bono Programs           
    April 12, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Olivia Scheuer           
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  • IPO Spring Summit           
    Candor and disclosure at the USPTO           
    March 16, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna IP Inn of Court Meeting           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    March 9, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference 2023           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    March 8, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Kim Kelleher           
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  • North Carolina Bar Association IP Law Section           
    An overview of the Patent Pro Bono Program           
    February 9, 2023           
    OED Speaker: Paul H. Nguyen-Ba           
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  • Ethics for Patent Agents           
    Ethical Issues Patent Agents May Face           
    January 19, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Gerard Taylor           
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  • Microsoft-WSPLA           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    January 18, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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FY2022 Speaking Engagements

  • Midwest IP Summit           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    November 17, 2022, 1 - 2 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • Mississippi State University IP Event           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    September 29, 2022, 1 - 2 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • New Mexico Bar Association           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    September 23, 2022, 1 - 2 p.m. MT           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • NOBC IP Basics and Ethics           
    Intellectual Property for the Ethics Lawyer           
    September 21, 2022           
    OED Speakers: Robin Crabb and Kim Weinreich           
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  • 10th Annual ABA-IPL Virtual Trademark Days with USPTO           
    Current Ethical Issues in Trademark Practice           
    September 15, 2022, 2 - 3 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • Orange County IPL Association September 2022 Luncheon           
    An Overview of the USPTO Patent Bro Bono Program           
    September 15, 2022, Noon - 1 p.m. PT           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • 2022 NAPP Annual Meeting           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    July 18, 2022, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. MT           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • IPLAC and ILIPA event co-hosted by the USPTO Midwest Regional Office           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    June 28, 2022, Noon - 1 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • June 2022 STEPP Ethics Presentation            
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    June 17, 2022, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET           
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  • AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    June 15, 2022, 2:30 -3:30 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • AIPLA Ethics Webinar           
    USPTO Response to Improper Behavior and Attorney Misconduct           
    June 8, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • 2022 INTA Annual Meeting           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    May 3, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • Indianapolis Bar Association           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    May 3, 2022, Noon - 1 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Diversity and the USPTO Registration Process           
    History of the Patent Bar           
    April 21, 2022, Noon - 1 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • DuPage County Bar Association           
    Ethical Issues and Introduction to the Diversion Program           
    April 18, 2022, 1 - 2 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Fireside Chat - Nebraska Bar Association           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    April 13, 2022, Noon-1 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis
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  • PTAB Bar Association Annual Meeting           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    March 25, 2022, Noon - 1 p.m. ET           
    OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis           
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  • Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2022           
    Ethics: Assessing Attorney Misconduct in USPTO Communications           
    January 7, 2022, 9 a.m. ET (1-Day Program)           
    OED Speakers: Will Covey and Dahlia Girgis           
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FY2021 Speaking Engagements

  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Inequitable Conduct Lives!           
    Candor and Disclosure at the USPTO           
    ​​​November 3, 2021, 12:30-2 p.m. ET (panel)           
    OED Panelist: Will Covey           
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  • AIPLA Annual Meeting           
    Emerging Ethical Issues in Trademark Practice before the USPTO           
    October 29, 2021, 2:15-3:30 p.m. ET (panel)           
    OED Panelist: Will Covey​​​​Click here for presentation slides
  • ABA IPL Trademark Day           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    October 9, 2021           
    OED Panelist: Will Covey
  • Iowa IP Law Association           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    October 1, 2021           
    OED Speaker: William J. Griffin           
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  • PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference           
    Panel: Ethics Before the PTAB           
    September 24, 2021           
    OED Panelist: William J. Griffin
  • AIPLA Pro Bono and Ethics Webinar           
    August 18, 2021 12:30-2 p.m. ET           
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  • JPPCLE 37th Annual Seminar           
    Panel: Ethics in IP           
    June 3, 2021, 12:30-2 p.m. ET           
    OED Panelist: Will Covey           
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  • ABA - Virtual Spring Meeting 2021           
    April 13, 2021, 4-5 p.m. ET           
    Professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO           
    Webcast           
    Speaker: OED Director Will Covey           
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  • Advanced Patent Law Institute           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    March 24, 2021, 4-5 p.m. ET           
    Webcast           
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  • AUTM CLE Event: Inequitable Conduct           
    Panel: Inequitable Conduct           
    March 4, 2021, 12-1:30 p.m. ET           
    OED Panelist: Will Covey           
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FY2020 Speaking Engagements

  • Fish and Richardson Professional Responsibility Webinar           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    December 14, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET           
    Webcast           
    Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • DC Bar Association           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    November 19, 2020           
    Webcast           
    Speaker: Bill Griffin           
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  • New Jersey IP Law Association           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    November 18, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET           
    Webcast           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • IPO Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 (Webcast)           
    Panel Discussion           
    September 23, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET           
    Webcast           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • Virginia Bar IP Section CLE Event           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    September 18, 2020, 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. ET           
    Webcast           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • IP Watchdog Annual Meeting Virtual CON2020           
    Panel Discussion           
    September 16, 2020, 12-4 p.m. ET           
    Webcast           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • Licensing Executives Society - Webinar           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    August 4, 2020, 3-4 p.m. ET           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • Indiana Chapter of ChIPs - Webinar           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    June 23, 2020, 11 a.m.-Noon ET           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • USPTO Teleconference           
    Professional Responsibility and Ethics           
    June 19, 2020, 1-2 p.m. ET           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • IPO Chat Channel Webinar           
    Panel: Inequitable Conduct           
    March 23, 2020, 2-3 p.m.           
    OED Panelist:  Will Covey           
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  • USPTO Teleconference           
    Professional Responsibility and Ethics           
    May 1, 2020           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • Washington State Patent Law Association CLE Event           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    January 22, 2020           
    Redmond, WA           
    Speaker: Will Covey           
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FY2019 Speaking Engagements

  • AIPLA Roadshow on the USPTO           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    December 10, 2019, 12:25-1:25 p.m.           
    Boston, MA           
    Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • California Lawyers Association 44th Annual Intellectual Property Law Section Institute           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    November 15, 2019, 4:20-5:20 p.m.           
    Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • Colorado Bar Association CLE Lunch           
    November 7, 2019           
    Denver, Colorado           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    Speaker: OED Director Will Covey           
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  • International Intellectual Property Society           
    Ethics Considerations in Intellectual Property Practice           
    October 3, 2019, 6-7 p.m.           
    New York, NY           
    Speaker: Will Covey           
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  • IPO Annual Meeting 2019           
    Ethics and Wellness           
    September 26, 2019           
    Washington, DC           
    Speaker: Dahlia Girgis
  • Dennemeyer Advanced IP Forum 2019           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    September 19, 2019           
    Minneapolis, MN           
    Speaker: Bill Griffin
  • Virginia Bar 31st Annual Intellectual Property Section Seminar 2019           
    Ethics Considerations in Intellectual Property Practice           
    September 20, 2019, 4:15-5:15 p.m.           
    Arlington, VA           
    Speaker:  Will Covey           
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  • HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute  – Hosted by USPTO           
    Ethics and Professional Practice           
    June 1, 2019           
    USPTO Main Campus, Alexandria, VA           
    Speaker: Leonardo Villarreal-Alejandro
  • AIPLA 2019 Spring Meeting           
    PRO BONO/PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS (JOINT SESSION)           
    May 16, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m.           
    Philadelphia, PA           
    Speaker: Tim Rooney
  • Chicago Regional Seminar (hosted by USPTO Midwestern Regional Office)           
    Ethics and Professional Practice           
    April 18, 2019           
    Chicago, IL           
    Speaker: Charlema Grant
  • ABA-IPL Annual Meeting Wellness Section Committee           
    Panel - Houston We Have a Problem, Lawyer Competence is an Ethical Issue           
    Friday April 12, 2019, 3-4 p.m.           
    Crystal City, Virginia           
    USPTO OED Speakers: Will Covey, Dahlia Girgis 
  • The 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute           
    Panel - Patent Law Ethics and Recent Developments           
    March 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.           
    USPTO Main Campus, Alexandria, VA           
    USPTO OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis
  • 2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference           
    Panel - HOW PROSECUTION BARS, IPRS, AND THE DIFFERENT DUTIES OF CANDOR CREATE TRAPS FOR EVERYBODY           
    March 15, 2019           
    Washington, DC           
    USPTO OED Speaker: Will Covey
  • 2019 IPOwners Spring Summit           
    Ethics In IP Practice           
    March 7, 2019, 4:30-5:30 p.m.           
    Austin, TX           
    Speaker: Bill Griffin
  • Giles Rich Inn of Court            
    Attorney Wellness and Competency - Panel           
    February 19, 2019, 6-7:15 p.m.           
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC           
    USPTO OED Speaker: Dahlia Girgis

FY2018 Speaking Engagements

  • VSB IP Section 30th Annual Fall CLE Weekend           
    September 28, 2018 at 4 p.m. EDT           
    Host:  Virginia State Bar           
    Crowne Plaza Old Town Hotel, Alexandria, VA           
    Ethics issues raised by practice before the USPTO           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • Ethics Considerations in Intellectual Property Practice           
    September 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. EDT           
    Host: International Intellectual Property Society           
    K&L Gates LLP in New York City, NY           
    Purpose: Continuing Legal Education           
    Speaker:  William Covey, Deputy General Counsel for Enrollment and Discipline
  • 2018 ALAS Patent Consultation Group Roundtable           
    September 20, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. EDT           
    Host: Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society Inc.           
    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD  20745           
    Priorities of note before the OED           
    Speaker: William Griffin
  • 2018 Minneapolis IP Forum           
    September 13, 2018           
    Minneapolis, MN           
    Purpose: Continuing Legal Education           
    Speaker: William Covey, Deputy General Counsel for Enrollment and Discipline           
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  • WV State Bar IP Committee Meeting           
    August 22, 2018 at Noon EDT           
    Host:  West Virginia State Bar           
    2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV  25311           
    Regular IP Committee Meeting           
    Speaker:  OED Pro Bono Team
  • Ethics Presentation at the 2018 National Trademark Exposition           
    Friday, July 27, 2018, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT           
    Speaker:  OED Director William Covey           
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  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)           
    June 20, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. EDT           
    Webinar           
    Update on Ethics Before the USPTO and an Overview of Patent Pro Bono           
    Speaker: Timothy Rooney           
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  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)           
    June 19, 2018           
    USPTO Denver Office, Denver, CO           
    Subject matter conflicts, duty to cite art known to others in a firm           
    Speaker: William Griffin
  • AbbVie Inc.           
    June 15, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. CDT           
    Lake County, IL           
    Ethical Considerations of Practice before the Patent Office           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • Patents & Arts Volunteer Attorney Appreciation Reception           
    May 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. EDT           
    Host:  Georgia Lawyers for the Arts/Georgia Patents           
    201 17th Street NW, Atlanta, GA           
    Award of USPTO Volunteer Recognition Certificates           
    Speaker:  Patent Pro Bono Team
  • The John Marshall Law School           
    April 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. CDT           
    304 S. State Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL           
    Patent Pro Bono Services           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • Ben Franklin Inn of Court           
    April 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST           
    Volpe and Koenig, 30 South 17th Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA  19103           
    Patents and patent cases as part of the PA Patent Program           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • Virginia State Bar IP Section           
    March 28, 2018 at Noon EST           
    Webinar           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • University of Akron IP Symposium           
    March 19, 2018           
    Professionalism & Ethics in Practicing Before the USPTO and an Overview of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline’s Pilot Diversion Program           
    University of Akron Student Union, 303 Carroll St., Akron, Oh 44325            
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • PLI's Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018           
    January 25, 2018           
    Practicing Law Institute, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY           
    Recent Updates to Ethical Duties of a Practitioner Before the USPTO           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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FY2017 Speaking Engagements

  • New York IP Law Association Patent CLE Seminar           
    November 16, 2017, 2 p.m.           
    Princeton Club, New York, NY           
    Recent Updates to Ethical Duties of a Practitioner Before the USPTO           
    Speaker:  William Covey           
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  • AIPLA Annual Conference           
    October 21, 2017           
    Washington D.C.           
    Ethics: Insights from the US Patent and Trademark Office           
    Speaker: William Covey           
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  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association Meeting           
    October 18, 2017           
    The Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh, PA           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    Speaker: Jennifer Harchick           
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  • Virginia Bar: 29th Annual Intellectual Property Seminar 2017           
    October 13, 2017, 1:10 p.m.           
    Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO           
    Speaker: William Covey           
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  • USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program Update and Ethics Presentation           
    Indianapolis Bar Association           
    June 22, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM           
    BMO Harris Conference Center, 7th Floor, 135 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204           
    Speaker: William Covey           
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  • Intellectual Property - Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO           
    Boulder County Bar Association           
    May 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Speaker: Jim Silbermann           
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  • Federal Circuit Bar Association Webcast on Pro Bono           
    Webinar           
    May 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.           
    Speaker: William Covey           
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  • AIPLA Webinar: Candor, Disclosure, & OED           
    March 22, 2017            
    Speaker: William Covey           
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  • Select OED Procedure, Statistics, and Case Law           
    12th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute           
    March 10, 2017, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM           
    Speaker: Tim Rooney           
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  • Washington State Patent Law Association           
    Microsoft Redmond Campus; Redmond, WA           
    25 January 2017, 12:00PM-1:00PM            
    Speaker: William Covey           
    One hour Ethics panel discussion           
    Click here for presentation slides

FY2016 Speaking Engagements

  • AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting           
    Marriott Wardman Park Hotel           
    2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington DC 20008           
    October 27, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.            
    Speaker: William Covey           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    Click here for presentation slides

FY2015 Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting           
    InterContinental Hotel Chicago           
    505 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611           
    July 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Carey K. Farley at carey.farley@americanbar.org or call (312) 988-5595.
  • NAPP’s 19th Annual Meeting and Conference           
    Magnolia Hotel Denver - 818 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202           
    July 13, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Sarah Gabriel at representative@napp.org
  • American Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Summit on Biosimilars           
    Affinia Manhattan, 371 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001           
    June 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Nicole M. Turner at n.turner@americanconference.com or call (212) 352-3220 ext. 5478.
  • 2015 BIO IPCC - Spring Conference           
    Four Seasons St. Louis Hotel           
    999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102           
    April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Caroline Arrington at Carrington@bio.org or call (202) 962-9228.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Seminar: Ethics and Professionalism in Intellectual Property           
    University of Toledo College of Law           
    April 10, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact James Duggan at Duggan@mstfirm.com or call (419) 255-5900.
  • ABA-IPL 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference           
    Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center           
    5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852           
    March 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Porscha Boyd at Porscha.Boyd@americanbar.org or call (312) 988-6268.
  • IP Section of the Virginia State Bar Annual Spring Ethics CLE           
    United States Patent and Trademark Office Main Auditorium           
    600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314           
    March 20, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Timothy Lockhart at tlockhart@wilsav.com or call (757) 628-5582.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • AIPLA 2015 Webinar           
    “Professionalism, Privilege, and Duty of Candor before the USPTO”           
    March 18, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Raquel Alleyne at ralleyne@aipla.org or call (703) 412-1302.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court           
    Offices of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney           
    1737 King Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314           
    March 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.            
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Jason V. Morgan at Jason.Morgan@uspto.gov or call (571) 272-6559.

FY2014 Speaking Engagements

  • NJIPLA - Ethics in IP           
    Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark           
    120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830           
    December 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Lucia Triolo at njadmin@njipla.org or call (908) 533-3188.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association (RIPLA) Annual Fall Seminar           
    Casa Larga Vineyard           
    2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450           
    November 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Megan O'Gara at (585) 270-2110.
  • Eighth Annual Georgia State University Corporate Intellectual Property Institute           
    Georgia State University, Student Center Building           
    44 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303           
    October 27, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Chason Carroll at ccarroll@muellerwp.com or call (770) 206-4238.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • AIPLA 2014 Annual Meeting           
    Marriott Wardman Park Hotel           
    2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008           
    October 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • 2014 NAPP Annual Meeting and Conference           
    Hilton Alexandria Old Town           
    1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314           
    July 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.           
    Open to Patent Practitioners, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Sarah Gabriel at representative@napp.org.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • Ninth Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy           
    Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center           
    107 North First Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235           
    July 18, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.           
    Open to members of the Wisconsin State Bar, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Jean Baker at Jean.Baker@quarles.com or call (414) 277-5709.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Spring Ethics CLE Seminar           
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney           
    1737 King Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-2727           
    May 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Jonathan Bowser at jon.bowser@bipc.com or call (703) 838-6527.           
    Click here for presentation slides
  • 2014 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute           
    Sprint Corporation           
    6050 Sprint Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66251           
    May 2, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Dawn Phoenix at dphoenix@ksbar.org or call (785) 861-8811.
  • IPO Education Foundation PTO Day Conference           
    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC           
    March 25, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact meetings@ipo.org or call (202) 507-4500.
  • Florida Bar's 2014 IP Symposium           
    Hilton Downtown Tampa           
    211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602           
    March 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Michael Colitz at Michael.Colitz@gray-robinson.com or call (813) 273-5298.
  • 9th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute           
    United States Patent and Trademark Office Main Auditorium           
    600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314           
    January 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Diana Garcia at dgarcia@law.utexas.edu or call (512) 232-1170.

FY2013 Speaking Engagements

  • Gulf Coast Patent Association Fall 2013 Meeting           
    New Orleans Bio Innovation Center           
    1441 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112           
    November 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Kathy Chapman at (617) 459-6487.
  • Utah Bar IP Section CLE Luncheon           
    Utah Law & Justice Center           
    645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111           
    November 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Metra Barton at Metra.Barton@utahbar.org or call (801) 297-7032.
  • 2013 Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) Conference           
    12633 Resort Drive, Moravia, IA 52571           
    October 11, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register           
    For general inquiries, contact Ryan Carter at Rncarter@nyemaster.com or call (319) 286-7004
  • 25th Annual IP Fall CLE Weekend Seminar           
    Williamsburg Lodge           
    310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185           
    October 4, 2013 at 2:15 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register           
    For general inquiries, contact Timothy Lockhart at tlockhart@wilsav.com or call (757) 628-5582
  • 2013 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute           
    Minnesota CLE Conference Center           
    600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370, Minneapolis, MN 55402           
    September 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Minnesota CLE at (800) 759-8840
  • Houston IP Law Association and University of Houston Law Center           
    29th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law           
    Moody Gardens Hotel           
    7 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554           
    September 26, 2013 at 3:15 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register           
    For general inquiries, contact Sindee Bielamowicz at sbielamowicz@central.uh.edu or call (713) 743-2180
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) 2013 Annual Meeting           
    Sheraton Boston Hotel           
    39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199           
    September 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register           
    For general inquiries, contact IPO at meetings@ipo.org or call (202) 507-4500
  • The Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association           
    The Athletic Club of Columbus           
    136 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215           
    September 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Yimei Hammond at yhammond@ohiopatent.com or call (614) 575-2100
  • 2013 National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) Annual Conference           
    "Meet the Regulators" Panel           
    Marriott Union Square           
    480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108           
    August 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. PDT           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register
  • NYIPLA 2013 Hot Topics in Trademarks, Advertising, Copyrights & Design Patents CLE Seminar           
    The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036           
    July 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register in advance           
    For general inquiries, contact Pina Campagna at pgulla@cdfslaw.com or call (631) 501-5716
  • Trademark Ethics Lecture            
    USPTO's New Ethics Rules           
    July 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.           
    Open to Government Employees Only           
    For general inquiries, contact Katie Trijo at Katie.Trijo@uspto.gov or call (571) 272-8898
  • Law Seminars International            
    "New USPTO Professional Conduct Rules"           
    July 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.           
    For general inquiries, contact Katy O'Donnell at kodonnell@lawseminars.com or call (708) 280-4837
  • McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP - Webinar           
    "Harmonization of USPTO Ethical Standards in the Post-AIA Era"           
    May 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register in advance.           
    For general inquiries, contact Andrew Williams at williams@mbhb.com
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago - Webinar           
    May 21, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public.           
    For general inquiries, contact Daniel Gurfinkel at dgurfinkel@dennemeyer-law.com or call (312) 380-6504
  • Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association (GRIPLA) Meeting - Webinar           
    McGuireWoods LLP           
    901 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219           
    May 15, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public, but CLE credit is restricted to dues paying members.           
    For general inquiries, contact Janet Peyton at jpeyton@mcguirewoods.com or call (804) 775-1166
  • Virginia CLE Seminar           
    105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901           
    April 4, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Brian Bill at brian.j.bill@vacle.org or call (434) 951-0054
  • The Intellectual Property Section of the Colorado Bar Association           
    Building 5, Grand Canyon Conference Room           
    500 Eldorado Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021           
    March 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public           
    For general inquiries, contact Daniel Sherwinter at dsherwinter@mfblaw.com or call (720) 562-5511
  • The Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court Ethics Meeting           
    USPTO Madison Auditorium           
    February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.           
    Open to Pauline Newman Inn and George Mason Inn Members and Guests Only
  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law           
    Four Seasons Hotel Austin           
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701           
    February 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Katherine Minardi at kminardi@texasbar.com or call (512) 427-1799
  • Annual Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference           
    Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel           
    350 West Mart Drive, Chicago, IL 60654           
    February 13, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact Megan Buckley at (312) 644-6762
  • Boston Patent Law Association           
    "Ethics Tales, Issues and New Rules: Straight from the OED"           
    Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant           
    140 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210           
    February 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, please email kmorgan@sunsteinlaw.com
  • Patent and Trademark Office Day           
    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC           
    December 10, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For general inquiries, contact meetings@ipo.org or call (202) 507-4500

FY2012 Speaking Engagments

  • University of Notre Dame The Law School           
    1100 Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556           
    December 4, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public           
    For more information, please contact Jodi Clifford at Joanne.E.Clifford.20@nd.edu or (574) 631-1148
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law           
    "Intellectual Property and Public Rights of Access: The Evolving 21st Century Balance"           
    530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (Wynne Courtroom and Conour Atrium, Inlow Hall)           
    November 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register.           
    For more information, please contact Professor John R. Schaibley at jrschaib@iu.edu or (317) 278-4736
  • University of Washington School of Law           
    William H. Gates Hall           
    4293 Memorial Way Seattle, WA 98195           
    November 14, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.           
    Open to the public           
    Please RSVP by November 7th, 2012 to annaba@uw.edu or (206) 543-4551
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark           
    123 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102           
    November 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.           
    Open to the public           
    For more information, please contact Professor John R. Kettle at jkettle@kinoy.rutgers.edu or (973) 353-3257
  • 2012 AIPLA Annual Meeting           
    "Most Important Changes Under the AIA - Laws, Rules, and Best Practices"           
    2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008           
    October 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.           
    Open to the public, all attendees must register
  • Michigan IP Inn of Court           
    U.S. Courthouse for the Eastern District of Michigan           
    231 West Lafayette, Detroit, Michigan 48226           
    October 23, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.