Speaking Engagements

2018 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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2017 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
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2016 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.
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2015 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

2014 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

2013 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

2012 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.