Center for American and International Law (CAIL) Intellectual Property Law Conference

 CAIL Conference on Intellectual Property Law


The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) is a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the quality of justice through the education of lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world. CAIL will be holding their 55th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) Law on November 13-14, 2017 at its facility in Plano, Texas.

The Texas Regional Office will be part of a panel on PTAB practices and a roundtable on Examination procedure. Judge Georgianna Braden, Judge Daniel Galligan and Judge Amber Hagy will take part on the PTAB panel. Texas Regional Outreach Director Jacob Choi and Primary Patent Examiner Kwin Xie will participate in the Examiner's roundtable.  Further highlights include:

  • Patent, Copyright and Trademark Annual Updates
  • A Series of Ethics CLE Presentations, including a session on Inequitable Conduct with Thomas L. Irving
  • A Judicial Panel and an In-House Counsel Panel
  • 101 Update and 101 Legislation
  • Split Sessions for Patent Prosecutors and Patent Litigators, with discussions focusing on:
    • PTAB Practice and an Examiners Roundtable
    • Claim Drafting
    • TC Heartland
    • Willfulness After Halo
  • China and New Frontiers in IP
  • Jury Presentations in Patent Cases
  • A Networking Breakfast on Doing Business in Cuba, presented by the Women in IP Task Force
  • A Networking Breakfast presented by the DBA with a Trivia Competition

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 15.25 hours, including 2.25 hours of ethics.  

Early registration pricing is available through October 30, 2017.  Please note: Associated registration fees for this event are not charged by the USPTO. 

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