2018 USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute

2018 USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute

March 20, 2018
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Santa Monica, CA


  • Website:  http://weblaw.usc.edu/why/academics/cle/ip/
  • Registration:  http://bit.ly/2o1HCsu
    • $599 Early Bird: Sent on or before February 20, 2018
    • $699 Standard: Sent after February 20, 2018
    • $499 Group Rate: Three or more simultaneous registrations from the same company or firm (per person)
    • $450 In House Counsel
    • $300 Government Employee: You must be currently employed by a government agency to qualify for this rate
    • $329 Recent Law School Graduate: Classes of 2015 to 2017 only
    • $225 Full-Time Law Student: You must be a full-time law student at an accredited law school to qualify for this rate


The Intellectual Property Institute has forged a reputation for gathering national speakers to analyze sophisticated topics and provide practical takeaways to attendees. Focusing on copyright, patent and trademark law, the Institute features morning plenary sessions, a luncheon keynote address, afternoon tracked breakout sessions, and six networking opportunities, including a special networking breakfast for women in IP and a hosted cocktail reception at the end of the day.

Past speakers have included Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Chen (Fed. Cir.), Kozinski (9th Cir.), Leval (2nd Cir.), Linn (Fed. Cir.), Mayer (Fed. Cir.), McKeown (9th Cir.), Michel (Fed. Cir.), Moore (Fed. Cir.), O’Malley (Fed. Cir.), Prost (Fed. Cir.), Rader (Fed. Cir.), and Wardlaw (9th Cir.), Federal District Court Judges Alsup (N.D. Cal.), Conti (W.D. Pa.), Dalton (M.D. Fla), Davis (E.D. Tex.), Feess (C.D. Cal.), Fischer (W.D. Pa.), Fogel (N.D. Cal.), Folsom (E.D. Tex.), Gilstrap (E.D. Tex.), Grewal (N.D. Cal.), Guilford (C.D. Cal.), Hochberg (D.N.J.), Huff (S.D. Cal.), Kronstadt (C.D. Cal.), Love (E.D. Tex.), Lynn (N.D. Tex.), Matz (C.D. Cal.), Morrow (C.D. Cal.), O’Connell (C.D. Cal.), Otero (C.D. Cal.), Parker (E.D. Tex.), Pregerson (C.D. Cal.), Robart (W.D. Wash.), Schroeder (E.D. Tex.), Selna (C.D. Cal.), Sleet (D. Del.), Snyder (C.D. Cal.), Standish (C.D. Cal.), Stark (D. Del.), Tevrizian (C.D. Cal.), Ward (E.D. Tex.), Wu (C.D. Cal.), and Zagel (N.D. III.), PTAB Judges Quinn, Ritchie, Rogers, Ruschke and Smith, ITC Judges Luckern and Pender, Congressmen Berman and Waxman, FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch and the general counsels of CBS, Fox, Warner Bros., the PTO and the Copyright Office.

2018 Institute Programming

While planning is still underway for the 2018 Institute, we can confirm that Patrick Soon-Shiong (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NantWorks) will give the luncheon address.  We can also confirm that the following featured speakers will join us at the Institute:  Sir Richard Arnold (High Court of Justice, London), Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon, Ret. (D. Neb.), Hon. Cathy Bissoon (W.D. Pa.), Hon. Denny Chin (2d Cir.), Hon. Theodore R. Essex (ALJ), Hon. Marilyn L. Huff (S.D. Cal.), Hon. Alexander F. MacKinnon (C.D. Cal.), Hon. S. James Otero (C.D. Cal.), Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna (Fed. Cir.), Hon. James L. Robart (W.D. Wash.) and Hon. Sue L. RobinsonRet. (D. Del.).

For a preview of the program, click here and keep checking back for more exciting updates for the 2018 Institute as we have them.

Winter on the Beach in Sunny Southern California

The Institute returns to overlook the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. For over a century, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has welcomed guests to its Santa Monica oceanfront location. Combining historic elegance with modern appointments, luxury hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool, swaying palm trees, sea breezes, and extensive meeting facilities. From the exquisitely manicured grounds to the casual elegance of the guest rooms and suites, this luxury Santa Monica oceanfront hotel will provide an unforgettable experience.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are currently accepting sponsors for the 2018 Intellectual Property Institute. Sponsorship includes ticketing, publicity and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the Institute, including information about our basic sponsorship option and the sponsorship of meals, receptions, breaks and giveaways. Let us tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs.

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