June 1-2, 2017

15th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

41 Sessions • 4 Ethics Credits • After-Event Access to the MP3's for ALL 45 SESSIONS • Digital Executive Summary

Spend two days in Denver, and get to know your colleagues from around the nation and learn about all major developments in IP and tech law, at one of the nation's largest gatherings of IP and tech law professionals.

LIVE at the Westin Westminster Hotel
10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CO 80020

Submitted For 15 General Credits, Including Up To 4 Ethics Credits

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  • Plenary session on "Sports Law and a Mile High Perspective" with a panel of major team general counsels
  • Plenary session with a national panel of federal district court judges discussing trends in IP law and litigation
  • Plenary ethics sessions – ethics of artificial intelligence; ethics and disclosure exposure
  • Panels of USPTO SPEs and ALJs on the past year and ahead
  • Chief Judge David Ruschke of the PTAB on NEW developments
  • Chief Judge Gerard Rogers of the TTAB on NEW developments
  • Senior In-House Counsel on privacy and data security developments
  • Mark Lemley on the annual patent law year in review
  • Ian Ballon on the annual copyright year in review
  • Jeff Dodd on the annual licensing year in review
  • James Pooley on the annual trade secret year in review
  • Marty Schwimmer and Theodore H. Davis, Jr., on the annual trademark and TTAB year in review
  • Wayne Stacy and Orion Armon on PTAB trends, statistics, pitfalls, and rules
  • The NEW DTSA and the workplace
  • Limiting IP Risk – SIX things you can do to protect your company and clients
  • IP 2025 – The Future Today - What's next, Drones and mapping the known world, and Gaming and reality
  • Big data, data breaches, open source, and more
  • How to search, clear, and register a trademark
  • Ransomware, robots, and raging machines
  • Getting indemnity agreements right
  • Recent developments at the intersection of IP and antitrust law
  • Commonly overlooked risks in licensing agreements
  • Marijuana and cannabis update
  • Asset protection for IP
  • Drafting and prosecution strategies
  • Not all is fair (use)
  • Estoppel in the district courts following PTAB decisions
  • Hot topics in bio-pharma prosecution
  • Trademarking pop culture
  • Marketing food, beverages and supplements


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Be sure to download the “CONVENE” app to your smart device!

Prior to the conference, you will receive an invite code that will grant you access to the
15th Annual Rocky Mountain 
Intellectual Property & Technology Institute conference app.

Here is what you will MISS if you don't download the APP:

• The IP Institute Executive Summary providing a concise list of takeaways from each session

• An easy reference guide to all of the sessions so you don't have to wonder where everything is happening

• Stay connected with colleagues! Start conversations with colleagues who have also downloaded the APP