16th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

May 2018

16th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

Co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Stanford Law School, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, the Copyright Society of the USA, and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, and in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Program Highlights

2018 heralds a new era at the IP Institute, with new changes! It's a spiffed-up sedan!

- NEW - Skills-based track, Experiential Track … Patent Prosecution!
- NEW  - In-house Counsel track!
- NEW – ChIPs and Solo Small Firm Breakfasts! Space Limited

Here are Your Keys to Success…

Sights Not to be Missed…
- Plenary sessions featuring national speakers
- High ranking USPTO Officials sharing perspectives and SPEs sharing tips
- The Law of Star Wars

The Roads and Streets on Which We Move…
- 2018 Updates! USPTO, patent law, copyright law, trademarks/TTAB, internet and mobile litigation, licensing, trade secrets, data privacy and security

Driving on the Other Side of the Road…
- International Trademark Law and Unitary Patent in the EU with panelists from around the globe

Innovation That Drives the Future…
- Technology! Connected privacy, IP practice in 2030, Cloud/SaaS, blockchain and cryptocurrency, Internet of Things, software patents, digital marketing

Best Ways to Merge…
- Maximizing business value of patents, patent prosecution blunders, data privacy/security provisions in contracts   

Winding Road Ahead…
- Paparazzi! I-P-Razzi – Trademark, Publicity and Privacy   
- Music!
- And more!


Hotel Information:

The Institute is being held at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CO 80020.  
CBA-CLE has reserved a small block of rooms for attendees of the Institute at the Westin Westminster Hotel. Room rates start at $189 plus applicable taxes. Rooms are being held at the group rate until May 23, 2018. After May 23, 2018, rates are subject to prevailing rates and availability. Please do not wait until May 23rd to make your reservation as the hotel fills up quickly. To make your reservation, please call central reservations at 1-888-627-8448, or contact the Westin directly at (303) 410-5000.  In order to receive the group room rate, please indicate that you are an attendee of the Colorado Bar Association Intellectual Property & Technology Institute. Please note: The Group rate is available after May 23rd, subject to availability).

Online reservations can be made here

Special Thanks to All of Our 2018 Sponsors:


Baker Botts L.L.P.
Cooley LLP
Hogan Lovells
Holland & Hart LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Merchant & Gould P.C.
Perkins Coie LLP


Black Duck Software by Synopsys
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Sheridan Ross PC


Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Arnold & Porter
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels
Kutak Rock LLP
Marks & Clerk
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
Setter Roche LLP
Smart & Biggar


Haynes and Boone, LLP
IMS ExpertServices
LitiNomics, Inc.
Marger Johnson
PatPro, Inc.
Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
RGL Forensics
Visual Advantage

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Please contact Melissa Higham, mhigham@cobar.org for more information.

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Location Information
Westin Westminster Hotel
10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
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Registration Fees
Non Member - Paper Materials $679.00
CBA Member - Paper Materials $639.00
CBA Intellectual Property Law Section Member - Paper Materials $589.00
Non Member - Digital Download $629.00
CBA Member - Digital Download $589.00
CBA Intellectual Property Law Section Member - Digital Download $539.00
New Lawyer Edge Member - Digital Download $294.50
Copyright Society of the USA Member - Digital Download $539.00
Copyright Society of the USA Member - Paper Materials $589.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder - Digital Download $279.00
ABA Intellectual Property Section Member - Paper Materials $589.00
ABA Intellectual Property Section Member - Digital Download $539.00
New Lawyer Edge Member - Paper Materials $319.50
CLE ELITE Pass Holder - Paper Materials $299.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder - Digital Download $299.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder - Paper Materials $329.00
  • General Credits: 15.00
  • Ethics Credits: 3.00
Start Date - End Date
May 31, 2018 - June 01, 2018
Start Time - End Time
8:50 AM - 4:40 PM
Event Location
Westin Westminster Hotel
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