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2018 Annual Conference - Agenda

2018 IIPLA


• 8:00 – 8:30    Registration and breakfast

• 8:30 – 9:15    Did the Supreme Court Intentionally destroy the Patent System? 

Gene Quinn

Patent Attorney; Founder of

• 9:15 – 10:00    Interesting Developments in the Printed Matter Doctrine and Patent Eligibility

Christopher Holman

Professor-Drake University

• 10:00 – 10:15   Morning break

• 10:15 – 11:00    The Copyright Fair Use Defense:  Latest Developments

Tom Hentoff

Partner-Williams & Connolly LLP

• 11:00 – 11:45    IP Protection for Design – Current Developments

Mark Janis

Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Research

Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law-Maurer School of Law Indiana University of Bloomington

• 11:45 – 1:30    Lunch and Business Meeting

• 1:30 – 1:50    Reevaluating Intellectual Property Assignment Provisions in Employment Contracts

Emily Sample

Student-University of Iowa College of Law

• 1:50 – 2:10    The Unlawful Uses Doctrine and State-legal Marijuana-related Marks

Sam Crocker

Student-University of Iowa College of Law

• 2:10-2:55    Recent Developments in Patent Law

Jason Rantanen

Director of the Innovation, Business, and Law program

Ferguson-Carlson Fellow in Law -University of Iowa College of Law

• 2:55 3:15    Afternoon Break

• 3:15 – 4:00    Changing IP Landscape in U.S. and China

The Honorable Randall R. Rader

Retired Federal Circuit Chief Judge

The Rader Group PLLC

• 4:00 - 5:00    IP Attorney in Hot Water:  Disqualification, Malpractice, and Other Scalding Hot Topics

David Hricik

Professor of Law-Mercer University School of Law

Of Counsel to Taylor English Duma, LLP

UPDATE: The golf outing has been cancelled, however, please join us Thursday evening for the cocktail reception at the Current Hotel from 6:00pm–9:00pm on the rooftop bar.