2018 Salishan Patent Law Conference - April 13 – 15, 2018


Salishan Patent Law Conference

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort (www.salishan.com)


Sponsored by:

Klarquist Sparkman


2018 Speakers (topics forthcoming):

  Heinz Goddard (Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert)

   Diane Gabl Kratz (Senior IP Counsel, Seagate Technology)
Topic: Strategically Insane: When to Ignore Conventional Wisdom to Win IP Litigation

   John White (Lecturer/Author PLI Patent Bar Review Course)
Topic: 35 USC 101: Abiding in 2 places: The USPTO and The Courthouse

   James Zhu (Partner, JunHe LLP)
Topic: Evolving Patent Landscape in China

   Jimmie V. Reyna (Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit)

   Michael McCabe (Patent Attorney, McCabe Law LLC)
Topic: Ethical Considerations for Teleworking and Multijurisdictional Practice for the IP Practitioner

   John Duffy (Professor of Law, UVA School of Law)
Topic: Patent Law Year in Review: Continuing Tumult in the Judicial Branch and Other Developments

   Frances Ippolito (Patent Judge, USPTO)


We are applying for 7 general CLE credits, and 1 ethics CLE credit.

This conference is special for two reasons.  The size of the group is intimate in comparison to intellectual property law conferences held in large metropolitan areas by large sponsoring organizations.  We expect attendance of about 80 attorneys from Oregon and around the Northwest.  The location of the conference at Salishan on the beautiful Oregon coast is difficult to match.  Salishan is a first class, nationally acclaimed resort.  Although Salishan is relatively small in comparison to many conference sites, its charm and rustic elegance are unsurpassed. 

2018 Registration prices:
Member - $450; Member + Guest - $625
Non-Member - $515; Non-Member + Guest - $700
In-House Counsel - $75; In-House Counsel + Guest $200*

*The prices indicated here cover the CLE, snacks, lunch, dinner, and breakfast.  Please contact the Salishan Resort at (541) 764-3600 to book a room and mention “OPLA” to get a group discount.

Start Date: April 13, 2018
End Date: April 15, 2018

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