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


The Schedule is:

FRI. April 13

2:00 pm Registration - Cedar Tree Hallway

3:00 pm Welcome/Introduction/Vote—Cedar Tree Room

Usman Mughal/Michelle Craig

3:10 pm Dr. James Zhu

Partner at JunHe LLPM
Presentation:  Dr. Zhu 2018 Salishan Presentation

4:00 pm Dr. Heinz Goddar

European and German Patent and Trademark Attorney with BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT
Presentation: Dr. Goddar - German Patent Law Focus

4:50 – Coffee Break

5:10 pm Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Presentation: Judge Reyna - Recent Developments and Future Challenges

 6:30 pm Reception - Lincoln / Pine Room

Hors d’Oeuvres
Cash Bar

7:30 pm Dinner - Lincoln / Pine Room

Plated Dinner


SAT. April 14

7:30 am Breakfast - Lincoln / Pine Room

Breakfast Buffet /South of the border breakfast

8:25 Meeting Intro - Cedar Tree Room

Usman Mughal/Michelle Craig

8:30 am Mike McCabe

Patent Attorney with McCabe IP Ethics Law
Presentation: M. McCabe - Ethical Considerations for Teleworking and Multijurisdictional Paractice for the IP Practitioner

9:20 am John White

IP Attorney with Berenato, White LLC
Presentation: J. White - 35 USC 101 - Abiding in 2 places - The USPTO and The Courthouse

10:10 am – Coffee Break

Healthy Snack

10:30 am Judge Frances Ippolito

Administrative Patent Judge at USPTO
Presentation: Judge Ippolito - Recent PTAB Developments

11:20 am John Duffy

University of Virginia, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law
Presentation: J. Duffy 2018 - Continuing Tumult in the Judicial Branch and Other Developments

12:20 pm Lunch—Gift Shop

Boxed Lunches

SUN. April 15

8:00 am Breakfast—Cedar Tree

Breakfast Buffet / South of the border breakfast

9:10 am Diane Gabl Kratz 

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Seagate
Presentation: D. Kratz - Strategically Insane - When to Ignore Conventional Wisdom to Win IP Litigation

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. 

Please contact the Salishan Resort at (541) 764-3600 to book a room and mention “OPLA” to get a group discount.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.