Michigan Intellectual Property Summer Institute

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 01:00

Thursday through Saturday, July 22 to 24, The Michigan Bar Association is holding its 36th Annual Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan The program this year will feature the latest developments in patent, trademark, copyright, and international brands from some of the top experts in the field.

There will be two sessions on Thursday from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. The first session will be a discussion of Bilski by Tom Irving of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, who will explain the ins and outs of the case and how it will shape the future of patent law practice. The second session will be a panel discussion of copyrights in a complex digital world titled Digital Content Distribution: Batteries Not Included.

On Friday, the seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. The plenary segments include update on trademark, patent and copyright law and ethical issues in intellectual property practice.

The final day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the sessions will include discussions of federal court rulings with federal court justices, the USPTO in the Obama administration, and European trademark law. The seminar will conclude at 11:30 a.m.

The keynote speakers include Sharon Barner, deputy under secretary of commerce and deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Theodore H. Davis, Jr., partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; John Steele, of the firm of John Steel LLP; Katherine C. Spelman, Cobalt LLP; and Hon. Victoria A. Roberts, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

For information visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program visit www.icle.org or call (877) 229-4350.