Janet Gongola, patent reform coordinator, USPTO; James Soong, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Chris Lockard, corporate counsel, The Clorox Company
Offers review courses on major IP topics, including how to start an IP-based business, and features several programs that focus on IP issues in a university setting. This includes a panel on how the UC System exploits its substantial patent portfolio, and another exploring how the NCAA deals with its unique IP challenges.
Institute sessions will explore controversial IP questions, including a debate between Hollywood and Silicon Valley over the future of the entertainment industry. On topics ranging from copyright piracy to on-line privacy, you will learn from an impressive faculty of experts, including the chief operating officer of Electronic Arts Labels.