Intellectual Property Institute

2019 Intellectual Property Institute Program and Schedule

Please return in Spring of 2019 for more information regarding the 2019 Intellectual Property Institute program and schedule. Below is the program and description of the 2018 Employment Law Institute Program and Schedule. 

The 2018 Intellectual Property Law Institute was held in New York City on August 10 as part of the National LGBT Bar Association’s 30th Annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair.

The Institute hosted experienced practitioners and academics focusing on IP legal issues affecting the LGBT community. Participants shared their collective wisdom and discussed cutting-edge legal strategies. To create an environment that encourages the free flow of information, registration was limited. The meeting was closed and the proceedings were not be recorded.

IP Law Institute Agenda

8:30am - 8:45amOpening Remarks
Brian Winterfeldt and D'Arcy Kemnitz
8:45am - 9:15amKeynote Address
Mary Denison, Commissioner of Trademarks of the USPTO, will provide an update of key policy developments and initiatives for 2018.
9:15am - 10:10amGlobal Brand Enforcement Strategies
This panel will provide recommendations for developing and implementing global brand enforcement strategies in the brick and mortar and online worlds. Topics will include: developing a holistic strategy that can be adapted as the marketplace evolves; setting priorities domestically and internationally; and creative, cutting-edge strategies for dealing with increasingly sophisticated infringers and counterfeiters.
Speakers: Rob Doefler, Mars; Sharon Armstrong, 3M; Kate Spellman, Microsoft
10:10am - 11:05amPatent and Technology Updates for 2018
This session will cover the latest patent and technology developments essential to IP owners responsible for managing these aspects of their organizations’ portfolios. Topics to be covered include legislative updates, key recent decisions, and other cutting-edge matters.
Speakers: DJ Healey, Fish & Richardson; Roberta Tassinari, Intel; David Tsai, Vinson & Elkins; Rudy Kleysteuber, Sullivan & Cromwell
11:05am - 11:10amBreak
11:10am - 12:00pmInternet Policy and Your Brand
This session will provide updates on key ICANN and other Internet policy developments directly affecting IP owners in 2018. Specific topics will include: GDPR (European data protection regulations) and its effect on the WHOIS system that allows access to domain name registration data; ICANN’s review of rights protection mechanisms, including the UDRP; and how engagement on policy matters can have a positive impact on consumer protection.
Speakers: Perkins Coie LLP, Brian Winterfeldt, Winterfeldt IP Group; Margie Milam, Facebook; Bradley Silver, WarnerMedia
12:00pm - 12:25pmWrap-Up Roundtable Discussion
Discuss key takeaways from today’s panels, as well as predictions on future trends in IP practice. Attendees are welcome to ask questions, provide comments, and participate actively in the discussion.
12:25pm - 12:30pmClosing Remarks
Brian Winterfeldt

CLE Materials (Global Brand Enforcement Strategies) (The Internet and Your Brand) (Patent Technology Panel)