By Dennis Crouch
I’m looking forward to a few of upcoming IP Law events. Next week, I’ll be joining several hundred IP attorneys at the AIPLA annual meeting in Washington DC. I am the final speaker of the event — you guessed it Professional Responsibility & Ethics. The talk will take a comparative-law approach — looking at how duties and responsibilities shift according to the forum (litigation, prosecution, AIA Trials). My ethics talk follows a year-in-review panel with four all-star speakers:
- Trademarks – Prof. Christine Haight Farley (American)
- Patents – Prof. Mark Lemley (Stanford)
- Trade Secrets – Prof. Elizabeth Rowe (Florida)
- Copyrights – Meaghan Kent (Venable)
- Ethics Prof. Dennis Crouch (Missouri)
Because I already follow patent issues so closely, I typically learn the most from non-patent panels. I am particularly looking forward to hearing from Daniel Lee who is a deputy U.S. Trade Representative in charge of Innovation and Intellectual Property.
After that, I’ll be headed back to Chicago for the JMLS Annual IP Conference on Nov 2 where Judge Newman will give a keynote on how “The Future Is in Our Hands.” Thanks to Prof. Daryl Lim for organizing this event.
Meanwhile, my co-blogger Prof. David Hricik (Patent Law Ethics) has several interesting upcoming events:
- October 19, 2018 – Hricik is speaking at the 33rd Annual Privacy & Technology Law Institute in Atlanta on “Legal Ethics in the Modern World”
- October 23, 2018 – Hricik is speaking at the 12th Annual Corporate IP Institute in Atlanta on “How Technology Creates Professionalism Issues”
- November 1, 2018 – Hricik is speaking at the 23rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin on “Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud”
- December 4, 2018 – Hricik is presenting a webinar for Stafford called “Conflicts in Patent Prosecution”
Jumping ahead to January — I’m headed to the final Colorado Bar Ass’n SkiCLE (it will likely continue in future years in some other form) January 2-6 2019 in Aspen/Snowmass. Use code “FACULTYINSIDER” for $100 off. See you on the slopes.