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  • June 03, 2015

    Register Now for the Best Rates: the 10th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy is July 16-17

    June 3, 2015 – Register by June 26 for the best rates for the 10th annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy, presented by the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

    The 2015 State Bar IP Academy is Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17, at the Stone Harbor Resort and Convention Center in Sturgeon Bay.

    Earn as many as 8 CLE credits – including 1 EPR credit – at this year's IP Academy. The Academy includes exciting speakers from the Federal Trade Commission, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, judges from the United States District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as seasoned practitioners in intellectual property law and ethics matters

    The IP Academy is family friendly and offers plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the many wonderful surroundings of beautiful Door County.

    Exciting Speakers, Hottest Topics

    This year’s IP Academy will feature the following topics and speakers:

    • Data Privacy and Security Update: Steve Baker, Federal Trade Commission

    • View from the Bench: Hon. James Peterson

    • Copyright Hot Topics: Kevin Tottis, TottisLaw

    • Update from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Dr. Christal Sheppard, U.S. P.T.O.

    • Patent Law Year in Review: Prof. Jason Rantanen

    • View from the PTAB: Hon. Michael Fitzpatrick

    • Wisconsin Law on Patent Infringement Notices & Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Corey Finkelmeyer, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General and Director of Civil Litigation

    • New Patent Pro Bono Initiative in Wisconsin: Jay Erstling, Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law and Jennifer McDowell, U.S.P.T.O. Pro Bono Coordinator

    • Ethics and IP: Aviva Kaiser, State Bar of Wisconsin

    Reserve a Room by June 16 for Special Rates

    Reserve your room now at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. See the registration website for information about special room rates, which will be honored for reservations from Monday, July 13, through Sunday, July 19, 2015, based on availability.

    The room reservation deadline is Tuesday, June 16. To receive the special room rate, contact the Stone Harbor directly at (877) 746-0700. When making a reservation, tell them you are with the State Bar of Wisconsin – Intellectual Property Section.

    Register Now for the IP Academy and Save

    Sign up by June 26 – early-bird tuition for section members is $300, for nonsection members is $350, and for law students is $50.

    Nonsection members can join the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section for $35 and pay the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section Member tuition.

    Four Easy Ways to Register for the Academy

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