The SpringPosium® is an annual Intellectual Property CLE conference co-sponsored by Georgia State Law and the Atlanta Bar IP Section. This conference is the premier continuing legal education conference for IP in the region. SpringPosium® is typically held at a resort within driving distance of metro Atlanta such as Barnsley Gardens.

General Conference Information

IP Advisory Board members Jessica Keesee (J.D. ’09) of Meunier Carlin & Curfman and Chittam Takore (J.D. ’11) of the U.S. District Court are Georgia State Law co-chairs. For information on SpringPosium®, go to www.springposium.com.

2015 SpringPosium® Agenda

Friday, April 10

11 a.m. Lunch, Seminar Registration and Check-In

• Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations

• Lunch sponsored by Cantor Colburn LLP

Noon to 12:15 p.m. Opening Remarks, Sponsor Introductions and Program Overview

(Joint session in the Pavilion Conference Center)

12:20 to 1:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Navigating the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

• Moderator: Jason Rosenberg, Alston & Bird LLP

• Hon. David Mermelstein, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB)

• Jessica Lewis, Coca Cola Company

• Scott Johnson, Merchant & Gould

Inter Partes Review: Strategies for Success

• Moderator: Jeff Blake, Merchant & Gould

• Hon. Trenton Ward, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

• Scott Marty, Ballard Saphr

• Lissi Mojica, Dentons

1:25 to 2:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Securing IP Protection Outside of the U.S.

• Moderator: Brad Groff, Garnder Groff

• Robert Barker, Medtronic

IP Jurisprudence – Navigating the Changes in Patent Law and Adapting Your Strategy

• Moderator: John Cox, Womble Carlyle

• Judy Jarecki-Black, Merial, Ltd.

• Professor Yaniv Heled, Georgia State University College of Law

• Laura Fritts, Emory University, Director, License and Patent Strategy & Chief Intellectual Property Officer

2:25 to 2:40 p.m. Networking Break

 • Sponsored by Kent Law, PC

2:40 to 3:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Patent Law Update

• Moderator: Scott Brient, Brient Globerman

• Professor Tim Holbrook, Emory University School of Law

• Don Anderson, Taylor English Duma

Copyright Law Update

• Moderator: Andrew Pequignot, Kilpatrick Townsend

• William Roberts, U.S. Copyright Office

• Liz Wheeler, UP TV

• Professor Michael Landau, Georgia State University College of Law

3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Management of IP Litigation for the Law Firm and Client

• Moderator: Cortney Alexander, Finnegan

• Steven Hill, Hill, Kertscher & Wharton

• Allen Yee, Coca Cola Company

5:00 p.m. Free Time, Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

• Sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP

7:30 p.m. Dinner

• Sponsored by Finnegan

9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite

• Sponsored by Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Saturday, April 11

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

• Sponsored by Brient Globerman LLC

• Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP Matters

• Moderator: Bill Needle, JAMS

• Joe Staley, Kids II

• Clint Crosby, Baker Donelson

9:35 to 10:35 a.m. Keynote – The Economics of Intellectual Property in Business Strategy

• Dr. Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:35 to 10:50 a.m. Networking Break

• Sponsored by Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

10:50 to 11:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions

IP Valuation and Damages Strategies

• Moderator: Dan Cenetempo, Fair Value Advisor

• Ronen Arad, PWC

• Denise Dauphin, Accounting Economics & Appraisal Co.

Patent Eligibility in 2015

• Moderator: Brian Shortell, Ballard Spahr

• Natasha Moffitt, King & Spalding

• David Cornett, Meunier Carlin & Curtman

11:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Litigation Ethics: How to Advocate within the Rules

• Moderator: Jackie Knapp Burt, HGD Law

• Hon. Charles Pannell, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

• Hon. Steve Jones, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

12:55 p.m.  Closing Remarks and Thanks to Our Sponsors