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.

2014 SpringPosium® Agenda

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)

Wendy Choi, Ballard Spahr LLP, Atlanta Bar SpringPosium Chair

Art Gardner, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC, Founding Sponsor

Jessica Keesee, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC, Georgia State Law SpringPosium Chair

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

The Evolving Intellectual Property Challenges Confronting Research- and Development-Focused Companies

Moderator: Joe Gleason, Alston & Bird LLP

John Cox, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

Judy Jarecki-Black, Merial Limited

Kaveh Rashidi-Yazd, Siemens Corp.

AIA — Trial Practice

Moderator: Jeff Breloski, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Jeff Blake, Merchant & Gould

Lissi Mojica, Dentons

1:25 to 2:25 p.m. Managing Litigation in the New Era

Moderator: Cortney Alexander, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP 

Kevin Cranman, Ericsson Television

Michael Bishop, AT&T IP Holding Co.

Joe Benz, Paul Hastings LLP

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

 • sponsored by Kent Law PC

2:40 to 3:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Trademark Law Update

Russell Blythe, King & Spalding

Ted Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Kelly Whitehart, Miller & Martin PLLC

Subject Matter Eligibility After Myriad & CLS Bank

Moderator: Brian Shortell, Ballard Spahr LLP

Phil Colburn, Cantor Colburn LLP

Betsy LeBel, Kemira

Cheryl Tubach, J.M. Huber Corp.

3:40 to 3:55 p.m. Break

3:55 to 4:55 p.m. Nonpracticing Entity Reform

Moderator: Wendy Choi, Ballard Spahr LLP

David Pridham, Dominion Harbor Group

Daniel P. McCurdy, Allied Security Trust

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

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception in the Ruins with live music

• Sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP

7:30 p.m. Dinner in the Ruins

• Sponsored by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

9 p.m. Hospitality Suite

• Sponsored by Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

• Sponsored by Brient Intellectual Property Law LLC

• Sponsor Displays and Demonstrations

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Damages Topic

Moderator: Dan Kent, Kent Law PC

Dan Cenatempo, FairValue Advisors

Denise Dauphin, Accounting, Economics & Appraisal Group LLC

Ronen Arad, PricewaterhouseCoopers

9:35 to 10:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Fair Use in Copyright After Authors Guild v. Google

Steve Schaetzel, Meunier Carlin Curfman, LLC

Professor Michael Landau, Georgia State Law

Keith Roberson, 3D Systems

Brenton Hund, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Developments in Claim Construction Law

Moderator: John North, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Eduardo Carreras, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Scott Culpepper, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP

Edward Pennington, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

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

• sponsored by Conway MacKenzie Inc.

10:50 to 11:50 a.m. Patent Law Update

Jeff Kuester, Taylor English Duma LLP

John Greenwald, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva PC

Scott Brient, Brient Intellectual Property Law LLC

11:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Ethics: Spotting Conflicts of Interest in Prosecution, Litigation and Opinion Work

Professor David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law

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

1 p.m. Networking Lunch

• Sponsored by Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC

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