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• Intellectual Property Law Section and ICLE:
Intellectual Property Law Institute
July 18-20

The Intellectual Property Law Section and ICLE are sponsoring an “Intellectual Property Law Institute” from 12 p.m. Thursday, July 18 through 12 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Ave. on Mackinac Island. There’s no better place to get advanced content in patent, trademark, and copyright law. Hear from top minds while taking in the beauty of Mackinac Island. Join more than 200 top-notch practitioners for elegant receptions and unparalleled networking.

Attendees will: gain insight straight from USPTO director Andrei Iancu; stay current with critical updates on patent, trademark, and copyright law; grasp the impact of Belmora, Octane Fitness, Helsinn, SAS, Shaw, ReDigi, and more; take home expert advice from both sides of the pond regarding opposition; and hone judgment with interactive ethics scenarios. Lisabeth H. Coakley of Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC, and Kendra Mattison of Koch Industries are moderators. Speakers include: Matthew Cutler, Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC; Mary Boney Denison, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Rob Doerfler, Mars Incorporated; Torsten Duhme, Witte Weller & Partner; Andrei Iancu, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Tom Irving, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP; Thomas Kjellberg, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman; Author Anne Gilson LaLonde; Arriènne (Angel) M. Lezak, Polsinelli; Dustin Hans Shunta, Warner Norcross + Judd; and Brian D. Wassom, Warner Norcross + Judd.

Registration fees are $295 for section members; $315 for ICLE Basic and Premium Partners; $295 per registrant for four or more registrants from the same firm; $195 for new lawyers (0-3 years in practice); and $395 for others. A special registration form is available for the first 40 current, sitting state court judges to attend at no cost. Register at https://www.icle.org.

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