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Every year, RIPLA organizes a CLE seminar in the Fall where we cover several developing and trending topics in intellectual property. Attorneys attending this event are typically entitled to a pre-determined number of CLE credits, which will be disclosed each year with new event information. RIPLA members and non-members are invited to attend this annual meeting.

RIPLA’s Fall CLE Seminar is scheduled for November 10, 2017 at Casa Larga Vineyards. We have some wonderful topics and speakers scheduled and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

8:30 AM to 9:20 AM
: Albert Keyack, EPO Attaché to the United States
Presentation: Updates and Insights Regarding Representing Clients in Matters Before the European Patent Office

9:20 AM to 10:20 AM
William Griffin, Deputy Director of Office and Enrollment Discipline
Presentation: Ethical Considerations in Practicing before the USPTO

10:20 AM to 10:35 AM – Networking Break

10:35 AM to 11:35 AM
Speaker: George R. McGuire, Chairman, Intellectual Property Practice Group Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Presentation: Using Universities for Research – Things to Know and Consider

11:35 AM to 12:35 PM – Lunch

12:35 PM to 1:35 PM
Zosan (Sam) Soong, Senior Patent Counsel, Xerox Corporation
Presentation: Negotiating Confidential Disclosure Agreements And Managing Compliance By Party’s Personnel

1:35 PM to 2:35 PM
Frederick W. Gibb III, Gibb & Riley
KSR v. Teleflex Progeny

2:35 PM to 2:50 PM – Networking Break

2:50 PM to 4:15 PM
The Landscape of Section 101-Related Appeals to the PTAB
Gary B. Cohen, Of Counsel, Basch & Nickerson LLP



Please use this Registration Form to sign up for this event and use the links below to make your payment online:

Members: Click here to pay for a ticket ($180)

Retired/In-House Counsel/Student Members: Click here to pay for a ticket ($110)

Retired/In-House Counsel/Student Non-Members: Click here to pay for a ticket ($140)

Non-Members: Click here to pay for a ticket ($210)


For those of you interested in joining RIPLA or renewing your membership (and saving on the cost of this event), you can download and complete this 2017-2018 Membership Form. Click the Pay Now button below to make a payment for your membership and send your completed forms to the RIPLA treasurer, Stephanie Nott at nott@abramslaw.com.