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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 entitled to 6.0 Credits of MCLE, including 5.0 of Skills and 1.0 of Ethics. RIPLA members and non-members are invited to attend this annual meeting.

RIPLA’s Fall CLE Seminar is scheduled for November 15, 2019 at Casa Larga Vineyards. We have some wonderful topics and speakers scheduled and we look forward to seeing you at the event!


8:00 – 8:30 AM

8:30 – 9:20 AM
Speaker: Albert Keyack, Vice President, Kilburn & Strode LLP
Topic: European Practice 2019: Brexit Update and Protecting AI in Europe
Credit: 1.0 Skills

9:20 – 10:20 AM
Speaker: SHIGA International Patent Office
Topic: Overview of IP Trends and Practice in Japan and Practical Tips in Light of Legal Comparison between USA and Japan
Credit: 1.0 Skills

10:20 – 10:40 AM
Networking Break

10:40 – 11:30 AM
Speaker: Brian Koide, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
Topic: PTAB Institution Trends
Credit: 1.0 Skills

11:30 AM – 12:25 PM

12:25 – 1:15 PM
Speaker: Brendan Palfreyman, Harris Beach PLLC
Topic: Trademarks for Craft Breweries
Credit: 1.0 Skills

1:15 – 2:05 PM
Speaker: Nicole Black, Legal Technology Evangelist, MyCase
Topic: Cloud Computing for Lawyers: Ethics and Security Issues
Credit: 1.0 Ethics

2:05 – 2:20 PM
Network Break

2:20 – 3:10 PM
Speaker: Rachel Pearlman, Heslin, Rothenberg Farley Mesiti
Topic: 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance, 10 months Later – Practical Impact of the “Practical Application” Standard
Credit: 1.0 Skills


Registration and Payment

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 registration fees with additional costs (membership fees, printed materials or multiple attendees) please fill out the Registration Form, obtain your total for the requested items and use the link below to send a custom amount to RIPLA.

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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 2019-2020 Membership Form. Click the Pay Now button below to make a payment for your membership and send your completed forms to Bryan C.Smith at smithbc@pepperlaw.com.