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Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:15 AM - 5:15 PM CST
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IPLAC presents:



October 17, 2019


11:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.


Standard Club

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago Symposium will be held on October 17, 2019 at the Standard Club.  IPLAC will be applying for 3.0 hrs. of General MCLE credit and 1.0 hour of Professional Responsibility credit in Illinois.

We're excited about our planned topics this year!

  1. State of the Northern District of Illinois Courts, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Jury Trials and the Local Patent Rules (Judge Matthew F. Kennelly).

  2. Foreign Patents and Trademarks: Where, Advantages, Enforcement, and Value (Japan: Mr. Toshihiko Aikawa, Orion Int’l. Patent Office and Ms. Atsuko Miura, Tokai Patent Law Firm  (JPAA Representatives); Korea:  Mr. Seong Tahk Ahn, Lee & Ko; China:  Mr. Edward Chalfie, Watson & Bird; Europe:  Mr. Albert Keyack, Kilburn & Strode (former EPO liaison for the USPTO).

  3. What IP Lawyers Should Know About ARDC Proceedings and Client Complaints (Benjamin Boroughf, Counsel for Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission).

  4. Advice, Practice Tips and Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Practice in the Federal Courts (Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Judge John Robert Blakey, Judge Mary M. Rowland and Magistrate Judge Sheila  M. Finnegan).

As space is limited, we encourage IPLAC members and non-members alike to register for this program early.  Registration is now open and includes greatly reduced New Membership pricing and options.  Lunch is included as part of the program.  

Registration Fees:

Private practice attorneys:

Members $79
Non-Members $119 for Symposium only – OR - $199 for Symposium AND IPLAC Local Attorney Membership through April 30, 2020.*

In-house Counsel - Student - Faculty - Non-Profit Attorney - Paralegal - Patent Agent

Members $49
Non-Members $79 for Symposium only – OR - $99 for Symposium AND IPLAC In-house Counsel Membership through April 30, 2020.*

* Registrants will be contacted at a later date with instructions for completing a membership application

Please click here to register for this event.

Please consider also attending the IPLAC Judges' dinner that will be held at the Standard Club immediately following the Symposium.  Separate registration will be required via our website.

Please direct any questions regarding this Symposium to Jared Hedman, George Jonas and Chris Eggert.

We're looking forward to seeing you at this year's Symposium!