Future Intellectual Property Trends to be Discussed at Chicago IP Alliance Event

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The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) will hold its third IP Day in Chicago conference; Distinguished National Speakers to Present

The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) will hold its third IP Day in Chicago conference. The theme for this year's event is Intellectual Property in a Global Economy. The one-day conference will be held on November 3, 2009 and explore timely and cutting edge issues associated with domestic and international IP law. In addition to in-house and outside counsel, speakers include USPTO Commissioner Lynne Beresford, as well as representatives from the United States Trade Representatives Office (USTR), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The following sessions will be part of the 2009 forum:

-Domestic Issues in a Global Economy: A View from the USPTO
-IP in International Trade: Legal and Policy Tools
-New gTLD's: What you need to know about the next Internet Gold Rush!
-Cowboys and Outlaws: Protecting Patents and Trade Secrets and Policing False Advertising

The featured luncheon speaker will be the Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Judge Kennelly is expected to speak about the newly adopted local patent rules.

The event is approved for 6.25 general MCLE credit hours. IP Day in Chicago will be held at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago.

CIPA is grateful for the support of its sponsors: Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz LLP; MarkMonitor, Inc.; Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP; McAndrews, Held and Malloy Ltd.; Neal & McDevitt, LLC; Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson.
The event brochure, information and registration can be found at http://www.chicagoIPalliance.com.

The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance is a not-for-profit entity that identifies and promotes Chicago, the Midwest and its committed intellectual property practitioners, law schools, associations and businesses as the intellectual property center for new ideas, programs and education.

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