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Center for International Legal Studies

International Issues in Intellectual Property: From Acquisitions to Utility

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States, Monday, 22 January - Thursday, 25 January 2018

Faculty Confirmation/Registration

Steamboat Mountain

Venue

The Steamboat Grand

Chairmen

Rick Holzer

Chirag Patel

Draft Schedule

Monday, 22 January 2018

Opening Remarks

Rick Holzer and Chirag Patel, Holzer Patel Drennan, Denver, Colorado, United States

7:30-8:00 AM

IP Cases Decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Moderator: Rick Holzer

Steve Champlin, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

8:00-9:00 AM

Choosing the Right Arbitrator

Moderator: Rick Holzer

Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Graf & Pitkowitz, Vienna, Austria

9:00-10:00 AM

Networking Breakouts

10:00-12:00 AM and 2:00-4:00PM

USPTO and International Connections

Moderator: Rick Holzer

Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office, Denver, Colorado, United States

4:30-5:30 PM

Historical Developments of IP Law in Mexico

Moderator: Molly Kocialski

Rafael Manterola Icaza, Rivadeneyra Treviño y De Campo SC, Mexico DF, Mexico

5:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Freedom to Operate for Patents

Moderator: David Aylen, Gowlings, Moscow, Russia.

Eric Drennan and Rick Holzer, Holzer Patel Drennan, Denver, Colorado, United States

7:30-8:30 AM

Patentable Subject Matter

Moderator: David Aylen

Konrad Sechley, Gowlings, Vancouver, BC, Canada

8:30-9:30 AM

Networking Breakouts

10:00-12:00 AM and 2:00-4:00PM

New York: A Forum for Litigating International Disputes

Moderator: Konrad Sechley

Joshua Rievman, Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner, New York, New York, United States

4:30-5:30 PM

Trade Secret/Non-Compete Agreements

Moderator: Konrad Sechley

Daniel Gardenswartz, Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, San Diego, California, United States

5:30-6:30 PM

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

IP Valuation

Moderator: Dan Gardenswartz

Chirag Patel, Holzer Patel Drennan, Denver, Colorado, United States

7:30-8:30 AM

IP Courts in Russia

Moderator: Dan Gardenswartz

David Aylen, Gowlings, Moscow, Russia

8:30-9:30 AM

Networking Breakouts

10:00-12:00 AM and 2:00-4:00PM

Alternative Resolution of IP Disputes

Moderator: Richard Kornblith, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Christof Siefarth, GÖRG, Cologne, Germany

Mark Nadeau, DLA Piper, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

4:30-6:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

Rick Holzer and Chirag Patel

6:30-7:00 PM

The retreat provides three days of early morning and late afternoon sessions at the Steamboat Grand, with sessions certified for CLE/CPD

The flat fee for attendance is US$600 (discounts for faculty members and IBLC members) and includes professional program and materials and all breakfasts and afternoon coffee breaks.

Accommodation suggestions are best found at Steamboat.com or the Steamboat Grand itself

Dress: business casual (or ski gear)

Registered Delegates and Faculty

Steven K. Champlin, Daniel E. Gardenswartz, Rafael Manterola Icaza, Mark A. Nadeau, Konrad A. Sechley,