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Center for International Legal Studies

International Issues in Intellectual Property: From Acquisitions to Utility

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States, Sunday, 21 January - Thursday, 25 January 2018

Steamboat Mountain


The Steamboat Grand


Rick Holzer

Chirag Patel

Draft Schedule

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Get Together for Dinner

Meet at Steamboat Grand; or at Restaurant TBD

Monday, 22 January 2018

Virtual Patent Marking: International Considerations

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


Trade Secret/Non-Compete Agreements

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


Networking Breakouts

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USPTO and International Connections

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


IP Portfolio Management

Moderator: Molly Kocialski


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

IP Cases Decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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


Patentable Subject Matter

Konrad Sechley, Gowlings, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Federal Trade Secrets Law

Jack Russo, Computerlaw Group LLP, Palo Alto, California, United States


Networking Breakouts

- and -

Historical Developments of IP Law in Mexico

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


Intellectual Property Litigation in Mexico

Alejandro Cárdenas Eychenne, McCoy Abogados, Mexico D.F., Mexico


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

IP Valuation

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


Freedom to Operate Patents

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


Networking Breakouts


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


IP Litigation Discussion Panel

Panelists: TBD


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 or the Steamboat Grand itself

Dress: business casual (or ski gear)

Registered Delegates and Faculty

William L. Blum, Alejandro Cárdenas Eychenne, Rachel Carnaggio, Steven K. Champlin, Eric Drennan, Daniel E. Gardenswartz, Richard J. Holzer, Mollybeth Kocialski, Richard L. Kornblith, Mark A. Nadeau, Chirag Patel, Jack Russo, Konrad A. Sechley, Christof Siefarth, Tera Smith, Robert A. Solomon,