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SAVE THE DATE: April 18 SDIPLA Event Featuring the USPTO

9th Annual USD Patent Conference – Early Registration Open

9th Annual Patent Conference – Early Registration Open

The USD Annual Patent Law Conference will feature Undersecretary of Commerce & Director of USPTO, Andrei Iancu, on Thursday evening (Mar. 21) in Carmel Valley.  Friday (Mar. 22) will be on campus and will feature prominent judges, USPTO officials, local attorneys and executives, and patent law professors.

Thursday, March 21 (6:00-9:00pm)

San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Friday, March 22 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Peace & Justice Theatre, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110

9th Annual Patent Conference – Early Registration Open

DATE:  April 26-28, 2019
TIME:  Friday – Sunday
LOCATION:  Terranea Oceanfront Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  View Map

LAIPLA is proud to present its flagship, nationally-renowned intellectual property conference—the Annual Spring Seminar Retreat.  Spring Seminar is a three-day, can’t miss, get-a-way weekend that combines high-quality and in-depth legal content with an abundance of networking opportunities and social activities.  More than 30+ speakers consisting of leading legal scholars and experts, as well as in-house counsel and private practitioners will be presenting material on issues related to intellectual property and cutting edge technology.  Among the many presentations, there will be a fireside chat with Ms. Regan Smith, the General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office, and a keynote address by Ted Lieu, U.S. Congressman from California, who will discuss a host of issues related to the Internet, technology, and cybersecurity.


The SDIPLA has two primary aims: (1) connect local IP practioners with each other, and (2) provide topical, meaningful continuing legal education.

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Upcoming Events:

  • March 21-22 9th Annual USD Patent Conference (details > )

  • April 18:  USPTO EVENT John Cabeca – Director Silicon Valley Patent Office – location TBD

  • April 26-28 LAIPLA Spring Seminar Retreat, Terranea Oceanfront Resort (details >)

  • May:  Albert Keyack – EPO Attaché to the US – location TBD

  • June:  Candace Moon – Beer IP (Summer Social Meeting) – location TBD


SDIPLA provides a forum in which members meet monthly to exchange ideas and engage in stimulating discussions concerning the cutting-edge IP issues we all face. It also allows our members the opportunity to network and simply make friends or contacts with others sharing this worthy profession.

In addition, SDIPLA provides valuable opportunities to earn CLE credits at a very reasonable price in a relaxed atmosphere.

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