2011 Fall Symposium

Please plan to attend the 2011 Fall TIPLA CLE Seminar, Friday November 11. The meeting brochure outlining the program and speakers can be downloaded here.

The Friday program will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:00 AM. We will conclude by 4:45 PM. The program will be held in the offices of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings located in Suite 700 of the Roundabout Plaza at 1600 Division Street in Nashville. Parking is located in the building and you will be given a voucher at the meeting that covers the parking.

Registration is $130 members/$170 non-members for the CLE Friday inclusive of  breakfast, lunch and Tennessee CLE credit. Please complete the registration form and return it with your check as soon as possible, or bring it with you to the program.

For those needing hotel rooms, there is a Hilton Garden Inn located a block from the building at 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN.

Other hotels in the area are Embassy Suites/ Vanderbilt , Loew’s Vanderbilt, and Hutton Hotel.

We look forward to seeing you there.

TIPLA November 2011 Fall Symposium Brochure

8:30 – 9:00 Microsoft v. i4i: A Clear and Convincing Decision (Mark Bledsoe of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP)

9:00 – 9:30 Making (Thera) Sense of Inequitable Conduct (Rachel Zimmerman of Merchant & Gould)

9:30 – 10:00 Celebrity Images and the Public Domain (Anita Modak-Truran of Butler Snow)

10:15 – 11:00 Proprietary Rights in the Brains of Employees (Theodore C. Anderson III of Kilgore & Kilgore)

11:00 – 12:00 Patent Reform: What Does the Future Hold? (Mark Pitchford of Waddey & Patterson, and Bryan Jones of Baker Donelson)

12:45 – 1:15 IP and Political Campaigns (Samuel F. Miller of Baker Donelson)

1:15 – 1:45 The Hot News Doctrine: Does It Really Exist? (Paul Forsyth of Pitts, Lake & Bell, P.C.)

1:45 – 2:15 Information Security for Law Firms (Frederick W. Scholl, PhD of Monarch Information Networks, Inc.)

2:15 – 2:45 Joint Defense Agreements in Patent Infringement Cases (Jerry Sellinger of Patterson & Sheridan, LLP)

3:00 – 3:30 An Update on Trademark Law (Paul Kruse of Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC)

3:30 – 4:00 Be Kind to your Malpractice Carrier (Ann G. Schoen of Frost Brown Todd, LLC)

4:00 – 4:15 The Plight of Jorge Taylor (Steve Stark of Miller & Martin, PLLC)

4:15 – 4:45 Protection of Product Shape via Three Dimensional Trademarks (Matthew Cox of Waddey & Patterson)