IP Day In Chicago – 3 November 2009

An impressive roster of speakers from USPTO, USTR, ITC, ICANN plus outstanding local attorneys discussed pressing issues and future trends related to domestic and international intellectual property issues as countries transition from a global recession to thriving economies. Trends regarding domain names, litigation, licensing, and outsourcing were some of the topics for discussion.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly delivered the luncheon keynote address.

The event has been approved for 6.25 MCLE general credit hours.


Welcome, Dean David Yellen, Loyola University Chicago
Introduction, Cynthia M. Ho, Loyola University Chicago, Morning Moderator

Domestic Issues in a Global Economy: A View from the USPTO
Lynne G. Beresford, Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

IP in International Trade: Legal and Policy Tools

New gTLD’s: What you need to know about the next Internet Gold Rush!

  • Speakers:
    • Melissa Rotunno, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Moderator
    • David Giza, Senior Director, Contractual Compliance, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
    • Frederick Felman, Chief Marketing Officer, MarkMonitor, Inc.
    • Mark V.B. Partridge, Partner, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Cowboys and Outlaws: Protecting Patents and Trade Secrets and Policing False Advertising