Previous Events.

Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association

Prosecuting and Procuring Antibody Patents

Jess Roberts, Finnegan, March 3, 2022

Lessons Learned from Recent USPTO Disciplinary Decisions

Celeste Walker and Scott Bergeson, Troutman Pepper, January 27, 2022

Recent Developments in Trademark Law
John Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, November 9, 2021

IP and Data Privacy Due Diligence in M&A Transactions
Stephanie Martinez and Ashley Matthews, McGuireWoods, October 14, 2021

Recent Developments in Copyright Liability for Online Service Providers
Professor James Gibson, University of Richmond School of Law, April 27, 2021

The Trademark Modernization Act and CASE Act

Eric Howlett, Sands Anderson, March 25, 2021

Recent Developments in Trademark Law

John Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, November 17, 2020

Conflicts of Interest in Intellectual Property Law

Professor Chris Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, October 27, 2020

Markush Groups in Claim Drafting

Scott Bergeson, Troutman Pepper, October 6, 2020

Update on Patent Venues

Cortland Putbrese, Esq., Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig, March 28, 2019, hosted by Hunton Andrews Kurth

Intersection of Intellectual Property Law and Cybersecurity

Bobby N. Turnage, Jr., Sands Anderson, February 19, 2019, hosted by Sands Anderson

Open Source Software
Rina Van Orden and Courtney Reigel of Gavin Law Offices, January 24, 2019, hosted by LeClairRyan

Trademark Law Annual Update
John Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, November 13, 2018, hosted by Sands Anderson

The University of Richmond School of Law presented an exploration of artificial intelligence, evolving roles of legal expertise, and implications of social media use in law practice. Rick Klau, Google Ventures partner, and Laura Lee Miller, Harmon Claytor Corrigan Wellman.  October 23, 2018.

USPTO Art Unit Routing Determinations and Related Patent Application Drafting Strategies

Matt Hutman and Tonya Heyboer of Serco Inc., September 20, 2018, hosted by Troutman Sanders

Craft Beer and IP Law

Edward T. White and Aaron Parker, sponsored by Clarivate, June 12, 2018, at Three Notch'd Brewing Company

Recent Updates in Copyright Law

Prof. Laura Haymann, William & Mary Law School, April 19, 2018, hosted by Sands Anderson

Recent Decisions Regarding Ethical Behavior at the PTO

Prof. Chris Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, March 20, 2018, hosted by the Law School

 Data Privacy

Janet Peyton, Partner at McGuire Woods February 20, 2018, hosted by McGuire Woods

Panel Discussion on IPRs: Robert Angle, Chris Forstner, and John Morrissett, of Troutman Sanders, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, hosted by Troutman Sanders

 Trademark Law Annual Update
John B. Farmer, Founder, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, November 14, 2017, Hosted by LeClair Ryan

Inherently Obvious and Unexpected: Patent Prosecution
James Zak of Roberts, Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, PC, September 19, 2017
Hosted by Spotts Fain

 The Better Business Bureau: Everything You Did (and Didn't) Want to Know

Angella Isabell, Esq., in-house counsel with the Better Business Bureau, April 18, 2017

Hosted by Sands Anderson 

TTAB Proceedings

Linda McLeod, Partner at Kelly IP, March 21, 2017

Hosted by Hunton & Williams

Predicting Settlement and Adjudication: Empirical Evidence from Patent Litigation. Professor Chris Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, February 21, 2017, at the University of Richmond.

Recent Trademark Law Developments 

John B. Farmer, Founder, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, January 17, 2017

Decoding the Trade Secrets Act of 2016: What IP Practitioners Need to Know

Dana McDaniel, Spotts Fain, and Kalina Parker, JD 2016 William and Mary gave this presentation on November 15, 2016, at Spotts Fain.

A Fashion Law Primer

Joan Bellefield Davis, Schroder Davis, PLC gave this presentation on October 18, 2016 on using copyright, trademark and design patents to protect fashion brands.

A Trademark Litigation War Story: Why Hokie is not a Trademark

James Creekmore of Creekmore Law Firm gave this presentation on September 20, 2016 at the offices of LeClairRyan.

Elements and Experts in Copyright Infringment

James Gibson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Richmond School of Law gave this presentation on May 12, 2016 at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond

IP Valuation, Misappropriation and Digital Forensics

Brian Burns with Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP gave this presentation April 28, 2016 at Goodman Allen Donnelly

The changing landscape for patent damages.  

Brian Riopelle, Chair McGuireWoods IP Litigation/Patents Department

Gave this presentation March 29, 2016 at the Richmond office of McGuireWoods

"Update from the Office of the Solicitor"

Meredith Schoenfeld, Associate Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, USPTO

Gave this presentation on February 16, 2016 at William Mullen. Thanks to Meredith for coming down from DC and to Williams Mullen for hosting the program.

"Is the Second Circuit 'Transforming' Fair Use?" 

Stephen Demm, Partner at Hunton & Williams gave this presentation on January 28, 2016.

Thanks to Steve and Hunton & Williams for hosting the program.