Monday, August 15, 2011

Upcoming IP CLE in Chicago

The Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) has an upcoming CLE program in Chicago, "Enhancing IP Rights in a Time of Erosion." The one-and-a-half day program offers 10 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics. The program will be September 19 & 20, 2011 at the W City Center in Chicago.

The program will include a mix of speakers from law firm and corporate practice, covering both substantive law and practice management topics. Some of the topics are: 
  • Maintaining Your Brand of Excellence in IP (Philip S. Johnson, Johnson & Johnson)
  • Corporate IP Trends in Light of the Recession and Evolving Case Law (Clifton G. Green, Whirlpool Corporation; Kurt Van Thomme, invited, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.)
  • IP at Goodyear (Bruce J. Hendricks, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)
  • Strength of IP Rights Outside the US
  • Top Case Review
  • E-lawyering
  • Marketing, Brand Building and Social Media for Attorneys
  • Legal Project Management

I've been involved in planning this conference, and I hope to see some of you there. Registration and hotel information is available at


  1. where can I get more info. on ethics cle?

  2. >where can I get more info. on ethics cle?

    The program brochure describes the ethics CLE as

    Ethical Optimized IP Transactions
    The ethics of a variety of transactions and situations will be explored.
    Presented by Kirk Goodwin, Senior Counsel, Whirlpool Corporation.

    Is that what you're asking for?