Sunday, October 31, 2010

Upcoming Events and Blogs (Shameless Plugs Category – Low-Cost, High Quality MCLE!)

The IP Law Center at Golden Gate presents the Ninth Annual Recent Developments in IP Law and Policy Conference at Golden Gate University all day (9-5 p.m.) Friday, November 5th, at the GGU campus at 536 Mission Street in San Francisco. The Conference features panels on recent developments in trademark and patent law, an hour of ethics for IP practitioners, and a cutting edge panel on online gaming, featuring panelists from Zynga and Electronic Arts, and moderated by veteran copyright lawyer Neil Smith. The program offers 6 hours of MCLE credit for $75 for attorneys, $35 for GGU alums, and $15 for current students (which just about covers the box lunch cost!)
Tickets can be purchased online at, or on the day of the event. For further information, email Justin Reid at

Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski speaks on April 11th, 2011. The IP Law Center at Golden Gate University School of Law is pleased to present to the Bay Area IP law community a rare opportunity to hear remarks by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski regarding IP law and important trends in federal IP law jurisprudence. Judge Kozinski will present these remarks as the third speaker in the IPLC’s Distinguished IP Law Speaker series, in a program free to the public, held at the GGU campus from 6:30-7:30 on April 11th. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear from one of the leading jurists in the nation, whose probing and sometimes caustic commentary on IP issues routinely makes headlines and is studied by academics and practitioners alike.

Last but not least, two new blog posts follow this one, and I’ve got a few more in the works. Its’ been a bit of a blogging dry spell since my September posts, but with the planning of the IP Conference now completed, I can now address a backlog of blog topics that have been waiting patiently on my desk – including commentary about the violence in video games case (Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Assoc.), and the future of copyright, including my review of the fascinating analysis and proposals included in a forthcoming article on this subject by a consortium of contributors assembled by Berkeley Prof. Pamela Samuelson, and a discussion of the SFIPLA panel on the subject, in which Mark Radcliffe and I offered divergent forecasts. Stay tuned!

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