2012 Spring Symposium

Please plan to attend the 2012 Spring TIPLA CLE Seminar, Friday May 4. The meeting brochure outlining the program and speakers will be available soon and can be downloaded from this page when available.

The Friday 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.

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.

2012-05 TIPLA Summer Brochure

Time Session
8:00 Continental Breakfast provided
8:20 Welcoming Remarks
  (Peter Brewer of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC)
8:30 – 9:15 Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Review of Patents
  (L. Wayne Beavers and John Triggs of Waddey & Patterson, PC)
9:15 – 10:00 Recent Developments in Copyright Law
  (Tamera Bennett of Bennett Law Office)
10:00 – 10:30 Motions to Disqualify in Federal Court
  (John T. Winemiller of Merchant & Gould, PC)
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break
10:30 – 11:15 Prior User Rights and the AIA
  (Jacob Neu of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP)
11:15 – 11:45 Proving Joint Infringement and Avoiding the Issue
  (Keith Jaasma of Patterson & Sheridan, LLP)
11:45 – 12:00 TIPLA Business Meeting
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch at Waddey & Patterson
12:45 – 1:15 Trademarks and Parody: Starbucks Charbucks Schmarbucks
  (Lane Belisomo of Butler Snow)
1:15 – 1:45 Helping Tennessee Companies Export
  Andy Collier (Nashville U.S. Export Assistance Center)
1:45 – 2:15 Trademarks and Navy Seals: the Use and Protection of Insignias
  (Maia Woodhouse of Baker Donelson)
2:15 – 2:45 Ethics and the OED
  (Peter Brewer and Chris Holly of Baker Donelson)
2:45 – 3:00 Afternoon Break
3:00 – 3:30 Malpractice and Jurisdiction: State vs. Federal
  (Nicolo Davidson and Kevin Hartley of Stites & Harbison, PLLC)
3:30 – 4:00 Patentable Subject Matter and the Life Sciences
  (Ian MacFarland of Pitts & Lake, PC)
4:00 – 4:30 Patentable Subject Matter and Business Methods
  (Gary Montle of Waddey & Patterson, PC)
4:30 Adjourn