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The Proof Is in the Data

IP West 2017: Current Intellectual Property Law Issues

Long Beach, CA

Blank Rome Partner Cheryl S. Chang will present at the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s IP West 2017 forum, taking place Wednesday and Thursday, October 11–12, 2017, in Long Beach, CA.

Ms. Chang’s panel, “The Proof is in the Data,” will consist of diversity experts who will discuss the current problems we face in our workforces, such as pay gaps between men and women and the lack of women and minorities in high-level positions. They will also expand the discussion to include real-life examples and the data proving that having a diverse workforce promotes innovation and growth and results in a more prosperous organization. Ms. Chang’s co-panelists will be Baraa Kahf of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP and Jennifer Longnion of Dollar Shave Club.

The panel will be on Wednesday, October 11, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

IP West is a new forum providing insightful updates on the most current IP Law. Leading practitioners will discuss a wide range of IP topics, covering an extensive list of subject areas, including technology, entertainment, life sciences, corporate issues and more.

Other highlights include:

  • Recent Supreme Court Decisions
  • IP Protection in China
  • Open Source Software
  • Trade Secrets
  • Ethics
  • Data Privacy
  • Trade Dress

Key sessions each day include 3 Plenaries:

  • A judges’ panel discussing current bench and bar issues
  • A panel with the USPTO and IP practitioners discussing the latest in IP issues
  • A corporate issues panel including speakers from Airbnb, Juno Therapeutics, Microsoft, and Nest Labs

For more information, or to register, please visit the event web page.