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Date(s) - Fri 09/21/2018 - Sun 09/23/2018
All Day

Indian Springs Resort & Spa

September 21-23, 2018



 Indian Springs Resort & Spa

Calistoga – Napa Valley, CA


This year’s SFIPLA Annual Seminar will take place the weekend of September 21-23 at the lovely Indian Springs Resort & Spa in Calistoga – Napa Valley, CA. We’re looking forward to hosting three days of networking, learning, and relaxation for IP professionals and their families.

Confirmed Speakers

Hon. Jeremy Fogel, U.S.D.C, Northern District of California

Hon. Laurel Beeler, U.S.D.C, Northern District of California

Hon. Jacqueline Scott Corley, U.S.D.C, Northern District of California

Hon. Robert Stoll, former USPTO Commissioner, Drinker Biddle & Reath

Sabrina Sweat-Kajogbola, Homeland Security Investigations

Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University

Suchi Somasekar, Western Digital

Jeff Risher, Faraday Future

Eric Gelwicks, LiveNation

James Isbester, Kilpatrick Townsend

Erica Brand Portnoy, Sideman Bancroft LLP

Mary Shapiro, Evoke Law

Christopher Shaowei & Dr. Luke Zuo, NTD Patent &Trademark Agency Ltd

Frederic Thiel & Richard Howson, Kilburn & Strode

Barrington Dyer, Polsinelli

Irina Lyapis, Winston & Strawn

Standard Registration ($1,900) includes full CLE program, lodging Friday and Saturday nights, Friday evening drinks reception, and  Saturday banquet dinner. Discounted packages are available for law students, recent graduates, government lawyers, as well as a “no hotel” package.

Program Schedule

Tickets available for purchase through our Eventbrite page.

Sponsorship opportunities for this exciting annual event are available. Sponsoring the Annual Seminar provides an opportunity to connect with leading intellectual property law professionals over three enjoyable days. For more information, email us at info@sfipla.com for details.


SFIPLA would like to thank the following sponsors for the 2018 Annual Seminar