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Date(s) - Fri 04/05/2024 - Sun 04/07/2024
All Day

The Lodge at Sonoma


April 5-7, 2024

You are invited to join the SFIPLA at the 2024 Spring Seminar being held at the beautiful property of the Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Sonoma, California. Panels and presenters from the San Francisco Bay Area intellectual property community typically include judges, USPTO representatives, corporate and law firm attorneys presenting on a range of recent and emerging IP issues. Educational programing, presentations and debates will take place on Saturday-Sunday April 6th-7th. In addition to our educational programing, the seminar offers networking opportunities at the Welcome Reception on Friday April 5thand Breakfast Socials on Saturday-Sunday April 6th-7th. During the afternoon, attendees can relax around the hotel pool, spa or local Sonoma and Napa wineries and attractions.

Registration Costs are outlined below for members and non-members. 

2024 SFIPLA Annual Seminar Programming

Saturday April 6th

9-10 AM:         Schedule A Defendant Cases

Eric Goldman, Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law


10-11 AM:      Interplay Between IP Protection & FDA Approval

Chad Shear, Patent Litigation Partner, Cooley LLP

Son Nguyen, Special Counsel, FDA, Cooley LLP


11-12 PM:      Gen-AI Contracts: IP, Liability and Responsibility

David Tollen, Sycamore Legal, P.C./Tech Contracts Academy™


Sunday April 7th

9-10 AM:         IP Year in Review

Jamie Isbester, IP Litigation Attorney


10-11 AM:      Franchise Law & Trademark Practice

Marc Lieberstein, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


11-12 PM:      Judges’ Panel, Presentation of Evidence at IP Trials

Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Judge Alex G. Tse, District Court for the Northern District of California

Moderator: Mark Liang, Partner, IP Litigation, O’Melveny


All hotel reservations must be made directly with the Lodge at Sonoma Resort (The Lodge at Sonoma | A Luxury Sonoma Resort & Spa Retreat). 

SFIPLA wishes to thank our following sponsor(s) for this year’s Seminar:



Sponsoring the annual seminar provides an opportunity to connect with leading intellectual property law professionals over three enjoyable days. Email us at info@sfipla.com for details.


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