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

Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley, United States District Court

Barrington Dyer, Polsinelli

Hon. Jeremy Fogel, United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University

James Isbester, Kilpatrick Townsend

Jeff Risher, Tesla

Mary Shapiro, Evoke Law

Suchi Somasekar, Western Digital

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

Representatives from NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd. And Kilburn & Strode, LLP

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.

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 for details.


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