2021 IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting

/2021 IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting
2021 IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting 2021-09-14T06:58:59-04:00

Join IPO LIVE in Austin (Sept. 19-21)
or Virtual (Sept. 28-30)!

Questions: Contact IPO Meetings.


LIVE (In-person) Registration Fees
 (Sept. 19-21, Austin, TX):

  • IPO Member: $850
  • Non-member: $1,700
  • Government/Academic/Emeritus: $475

VIRTUAL Registration Fees (Sept. 28-30):

  • IPO Member: $400
  • Non-member: $800
  • Government/Academic/Emeritus: $250

Group Rate for IPO Members: $1,500

  • Rate includes unlimited virtual passes for all employees of the member organization + up to (2) in-person passes.
  • Additional fees will apply for each additional in-person pass beyond two.
  • To receive the group rate, an organization must submit a Group Form. IPO will then notify the organization once additional employees can register, for the virtual meeting, at no additional cost.

The early bird discount ended on August 31.

Join IPO for our LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting! We look forward to providing an exceptional experience for our members that accommodates the broad array of health and safety comfort levels as well as travel policies and budgets. Registrants will be given the option to participate live or virtually. Both options offer access to the same educational content as well as unique networking opportunities. Click on the “Program” button for more information.

Keynote Speakers:

Hon. Alan Albright, Western District of Texas (Waco Division), will speak at the LIVE Annual Meeting on Sept. 20.
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will speak at the VIRTUAL Annual Meeting on Sept. 28.


Session descriptions will indicate
LIVE + Virtual” or “Virtual Only” after the title.
Check back regularly for updates.

Sponsors

Monday's IPOasis & Meeting Platform Sponsor
Attendee Welcome Kits & Virtual Networking Event
WiFi Sponsor
IPOasis Island
Virtual Fitness Challenge
IPOasis Island
Session Sponsor
IPOasis Island
IPOasis Island
Social Event Sponsor
Charging Devices Sponsor
IPOasis Island
Meeting Platform Sponsor
IPOasis Island
Lanyard Sponsor
Social Event Sponsor
IPOasis Island
Meeting Platform Sponsor
Virtual Meeting Platform
IPOasis Island
Hotel Keycard Sponsor
CLE Sponsor
IPOasis Island
Pens & Badge Center Sponsor
IPOasis Island
IPOasis Island
Sponsor
Social Event Sponsor
Signage Sponsor
IPOasis Island
Meeting Platform Sponsor
IPOasis Island

Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship information or questions, contact Clara Stanfield. Please note that sponsorship opportunities are open to IPO members only. For more information on joining IPO, click here.

Committee Activities

Committees play an integral role in policy development at IPO by researching and providing analysis on current IP issues and producing recommendations for the Board of Directors. Many of IPO’s Standing IP Committees will hold virtual business meetings on Thursday, September 23 to allow for the most participation. Committee Business Meetings will not be held during the LIVE Annual Meeting in Austin. The Virtual Committee Business Meetings are open to registered attendees of the IPO LIVE+Virtual Annual Meeting. You do not have to be a member of the committee to attend.

Below is a current list of committees and their meeting date/times. Check back often as this list will be updated as meetings are confirmed.

Thursday, September 23:

9:00am-10:00am ET

  • Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy Committee
  • Asian Practice Committee
  • International Trademark Law & Practice Committee

11:00am-12:00pm ET

  • Artificial Intelligence & Other Emerging Technologies
  • Corporate IP Management & Operations
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee
  • U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice
  • U.S. Trademark Office Practice
  • Women in IP Law  Committee

1:00pm-2:00pm ET

  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • International Patent Law & Trade Committee
  • Next Generation Leaders Committee
  • Patent Litigation Committee
  • Standard Setting
  • Trade Secrets Committee
  • U.S. Patent Law

3:00pm-4:00pm ET

  • Canadian Practice Committee
  • Copyright & Related Rights Committee
  • Damages & Injunctions Committee
  • Industrial Designs Committee
  • IP Licensing & Related Issues Committee
  • U.S. Patent Office Practice
  • U.S. Trademark Law

CLE Info

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be applied for. Additional CLE information will be provided to attendees on the IPO Annual Meeting App or in-person in Austin, TX.
For questions about CLE, please contact Susan Lusk at susan@ipo.org.

Accommodations

IPO has reserved a block of rooms at the JW Marriott, the location for the LIVE portion of IPO’s Annual Meeting (September 19-21). In order to receive the IPO group rate of $289/night + taxes for a single/double room, reservations must be made directly with the hotel by Friday, September 10, 2021, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reference the “IPO Annual Meeting” when making your reservation. Rooms must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid hotel cancellation fees.

Room rates are available three days before and after IPO’s Annual Meeting, pending room availability. Additional persons are $10 each per night. State & local taxes are 17.614% (as of 5/27/21), and are effective upon check-out.

JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd Street | Austin, Texas 78701
Online Reservation Link (use this link to receive IPO’s group rate of $289+taxes per night)
Reservation Phone: +1-844-473-3959

Please note: IPO does not use a third-party reservation service. If you are contacted by a third-party claiming to be IPO or the JW Marriott to make a hotel reservation – do not give out your information. Please report any incidents to IPO Meetings.

IPO MEETING POLICIES

Attendee List Policy

Registration constitutes agreement by registrant for IPO to list registrant name, organization, and location on the attendee list. The attendee list is available to registrants on the first day of the meeting via the meeting platform.

Meeting Photo Waiver and Release Policy

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, IPO meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for IPO to use and distribute (both now and in the future), the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs and audio/filming of such events and activities. These photos, audio, or film are for IPO use only and may appear on the IPO Website, newsletter, conference brochures, social media outlets, or other future IPO promotional material. This also includes photos uploaded by attendees using the IPO meeting platform or use of the public chat and forum platforms. For concerns about your image or likeness being used in this manner, please contact meetings@ipo.org.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Acknowledgement

The safety and health of our members, officers, attendees, sponsors, vendors, and staff is of the highest priority, and we are actively monitoring the guidelines and recommendations from government agencies as well as the JW Marriott and the State of Texas to ensure the safety of everyone involved. We will provide updates surrounding the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting as they become available.

Prior to purchasing a ticket to travel for and attending the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting, please ensure you have read the latest CDC guidance for prevention as well as any travel advisories or restrictions that may impact your plans.

CDC Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/about-covid-19.html

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories and Restrictions: (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html).

Please be advised that travel and attendance at in-person events involve the risk of contracting communicable diseases. By registering for the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting, you agree to comply with all safety protocols announced by IPO and the JW Marriott.

(Updated as of 8/25/21) Vaccination and Face Coverings: IPO strongly recommends all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face covering and maintain physical social distancing while you are present in IPO’s Annual Meeting event space at the JW Marriott Austin. IPO does not require attendees to be vaccinated or to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting. Note: At this time, the JW Marriott Austin does not require face coverings unless you are unvaccinated. To view all hotel health and safety protocols related to COVID-19, visit https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/ausjw.

Accordingly, you agree that you will not attend the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting if within fourteen days preceding the conference, you have:

  • Tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID or other communicable disease or been identified as a potential carrier of COVID or other communicable diseases, or
  • Experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID or other communicable diseases; or
  • Traveled to a country that is subject to a U.S. State Department Level 4 “Do Not Travel” health advisory; or
  • Been in direct contact with or the immediate vicinity of any person who is either reconfirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID or other communicable disease or who has traveled to a Prohibited Country within the last fourteen days preceding the encounter.

Please Note: The guidelines in this document are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information, and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerge, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Be sure to take note of the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting Know Before You Go email prior to traveling – this will contain the latest updates and information as to what is expected on-site. The email will be sent to registered attendees approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

Cancellation Policies

In-person Attendees: In-person attendees who cancel by 5:00 pm ET on Tuesday, August 31 will receive a partial refund of $450.00, and will still have access to the IPO Virtual Annual Meeting. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel/travel arrangements and cancellations. All presentations and materials will be available until October 30, 2021, on the IPO Annual Meeting Virtual Platform for those no longer able to attend in person. IPO is not responsible for any travel or lodging expenses incurred due to the cancellation of the conference. If for any reason you must cancel your conference registration, please remember to cancel your housing arrangements separately. IPO is not responsible for hotel no-show fees or any travel or lodging expenses you might incur.

Virtual-only Attendees: Once registration has been processed, no refunds will be given for virtual attendee cancellations. All presentations and materials from the LIVE and virtual meetings will be available on the IPO Annual Meeting Virtual Platform until October 30, 2021.

Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting. Sharing materials or user’s access to the IPO Annual Meeting Platform is strictly prohibited. IPO reserves the right to cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

Registration and Badge Ethics 

Only persons registered for this conference (live or virtual) are admitted access to the sessions, materials, and virtual platform. Sharing of badges and/or materials is prohibited.

COVID-19 Health and Safety 

The safety and health of our members, officers, attendees, sponsors, vendors, and staff are of the highest priority, and we are actively monitoring the guidelines and recommendations from government agencies as well as the JW Marriott and the State of Texas to ensure the safety of everyone involved. We will provide updates surrounding the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting as they become available.

Prior to purchasing a ticket to travel for and attending the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting, please ensure you have read the latest CDC guidance for prevention as well as any travel advisories or restrictions that may impact your plans.

Please be advised that travel and attendance at in-person events involve the risk of contracting communicable diseases. By registering for the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting, you agree to comply with all safety protocols announced by IPO and the JW Marriott.

Vaccination and Face Coverings: IPO does not require attendees to be vaccinated or provide proof of vaccination in order to attend the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting. IPO and the JW Marriott do not require attendees to wear face coverings. However, it is strongly recommended that anyone who is not fully vaccinated wear a face covering and maintain physical social distancing.

Accordingly, you agree that you will not attend the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting if within fourteen days preceding the conference, you have:

  • Tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID or other communicable disease or been identified as a potential carrier of COVID or other communicable diseases, or
  • Experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID or other communicable diseases; or
  • Traveled to a country that is subject to a U.S. State Department Level 4 “Do Not Travel” health advisory; or
  • Been in direct contact with or the immediate vicinity of any person who is either reconfirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID or other communicable disease or who has traveled to a Prohibited Country within the last fourteen days preceding the encounter.

Please Note: The guidelines in this document are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information, and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Be sure to take note of the IPO 2021 Annual Meeting Know Before You Go email prior to traveling – this will contain the latest updates and information as to what is expected on-site. The email will be sent to registered attendees approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.