Widener Law and DuPont announce plans for intellectual property seminar
Public Relations - Published: September 21, 2011
DuPontCLE235Widener Law and DuPont will join together for a daylong seminar that explores intellectual property issues and features remarks by some of the nation’s premier authorities on the topic.

The Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., followed by a reception hosted by DuPont’s executive legal management including Michael Walker, vice president and patent counsel. The event will be held at the DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Del. and registration opens with continental breakfast at 7 a.m.

The seminar’s first speaker will be Judge Paul Michel, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Michel, who retired from the bench in 2010, authored hundreds of opinions in patent, trademark and contract cases. He was selected to the Board of the IP Owners Education Foundation and became a distinguished scholar in residence in June 2010. He is co-author of the book “Patent Litigation and Strategy.” Before his 22-year career on the bench, Michel worked in the executive and legislative branches of government, including serving as assistant special Watergate prosecutor in the 1970s.

“We are so pleased to partner with DuPont, now for two consecutive years, to offer this worthwhile seminar. Intellectual property increasingly presents very challenging legal issues, particularly given the fast pace of technological developments and innovation in a globalized economy. This day promises to provide a wealth of new ideas and information,” said Sonia Baldia, a Widener Law associate professor of intellectual property law who will speak at the event.

The conference will feature prominent attorneys in the intellectual property field, including Jimmy D. Nguyen of the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Gale “Pete” Peterson of the San Antonio, Texas office of Cox Smith; and academics including Mercer University Law Professor David Hricik.

“Widener is delighted to team with DuPont in presenting this first-class event. The conference has an impressive list of speakers who will contribute to a day of thoughtful discussion, and I am particularly pleased that Judge Michel will join us and serve as the day’s first speaker,” Law Dean Linda L. Ammons said.

The seminar marks the second consecutive year Widener Law and DuPont have paired to present a continuing education event focused on intellectual property law. Attorneys who attend will be eligible for seven continuing legal education credits, including one ethics credit, in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and multiple other jurisdictions.

Click here to see an event brochure. Registration is $600 and includes all course materials, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and the reception. To register, visit www.seeuthere.com/DuPontIPConference2011.