Intellectual Property Symposium

Intellectual Property Symposium
The Intellectual Property Section presents

Intellectual Property Symposium

Date Tuesday, September 26, 2023
MCLE Registration 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
In-Person Program Panel I: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Panel II: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Reception to follow.
MCLE 2 Hours
Pre-registration is required

201 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105

Working Effectively with Experts in IP Matters
This program provides tips and best practices for choosing and working with experts in an IP dispute. The speakers will share their experiences and lessons learned when hiring, being retained, and working as an expert in intellectual property matters. Attendees will walk away with practical advice about finding, retaining, and working with experts to build stronger and more persuasive expert testimony to help clients achieve the best outcome on their disputes.

•  Intro and role of an expert, selecting right expert, working an expert
•  Expert report and deposition
•  Daubert and other expert challenges
•  Trial testimony
•  Key pitfalls to avoid, takeaways and practical tips

Elizabeth Dean, Alvarez & Marsal
David Elkins, Squire Patton Boggs
Neel Chatterjee, Goodwin

Sue Stuckwisch, Alvarez & Marsal

PANEL IIInterstate Commerce: Cannabis Branding
Focus discussion on special concerns regarding interstate branding for companies within the illicit-plant-materials market. While this presentation will also include a discussion concerning damages in this context, the attendees can expect to receive a food primer concerning the unique issues cannabis operators must face in a multi-jurisdictional regulatory scheme plus similar hurdles that the growing therapeutic psychedelics market must overcome.


•  Discussion re HHS’s recent recommendation to re-classify cannabis as Schedule III under Controlled Substances Act
•  Special concerns for interstate branding within illicit-plant-materials market
• Cannabis seeds in interstate commerce & limitations to same
• Case study of new "Cookies on Demand" system

Nicole Katsin, Evoke Law
Elizabeth Rest, Crown
Sue Stuckwisch, Alvarez & Marsal

Lara DeCaro, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick


Thank you to our Sponsors.
(as of 9/11/23)

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Event Code: G232503
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 $75 BASF Member
 $100 Nonmember
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MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.

9/26/2023 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
BASF Offices 201 Mission Street Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94105

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