The Business Law Journal is proud to present:

Intellectual Property & the Law

1:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch & Opening Remarks

King Hall Room 1301

Join us for Panera Bread and an introduction of our panelists.

1:15pm –2:30pm: Panel 1 A Portfolio of Protections:
Using IP Strategically

King Hall Room 1301

Panelists will explore various strategies to capitalize on and maximize the value of clients’ intellectual
property assets. What does a new start-up venture need for IP before getting off the ground? How can
trademark and copyright assets be protected through strategic estate planning? How can early-stage
chemical and materials science-based companies successfully build patent and trade secret portfolios?


  • John O'Banion, Managing Partner, O'Banion & Ritchey
  • Brad Heisler, Founder & Principal, Heisler & Associates
  • Kelley Way, Founder & Principal, The Law Offices of
    Kelley A. Way
  • Todd Ostomel, Senior Patent Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break

2:45pm – 4:00pm: Panel 2 The Implications of IP in Business
Transactions: Bankruptcy, Mergers,
and Acquisitions

King Hall Room 1301

Panelists will explore how intellectual property assets are affected by various business
transactions. How are licensees of IP protected in a bankruptcy of a licensor? How are intellectual
property assets accurately valued for a divestiture, merger or acquisition? What problems can arise
in the context of the assumption, assignment, or rejection of intellectual property licenses in bankruptcy cases?

  • Fred Holden, Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Christopher Hughes, Partner, Nossaman LLP
  • Scott McNutt, Founder & Principal, McNutt Law
  • Stacy Don, Founder & Principal, Law Office of
    Stacy E. Don

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Networking Reception

Please join us for a post-Symposium reception.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Pending Approval by the State Bar of California