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CLE Credit: Intellectual Property and Law Conferences

By Robyn Hagan Cain on April 02, 2013 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If you’re hunting for continuing legal education credits — or you just want to learn more about intellectual property law — there are several IP-centric opportunities that you should check out this month: The ABA Intellectual Property Conference, the Robotics and Law Conference, and Patents, Innovation and Freedom to Use Ideas.

ABA Intellectual Property Conference

The American Bar Association's 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference kicks off tomorrow at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The conference, which will run from April 3-5, will offer "insight and ideas from IP experts and practitioners who come together from around the world to share and discuss the most critical issues in IP law." This year's conference touts over 30 CLE sessions: that's enough CLE credit to get you through an entire year.

If you're interested in attending, you can register on the ABA website.

We Robot: Getting Down To Business

For those who have been wondering about the tort implications of a robot on the run since Number 5 came to life in Short Circuit, maybe someone at the robotics and law conference can answer your questions next week.

The second annual robotics and law conference will be held at Stanford Law School April 8 and 9. Panels and papers at the conference will focus on intellectual property, tort liability, legal ethics, and privacy. The event is free and open to the public with your RSVP. (You can register here.)

Before you dismiss this as just another robotics and law conference, Stanford has a couple of extra perks to lure you in: A special guest appearance from a producer of Futurama, demos of robots throughout the conference, and a Robot Block Party if you have time to stick around until April 10.

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal's Patents, Innovation, and Freedom to Use Ideas

If you can't make it to either coast this month, check out Patents, Innovation, and Freedom to Use Ideas in Chicago on April 11. The conference "will provide a forum for nationally recognized scholars and judges to discuss the trade-off between two interests of the public: the interest in development of new ideas and the interest in freedom to use ideas."

The conference is worth 7.25 hours of CLE credit. To register, email Conference Editor Jimmy Kritsas at

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