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JOIN US FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL INSTITUTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The 31st Annual Institute on Intellectual Property will be held September 24-26, 2015 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

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Special Events

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
6:00 p.m. - Reception sponsored by The StoneTurn Group to be held at Moody Gardens Hotel

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Diversity Breakfast: Sarah Harris, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
6:00 p.m. - Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: A Tour of Fine Wines and Pairings that Delight (led by renowned sommelier Sean Beck, the wine director of three-time James Beard Award nominee Hugo’s, as well as Backstreet Cafe, Caracol, and Trevisio)
7:00 p.m. - Casino Night Sponsored by: Duff & Phelps, McGlinchey Stafford, McKool Smith, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Materials

Speakers' papers will be provided in an electronic format. We are not providing thumb drives with the registration packet like we have historically done. This year we will set up a drop box folder where registrants retrieve the materials. The URL to the Dropbox folder will be provided in your registration packet. You may purchase the materials in paper format whether you are attending the conference pr not for the fee specified on the registration form.

Refunds

Refunds will be made only if they are requested in writing and postmarked no later than September 2, 2015.

Minimum Continuing Legal Education

This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas for 14.50 Hours Participatory CLE, including 3.00 Hours Ethics.

Hotel

The Institute will be held at the luxurious and convenient Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston.

Location
The Moody Gardens Hotel is located in Galveston, Texas, on Hope Boulevard. From Houston, take I-45 South and exit at 61st Street. Turn right on 61st Street and again on Stewart Road. From Stewart Road, stay in the right lane to go onto Jones Road. Turn right onto Hope Boulevard. The hotel will be on your right.

Hotel Rooms
A block of rooms has been reserved and is now available at special conference rates. Make your reservation directly with the Moody Gardens Hotel by phone at 888.388.8484

The deadline for making your reservation to guarantee a room at the special rate is September 17, 2014. After this date, reservations are made on a space-available basis only.

Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Boulevard
Galveston Island, Texas 77554
888.388.8484 or 409.741.8484

Single:$148/night
Double:$148/night
Triple:$148/night
Quad:$148/night
Jacuzzi Suite:    $310/night

Any cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to arrival date. All requests subject to availability. Reservations will be onsidered tentative unless guaranteed by first night's deposit or major credit card.

2013 Annual Institute

Papers not available on the flash drive at the 2013 Institute may be downloaded here.

2012 Annual Institute

Papers not available on the flash drive at the 2012 Institute may be downloaded here.

2011 Annual Institute

Papers that were received too late to be included in the materials distributed at the 2011 Insititute may be downloaded here

2010 Annual Institute

2010 Institute Survey

2008 Annual Institute

Papers that were received too late to be included in the materials distributed at the 2008 Institute may be downloaded here.

2007 Annual Institute

Papers that were received too late to be included in the materials distributed at the 2007 Institute may be downloaded here.