During lunch on both days of the conference, we'll have table discussions where you can get together and discuss various relevant topics. To ensure you have a spot to discuss your desired topic, please choose up to one table discussion per day and sign up.

Available Tables

Monday (Mar 23rd 2020)

Good as "Sell" - Why Forging Connections with and Between Clients Beats Upselling

12PM - 12:50PM

"Would you like fries with that? Perhaps you need a GDPR Data Protection addendum for your Privacy Policy?" Upselling can do more harm than... see more

Suzann Moskowitz

Founder of The Moskowitz Firm, LLC

Using Design Patents to Augment a Brand-protection Strategy: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

12PM - 12:50PM

In this table talk, we will discuss taking advantage of the differences between US design patents and US trademarks/trade dress to enhance a... see more

Mark Koffsky

Founder of Koffsky Schwabb, LLC

Revisiting Genericness

12PM - 12:50PM

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V. marks the first time since its 1985 decision in Park N’ Fly, Inc. that the U.S. Supreme... see more

Joel MacMull

Partner at Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.

Stand out from the Crowd: Helping Clients Select and Enforce Strong Brands in 2020 & Beyond

12PM - 12:50PM

How do you help your client select a strong and protectable brand in today’s consumer marketplace? Whether it’s health and beauty, technolog... see more

Jeannette Carmadella

Partner at Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP

Serving as Outside General Counsel

12PM - 12:50PM

Businesses increasingly rely on outside counsel to fill traditional in-house roles, resulting in the beneficial development of the “outside... see more

Michael Patrick

Partner at Barton, LLP

Drafting effective “Cease and Desist” letters

12PM - 12:50PM

Anyone who files lots of trademark application is likely to encounter sending and receiving cease and desist letters. This discussion will f... see more

Erik Pelton

Founder of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC

Tuesday (Mar 24th 2020)

The Importance of Trademark Searching

12PM - 12:50PM

Before any business adopts a trademark, the first step in the trademark process is trademark searching and clearance. Business owners and in... see more

Stacey Kalamaras

Founder of Kalamaras Law Office, LLC

Non-Traditional Networking

12PM - 12:50PM

We all know networking is important to business, but how do you really stand out from everyone else? How do you attract your ideal clientele... see more

Shivani Honwad

Founder of The Law Firm of Shivani Honwad. LLC

Hashtags and Trademarks

12PM - 12:50PM

The discussion will cover the considerations for using trademarks as hashtags—and hashtags as trademarks. We’ll discuss issues surrounding t... see more

Bill Samuels

Partner at Scarinci Hollenbeck

How to Drive Efficiency & Accelerate growth with Affordable Business Technologies

12PM - 12:50PM

In this table discussion, you’ll learn from Maddy Martin and your peers around the table about the technologies that deliver the biggest ban... see more

Maddy Martin

Head of Growth & Education at Smith.ai

Office Actions with a Former Trademark Examiner: A Discussion on Handling Office Actions for Happy Clients

12PM - 12:50PM

Former USPTO trademark examiner Scott Sisun will lead a discussion about how to report office actions in a client-friendly manner, from good... see more

Scott Sisun

Founder of Sisun Law

Business Development Best Practices – What’s working for small IP firms like yours?

12PM - 12:50PM

This table discussion aims to uncover the best ways for you to increase revenues, both in the short and long term, through moderator led pra... see more

Phil Cox

Business Development Coach at DarbyCox

Interested in scheduling your own topic table? Email us at connect@altlegal.com