Virginia State Bar IP Section — Annual Dinner Meeting (6/14) and CLE on Trade Secrets (6/15)

In conjunction with the Virginia State Bar’s 74th Annual Meeting at Virginia Beach, the IP Section of the VSB will hold its annual dinner meeting at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel at 3001 Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach on Thursday, June 14, 2012. We will enjoy cocktails beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m., in the Peacock Ballroom, Salon C. Attached is a flier for the Thursday night dinner. All section members also should be receiving a copy via email directly from the Virginia State Bar. Please complete the form and mail your checks to Stephen Palan ( for registration.

At 9:00 a.m. the following day (Friday, June 15, 2012), the IP Section will host a CLE entitled “Protecting Trade Secrets: Strategic Advice for Today’s Information Economy.” Our panel includes Brian Riopelle of McGuireWoods and Michael Songer of Crowell & Moring – who represented Dupont in the record $920 million verdict last year against Kolon Industries for various trade secrets violations. (Our various blog posts about this case can be found here.) This very interesting CLE presentation will take place on the top floor of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – North Beach (formerly the “Sunspree”). If you have any questions on the CLE, please contact Chris Forstner at

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