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Law Association

2024 MIPLA Stampede CLE Program & Annual Meeting, Thurs. May 2nd

  • 02 May 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pinstripes - 3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435-5251


  • The annual meeting portion is free to attend for MIPLA members.

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Registration is open for the annual MIPLA Stampede, being held in-person Thursday May 2, 2024 at Pinstripes (3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435) in the upstairs ballroom. Attendees may receive up to 6.0 CLE credits including 1.0 ethics credit (MN CLE course code: 505610).  This will be another fun and informative IP CLE program, and a great opportunity to network with colleagues from the IP community.

Event registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception/cocktail hour with appetizers and bocce ball at the close of the event.

MIPLA will conduct its annual meeting over lunch. MIPLA members can attend the annual meeting portion only via a special limited registration, without having to register for the full CLE event.

Download the agenda here! Complete session details are available here.


  • An International Trade Commission investigative attorney on Section 337 investigations - Cortney Hoecherl (USITC OUII)
  • A USPTO representative on trademark pendency, the new USPTO trademark search system, and trademark scams – Kyle Ingram (USPTO)
  • Patent continuation practice developments regarding prosecution laches, double patenting, and USPTO policies – Jan Conlin & Jake Siegel (Ciresi Conlin)
  • Panel discussion on patent claim construction – moderator: Prof. Chris Turoski (U of M); panelists: Tom Leach, Michael A. Erbele, & Daniel Bruzzone (Merchant & Gould) and Galen Rahmlow (Medtronic)
  • Ethics in IP practice, with discussion of ABA Model Rule 1.6 amendments (ethics credit to be applied-for) – Prof. David Schultz (Hamline U.)
  • Unique issues in design patent litigation - Joseph Herriges & Conrad Gosen (Fish & Richardson)
  • Guidance on trademark clearance analyses in a global and Internet-intensive marketplace - Tim Sitzmann & Mary Susan Gerber (Winthrop & Weinstine)


  •  $175 for MIPLA members; become a member here  
  •  $250 for non-MIPLA members
  • Free for student MIPLA members; become a student member here
  • The annual meeting portion is free to attend for MIPLA members (pre-registration under this option requested)

Registration Deadline: In order to reserve a lunch, you must register for the event by April 24, 2023.

Parking information: Free parking is available in the ramp adjacent to Pinstripes and the Container Store (enter to the left as you enter the parking lot) and in the small surface lot. 

Note: the times and titles of individual sessions are subject to change.

Event Sponsor(s):

5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700 | St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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