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October 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Balboa Bay Resort

Commodore Room & Patio for CLE Presentation

Bayview Room & Patio for Reception

1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663


Members: Free

Overview (Program Summary)

Knobbe Martens is pleased to again partner with ACC Southern California to bring you our annual DoubleHeader® event. This year, we plan to mix our IP-focused CLE with a private performance from Upstream, SoCal’s premier reggae band!

The event space is indoor-outdoor with breezy ocean views. We look forward to enjoying an island food spread, tropical libations, raffle prizes, and the sunset with you.

2:00-3:00PM – Registration
3:00-3:50PM – Q & A with Former Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce
Moderator: Susan Natland, Knobbe Martens
Speaker: Laura Peter, USPTO (formerly)
3:50-4:00PM – Break
4:00-5:00PM – Bayside Chat – IP Issues and Trends in a Pandemic and (Eventually) Post-Pandemic World
Moderator: Jessica Sganga, Knobbe Martens
Panelists: Jen Pascua, Illumina; Christa Cole, Nestlé; Ali Razai, Knobbe Martens
5:00-6:00PM – Cocktail Hour & Raffle with Live Performance from Upstream Reggae Band
6:00-8:00PM – Dinner & Live Performance from Upstream Reggae Band

The health and safety of our guests is a priority. While the event will have open air space for attendees, we ask that you please abide by the following enhanced safety measures when attending our event:

  • Proof of vaccination required
  • If not vaccinated, please provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to the event
  • Do not enter if you feel sick
Interest Area(s): Intellectual Property


Christa Cole, Head of Brand Development, Enforcement and Licensing, Nestle USA, Inc.
Susan Natland, Parner, Knobbe Martens
Jen Pascua, Senior Director Global IP, Ilumina, Inc.
Laura Peter, Former Deputy Director of USPTO and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce
Ali Razai, Partner, Knobbe Martens


Credits: 2.0
State: California
Category: General

Contact (RSVP)

Betty St. Marie

Sponsored By

Knobbe Martens


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