TrueSpace Fall Speaker Series

TrueSpace hosted New York Times Bestselling Author, Curt Coffman, last week for conversation around the secrets of high performing organizations and the cultures that drive their success. Coffman shared research from his book, Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch and delivered a presentation on the practices of extraordinary cultures and their uninspiring counterparts. From there, the connection between two fundamental pieces of a successful organization, strategy and culture were explored. Coffman guided the audience through the importance of creating a strategy that fits your culture and offered practical implications for how to turn culture into a competitive advantage, rather than the enemy of strategy. He then shared significant characteristics that the top culture have in common; being specific about practices and organizational uniqueness, deliberate values, and making clear how all elements attract and keep customers. Coffman left the audience, a total of 31 attendees (7 of which were either Partner Members, Business Members, or Capital Partners) with practical action items they could implement immediately in their own companies.

Boulder Small Business Development Center Workshop

Eric Drennan is speaking at an Intellectual Property Workshop hosted by the Boulder Small Business Development Center on October 2nd from 10am – 12pm. Eric will discuss different types of intellectual property protection, what sort of protection each type provides, and strategies for obtaining meaningful protection, even under tight budgets. Click here for the registration page and more information.

The First Annual Conference and Business Expo

Terri Moore-Natal is Chair of the Business Partner Committee who is partnering with the Professional Development Committee-both of the Association of Legal Adiministrators (ALA) Mile High Chapter-are putting on The First Annual Conference and Business Expo September 20-22, 2019. This is a combination event of the ALA’s Annual Retreat and their Business Expo, being held at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center. Click here for more details about this event.

Speaking Presentation

Tera Smith will be speaking to classes at the Daniels School of Business on May 29, 2019, to discuss steps that start-up businesses may take to protect their intellectual property while they grow and assess viability of their products and/or services. The presentation will focus primarily on provisional patent applications and various cost-saving tactics (e.g., knowing what you can/should do yourself v. when you really need a patent attorney) and will include a lesson on self-drafting and filing a provisional patent application.

ALA Conference and Expo in Texas

Terri is attending the Association of Legal Administrators conference in Grapevine, Texas April 14-17, 2019. The conference will include 70+ sessions, 75+ speakers, 15+ education hours, and 17+ networking hours. Click here to view more details.

IBLC Conference in Vancouver

The International Business Law Consortium will be meeting in Vancouver April 11-14, 2019. Rick, Tera, and Chirag will be participating with both Rick and Chirag presenting on Blockchain technology. The next IBLC conference will be held in Stockholm in August.

Free Workshop Event (updated)

Judith Keene, Senior Counsel with HOLZER PATEL DRENNAN, will be presenting two Intellectual Property seminars on September 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. Both are free and open to the public. If you, or someone you know, might have an interest in attending, please click on the links below for more information.
September 14, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

September 14, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class on “Brand Creation and Protection”

Bonnie Caver of Reputation Lighthouse and Judith Keene, Senior Counsel at Holzer Patel Drennan, are teaching a class on “Brand Creation and Protection” for WeWork (Union Station) in Denver on March 7th 12-1pm. If your organization could use a refresher, let us know.

Free Workshop Event

The Business Incubator Center will be hosting a Free Workshop class titled Using Business Agreements to Protect Your Intellectual Property. This workshop will take place November 17, 2018 from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Click here to register and view topics that will be covered in the class.

ALA Volunteer Event

Terri Moore-Natal will be volunteering with the ALA Mile High Chapter and Denver Health in support of their Newborns in Need program on Saturday, November 4th. ALA is sponsoring two shifts for those who wish to volunteer; 10:30am until Noon and 1:00pm until 3:00pm. This program assists all new families at Denver Health by collecting thousands of new baby items through donations to give to new moms and dads who need help. This event will take place at Denver Health’s ‘Pavilion C’ Building on Delaware Street in Denver.

ALA Financial Management Conference for Legal Professionals

Terri Moore-Natal will be attending the ALA’s Finance and Law Practice Management Conference taking place October 5-7, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. The ALA’s Finance and Law Practice Management Conference for Legal Professionals will specifically focus on issues and challenges facing those responsible for firm financials and profitability. This conference will offer financial educational sessions and expert speakers specifically focused on law firm financial management
Supporting the educational sessions during this two-day event will be the latest technologies, best practices, and innovations from business partners targeting the financial management aspects of the legal industry.

CILS Conference January 22-25, 2018

The Center for International Legal Studies will be hosting a conference, From Acquisitions to Utility – International Issues in Intellectual Property, at the Steamboat Grand Hotel Monday, January 22 through Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, CO. Sessions will be morning and evening, and are certified CLE/CPD credits per session attended. Chairmen Richard Holzer and Chirag Patel will be in attendance. Please click here for further details such as attendance fees and topics.

Free Seminar Presented by Attorneys from CO IP Inn of Court

Thursday, April 13th from 6:00-8:00, there will be a free seminar presented by attorneys from the Colorado IP Inn of Court. There will be 15 minute one-on-one meetings with attorneys from 7:30 until 8. This event will take place at the Mi Casa Resource Center Women’s Business Center in Central Denver. Click here for details.

HPD Hosting AIPLA Women In IP Global Networking Event

This year’s AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event will be hosted by HPD at the USPTO – Rocky Mountain Regional Office (1961 Stout St.) starting at 5:30pm. There will be a networking session, followed by keynote speaker, Maureen Berkner Boyt who will be leading the workshop Lead with Moxie. A short video will follow, ending with the roll call for all offices hosting this event.

Upcoming Events for HPD

IBLC – Spring Business meeting in Jerusalem, March 19-21, 2017
CWBA – Fundraiser to benefit Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, April 3 @ Wynkoop
AIPLA – Women In IP Law, May 4

INTA Roundtable

Judith Keene will be hosting the International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable this month, February 8th, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Holzer Patel Drennan law offices. Click here for an outline of the presentation.

Diversity Boot Camp on IP

The Community Outreach Committee of the CO IP AIC will be co-hosting an outreach program Friday, January 13 from 8:30am to 2:00pm at Commons on Champa (1245 Champa Street, Denver) in partnership with the National LGBT Bar Association and with the support of the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. A networking reception will take place following the program from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. RSVPs can be sent here; walk-ins are welcome. Click on the Diversity Boot Camp on IP flyer for more details.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

Holzer Patel Drennan staff and attorneys will volunteer for a group build on Friday, October 21, 2016. To view a list of Habitat group build events, click here.

Judith Keene Speaking at Colorado SBDC

Judith Keene, Senior Counsel at HolzerIPLaw, PC, will be lecturing on “How to Protect What’s Yours: Understanding Intellectual Property” on May 6, 2016 9am-2pm at 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503. The program is sponsored by the Colorado SBDC (Grand Junction) and The Business Incubator Center. Space is limited. Call 970.243.5242 for more information and pricing (lunch included).

AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event

Rachel Carnaggio and HolzerIPLaw, PC is hosting the 9th Annual AIPLA Women in Intellectual Property Global Networking Event on April 21st, at the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver. The event will include a networking hour, a panel of speakers, and a roll call with other participating cities.

Live Webinar: Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents

A live CLE webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 1:00pm EST. Can’t attend the live program? Reserve a recording here.

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the USPTO has dramatically increased its rejections under 35 U.S.C. §101, and the federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have been increasingly active in invalidating issued patents. Further, the USPTO has released several memoranda, most recently in July 2015, and solicited public comments, concerning patent examination under Alice.

Applicants can anticipate more rejections going forward. Those who receive a §101 rejection and their counsel must plan and carefully implement well-thought-out strategies for deciding whether to file and for overcoming patent eligibility rejections issued in pending applications.

Charles Bieneman, Member at Bejin Bieneman and Richard J. Holzer, Jr., President at HolzerIPLaw, will provide guidance for patent counsel for overcoming §101 rejections for computer and electronics related patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on §101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address §101 rejections.

The panel will review these and other key issues:

What impact has the Alice Corp. decision had on §101 rejections?
What strategies should patent counsel implement to overcome §101 rejections?
How can patent counsel guide applicants in reducing the likelihood of rejection?

For more information or to register, click here or call 1-800-926-7926 ext. 10 (ask for 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Patents on 2/11/16and mention code: PP1PJ1-8ZJ1XY)

*Many states grant self-study CLE credits for recorded events. Refer to our state CLE map for information about your state.

IP Legal Network’s Third Annual IP Conference

The IP Legal Network’s Third Annual Intellectual Property Conference will take place in Boston, MA on November 11-12, 2015, hosted by Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP. Top minds in intellectual property law will be featured addressing emerging issues in technology protection, recent IP decisions from the Supreme Court, pending patent legislation, and copyright law. View the event listing, agenda, and registration for more details. The Conference will include presentations by various distinguished speakers, including Judge Randall Rader, Retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Professor John R. “Jay” Thomas of Georgetown University Law Center and a panel discussion featuring various in-house IP Counsels. HolzerIPLaw is a founding member of the IP Legal Network.

Cybercrime for the Trademark Practitioner Roundtable Discussion

The International Trademark Association will be coordinating a roundtable discussion, co-hosted by Judith Keene, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on October 20, 2015. Cost to attend is $50; click here to learn more.

NAPP 19th Annual Conference

The National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) will be holding their 19th annual conference in Denver, July 11-14. Chirag Patel will be presenting in the afternoon on Sunday, July 12th in a joint session with David Ladner on Patent Prosecution of Software, Electrical and Business Methods and Patent Prosecution for Chemical/Pharmaceutical Technologies. Click here to view the post card and get access to the full program.

Inspire: 2015 Innovation Expo

On Friday, May 1, Mara DeBoe will be at the Inspire: 2015 Innovation Expo being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, at the Inventors Resource Center Consultant Corner, answering IP questions for inventors, potential inventors, and people interested in innovation.

This is an annual event hosted by the Inventors Resource Center. This year the event will by Thursday, April 30th through Friday, May 1st at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Information about this event can be fount here.

2015 Barristers Benefit Ball

HolzerIPLaw, PC has sponsored a table for the annual spring ball supporting the Metro Volunteer Lawyers and its pro bono program. This year’s theme is Fire and Ice and will take place 25 April 2015 at the Marriott City Center.

Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

Follow this link if you would like to RSVP.

USPTO Training Seminar

HolzerIPLaw, PC sent their Paralegals and Legal Secretaries to the USPTO Training Seminar and eMod Forum on January 29, 2015.

Second Annual IP Legal Network Conference

HolzerIPLaw, PC will be hosting the Second Annual IP Legal Network Conference on March 27 and 28, 2014. Click here to view the invitation to the event. Please send your RSVP to or call 720-204-5666.