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"Intellectual Property Practice in the Age of Emerging Technologies" 

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Washburn University School of Law invites you to join us to celebrate the launch of our new Intellectual Property and Technology Center with a panel discussion, "Intellectual Property Practice in the Age of Emerging Technologies." During this discussion, experts from various fields and backgrounds will explore cutting edge issues in IP and innovation. You are welcome to attend this event in person at our new home for Washburn Law, Robert J. Dole Hall, or virtually via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to guests by Nov. 14.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
Robert J. Dole Hall | Washburn University School of Law
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Join our presenters, faculty, students, and alumni at a reception following the panel. RSVP below by Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

Panelists include: 

  • Clarissa Harvey, '20, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
  • Kimberly Honeycutt, '10, Managing Director, Corporate Patent Portfolios and Strategy, and Interim Global Head of Intellectual Property, Elanco
  • Anna Quinn, '13, Principal, Patent Attorney, Avek IP
  • Paige Reese, '21, Intellectual Property Attorney, Husch Blackwell
  • Bryan Walker, '10, Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M

Description: Technological change has already had a profound impact on legal practice and will continue to do so in the coming months and years. In no sector is this impact more apparent than in intellectual property law. The rapid growth of new technologies, including but not limited to artificial intelligence technologies, is fueling a revolution in the way we think about innovation, inventorship, and infringement. These technologies also are affecting practices in practical ways, from augmenting traditional methods used to conduct conflict and priority searches to complicating protections against unauthorized usage of intellectual property. Panelists will discuss ways in which emerging technologies have impacted their fields of practice, analyzing how much technologies are likely to impact legal practice in the near future.

One hour of CLE credit is available. To register for CLE credit, please visit to provide your bar number. For questions, please contact Donna Vilander, Washburn Law Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, at or 785.670.1105.

This is the inaugural event for the Intellectual Property and Technology Center, the newest Center for Excellence at Washburn Law. The Center will bring together a cross-section of the intellectual property community, including IP scholars, law firm practitioners, in-house counsel, and policy makers. 

Registration is now closed. Please contact Dannie Harris-Cooper at to RSVP. 

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