2015 Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute Annual Conference
8:00 am - 5:00 pm on 02/27/2015
University of Mississippi School of Law

Save the date:  Friday, February 27, 2015.

This fourth annual conference of the Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute again invites lawyers to come together and share knowledge and expertise, while updating their knowledge with the latest developments in intellectual property.
And, what better way to capture the mood of intellectual property than to hold the Institute’s conference in coordination with the Oxford Film Festival, held on the same weekend in Oxford, MS. As we say, come for the law, stay for the movies.
The 2015 conference will meet on the campus of the Robert C. Khayat Law Center at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. If you have not seen the Law Center, you are in for a treat.
Watch this space for the 2015 conference program which is almost done.  This year we will again bring you two special panels, one of them on Data, Data Protection, Data Breaches and Data Privacy, and the other on How Lawyers Help Clients Monetize Their Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Industry.  We will of course have our perennial favorite, IP Year in Review.

It is all here in the program.  Get your program   here.

While we will be sending out more information later (watch your email box for updates), why wait Register Now below.


The Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute is co-sponsored by the University of Mississippi School of Law, and FNC, Inc.

  • U of M School of Law
  • FNC Inc.


Our 2015 Conference sponsors so far include Jones Walker, LLP and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
  • Jones Walker



There are several opportunities still available to sponsor the Institute, especially the sponsorship of meals and breaks. For more information you may contact the Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute at programcoordinator@msipi.org

Featured Speakers

The 2015 Institute’s Conference will feature legal experts in not only the traditional disciplines of patent, trademark and copyright, but also specialists in data and privacy law, music, film and the Internet. Here are some of our stellar 2015 experts, with more to come.

Alicia Brown Oliver Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. – Chattanooga, TN [past chair, IP Section, Tennessee Bar Association]
Kate Clark Attorney and consultant on data security — Fairhope, AL
Christian Carbone, Loeb & Loeb — New York, NY
Adam Kilgore, The Mississippi Bar — Jackson, MS
Paul Kruse, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC — Nashville, TN
Stacey M. Lantagne Asst. Professor, University of Mississippi School of Law – Oxford, MS
Melody McAnally Butler Snow LLP — Memphis, TN
Brenner McDonald, Butler Snow LLP — Nashville, TN
Richard Myers, Stites & Barbison — Nashville, TN
Christopher J. Savoie, Nissan — Nashville, TN (and Silicon Valley California)
Anita Modak-Truran Butler Snow LLP – Nashville, TN [past chair, IP Section, Mississippi Bar]
Whit Rayner Jones Walker LLP – Jackson, MS

Continuing Education

The Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute has received continuing legal education approval in Mississippi and Tennessee.  It also expects to again receive continuing legal education approval in Alabama and Louisiana.

Hotel Accommodations

A limited number of rooms have been set aside for this event at:

The Inn at Ole Miss
120 Alumni Drive
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-234-2331 or 888-486-7666

Reference Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute when calling to reserve rooms. The cutoff date for the block is February 13, 2015. Any rooms not individually reserved by this date will be released back to general inventory and subject to availability and regular room rates.


Registration is easy and can be completed by filling out the below form and submitting payment through PayPal. You may also download the printable registration form and return it.

Registration includes the entire Friday session, continuing education, continental breakfast, lunch on Friday, refreshments, as well as access to the program materials in electronic form. Paid registration (except where indicated) also includes admission to the Oxford Film Festival (with the exception of a few special ticketed events).

Requests for refunds need to be in writing, and postmarked, faxed or emailed by February 13, 2015 to

Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute Refunds
c/o FNC
1214 Office Park Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 236-2037 fax

Refunds will be processed after the event. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.

Bookings are closed for this event.


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