Directors Dick Kirk and Ashley Stitzer attended the 25th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference sponsored by the ABA’s Section of IP Law. The conference was held in Arlington, VA April 7-10, 2010. They joined approximately 500 other lawyers for three days of seminars and presentations on hot topics in intellectual property law, including ones on the patent reform movement and on litigating obviousness in patent cases. On April 7, Ashley Stitzer hosted the Women’s’ Networking Dinner, which Bayard co-sponsored. Approximately 55 women IP lawyers attended. Both directors renewed contacts with colleagues in the IP field.