Intellectual Property Issues in the Sports Industry

The Sheppard Mullin Sports Law Speaker Series

March 26, 2014

Networking | Drinks & Appetizers
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CLE Program
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sheppard Mullin
379 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Please join us for a timely discussion on Intellectual Property Issues in the Sports Industry. Topics include:

  • Intellectual Property ownership in MLB, the NBA and university athletic departments
  • IP concerns for individual athletes
  • IP Licensing issues in the sports industry


  • David Kelly, Vice President and General Counsel, Golden State Warriors
  • Ryan Horning, Senior Counsel, Oakland Athletics
  • Ken Landphere, Director, Octagon (Head of Football Division)
  • Kevin Blue, Senior Associate Athletics Director, External Relations, Stanford University


  • Ryan Hilbert, Special Counsel, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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This activity has been approved for 1 hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

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Questions? Contact Megan Showerman at or 650.815.2693.