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Leon Steinberg is the Managing Director, North America for Dennemeyer Group. Prior to joining Dennemeyer Leon was the Chairman of the Black Hills Group and served as CEO of Black Hills renewals business and its technology businesses. Leon was previously the founder and CEO of Intellevate and the CEO of Foundation IP, both of which were sold to CPA Global. After the sale, Leon served as a member of CPA Global's senior management team. Leon is a lawyer and a former partner at the Maslon law firm in Minneapolis. Leon founded and served as CEO of Meritas and was an owner and former President of Super Lawyers and Law & Politics magazine. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Institute on Law Firm Management. Leon is married, with four beautiful children, and one not so beautiful child. He enjoys running, skiing, tennis and is known to have an irreverent sense of humor.


Current USPTO policy is to refuse all cannabis-related trademark applications other than hemp derived products that contain less than .3% THC. This policy has forced the cannabis industry to use creative alternatives to protect their brands.

The last 25 years have seen massive developments in the practice and treatment of IPRs. We are taking a look at those changes that have significantly influenced the practice of IP.

A fun retrospective about the world in 1962 and then a talk about how the world has changed for everybody.