The Naples Roundtable is pleased to announce the 2018 Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies Conference will be held in Naples, Florida on February 17-20, 2018. This will be the third annual conference conducted by The Naples Roundtable, Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational corporation. These conferences are now known as the Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies in honor of the contributions to patent law of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The Leahy Institute will bring together leading experts in patent law to exchange ideas on how to improve the patent system. The Institute marks a radical departure from the classic lecture format CLE program. Instead, participation is limited to recognized experts and structured to facilitate free discussions and exchanges of ideas on the hottest patent law topics of the day. Participation in the Institute is by invitation only.