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The Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit will be held on Tuesday, at the USPTO - RockyMountain Regional Office, Bryon Rogers Federal Building, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.
Program Details and Schedule
 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration and CLE Information
 8:00 – 8:45 am
8:45 – 9:00 am
Molly Kocialski, Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, USPTO (Bio)
Moderator: Tim Christman
Elise Selinger
9:00 – 9:45 am
Invalidity Analysis and Due Diligence for the Software and Electronics Case; a How-To Guide on Preparing the Opinions 
Moderator: Michael Henson, Perkins Coie, LLP, Denver, Colorado 
Justin Cassell, Workman Nydegger, Salt Lake City, UT (Bio, Paper)
9:50 – 10:45 am
Ethical Issues in Patent Litigation:  Navigating the Evolving Standards
Mindy Sooter, WilmerHale, Denver, CO (Bio, Paper)
Kirstin Stoll-DeBell, Merchant and & Gould, Denver, CO (Bio, Paper)
10:35 – 10:50 am
10:50 – 11:20
The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat:  AIA Post-Grant Challenges 
Clint Conner, Dorsey and Whitney, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Paper, Slides)
11:25 – 12:10 pm
PTAB Judges Roundtable (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3)
Moderator: Molly Kocialski (Invited) (Bio)
Hon. Christopher Kaiser (Bio)
Hon. Melissa A. Haapala (Bio, Paper)
 12:10 – 1:10 pm
A View from the Bench: Your Identity Inside the Courtroom.   What do the judges see from the bench, and how can this help you when you or your litigation counsel appears before their court?
Hon.   Philip A. Brimmer (Bio)
1:10 – 2:20 pm
Practical Discussions on Pursuing AI and ML
Michael Drapkin, Holland & Hart, Boulder, CO (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Virginia Driver, Page White & Farrer, London, UK (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Steven Yang, Bridgeon Law Firm, Beijing, China (Bio, Paper, Slides)
2:20 – 3:05 pm
Open Source Practice Primer:  An Introduction to Open Source and Some of the Issues that Arise
Michael Stein, Baker Hostetler, Seattle, WA  (Bio, Paper)
Stuart Langley, The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA (Bio, Paper)
3:05 – 3:20 pm
3:20 – 4:20 pm
Inside Perspective:  An Examiner Roundtable (Paper)
Florian (“Ryan”) Zeender, Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO, Denver, CO  (Bio)
Allen Shriver, Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO, Denver, CO (Bio)
Allen Parker, Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO, Denver, CO
4:25 – 4:55 pm
Conflicts in Patent Prosecution
William (Bill) Griffin, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO, Alexandria, VA (BioSlides)
 5:15 – 6:15 pm
(Open to All Registrants)
Magnolia Hotel Denver
818 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Black Hills IP
Haynes & Boone, LLP
Holland and Hart
Merchant and Gould
Middleton Reutlinger
   Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA