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Program Schedule
8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Registration and CLE Information
8:00 – 8:45 am - Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 am - Welcome and Overview
Daphne C. Lainson, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, Ottawa ON, Canada
Tim Christman, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)
 
9:00 – 9:45 am - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Challenges in Patent Prosecution and Litigation.
Moderator: Brantley C. Shumaker, Middleton Reutlinger, Louisville, KY (Bio, Paper)
Scott Higdon, Middleton Reutlinger, Louisville, KY (Bio, Paper)
Carol Van Cleef, Baker Hostetler, Washington, DC ( Bio, Paper)
 
9:45 – 10:30 am - Money from Trees?  Venture Capitalists Discuss the Role of Intellectual Property in Investment Decisions
Moderator: TBD 
Ozan Isinak, Keiretsu Forum Central Canada Region, Toronto, ON, Canada (Bio, Paper)
Eugene F. Derenyi, Fogler, Rubinoff, LLP, Ottawa, ON Canada (Bio)
Kipton Lade, Thornhill Medical, Toronto, ON, Canada (Bio)
 
10:30 – 10:45 am - BREAK
 
10:45 – 11:30 am - Subject Matter Eligibility Across Borders:  A Discussion of Subject Matter Eligibility in the US and Canada, Including the AIPLA 101 Task Force’s Recommendations
Moderator: Brian Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada
AIPLA 101 Task Force
Jerry Selinger, Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, Dallas, TX  (Bio, Paper, Paper 2, Slide)
Josee Pharand, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Gatineau, Canada (Bio, Paper 1Paper 2Slide)
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm - Ethics Session: How Not To Create an International Incident:  US and Canadian Perspectives On Counsel-To-Counsel And Counsel-To-Court Duties in Practicing Entity Litigation and Troll Litigation
Moderator: TBD
Canadian Perspective
Michael Crinson, Aitken Klee, LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Paper)
US Perspective
Frank Bruno, White & Williams, LLP, Philadelphia, PA  (Paper)
 
12:30 – 1:30 pm - Luncheon
 
1:30 – 2:30 - AIPPI Perspectives:  Representatives from AIPPI-US and AIPPI-Canada Discuss Select Portions of the 2017 AIPPI Study Questions
Moderator: Brian Batzli, Merchant & Gould, PC, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Slide)
AIPPI-US
Kelly Hyndman, Sughrue Mion, PLLC Washington, DC (Bio, Paper)
Bill Nixon, Millen White Zelano & Branigan, PC, Arlington, VA (BioPaper)
 
AIPPI – CANADA
Alfred Macchione, McCarthy Tétrault, LLP, Toronto ON, Canada (Bio, Paper)
Fraser Rowand, Rowand, LLP, Toronto, ON Canada (Bio, Paper)
 
2:30 – 3:15 pm - Software Claiming in the US and Canada:  The Intersection of Means Plus Function and Adequate Description of Software Functionality Under 112(a) for US and Canada
Moderator: Hetal Kushwaha, Marks & Clerk, Ottawa ON, Canada (Bio)
Stephen Ferance, Gowling WLG, Vancouver, British Columbia (Bio, Paper, Slide)
Bea Koempel-Thomas, Lee & Hayes, Spokane, WA (Bio, Paper)   
 
3:15 – 3:30 pm - BREAK
3:30 – 4:15 pm - IP Litigation: A View From the Federal Court of Canada
Moderator: Matt Zischka, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Honorable James O’Reilly, Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
4:15 – 5:00 pm - View From the Top: An Update on US and Canadian Law Governing Designs for GUIs and Animations 
Moderator: Paul Horbal, Bereskin & Parr, Toronto, ON, Canada
Rob Katz from Banner + Witcoff, Washington, DC  (Bio, Paper)
Stephen Perry, PCK-IP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Bio, Paper)
 
5:15 – 6:15 pm – Reception, Nota Bene Restaurant
180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
(Open to All Registrants)