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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, Paper, Slide)
 
9:00 – 9:45 am - Emerging Technologies:  A review of Cloud Computing and BlockChain’s Implications on Privacy and IP Law.
Moderator: Brantley C. Shumaker, Middleton Reutlinger, Louisville, KY
Cloud Computing
Colin Wier, Schlumberger Property Counsel, Houston, TX
Blockchain
Carol Van Kleef, Baker Hostetler, Washington, DC
 
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
Eugene F. Derenyi, Fogler, Rubinoff, LLP, Ottawa, ON Canada
Kipton Lade, Thornhill Medical, Toronto, ON, Canada
 
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
Josee Pharand, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Gatineau, Canada
 
1:30 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 Litigation1:30 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
US Perspective
Frank Bruno, White & Williams, LLP, Philadelphia, PA 
 
12:30 – 1:30 pm - Luncheon
 
1:30 – 12:30 - 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
AIPPI-US
Kelly Hyndman, Sughrue Mion, PLLC Washington, DC
Bill Nixon, Mille Whit Zelano & Branigan, PC, Arlington, VA
 
AIPPI – CANADA
Alfred Macchione, McCarthy Tétrault, LLP, Toronto ON, Canada
Fraser Rowand, Rowland, LLP, Toronto, ON Canada
 
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
Stephen Ferance, Gowlings, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bea Koempel-Thomas, Lee & Hayes, Spokane, WA
 
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 Justice 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
Stephen Perry, PCK-IP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
5:15 – 6:15 pm - Reception