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Thursday Speaker Materials

Thursday, Plenary Session, 8:45 - 10:15 am

Where is the Federal Circuit Headed? Views from the Outside Looking In

Moderator: Marketa Trimble, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (Bio)
 
This panel will address the expansion of federal common law in IP cases, an overview of patent cases in which a consensus has not been reached, and an overview of judges’ records in IP cases.
 

Federal Circuit vs. Regional Circuit Law: How Does the Federal Circuit Decide When Its Own Law Applies?

Louis Tompros, WilmerHale, Boston, MA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
 

The Great Divide—An Overview of Hot Patent Law Issues on Which a Clear Consensus Has Yet to be Reached

Ybet Villacorta, Foley & Lardner, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)
 

Win, Lose, or Draw: An Empirical Overview of Federal Circuit Decisions and a Doctrinal Deep Dive on Defenses in Controversy

Josh Walker, Lex Machina, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (Bio, Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4)
 

Thursday Plenary Session, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

 

The Federal Appeals Courts: Effective Advocacy and Consensus-Building

Moderator: Jeffrey I.D. Lewis, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP, New York, NY (Bio)
 
A panel of distinguished jurists from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals discuss what they consider effective advocacy and how their respective courts come to a consensus in deciding cases. A respected social science professor will provide a counterpoint from the Social Sciences perspective on effective consensus-building.
 
 
Honorable Randall Rader, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Honorable Pauline Newman, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Honorable Alex Kozinski, US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Las Vegas, NV (Bio)
Honorable Jay Scott Bybee, US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Las Vegas, NV
Krystyna Stave, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV