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2009 Spring Meeting Speaker Materials

May 13 - 15, 2009

Hotel del Coronado

San Diego, California


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WEDNESDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #1 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Taming Dragons & Tigers: Practical Solutions for Trademark Protection in Asia
  • Moderator: Michael I. Davis, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC • New York, NY
Entrenching Your Brand in China: Registering Your Mark, Creating Fame, and Kicking Out Imitators
  • Vivien Chan, Vivien Chan & Co. • Hong Kong, China (Bio, Paper, Slides)    
Don’t Look Back in Danger: Developments Following the 2007 Amendment to the ‘Intent to Use’ Requirement and the Potential Impact of a False Submission to the Japanese Patent Office
  • Yoshikazu Iwase, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune • Tokyo, Japan (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Perfect Irony: Review of “Perfect” Trademark Licenses That Still Lead to Ugly Disputes
  • Jay K. Lee, Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu • Seoul, Korea (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Latest IP Trends in India: An Indian Summer?
  • Rajendra Kumar, K&S Partners • Haryana, India (Bio, Paper)
Simplified Chinese Characters vs. Classical Chinese Characters – Why it is Necessary to File Separate Trademark Applications in China and Taiwan
  • Julia Y.M. Hung, Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices • Taiwan, Republic of China (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Panel Discussion on Comparing Strategies & Practices

WEDNESDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #2 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Wielding Swords and Shields on the Patent Battlefield–New Tactics
  • Moderator: Ann M. Mueting, Meuting Raasch & Gebhardt, PA • Minneapolis, MN
Wielding the APA Against USPTO Rules—Things to Think About
  • Arti K. Rai, Duke University, School of Law • Durham, NC (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Tafas/GSK - A Journey Along the Amicus Trail from Preliminary Injunction to the Federal Circuit
  • Jerry R. Selinger, Patterson & Sheridan, LLP • Dallas, TX (Bio, Paper)
The A-B-C’s of Patent Term Adjustment
  • Patricia Carson, Kaye Scholer, LLP • New York, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Joint Patent Infringement—It’s Argued, But Does it Really Exist?
  • Maya M. Eckstein, Hunton & Williams, LLP • Richmond, VA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Is the Inequitable Conduct Doctrine Becoming Inequitable?
  • David Hricik, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law • Macon, GA (Paper, Slides)
The Impact of Opinions of Counsel on Patent Litigation Strategy in a Post-Seagate World
  • Charles S. Barquist, Morrison & Foerster, LLP • Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Obviousness Challenges, Inter Partes Reexamination vs. District Court: When is the USPTO a Superior Forum?
  • Harold C. Wegner, Foley & Lardner, LLP • Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Panel Discussion

WEDNESDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #3 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Hot Topics in Law Practice Management: Caring for your Employees While Protecting your Clients and Firm
  • Moderator: Mercedes K. Meyer, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP • Washington, DC (Bio)
Putting Pen to Paper: Drafting Employee Guidelines to Prevent Issues Before They Arise
  • Richard Kopenhefer, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP • Los Angeles, CA (Paper)
Facilitating Resolution of Employee Issues: Why Your Firm or Company Should Have an Ombudsman
  • John Nadolenco, Mayer Brown, LLP • Houston, TX (Bio, Paper)
Preventing Workplace Discrimination: What it is, Why it Matters and How to Address It
Growing Your Practice: Why Eliminating Discrimination Makes Sound Business Sense
  • David B.Chidlaw, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP • San Diego, CA (Bio, Paper)
Dispelling Myths and Preventing Crises: Addressing Mental Illness or Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Protecting Your Firm: How Substance Abuse Puts Your Firm (and Insurance Premiums) at Risk
  • Anthony K. Greene, Herbert L. Jamison & Co., LLC • New York, NY
Full Disclosure vs. Privacy: If, When, and How Colleagues and Clients Should Be Advised Once Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Has Been Identified
  • Matthew Bernstein, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC • San Diego, CA (Bio, Paper)
Audience Challenge: Hypotheticals
"Intellectual Property: A View from the Bench" (tickets required)
        Luncheon Speaker:
        Honorable Marilyn Huff (Bio)
        United States District Judge-Southern District of California • San Diego, CA

WEDNESDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #1 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Depositions in Patent Litigation - Dealing with the Usual Suspects - Tips, Tricks and Best Practices
Moderator: Stephen Charles Stout, Vinson & Elkins, LLP • Austin, TX (invited) (Bio)
Inventor Depositions: Gold Mine or Land Mine?
  • Dianne B. Elderkin, Woodcock Washburn, LLP • Philadelphia, PA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Rule 30(B)(6) Depositions: The Corporation Speaks
  • Dominic Zanfardino, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione • Chicago, IL (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Third Party Depositions: Friends or Foes?
  • Kim Jessum, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP • Philadelphia, PA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Expert Depositions: Sage Advice or Waged Device?
  • Gregory S. Cordrey, Howrey, LLP • Irvine, CA (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion

WEDNESDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #2 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Trademark-Related Fraud on the USPTO - What to Look Out for During Prosecution, TTAB Proceedings and Court Actions
Moderator: Jane Shay Wald, Irell & Manella, LLP • Los Angeles, CA
The TTAB’s New Rules of Practice - Are You Prepared?
  • Uli Widmaier, Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP • Chicago, IL (Paper, Slides)
The Wise and Careful Practitioner: Ethics and Trademark Practice Before the USPTO
  • Beth M. Goldman, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP • San Francisco, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
TTAB’s New Rules: How Are They Working?
  • Christopher C. Larkin, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP • Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Raising the Ante: Moving from TTAB Inter Partes Proceedings into District Court Litigation
  • Lynda Zadra-Symes, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP • Irvine, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Panel Discussion

WEDNESDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #3 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Penny for Your Thoughts and a Dollar for Your Intellectual Property Rights - Business Agreement Considerations and the Money Matters
  • Moderator: Scott Gilfillan, Intel Corporation • Hillsboro, OR
Patent Indemnification: Allocating Risks Where the Dangers of Patent Infringement Are Unknown
  • Alan J. Kasper, Sughrue Mion, PLLC • Washington, DC
Impact of the Quanta v. LG Case on IP Licensing Strategies
  • Kenneth M. Seddon, Numonyx • Chandler, AZ
Trademark Licensing in M&A Deals - Some Strategic Considerations for Sellers and Buyers
  • Daniel Ilan, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP • New York, NY (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion on Comparing Strategies and Practices

WEDNESDAY - Joint Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Antitrust Law, Electronic & Computer Law, Licensing & Management of IP Assets and Patent Litigation Committees 
Licensing Patents for Standards: Royalties, Damages, Injunctions, Antitrust and Other Practical Issues
  • Moderator: Ken Frankel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP • Reston, VA
Do You Want to Play “Ex Ante”? Negotiating Royalty or Other License Terms Before the Standard is Set
  • William Blumenthal, Clifford Chance • Washington, DC (Bio, Paper)
  • Michael A. Lindsay, Dorsey • Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Paper)
  • Jack D. Slobod, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards • Briarcliff Manor, NY (Bio, Paper)
  • Richard S. Taffet, Bingham McCutchen LLP • New York, NY (Bio, Paper)
RAND/FRAND Royalties – Opportunities and Pitfalls as Courts Begin to Shape the Rules
  • Michael A. Lindsay, Dorsey • Minneapolis, MN
  • Jack D. Slobod, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards • Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Richard S. Taffet, Bingham • New York, NY
Continuing Impact of the FTC – Standards-Setting in the New Administration
  • William Blumenthal, Clifford Chance • Washington, DC
Risks and Benefits of Joining Patent Pools Covering Standards
  • Jack D. Slobod, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards • Briarcliff Manor, NY
Panel Discussion

WEDNESDAY - Joint Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

IP Practice in Europe Committee and Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) from the United Kingdom
Welcome & Introduction to Speakers
Practical European Patent Issues
  • Moderator: Doug McCall, W.P. Thompson & Co. Liverpool, United Kingdom
Is there a Doctrine of Equivalents in Europe?
  • Michael Williams, F.J. Cleveland London, United Kingdom (Bio, Paper, Slides)
A Practical Guide to the European Patent System
  • Jonathan Jackson, D. Young & Co. Southampton, United Kingdom (Bio, Paper, Slides)
A Guide to Pharmaceutical Patents and Supplementary Certificates of Protection in Europe
  • Gordon Wright, Elkington & Fife Sevenoaks, United Kingdom (Bio, Paper)
Safely Navigating European Novelty: More Draconian than US Applicants Imagine
Panel Discussion


THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009

THURSDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #1 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Current Perspectives on Advertising and Publicity Law
  • Moderator: Amie Peele Carter, Baker & Daniels, LLP • Indianapolis, IN
Advertising Law 101
  • Charulata Pagar, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP • New York, NY (Paper)
Litigating Advertising Claims (Including Defenses)
  • Michael T. Mervis, Proskauer Rose LLP • New York, NY (Slides)
Is the NAD the Right Forum for You? Arguing Advertising Disputes Before the National Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus
  • Sheldon H. Klein, Arent Fox, LLP • Washington, DC (Paper, Slides)
Trends in Advertising Law
  • Charulata Pagar, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP • New York, NY 
Celebrities & Recent Developments in Right of Publicity
  • Mark Roesler, CMG Worldwide • Indianapolis, IN (Paper)
Biting the Hand that Feeds You: Product Placement & Unauthorized Depictions
  • Jody Zucker, Warner Brothers Television • Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion

THURSDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #2 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Building the Castle Before the Battle: Prosecution in View of Imminent Litigation
  • Moderator: Robert J. O’Connell, Qualcomm, Inc. • San Diego, CA (Bio)
Gaps in the Walls: Lessons to be Learned from Patent Enforcement
Top Mistakes in Prosecution from a Litigator’s Point of View
  • Robert H. Sloss, Farella Braun + Martel, LLP • San Francisco, CA (Bio, Paper)
Patent Profanities in Drafting and Prosecution
  • Thomas L. Irving, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP • Washington, DC (Bio, Slides)
Putting the Blocks Together
Best Practices for the Life Sciences/Chemical Arts
  • Peter Munson, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati • San Diego, CA (Slides)
Best Practices for the Electrical & Software Arts
  • Gregory L. Maurer, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP • Portland, OR (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Delivering the Castle on Time and on Budget
Reducing Pendency Times and Costs
  • Lawrence E. Ashery, RatnerPrestia • Berwyn, PA (Bio, Slides)
Panel Discussion on Comparing Strategies and Practices

THURSDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #3 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Patent Litigation–From Discovery Through Appeal
  • Moderator: David P. Ruschke, Medtronic Cardiovascular • Santa Rosa, CA  (Bio)
Be Careful What You Wish For: Mandatory Disclosure of “All Relevant Evidence” in the Eastern District of Texas
  • David J. Healey, Fish & Richardson, PC • Houston, TX (Paper, Slides)
“Flash of Reality”– Lessons and Trends from the Kearns Windshield Wiper Cases
  • Christopher R. Benson, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP • Austin, TX (Bio)
Damages–Litigating Damage Apportionment Issues
  • Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit • Washington, DC
De Novo Review of Markman Rulings by the Federal Circuit
  • Frank Bernstein, Kenyon & Kenyon • San Jose, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
“The Claim Construction Game”

Luncheon (tickets required)

"Intellectual Property: A Client’s View"
            Luncheon Speaker:
            Donald J. Rosenberg (BioPaper)
            Qualcomm Incorporated • San Diego, CA

THURSDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #1 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

All’s Fair That Ends Fair–A Survey of Fair Use in Patent, Trademark and Copyright
  • Moderator: Kate Spelman, Cobalt, LLP • Berkeley, CA (Bio)
Copyrights–Hot Topics: Recent Decisions Regarding Copyright Fair Use
  • Claudia Ray, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP • New York, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Trademarks–Fair Use is Not Just About Copyrights
  • Neil D. Greenstein, TechMark • Carlsbad, CA (Bio, Paper)
Trademarks–Statutory Fair Use, Nominative Fair Use and Parody
  • Kieran G. Doyle,Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, PC • New York, NY (Bio, PaperSlides)
Patents–The Pale Reflection of Fair Use in Patent Law: Section 271(e) and eBay
  • Michael J. Meurer, Boston University School of Law • Boston, MA (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion on Fair Use


THURSDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #2 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Tools for Movin’ Up the Ladder in Your Career, Law Firm and AIPLA
  • Moderator: Ashok Mannava, Mannava & Kang, PC • Fairfax, VA (Bio)
Maximize Your Career Development: Effective Mentoring Strategies
  • Ida Abbott, Ida Abbott Consulting • Oakland, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
How to Make it in Your Law Firm: Perspectives on Making Partner
Perspectives on Tracking a Course to Partnership at a Large Law Firm
  • Richard de Bodo, Hogan & Hartson, LLP • Los Angeles, CA (Slides)
Perspectives on Navigating a Path to Partnership at a Medium-Sized Law Firm
  • Pattric Rawlins, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP • San Diego, CA (Slides)
Becoming an AIPLA Leader: The Corporate Perspective from a Former AIPLA President
  • Judith Saffer, Broadcast Music, Inc. • New York, NY
Panel Discussion on Comparing Strategies and Practices

THURSDAY - afternoon concurrent track #3 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Copyright Unboxed
  • Moderator: Georgann S. Grunebach, Fox Group • Beverly Hills, CA
Copyright Live: Witness a Performance and Hear How Precedent Jives with Improvisation Jazz
  • Jonathan Z. King, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, PC • New York, NY
Copyright in the Quiver of Unfair Competition Claims – How the Copyright Law extends protection to insurance contract language, employee manuals, developer suits for as-built structures and other non-traditional works
  • John Harbin, King & Spalding, LLP • Atlanta, GA (Bio, Paper)

THURSDAY - committee educational session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

IP Practice in Europe Committee and Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) from the United Kingdom
Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
Understanding Patent Change on Both Sides of the Atlantic
  • Moderator: Matt Rainey, Intellectual Ventures, LLC • Bellevue, Washington
Understanding Patents Without Borders: Extraterritorial Enforcement of US Patents
  • James H. Wallace, Jr., Wiley Rein, LLP • Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)
What European/UK Attorneys Should Understand About In re Bilski
  • John Duffy, Jr., George Washington University Law School • Washington, DC
Surviving the Changing Sea of Software Patents in Europe
  • Torsten Duhme, Witte Weller & Partner • Germany (Bio, PaperSlides)
A Tale of Two Patent Offices: Problems Facing the EPO and USPTO and How Office
Leadership is Addressing Them
  • Jim Boff, Phillips & Leigh • London, United Kingdom (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Panel Discussion

THURSDAY - Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Industrial Designs
Brief Welcome and Official Committee Business
The Application of Section 112 to Design Patent
  • John S. Artz, Dickinson Wright, PLLC • Bloomfield Hills, MI (Paper)
The Aftershock of Egyptian Goddess: An Analysis of Post-Egyptian Goddess Case Law
  • Christopher Carani, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd. • Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion


FRIDAY - MAY 15, 2009

FRIDAY Plenary Session (8:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Remedies in a Post-eBay World
Moderator: Bea Swedlow, Butzel Long • Ann Arbor, MI (Bio)
Why eBay Really, Really Matters
  • Carol M. Nielson, Baker Botts, LLP • Houston, TX (Bio, Paper)
eBay Meets Georgia Pacific: How to Value the Right to Exclude
  • Christopher C. Barry, PriceWaterhouseCoopers • Boston, MA (Bio, Paper)
Post-eBay: What Patent Litigators Need to Consider
  • Lisa J. Pirozzolo, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr • Boston, MA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Trademark Litigation Strategy Post-eBay: eBay’s Ramifications Beyond the Patent World
Post-eBay: What Does it Mean for Judges?
  • Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, US District Court, District of Delaware • Wilmington, DE
Panel Discussion
Ethics Program
Contingent Fee Patent Infringement Litigation from a Small Firm Perspective (And the Ethical Issues That Go Along With Such Representation)
  • John Suder, Friedman, Suder & Cooke • Fort Worth, TX (Bio ,Paper)
Staying on the Right Side in Litigation: From Rule 11 to Section 285
  • Julia Heaney, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, LLP • Wilmington, DE (Bio, Paper)
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