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 *Program updated May 2, 2012.

 


Wednesday, May 9

360 Review Meeting | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Board/Committee Leadership Meeting | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-Registration Open  | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 10

Board of Directors Meeting | 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Concurrent Morning Tracks | 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Luncheon reception | 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Luncheon | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Afternoon Tracks | 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Committee Educational Sessions | 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Committee Meetings | 3:30 - 5:30 pm

New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Opening Night Reception - "A Taste of Austin" | 7:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Friday, May 11

Law Practice Mgmt/Women in IP Law Breakfast | 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Concurrent Morning Tracks | 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Luncheon reception  | 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Luncheon | 12:30 - 2:00 pm 

  • Speaker: Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman, House Judiciary Committee (Tickets required) 

Concurrent Afternoon Tracks | 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Committee Educational Sessions | 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Committee Meetings | 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Friday Night Dinner and Entertainment | 8:00 - 9:30 pm

  • Featuring Grammy-Award winning Texas Swing band, Asleep at The Wheel!  

Saturday, May 12

Saturday Plenary Session | 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Networking Luncheon - "Texas BBQ " | 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Board of Directors Meeting  | 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm 


Questions?

Registration: Bill Durante, (703) 412-4344
Exhibiting: Iris Howell, (703) 412-4345
Sponsorship: Cathleen Clime, (703) 412-4341

 

We are an approved provider by most states requiring CLE and have applied for credit for this meeting to all states requiring CLE.
 
The 2012 Spring Meeting has a total of 900 CLE minutes, including an optional 225 minutes of legal Ethics.  Ethics credit will be available during the following sessions: 
  • Thursday, May 10
    • Committee Educational Session -- Patent Law/Professionalism and Ethics (Joint Educational Session)
    • "Avoiding Ethical Issues in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation; 3:30 - 5:00 pm: 90 minutes
       
  • Friday, May 11
    • Afternoon Concurrent Track 2, 2:00 – 3:30 pm:  90 minutes 
      • “Oops!  I Just Plain Forgot to Cite that Reference”
         
  • Saturday, May 12
    • Plenary Session, 9:00 – 9:45 am:  45 minutes
       
The 2012 Spring Meeting has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 15.00 hours, including an optional 3.75 hours of Ethics.
 
The above amount is the calculation for 60-minute hour states.  The maximum credit hour calculation for 50-minute hour states is 18.0 hours [of which an optional 4.5 hours of Ethics will be available].  Credit amounts vary depending upon each state’s calculation requirement.
 
Complete CLE information will be available on-site at the AIPLA CLE Information Booth located in the Exhibitor Area.  A full list of past meetings and approved CLE credits can be obtained from our website.

Opening Plenary Session 8:00-9:00 AM (Governor's Ballroom, Salon C, 4th floor)

Welcome from AIPLA President William G. Barber

  • AIA Rules Update


 

Concurrent Morning Tracks (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

 

Track #1 America Invents Act--Deep Dives    (Governor's Ballroom, Salon A, 4th floor)

  •  Moderator: Bruce D. Sunstein, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, LLP, Boston, MA 

USPTO Updates on AIA 

  • Janet Gongola, US Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA

Evolution Meets 35 USC-Transitioning to First-Inventor-to-File

  • Michael D. Stein, Woodcock Washburn, LLP, Seattle, WA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Back in a Flash-Prioritized Examination as a Strategy in View of Changing Prior Art Definitions

  • Steven G. Kunin, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, LLP, Alexandria, VA  (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Game (and Name) Changing Impact-Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Derivation Proceedings and Inter Partes Review

The Future of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences as the PTAB

  • Honorable James D. SmithBoard of Patent Appeals & Interferences, US Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Slides)

The Future Role of the Central Re-Exam Unit

  • Remy Yucel, US Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Slides)

Practice Impact: Prosecution-Practitioner Perspectives on Inter Partes Review and Derivation Proceedings

  • Brad D. Pedersen, Patterson Thuente Christensen & Pedersen, PA, Minneapolis, MN
  • (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Practice Impact & Litigation-Changes Under the AIA to Joinder, Marking and Prior User Rights

  • David P. Swenson, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

Track #2 The Internationalization of Trade Secret Disputes:  Big Cases, Big Verdicts and Big Challenges (Governor's Ballroom, Salon B, 4th Floor) 

  • Moderator:  Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody, LLP, Chicago, IL (Bio)

Managing and Protecting Your Trade Secrets Overseas-Best Practices to Minimize Misappropriation

  • Beth Apperley, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, TX (BioPaper, Slides)

Overcoming the Special Challenges of Litigating Against Foreign Parties and Companies

  • Michael J. Songer, Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, D.C. (Slides)

Litigating Spoliation of Evidence Disputes-Fallout from the DuPont v. Kolon Case and How to Use or Avoid It in Your Trade Secret Case

  • Griffith B. Price, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, D.C. (Paper, Slides)

Employees Without Borders-Managing Personal Devices and Digital Technology in an Increasingly Mobile World

Litigation Trade Secret Cases Before the ITC-The Future of TianRui Group v. ITC and the Fallout on Trade Secret Protection Internationally

  • Bryan Wilson, Morrison Foerster, LLP, Palo Alto, CA (Slides)

Update on Pending Trade Secret Legislation-Status of the Economic Espionage Act, Cybersecurity Bill, New Jersey's Recent Adoption of UTSA and Recent State Trade Secret and Non-Compete Legislation

  • Peter J. Toren, Weisbrod Mateis & Copley, PLLC, Washington, D.C. (Paper, Slides)

Track #3 Copyrights (Governor's Ballroom, Salon D, 4th Floor)

  • ModeratorNaomi Jane Gray, Harvey Siskind, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Bio, Paper)

What Types of Rights are Right?  Copyrights vs. Design Patents and Design Copyrights, a Matter of Form and/or Substance

  • Garfield Goodrum, SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD (Bio, Paper, Slides)
  • John M. Bird, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington, D.C. (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Mass Book Digitization and Collective Copyright Licensing-A User's Perspective of Consideration Raised by a 2011 Position Paper by the US Copyright Office

  • Abioye Oyewole, US Copyright Office, Washington, D.C. (Slides)
  • Beth A. Fulkerson, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc., Chicago, IL (Bio, Paper, Slides)
  • Naomi Jane Gray, Harvey Siskind, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Asset Investment and Management Companies or Trolls?  Comparison and Contrast of Copyright Trolls, Trademark Trolls and Patent Trolls-The Beginning or End of the IP Troll (at least the name)

  • Marc John Randazza, Randazza Legal Group, Las Vegas, NV (Bio, Paper, Slides)
  • Leah Chan Grinvald, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO (Bio, Paper)
  • John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Paper)
  • Shyam Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA (Bio, Paper)

 

Lunch Reception 12:00-12:30 PM (Governor's Ballroom Foyer, 4th floor)

Sponsored by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP
 

Luncheon 12:30-2:00 PM (Tickets Required)

(Governor's Ballroom, Salon C, 4th floor)

 

Concurrent Afternoon Tracks 2:00-3:30 PM

Track #1 Current Topics in Patent Litigation:  Perspectives from the Bench and Bar (Governor's Ballroom, Salon A, 4th floor)

  • Moderator:  Ryan Botkin, Ratliff Law Firm, Austin, TX

A View From the Bench

  • Honorable Leonard P. Stark, US District Court, District of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Innovative Approaches to Case Management

America Invents Act:  Effects of Changes in Defense on Conduct of Litigation

  • Alan Albright, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Austin, TX (Slides)

The (Unintended) Consequences of the AIA's Joinder Provisions

  • Maya M. Eckstein, Hunton & Williams, LLP, Richmond, VA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Track #2 A View from the Inside:  Corporate Practitioners "Bare All" (Governor's Ballroom, Salon B, 4th floor)

  • ModeratorWayne P. Sobon, Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (Slides)

Advice, Tips and Best Practices for Inside and Outside Counsel for Managing Relationships

  • Robert Sloss, Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA
  • Oliver Strimpel, Avid Technology, Inc., Burlington, MA
  • Jennifer B. Wuamett, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX (Bio)

 

Track #3 Health and IP:  Strange Bedfellows (Governor's Ballroom, Salon D, 4th floor)

  • ModeratorAnn Viksnins, Viksnins Harris & Padys, PLLP, Bloomington, MN

Health Care Policy and Patenting-The Swinging Pendulum

  • Jennifer Gordon, Baker Botts, LLP, New York, NY (Slides)

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) FDA Law and Patents- A Dream Come True or a Nightmare?

  • Denise Kettelberger, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, Minneapolis, MN (Slides)

What’s in a Name? Branding, Labeling and Advertising Drugs

  • Teri Crouse, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (Paper, Slides)


 

Committee Educational Sessions 3:30-5:30 PM

Electronic and Computer Law/International and Foreign Law/IP Practice in Europe (Joint Educational Session) (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon D, 4th floor)

Issues in Multi-district Patent Litigation—the US Perspective

  • Li Chen, Sidley Austin, LLP, Dallas, TX (Paper)

Issues in Multi-district Patent Infrigement Litigation—The German and European Perspective

  • Kay Kasper, Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft, Düssseldorf, Germany (Paper, Slides)

Issues in Patent Nullification and Invalidity Trials—the German and European Perspective

  • Robert Schnekenbüehl, DTS Intellectual Property Law Firm, Munich, Germany (Paper, Slides)

Patent Law/Professionalism and Ethics (Joint Educational Session)
(3:30 –5:30 PM Governor’s Ballroom, Salon A, 4th floor)

 

Avoiding Ethical Issues in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation

The Risks of Failing to Preserve Patent Prosecution Files 

  • Mark E. Michels, former Discovery Counsel, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline on IP Lawyer Misconduct

  • William R. Covey, US Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Bio, Slides)

Ethical Issue in Discovery

  • Kirby Drake, Klemchuk Kubasta, LLP, Dallas, TX (Paper, Slides)

Special Committee on Standards and Open Source/Antitrust Law/Patent Litigation (Joint Educational Session) (3:30 – 5:30 PM • Governor’s Ballroom, Salon B, 4th floor)

  • Moderator:  Kenneth M. Frankel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Reston, VA (Bio)

IPR and Open Source Issues Affecting Mobile App Developers and Device Makers

IP Business Models and Licensing in the Mobile Space

  • Wayne M. Serra, Ulmer & Berne, LLP, Cleveland, OH (Bio, Slides)

Summary of Patent Infringement Cases in the Mobile Space—A View from the US

  • Fred I. Williams, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Austin, TX (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Summary of Patent Infringement Cases in the Mobile Space—A View from Europe

  • Martin Köhler, Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft, Düsseldorf, Germany (Bio, Paper, Slides)

A Deeper Dive into Oracle v. Google

  • Michael S. Garrabrants, ArtesynIP, San Francisco, CA (Bio, Slides)

 


 

Committee Meetings 3:30-5:30 PM

 Committee Meetings are open to all unless otherwise noted.

Friday, May 11

Concurrent Morning Tracks 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Track 1 Patents are Big Business (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon A, 4th floor)

  • Moderator: Manny W. Schecter, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY (Bio, Slides)

Legal Aspects of Acquiring and Evaluating Large Patent Portfolios

The Nortel Patents Acquisition

IP Monetization and the Rise of Private Investment Capital

  • Peter D. Holden, Coller Capital, Inc., New York, NY (Bio, Paper)

Valuation Models for Patent Portfolios

  • Jay D. Meldrum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Dallas,TX

Antitrust Risks in Acquiring and Enforcing Large Patent Portfolios

Antitrust Issues in Patent Acquisition

  • Fiona Scott-Morton, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC (Bio, Slides)

Enforcing Large Patent Portfolios—The Smartphone Wars

  • Jeffri A. Kaminski, Venable, LLP, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)
  • Wayne H. Bradley, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Track 2 - Ask Not What Your Brand Can Do for You—Ask What You Can Do for Your Brand

(Governor’s Ballroom, Salon B, 4th floor) 

  • Moderator: Richard Groos, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Austin, TX (Bio, Slides)

Brand Valuation and Value Optimization—The Importance of Protecting the Brand

  • K. Lindsay Moore, KLM, Inc., Boulder, CO (Bio, Paper)

Legal Avenues for Protecting the Brand

  • Scott Oliver, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, Palo Alto, CA (Bio, Paper)

Defending the Distributor

  • Jura Zibas, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper)

Inside the US Attorney’s Office—Civil and Criminal Penalties for Piracy and Counterfeiting

  • Matthew Devlin, US Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas, Austin, TX

Strategies, Policy and Initiatives from the US Department of Justice

  • Evan Williams, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC (Slides)

Barriers to Entry: The Role of US Customs and Border Protection

  • Richard Mendez, US Customs & Border Protection, Austin, TX

Track 3 IP Eye on Asia (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon D, 4th floor)

  • Moderator: Robin Nava, Schlumberger, Sugar Land, TX

IP Eye on China

Your IP Passport to China: What US Counsel Need to Know

  • Michael J. Wise, Perkins Coie, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Slides)

US Counsel Alert!—Recent Developments in Patent Prosecution in China

IP Eye on Japan

Your IP Passport to Japan: What US Counsel Need to Know

  • Alan J. Kasper, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

US Counsel Alert!—Recent Developments in IP Law in Japan

IP Eye on India

Your IP Passport to India: What US Counsel Need to Know

  • V. Lakshmi Kumaran, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi, India (Bio, Paper, Slides)

IP Eye on Korea

Patent Enforcement—Opportunities and Pitfalls

 


 

Lunch Reception 12:00 - 12:30 pm (Governor’s Ballroom Foyer, 4th floor)

Sponsored by Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP 
 

Luncheon 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Tickets required) (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon C, 4th floor)

  • Speaker:  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX)
    Chairman, House Judiciary Committee

 

Concurrent Afternoon Tracks 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Track 1 - Patent Infringement Damages—Making the Most of the End Game! (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon A, 4th floor)

  • Moderator:  M. Craig Tyler, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Austin, TX

Not Done Yet: Post-Trial Remedies After eBay

  • (John) Russell Emerson, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Crossing the Finish Line in a Patent Dispute: Why Damages Expert Theories Are the Latest Hurdle

  • Amy E. LaValle, Skiermont & Puckett, LLP, Dallas, TX (Bio, Paper, Slides)

What (Exactly) Are Patents Worth at Trial—The Smartphone War Example

  • Jonathan D. Putnam, Charles River Associates, Boston, MA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Patent Damages—Perspective from the Bench

  • Hon. Lee Yeakel, US District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin, TX
 

Track 2 - Ethics—Oops, I Just Plain Forgot to Cite that Reference (Governor’s Ballroom Salon B, 4th floor)

  • Moderator: Horace St. Julian, Raytheon, Pearland, TX

Therasense and Its Aftermath, Including Pleading and IDS Practice, Spoliation, Supplemental Examination

Curing the “Plague”—Will Therasense Remedy the “Unforeseen and Unintended Consequences” of Inequitable Conduct Claims in Litigation?

  • Carmen Bremer, Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP, Dallas, TX (Bio, Paper, Slides)

Getting Away with Inequitable Conduct?

  • Lauren L. Stevens, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Palo Alto, CA (Slides)

Reining in Falstaff? Therasense and Inequitable Conduct’s Future

  • John Golden, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

Track 3 - Trademarks and Social Media (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon D, 4th floor)

  • Moderator:  Jonathan Hudis, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, LLP, Alexandria, VA

Emerging Privacy Issues in Social Media

  • Christopher M. Loeffler, Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

What to Do about Twitter Squatting, Tweets, and Other Social Media Sites Upsetting Your Clients?

  • Margaret "Meg" Boulware, Boulware & Valoir, Houston, TX (Bio, Slides)

Is Copyright’s Transformative Uses Doctrine a Square Peg in a Round Hole in Right of Publicity Cases?

  • Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Morgan, The Morgan Law Firm, PC, Atlanta, GA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

The New gTLDs…a dot.boom or a dot.bust?

 


 

 

Committee Educational Sessions 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Committee Meetings are open to all unless otherwise noted.

Corporate Practice/Licensing andManagement of IP Assets (Joint Educational Session) 3:30 – 5:30 pm (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon A, 4th floor)

IP Asset Management and/or Patent Portfolio Management

Patent Portfolio Management – Petroleum Industry

  • Penny Prater, Chevron, San Ramon, CA (Slides)

 

Patent Portfolio Management – Biotechnology Industry

 

  • James J. Kelley, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN (Slides)

Panel Discussion

International and Foreign Law/IP Practice in Europe (Joint Educational Session) 3:30 – 4:30 pm (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon D, 4th floor)

Inventive Step in Germany and Europe

  • Nanno M. Lenz, Keil & Schaafhausen, Frankfurt, Germany (Papers, Slides)

Disclosure Requirements in Germany and Europe

  • Christof Keussen, Glawe Delfs, Hamburg, Germany (Papers, Slides)

 


 

 

Committee Meetings 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Committee Meetings are open to all unless otherwise noted

Saturday, May 12

Closing Plenary Session 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (Governor’s Ballroom, Salon C, 4th floor)

  • Moderator:  Cindy Huang, Griffiths & Seaton, PLLC, Alexandria, VA (Slides)

Ethics

  • Sid Leach, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, AZ (Bio, Paper)

Latest Developments in: 

Patent Law

  • Dan L. Bagatell, Perkins Coie, LLP, Phoenix, AZ (Bio, Paper)

Trademark Law

  • Rex A. Donnelly, RatnerPrestia, Wilmington, DE (Bio, Paper)

Copyright Law

  • R. Scott Feldmann, Baker Hostetler, LLP, Costa Mesa, CA (Bio, Paper)

 



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