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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.