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2011 Annual Meeting Speaker Materials

October 20-22, 2011

Washington, DC

(Last updated 10/20/2011 at 7:30 PM EDT)

Thursday Speaker Materials

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Thursday Track 1, 9:00am-12:00pm


Patent Prosecution, Litigation, Transactional Agreements and Diversity

Moderator: Richard T. Matthews, Hultquist IP, Chapel Hill, NC (BIO)

I. Prosecution

Initial "Inventor" Meeting: Practical Legal and Business Considerations

Gregory D. Allen, 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Patent Prosecution in 20 Minutes

J. Timothy Meigs, BD Technologies, Research Triangle Park, NC

II. Litigation

Strategies and Tactics: What Every Junior IP Litigator Needs to Know and Every Senior IP Litigator Expects

Richard L. Rainey, Covington & Burling, LLP,  Washington, DC (PAPER)

Dynamic Visual Strategy in Patent Litigation

Douglas Filter, Resonant Legal Media, Alexandria, VA

Beware the Tower of Technobabble: Tips on Interviewing and Deposing Engineers

Mansi H. Shah, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Chicago, IL (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

III. Transactional Intellectual Property Practice: The Rules of the Game Intellectual Property Agreements - Not Your Average Game of Scrabble®

Melanie C. Holloway, Leading-Edge Law Group, PC, Richmond, VA (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Transactional Practice - Make it More than Whac-A-Mole®

Christopher J. Mugal, Kaufman & Canoles, Richmond, VA (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

IV. The Role of Diversity in Today’s Workplace

Melvin C. Garner, Leason Ellis, White Plains, NY (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Thursday Track 2, 9:00am-12:00pm


Branding in the 21st Century and Beyond

Moderator: Neil Smith, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, San Jose, CA

The Creation, Evolution and Maintainance of Brand Value

Kelly M. Slavitt, Reckitt Benckiser, Parsippany, NJ (BIO, PAPER 1, PAPER 2, PAPER 3)

Cause and Effect: How Economic Changes Affect Changes in Brand Messaging

Patrice Varni, Tempur-Pedic North America, Lexington, KY

Rebranding in the Era of Web 2.0, Including Intentional and Unintentional Crowdsourcing

Jeanne Ellinsport, Ellinsport Consulting, Gaithersburg, MD

Evolution of the Global Trademark Portfolio

Robert Zelnick, McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, DC

Trademark Enforcement Strategies

Richard C. Gilmore, Maschoff Gilmore & Israelsen, Park City, UT

Future Evolution of Trademarks

Professor Mark David Janis, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN (PAPER)

Thursday Track 3, 9:00am-12:00pm


Patent Prosecution - The Specter of Reexamination and Appeals Past, Present and Future

Moderator: Manny W. Schecter, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY (BIO)

The Promise of Reexamination - Fulfilled or Fizzled?

Marc Hubbard, Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, Dallas, TX (BIO, PAPER)

Tactics for Requesting and Defending Reexamination Requests and the Impact on Patent Litigation

Colin Sandercock, Perkins Coie, LLP, Washington, DC (PAPER)

ETHICS: Representing the Litigant and Requestor, Conflict of Interest and Privilege Issue

Lance Reich, Woodcock Washburn, Seattle, WA (BIO, PAPER)

Friends Helping Friends - An Update on Peer to Patent

Mark Webbink, Durham, NC (BIO, PAPER)

Does Your Appeal Have Appeal - Drafting a Persuasive Appeal Brief for the BPAI

Joel Miller, Joel Miller, Esq., West Orange, NJ (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

New Examiner Interview Guidelines and Other USPTO Initiatives

USPTO Representative (invited)


Thursday Luncheon 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Hon. David J. Kappos
Under Secretary of Commerce  for Intellectual Property and
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office




Thursday Track 1, 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Patent Eligibility (101) and Indefiniteness (112)

Moderator: Raymond Van Dyke, Van Dyke Law, Washington, DC (BIO)

Madness in Methods: Claiming Inventions Relating to Personalized Medicine

James Kelley, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

Will Gene Patents Impede Whole Genome Sequencing?: Deconstructing the Myth That 20% of the Human Genome is Patented 



Professor Christopher Holman, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO (BIO, PAPER)
USPTO Representative (invited)

Thursday Track 2, 2:00pm - 3:30pm


The Implications of Government Involvement in Technical Standard Setting for Standards and IP

Moderator: Monica M. Barone, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, CA (BIO)

Gridlock or Greased Lightning? The Future of Patents and Standards for the National Smart Grid

Jorge L. Contreras, American University, Washington, DC (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Healthcare IT

Latonia Gordon, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (SLIDES)

A Look at Cloud from Most Sides Now - Through the Mist of IP and Standards

Marc Sandy Block, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Developing and Implementing Policy Principles for Federal Government Engagement in Standardization Activities to Address National Priorities

Mary Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD  (BIO, PAPER)



Thursday Track 3, 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Understanding the Real Value of Your Patent Portfolio

Moderator: Richard D. Kirk, Bayard, Wilmington, DE (BIO)

You Think Your IP is Worth Something? Prove It!

Michele Riley, Invotex Group, Baltimore, MD (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Reasonable Royalties after Lucent and Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages after Seagate

Professor Christopher B. Seaman, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Raising the Bar - Some Practical Ramifications of Recent Precedents on Damages

Honorable Kent A. Jordan, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Wilmington, DE (BIO, SLIDES)


Committee Educational Sessions 3:30 - 5:30 pm


Corporate Practice/ Trade Secret Law (Joint Session) (120 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Daniel P. Westman, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, McLean, VA

Ten Things Inside Counsel Would Like to Tell Outside Counsel about Trade Secret Litigation, and Vice Versa

Janet Craycroft
Victoria Cundiff (BIO, PAPER)
John Marsh (BIO)
Warrington Parker (BIO, PAPER 1, PAPER 2)
Philip Petti (PAPER)

Licensing and Management of IP Assets (3:30 - 4:30pm - 60 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Maria A. Pallante, US Copyright Office, Washington, DC

The Future of Collective Licensing in the US: Google Books and Beyond

Michele Woods
Marybeth Peters
Jan F. Constantine
Daniel J. Gervais 

Licensing and Management of IP Assets (4:30 - 5:30pm - 60 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Jeffrey Mote, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Chicago, IL


Day of the Trolls: The Pros and Cons of Settling a Patent Case and Taking a License When the Products Do Not Seem to Infringe


Managing Patent and License Rights at the Charybdis of Insolvency: The Nortel Bankruptcy and a Stalking Horse, a Patent Auction and a $4.5 Billion Winning Bid ...

Michael J. Powell
Allan Ratliff
Ray Meiers
Andrea L. Hirst
Marc Sandy Block (BIO, PAPER)

Industrial Designs (60 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Damon A. Neagle, Design IP, PC, Allentown, PA

HR 2511 – Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act

Jakub Pinkoski (SLIDES)

Patent Law/Patent-Relations with the USPTO (Joint Session) (60 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Paik Saber, IBM Corporation Asia Pacific, San Jose, CA 

The America Invents Act

Jonathan Spadt (PAPER)
Vincent Garlock (PAPER)

USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings (80 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Herb Hart, McAndrews Held & Mallot, Ltd., Chicago, IL

Effective Advocacy at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences


In Inter Partes Cases: The View from the Bench

Chief Administrative Patent Judge James D. Smith
Administrative Patent Judge Romulo H. Delmendo
Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge James T. Moore
Administrative Patent Judge Kevin F. Turner


Friday Speaker Materials

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Friday Track 1, 8:45am - 11:45am


Overcoming the Road Bumps in European and Chinese Patent Practice

Moderator: Stefan Danner, DHS Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH,  Munich, Germany (BIO)

China: Patent Considerations When Participating in Chinese Standards Setting Organizations

Earl Nied, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR (BIO, PAPER)

Europe: Standardization and Intellectual Property Issues

Richard Taffet, Bingham McCutchen, New York, NY (BIO, PAPER)

China: Avoiding Validity Pitfalls in Preparing and Drafting Patent Applications for SIPO

Charles C. Liu, Panterrain, LLP,  Beijing, China (BIO, PAPER)

China: Enforcing Patent Rights in China

Mark Cohen, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY (BIO, PAPER)

Europe: Validity Pitfalls When Drafting or Amending Patent Applications for EPO

Robert Jackson, Dehns, London, United Kingdom (BIO, PAPER)

Europe: Enforcing European Patents in Multi-District Litigation in Europe

Honorable Dr. Klaus Grabinski, Bundesgerichtshof, Karlsruhe, Germany (SLIDES)

Friday Track 2, 8:45am - 11:45am


Leveraging the ITC: Getting In and Getting Results

Moderator: Daniel E. Yonan, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Washington, DC

Practical Tips to Conquer the Economic Prong’s Evidentiary Hurdles

Bert C. Reiser, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Washington, DC

Views from the Bench: Common Issues in Proving Domestic Industry Using Non-Manufacturing Versus Manufacturing Activities

Honorable Paul J. Luckern, Former Chief Administrative Law Judge, US International Trade Commission, Washington, DC (PAPER)

You’ve Got an ITC Exclusion Order, Now What? The Role of US Customs and Border Protection and How to Handle Redesigned Products

Kim E. Choate, Roetzel & Andress, Washington, DC

Views from CBP: Interfacing with CBP to Enforce ITC Exclusion Orders; Inter Partes Procedures for Redesigned Products

Dax Terrill, US Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC (PAPER)
Charles Steuart, US Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC

Friday Track 3, 8:45am - 11:45am


Understanding and Managing the Launch of New gTLDs (80 minutes)

Moderator: Mark V. B. Partridge, Patridge IP Law, Chicago, IL

Brand Owner Perspective

Lisa J. Ulrich, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY (BIO, PAPER)

Outside Counsel Perspective

Paul D. McGrady, Jr., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Chicago, IL (SLIDES)

Copyright Lawsuits from the Get Go: Initial Challenges for Registrants, Plaintiffs and Defendants (85 minutes)

Moderator: Bradley E. Prendergast, SoundExchange, Washington, DC

Confusing Copyright and Registration: Case Law Mischief in Justifying Section 412

Amy Sullivan Cahill, Stites Harbison, PLLC, Louisville, KY (PAPER, SLIDES)

Plaintiff’s Pre-Litigation Checklist

Stefan Mentzer, White & Case, LLP, New York, NY (PAPER)

Early Issues for Copyright Defendants

Monica L. Thompson, DLA Piper, Chicago, IL (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)


Friday Luncheon 12:15 - 1:45 pm

Hon. Patrick Leahy
United States Senator for Vermont



Friday Track 1, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Patent Wars - The Game Show - Prosecutors v. Litigators

Moderator: Karen S. Canady, Canady + Lortz, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Who is the most important audience for a patent application?

What key information would you obtain during an inventor interview?

When drafting a joint development agreement, who should own jointly developed IP?

And much more, including patent strategy, inequitable conduct and patent management.

Come watch prosecutors and litigators match wits while competing for geeky prizes in this one-of-a-kind game show!



Jeanne M. Gills, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Chicago, IL (BIO)
Sharon A. Israel, Mayer Brown, LLP, Houston, TX (BIO, PAPER)
Joseph R. Re, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, Irvine, CA   (BIO, PAPER)
William C. Rooklidge, Jones Day, Irvine, CA (BIO, PAPER)
Liza K. Toth, Nokia Siemens Networks, Hampshire, United Kingdom (PAPER)
Paul D. Tripodi, II, Sidley Austin, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (PAPER)


Salvatore Anastasi, Barley Snyder, Berwyn, PA
Carl Oppedahl, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm, PLLC, Dillon, CO (PAPER)
DeAnn F. Smith, Foley Hoag, LLP, Boston, MA (PAPER)
Eamon J. Wall, Wall & Tong, Eatontown, NJ (PAPER)
Warren Woessner, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Minneapolis, MN (PAPER)

Friday Track 2, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

What Goes Around and Keeps Coming Around - How to Creatively Resolve Recurring Disputes with the Same Party

Moderator: J. William Frank III, McCracken & Frank, LLP, Chicago, IL (BIO)


Kathleen A. Bryan, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, New York, NY (BIO, PAPER)
Elizabeth L. Gibbs, Aaron’s, Inc., Atlanta, GA (BIO, PAPER)
Steve McGrath, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (BIO)
Steven W. Miller, The Proctor & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (BIO, PAPER)
Andrew L. Schaeffer, DuPont Legal, Wilmington, DE (BIO, PAPER)

Friday Track 3, 2:00pm - 3:30pm


TTAB Proceedings: The Rules Have Changed ... Literally!     

Moderator: Kristin Jordan Harkins, Conley Rose, PC, Plano, TX


Honorable Karen Kuhlke, Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (BIO,  PAPER 1, PAPER 2)
Honorable Angela Lykos, Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (BIO, PAPER 1, PAPER 2, SLIDES)
Susan Hightower, PirkeyBarber, LLP, Austin, TX (BIO, PAPER)

Friday Committee Educational Sessions (3:30 - 5:30pm)



Anti-Counterfeiting/Anti-Piracy (60 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Gail Podolsky, Carlton Fields, Atlanta, GA (BIO)

Making Your Counterfeiting Case Stick

Douglas A. Rettew (PAPER)
Jacqueline A. Simmons (PAPER)

International and Foreign Law/IP Practice in Latin America/PCT Issues (Joint Session) (110 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Jay Erstling, William Mitchell College of Law, Of Counsel at Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, PA, Minneapolis, MN

Issues and Practice Tips for International Prosecution, Incoming and Outgoing, Focus on Brazil, Russia, India and China

Maria Eliseeva (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)
D. Calab Gabriel (BIO, SLIDES)
Richard Neifeld
Claudio M. Szabas (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)

Licensing and Management of IP Assets/Trademark Law (Joint Session) (60 minutes of CLE requested) 

Moderator: Robert O. Lindefjeld, Nantero, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Licensing Trademarks - Do’s and Don’ts Under Today’s Case Law

Charles Grimes (BIO, SLIDES)
Leah Chan Grivald (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)
Ira J. Levy (PAPER)
Kathleen T. Petrich (BIO, PAPER, SLIDES)
T. Earl LeVere (BIO, PAPER)

Patent Litigation (90 minutes of CLE requested)

Moderator: Scott Pivnick, Alston & Bird,LLP, Washington, DC (BIO)

Updated and Revised AIPLA Model Patent Jury Instructions

Patrick Coyne (BIO, PAPER 1, PAPER 2 - for entire session)
David L. DeBruin (BIO)
Judge Leonie M. Brinkema (BIO)


Saturday Speaker Materials

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Plenary Session, 9:00am - 12:00 noon

Moderator: Blake Reese, Google, Inc., New York, NY

The Year in Review


The 2011 Markey Awards: Most Significant Patent Decisions

Barton E. Showalter, Baker Botts, LLP, Dallas, TX (BIO, PAPER)

Why Betty Boop is a Functional Component and Other Legal Conundrums: The Year in Review

Joseph N. Welch II, Pattishal McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP, Chicago, IL (BIO, PAPER)

Recent Copyright Cases You Can Discuss Over Cocktails

Robert Clarida, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, PC, New York, NY (BIO, PAPER)

Illuminating the Dark Side of IP: A Practitioner’s Look at Recent Thefts, Crimes and Other Developments in Trade Secrets Law in 2010-2011

Wil Rao, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL (BIO, PAPER)

ETHICS: Diversity in the Profession: A Dream Deferred or a Dream Defaulted

Lateef Mtima, Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC (BIO, PAPER)