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Friday-October 25th

Committee Meetings 6:45 – 8:45 am

Committee meetings are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted.

Women in IP Law Breakfast ​6:45 – 8:45 am
Co-Sponsored by: Baker Botts, LLP and Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Washington Rooms 1–3, Exhibition Level

Strengthening the Pipeline of Women Attorneys

In an ongoing effort to advance women in the legal profession, the Committee performed an extensive survey of our membership. We sought information on a variety of issues including job promotions, salaries, motivation for job change, and general happiness in the workplace. The results are in. We are pleased to welcome Annette Kahler to present the data and interpret how we can use this information to retain and advance women in the legal profession.

Friday Concurrent Morning Tracks 8:45 – 11:45 am

Track 1: Evolving IP Rights in China

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

  • Moderator: Brett Hansen, Hypertherm, Inc., Hanover, NH (Bio)

China’s IP Strategy in 2013 and Beyond

  • Mark Cohen, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (invited) (Bio, Paper)

Recent Developments in China’s Copyright and Trademark Regimes

  • Celia Li, Kangxin, Partners, PC, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (Bio,Paper)

The Changing Landscape of Patent Litigation in China—For Better or Worse?

  • William “Skip” Fisher, Hogan Lovells International, LLP, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (Bio, Paper)

Unfair Competition – Trade Secret Theft, Patent Misuse, and Other Bad Deeds

  • Wushuang Huang, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (Bio,Paper)

Track 2: Terra Terror and Traveling Tricks—Developments in Cybersecurity, US and International Trade Secret Law

Maryland Ballroom, Lobby Level

  • Moderator: David Cate, Schlumberger, Sugar Land , TX (Bio)

Legislation

  • Gabrial M. Ramsey, Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe, LLP, Menlo Park, CA (Bio,Paper)

Critical Technical and Legal Issues Related to Cybersecurity

  • Steve Chabinsky, CrowdStrike, Irvine, CA (Bio,Paper)

Cybersecurity Measures for In-House Counsel

  • Thomas E. McCabe, Alion Science and Technology Corporation, McLean, VA (Bio,Paper)

International Trade Secret Theft Legislation

Damages in Trade Secret Litigation

  • Robert J. Hanna, Tucker Ellis, LLP, Cleveland, OH (Bio,Paper)

Trade Secret Discovery

  • Russell Beck, Beck Reed Riden, LLP, Boston, MA (Bio,Paper)

Jury Charges in Trade Secret Litigation

  • Derek Gilliland, Nix Patterson and Roach, LLP, Daingerfield, TX (Bio,Paper)

Track 3: The Latest Thinking about Non Practicing Entities (NPEs)

Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, Lobby Level

Moderator: Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA (Bio, Paper)

The Statistics on the Current NPE/OPE - Landscape – Number of NPEs

- Patents Held

- Industry Focus

- Litigation Statistics

  • James E. Malackowski, Ocean Tomo, LLC, Chicago, IL (Bio,Paper,Slides)

Issues in Litigation Involving NPEs - Offensive Preparation and Strategy

  • F. David Foster, Foster Murphy Altman and Nickel, PC, Washington, DC (Bio,Paper)

Defensive Preparation and Strategy

  • Felicia J. Boyd, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP, Minneapolis, MN (Bio,Paper)

Key Influences on the NPE/OPE Business Model and Debate—Congress

  • Kevin H. Rhodes, 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN (Bio)

Luncheon Speaker: 12:15 – 1:45 pm

Marriott Ballroom Salons 2&3, Lobby Level 

  • The Honorable Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC (Bio)

Friday Concurrent Afternoon Tracks 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Track 1: Patent Courts, Courts with Patent Rules, or Something Else Entirely? Current Attempts to Make Patent Litigation More Efficient and Cost-Effective

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

Moderator: Brian Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Bio)

The European System: The Dawning of the Unified Patent Court

  • Mike Gilbert, Marks and Clerk Solicitors, London, United Kingdom (Bio)
  • Andreas Von Falck, Hogan Lovells International, LLP, Dusseldorf, Germany (Bio,Paper)

The US System: What Can Be Done to Address Litigation Inefficiencies?

  • Honorable Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC (Bio)
  • John B. Pegram, Fish and Richardson, PC, New York, NY (Bio,Paper 1, Paper 2)

Track 2: Copyright in Computer APIs—Does Oracle v. Google Presage a Bleak Future?

Maryland Ballroom, Lobby Level

Moderator: Paik Saber, International Business Machines (IBM), San Jose, CA

Deciphering the District Court’s Decision of No Copyright for Computer APIs

  • Marc A. Hubbard, Hubbard Law, PLLC Richardson, TX (Bio,Paper)

On Appeal—Issues and Implications

  • Matthew C. Wagner, Diserio Martin O’Connor and Castiglioni, LLP, Stamford, CT (Bio,Paper 1,Paper 2)

Policy and International Perspectives on Copyright in APIs

  • Robert Brauneis, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC (Bio)

Tack 3: Pruning Your Patent Portfolio—How to Make Good Choices When Resources Are Scarce and Tough Decisions Are Necessary

Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, Lobby Level

Moderator: John White, Bernato and White, LLC, Charlottesville, VA

Determining Business Goals: The Relevancy of One’s Patent Portfolio

  • Michael M. Gnibus, GE, Shelton, CT

Assessing Your Competition in Relation to One’s Patent Portfolio

  • Raymond Millien, PCT Law Group, PLLC, Washington, DC (Paper,Slides)

Other Considerations for Assessing the Portfolio

  • Mark A. Ehrlich, International Business Machines (IBM), San Jose, CA (Paper)

Creative Techniques for Using the Portfolio to Free Up Capital for Portfolio Maintenance and Growth

  • Roy D’Sousa, Ocean Tomo, LLC, Chicago, IL (Paper)

Committee Educational Sessions 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Committee sessions are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted.

AIPPI-US 90 Minutes of CLE Requested

Maryland Ballroom, Lobby Level

Annual Business Meeting

Global IP Checklist

Moderator: Robert D. Wells, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC (Bio)

Grappling With the Grace Period Patchwork

  • Peter C. Schechter, Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP, New York, New York (Bio,Paper)

The Global Patent Eligibility Spectrum Post- Myriad

  • Young Kim, Kim & Chang, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Bio,Paper)
  • Dr. Jürgen Meier, Vossius & Partner, Munich, Germany (Bio,Paper, Slides)

Biotechnology/Food and Drug (Joint Session)

120 Minutes of CLE Requested

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

Overcoming Barriers to Protection of New Technologies

Moderators: Bruce Vrana, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC

  • Alice O. Martin, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP, Chicago, IL

Patent Eligibility and Contentious Court Cases—Genetic Technology and More

  • Ananda Chakrabarty, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL (Bio,Paper,Slides)

Administrative Agencies, Public Interest Groups and New Technology

  • Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL (Paper, Slides)

International IP Protection for Plants

  • Humphrey Foote, AJ Park, Wellington, New Zealand (Bio) (Paper)

Emerging Regulatory Issues

  • Thomas E. Nickson, Monsanto, St. Louis, MO (Bio,Paper)

Industry Approaches to Public Policy and Education

  • Christine Gould, Syngenta, Basel, Switzerland

Industrial Designs

120 Minutes of CLE Requested

Washington Room 1–3, Exhibition Level

Moderator: Garfield Goodrum, Garfield Goodrum, Design Law, Boston, MA

Status of US Implementation and Discussion of USPTO Draft Rules

  • USPTO Representative, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Invited)

Particular Issues in Use of Hague System for US Practitioners

  • USPTO Representative, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Invited)

Strategies for Keeping Designs Secret for as Long as Possible, While Still Preserving a Filing Date, and the Drawbacks of Requesting Such Secrecy

  • Margaret Polson, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm, LLC, Westminster, CO (Paper)

In re Owens (Continuation Practice) and Substantive Examination of Hague Agreement Applications vis-à-vis the USPTO

Draft Rules

  • USPTO Representative, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (invited)

Licensing and Management of IP Assets

120 Minutes of CLE Requested
Washington 4, Exhibition Level

Learn the fundamental aspects of licensing IP rights in China, including the drafting an enforceable license, protecting IP, and enforcing IP rights if the license agreement is breached. The presentation highlights pitfalls that a foreign company may face during drafting and enforcement of a license agreement. Hear about recent developments in China’s anti-monopoly laws and their effect on the determination of a FRAND royalty rate.

Joseph Eng Jr., Senior Associate, King & Spalding, LLP, New York, NY

New Lawyers/Mentoring (Joint Session)

60 Minutes of CLE Requested
Marriott Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level

Licensing, Standing, and Jurisdictional Issues Regarding NPEs

Issues in Licensing that Impact Standing

  • Richard Matthews, Myers Bigel, Raleigh, NC (Paper)
  • Stephen A. Calogero, CA Technologies, Islandia, NY (Bio)
  • Dipu Doshi, Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, Washington, DC

Committee Meetings 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Committee meetings are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted.