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Draft program as of April 25, 2016. Subject to change.

 
 
7:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
​9:00 - 9:10 am

​Welcome

Moderator:

  • Ken Collier, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)

​9:10 - 10:30 am

US Patent Act - Section 101

  • Warren Woessner, Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, PA, Minneapolis, MN (Bio​, Paper, Slides)

  • Brad Forrest, Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, PA, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Paper, Slides)  

10:30 am ​Break
​10:50 am - 12:00 pm

​Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law & Practice under Section 102

  • Greg Allen, 3M, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Paper, Slides)

  • Ann M. Mueting, Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt, Minneapolis, MN (BioPaper, Slides

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

  • Brian R. Stanton, Stanton Consulting Services, LLC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

​12:00 - 12:30pm

​Luncheon

​12:30 - 1:30 pm Ethical Issues for IP Attorneys: Year in Review
  • Thomas Engellenner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP, Boston, MA  (Bio, Paper, Slides)

1:40 - 2:20 pm,

​Section 103: Demonstrating Nexus

  • Tom Irving, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

​2:20 - 3:40 pm

​Prosecution with Eye Towards Litigation: Written Description, Enablement, Indefiniteness

  • David Stemerick, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, IN (Bio, Paper, Slides)

​3:40 pm ​Break
​3:50 - 4:30 pm

​IPR Proceedings

​4:30 - 5:00 pm

​Double Patenting

  • John Livingstone, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Atlanta, GA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

5:00 pm Adjournment
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