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2011 Electronics and Computer Patent Law Summit

August 16, 2011  William Mitchell College of Law- St. Paul, MN

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome and Introductions

John, Salazar, Moderator (Bio
Statistics and Strategies for Accelerating Examination and Getting the Most Out of the PPH
The Year in Review:  Patent Cases Impacting Practice in the Electronic and Computer-Related Arts
  • Carl Moy, William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN 

Strategic Use of Reexamination in Light of Recent Reform Developments in Post-Grant Review

  • Timothy Bianchi, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, Minneapolis, MN (Slides)

Inequitable Conduct in Light of Therasense

  • Michael Drapkin, Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, CO (Bio)
  • Stephen Kunin, Oblon Spivak, Alexandria, VA (Bio)
  • John Whealen, Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Studies, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
  • USPTO Official (Invited), US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA

Patent Reform Update

  • Q. Todd Dickinson, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Arlington, VA

Strategic Selection of Countries for Foreign Patent Filings, and Related Enforcement Issues

  • Jacques Etkowicz, Ratner Prestia, Valley Forge, PA
  • Valentina Boyet, SAP, Philadelphia, PA (Bio)
  • Robert Pechman, Seagate, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)
  • James Chiapetta, Boston Scientific, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)
  • William Miller, 3M, Minneapolis, MN

Update: Patent Litigation at the ITC

  • Kent Stevens, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, LLP, Washington, D.C. (Paper) (Slides)

Comparative International Patent Law Issues

  • Jay Erstling, William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN; and Patterson Thuente IP, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)(Paper) (Slides)

Trends in Patent Jury Trials

  • Michael Dunnam, Woodcock Washburn, LLP, Philadelphia, PA (Bio)
  • David Gross, Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)
  • Marty Lueck, Robins Kaplan, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)
  • Allen Hinderaker, Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)
  • The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen, United States District Court, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)