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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 • Southern Methodist University

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 • SMU Dedman School of Law

Underwood Law Library, Building #5

6550 Hillcrest Avenue, Dallas, TX 

Note: All Materials will be provided to all attendees

on a thumb drive at the conference  


Program Schedule


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Opening Remarks
John Salazar
Middleton Reutlinger, P.S.C.
Louisville, KY
Plenary Session
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Alice Update
USPTO Perspective
Andrew Hirshfeld (Invited)
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, US Patent & Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA  22133
European Perspective
Michael Williams
FJ Cleveland LLP, London, England
US Practitioner Perspective
Steven W. Lundberg
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Steven Shumaker, Shumaker & Sieffert, PA, St. Paul, MN
Litigation Update - Panel discussion
Daniel McDonald, Merchant & Gould PC, Minneapolis, MN
Gregory Morris, PhD, Paul Hastings LLP, Chicago, IL
Andy Ehmke, Haynes and Boone LLP,
Dallas, TX
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Divided Infringement
W. Keith Robinson, Assistant Professor of Law
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Plenary Session
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Dwayne Norton, ChenMalin LLP, Dallas, TX
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Judicial Panel Discussion
What Works and Doesn't Work in Patent Litigation
Hon. Roy S. Payne
U.S. Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall, TX
Hon. Amos L. Mazzant, III
United States District Judge
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman, TX
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Derivation Proceedings Under The AIA
Stephen G. Kunin, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, Alexandria, VA
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Trade Secret Protection and Misappropriation in an Age of Rapid Technology Evolution
David Wille, Baker Botts LLP, Dallas, TX
Steven Page, Hewlett Packard
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
the intersection between patent rights and free Open Source Software (Foss)
Michael Cameron, Ericsson, Inc., Plano, TX
5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception (Open to all Registrants)