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2018 Annual Meeting Program at a Glance

Annual Meeting Preview 10-1-18

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October 25, 2018

6:30am - 8:00am
Corporate Practice Breakfast
Corporate Practice Committee (Breakfast Meeting) (Corporate In-House Counsel Only)
Sponsored by: Baker Botts, LLP 

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Global Sector IP Leadership Group
(Leadership Group Members Only)

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Professional Programs

8:00am - 9:00am
Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcome remarks: AIPLA President Myra McCormack
  • Committee of the Year Presentation
  • Keynote:  Daniel Lee
    Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (Acting) for Innovation and Intellectual Property
    Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday AM Track 1: Patent Prosecution

Knock Knock! Patent Eligible Subject Matter in 2019 in the US and Abroad
Moderator: Gregory Hopewell, Fenwick & West, LLP, Mountain View, CA

  • Strategies for Claiming Inventions Involving Software and Algorithms - Sarah Knight, Talem IP Law, LLP, Gainesville, FL
  • Attention Biotechs! Purified and Isolated Products May Be Patented, Right? - Karen Canady, Canady + Lortz, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • One World, One Invention: Understanding the Present State of Patent Eligible Subject Matter in the EP - Paul Derry, Venner Shipley, London, United Kingdom
  • The Nonobviousness of Obviousness: Best Practices for Overcoming Obviousness Rejections - Moderator: Charles Bieneman, Bejin Bieneman, PLC, Southfield, MI
  • Tips to Persuade Examiners that Obviously Claims are Nonobvious - Melissa Pytel, Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills, McLean, VA
  • The Role (or Not) of Inherency in Prior Art Rejections - John Augustyn, Leydig Voit & Mayer, LTD., Chicago, IL
  • Tactics for Leveraging Objective Indicia of Nonobviousness During Patent Prosecution - Adam Stephenson, Intellectual Property Technology Law Group (IPTechLaw), Scottsdale, AZ

9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday AM Track 2: Patent Litigation

Watch Out for the Forest: The Collision of IP and Antitrust
Moderator: Richard Stark, Cravath Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York, NY

  • Overview of How IP Enforcement May Implicate Antitrust - Brinkley Tappan, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
  • Antitrust Issues and Innovation Involving IP: An FTC Perspective - Alden F. Abbott, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • Lessons Learned from IP Settlement Agreements Deemed Anticompetitive - Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associations, Chicago, IL
  • Perspectives from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Inter Partes Reviews - Moderator: Gabrielle Higgins, Ropes & Gray, LLP, East Palo Alto, CA
  • Chat with the Chief - A Year of Changes at the PTAB - Chief Judge (Invited), USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Alexandria, VA
  • It’s Hearing Day: What to Expect from Your Panel and What Your Panel Expects from You -  PTAB Judges Panel to be announced

9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday AM Track 3: Trademark/Copyright

Franchise Law for IP Lawyers: A Primer to Make You Shine Before Clients
Moderator: Elizabeth Regan, Marriott International, Inc., Bethesda, MD

  • Franchise Law 101: Knowledge is Power - Amy Cheng, Cheng Cohen, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Structuring Relationships: Avoiding Traps and the Accidental Franchise - Mark Kirsch, Gray Plant Mooty, Washington, DC
  • Litigating Trademark Issues in Franchise Matters - Jeffrey H. Wolf, Quarles & Brady, LLP, Phoenix, AZ
  • Where Are We Now? The State of Copyright Law on Emerging Issues - Moderator: Brian D. Wassom, Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP, Southfield, MI
  • Software Use: Transformative or Not – That is the Question! - Martin Felli, JDA Software, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Artificial Intelligence-Created Works: Who Owns the Copyright? - Dave Green, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
  • Continuing Copyright Infringement: Rights, Remedies, and Statute of Limitations - Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP, New York, NY

9:30am - 1:30pm
Spouse/Guest Tour: Renwick Gallery & The Art of Burning Man

12:00 – 12:30 PM
Lunch Reception (open to all attendees)
Sponsored by: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Thursday Luncheon Speaker: The Honorable Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary for Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Tickets required

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday PM Track 1: Patent Licensing

Back to The Future of Patent Licensing in 2019 and Beyond
Moderator: Chris McWhinney, Sullivan & Worcester, LLP, Washington, DC

  • The Patent License of 2019: A Primer on Key Terms and Conditions - Heather Brady, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Influences Patent Licenses - Bryan James Mechell, Robins Kaplan, LLP, Minneapolis, MN
  • It’s All About the Money: Best Practices for Calculating, Confirming, and Collecting Royalties - Jeffrey G. Mote, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Chicago, IL

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday PM Track 2: Corporate

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Trip-Wires of The World
Moderator: Kathleen Roth, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Nashville, TN

  • FCPA 101: The Law and its Interaction with Intellectual Property - Matthew Queler, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Watch Foreign IP Prosecution and Beware Quick Success: How Foreign Counsel and Third-Party Agents Can Expose US Companies to FCPA Violations - Douglas L. Sawyer, Perkins Coie, Denver, CO
  • IP Due Diligence, Private Investigators, and Foreign Anticounterfeiting Efforts: A Perfect Storm for Corruption Lightening to Strike - Speaker TBD
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Trip-Wires of The World - Moderator: Kathleen Roth, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Nashville, TN

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday PM Track 3: Trademark

The Lanham Act’s Protection Against False Advertising: It’s More Powerful Than You Might Think
Moderator: Chris Glancy, Law Office of Christopher J. Glancy, New York, NY

  • It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True: Practical Applications of False Advertising Law in the World of Influencer Marketing, Social Media, and Product and Service Reviews
    • Jennifer Millones, Newman’s Own, Westport, CT
    • Danica Kombol, Everywhere Agency, Atlanta, GA
    • Lesley Fair, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • Best Practices to Secure Damages for False Advertising Claims Posted on the Internet - Keith J. Harrison, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC 

Committee Educational Sessions
3:30 - 5:30 pm

What Happens When Federal Government Interests Touch Intellectual Property
Moderator: Gillian Fenton, Glaxo Smith-Kline Vaccines, Rockville, MD

  • Obligations Attached to Government Interests - Kelly Murphy, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP, Kalamazoo, MI
  • How Government Interests Affect Downstream Use of IP - Bill Panagos, Panagos Law Group, PLLC, Troy, MI
  • Government March in Rights - Tyson Benson, Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC, Troy, MI 

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Defending Against Willful Infringement Post-Halo
Moderator: Jesse Adland, AMD, Austin, TX

  • Sarah Guske, Baker Botts, LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Jose C. Villareal, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Austin, TX
  • Gabe Sukman, ClearstoneIP, Inc., Redwood City, CA
  • The Honorable Judge Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani, US Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Central District of California, Eastern Division, Riverside, CA

3:30 - 5:30 pm
PCT Best Practices
Moderator: Carl Oppedahl, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm, LLC, Broomfield, CO

  • USPTO Speaker - Mike Neas, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
  • WIPO Speaker - Invited
  • EPO Speaker - Camille-Rémy Bogliolo, European Patent Office, Munich, Germany

5:30pm - 6:30pm
New Member/First-time Attendee
Sponsored by: Schwegman Lungberg & Woessner, PA 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Opening Night Reception:
Tickets required
Co-Sponsored by: EAG Laboratories, JAMS, LeonardPatel, PC, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP, Marks & Clerk, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Vinson & Elkins, LLP  

9:00 – 10:00 PM
40th Anniversary of Chisum on Patents
Reception (invitation only)
Sponsored by: LexisNexis 


October 26, 2018

6:45am - 8:45am
Women in IP Law Breakfast
Sponsored by: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

7:45 – 8:45 AM
Amicus (Committee Members Only)

7:45 – 8:45 AM
US Bar/EPO Liaison Council
(Council Members Only) 

8:45am - 11:45am
Friday AM ​Track 1: Patent/Trademark/Copyright

Cybersecurity in The IP Landscape: Your Business’s Future Depends on it!
Moderator: Jennifer L. Kovalcik, Community Health System, Franklin, TN

  • US Government Intellectual Property Enforcement Efforts, “Supporting Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise: Charting a Path Ahead” - Vishal Amin, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, The White House, Washington, DC
  • Staying Out of the News and Keeping Your Networks Up: Practical Cybersecurity Tips for Outside IP Counsel and Corporate IP Legal Departments - Jeannie Warner, WhiteHat Security, San Jose, CA
  • Managing Innovation, Invention Disclosures, and Trade Secret Assets in a World of Recording Devices and Hacking: How Can IP and IP-Related Laws Help? - Andrea Castetter, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Cross-Border Issues Impacting Intellectual Property Portfolios - Moderator: Joe Agusta, Qualcomm, Raleigh, NC
  • “Global Patent Applications:” Best Practices for Efficiently Prosecuting Patent Applications to Survive the USPTO, EPO, and SIPO - Bea Koempel-Thomas, Lee & Hayes, Washington, DC
  • Protecting Clients in Collisions Between Copyright Law and (Transnational) Media Streaming and Other Digital Media Services - Remy Chavannes, Brinkhok NV, Amsterdam, 
  • The Netherlands Holding Internet Providers and Search Engines Liable or Accountable for IP Infringement: Really? - Gregory Whitehair, The Whitehair Law Firm, LLC, Lakewood, CO

8:45am - 11:45am
Friday AM Track 2: Trade Secret/International

Trade Secret Litigation: Practical Tips for Fast-Changing Standards
Moderator: Benjamin I. Fink, Berman Fink Van Horn, PC, Atlanta, GA

  • Identifying Your Trade Secrets, Simple Right? - Brian M. Wishnow, USG Corporation, Chicago, IL
  • Best Practices for Negotiating Protective Orders, Discovery Legal Sequencing, and Third-Party Involvement - Seth L. Hudson, Clements Bernard Walker, Charlotte, NC
  • Strategies for Enforcing Compliance with Trade Secret Injunctions, Restraining Orders, and Other Remedial Orders - Katherine Perelli, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Boston, MA
  • Keeping Cheaters in Check: You Won on Misappropriation, but How Do You Obtain and Enforce Meaningful Remedies in the US and Worldwide? - Moderator: Cindy Huang, American Express, New York, NY
  • A Review of Available Remedies for Trade Secret Theft: What Works, What Doesn’t? - Michael Greco, Fisher Phillips, LLP, Denver, CO
  • Trade Secret Disputes in China: What’s New, What Works, and Is There Meaningful Value in Remedies? - Michael Wu, Chang Tsi & Partners, Beijing, China
  • The European Union Trade Secrets Directive and its Impact on Employers - Peter Koch, Pinsent Masons Germany, LLP, Munich, Germany

8:45am - 11:45am
Friday AM Track 3: International Successfully Managing International Trademark Portfolios
Moderator: Keith Medanskey, DLA Piper, Chicago, IL

  • Best Practices for Articulating “Global” Goods and Services Descriptions - Rebecca Gibbs, American Eagle Outfitters, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Madrid Union Roadmap: Where Are We Now? - Alan Datri, IPDatri LLC, Memphis, TN
  • An Update on Corporate Priorities for International Filing Strategies (or An Update on Corporate Priorities for International Filing Strategies in Response to Evolving International Laws) - Daniela Rojas, Hilborne Hawkin, Irvine, CA
  • Fighting Trademark Counterfeiting Along and Within the US and Foreign Borders - Moderator: Keith Medanskey, DLA Piper, Chicago, IL
  • Best Practices for Detecting, Reporting, and Stopping Counterfeit Trademarked Goods Before Distribution ... 
    • in the United States; - Timothy P. Trainer, Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center, PC, Washington, DC
    • in Latin America;  - Eryck Castillo, Uhthoff Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, Mexico City, Mexico
    • in ASEAN Countries - Sheena Jacob, JurisAsia, LLC, Singapore

9:30am - 1:30pm
Friday Tour: Artechouse

11:45am - 12:15 pm
Lunch Reception - OPEN TO ALL
Sponsored by: Juul Labs 

12:15pm - 1:45pm
Friday Luncheon Speaker: The Honorable Kara Farnandez Stoll, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Tickets required

1:45 – 2:00 PM
Annual Association Business Meeting

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday PM ​Track 1: Litigation

Electronic Discovery—Learn It, Love It, Live It!
Moderator: Aliza Carrano, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner,
Washington, DC

  • A Primer on E-Discovery: Ethics and Obligations of Counsel, Clients, and Third Parties - Joe Winkels, Carlson Caspers, Minneapolis, MN
  • Burden & Ethics Under Rule 26(b)(1): The Nature of the Beast and How to Tame It - Phillip Citroën, Paul Hastings, Washington, DC
  • Social Media Discovery: Uses, Pitfalls, and Ethical Considerations - David Moreland, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • In-House Counsel Perspective: Tips for Outside Counsel on Coordinating E-Discovery with Clients - Heather A. Fatlin, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday PM Track 2: Appellate Practice

Federal Circuit Appeals: Righting Perceived Wrongs Below 
Moderator: Eman Sojoodi, Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX

  • Strategies for Establishing the Best Record Below in District Court and PTAB Appeals - Ken Adamo, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Logistics Matter: A Primer on Appellate Briefs and Submitting the Record - Philip Warrick, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (invited)
  • Aiming Higher? Supremely Positioning and Arguing Federal Circuit Appeals with Cert in Mind - F. Scott Kieff, McKool Smith, Washington, DC
  • Judicial Perspectives: View from the Bench - The Honorable Raymond Chen, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,Washington, DC

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday PM Track 3: Copyright/International Copyrights Versus the Global Digital Reality
Moderator: Kevin Tottis, Tottis Law, Chicago, IL

  • Copyright Implications of Fanfiction and User Generated Content - David Grossman, Loeb & Loeb, Los Angeles, CA
  • Heard of YouTube? Assessing Fair Use in a World of Countless Publishers and Global Dissemination - Joseph C. Gratz, Durie Tangri, San Francisco, CA
  • Music Law 101: What Every IP Lawyer Should Know About Music Licensing - Michael F. Sukin, Sukin Law Group, New York, NY 

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Regulatory and IP Issues for Immunotherapies Including Car-T and Antibody Technologies (“Don’t Put The “Car-T” Before the Horse—IP And Regulatory Issues for Immunotherapies”)
Moderator: M Mehdi Ganjeizadeh, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ

  • Obviousness of Immunotherapeutic Inventions in view of PTAB Decisions - Carla Mouta-Bellum, Arrigo Lee Guttman & Mouta-Bellum, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Resolving Patent Infringement Issues for Biosimilars/ Interchangeable Biologics - Laura W. Smalley, Harris Beach, PLLC, Pittsford, NY 

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Powering Our Future with The Future of Power: Emerging Trends in Energy Storage Technologies
Moderator: Brian Whipps, Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, PA, Minneapolis, MN 

  • The State of the Art of Energy Storage and Current and Future Applications: What This Can Do to Your IP Portfolio and Freedom to Operate - Scott M. Kelly / Michael S. Cuviello, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Washington, DC
  • How Power Innovations are Empowering Change? Current Issues in Licensing and Cross-licensing, Research Funding Programs and Joint Ventures - R. Andrew Patty, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, LA
  • IP Strategies for Energy Storage Technologies: What to Protect, and Not to Protect? Who? What? Why? and When? - Kirsten Johnson, Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC, Washington, DC 

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Obviousness-Type Double Patenting and Related Conflicts That Jeopardize Patents and Patent Terms
Moderator: Bronwen Loeb, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Washington, DC

  • Recent US Case Law on Obviousness Type Double Patenting  - Rita Sanzgiri, Sheridan Ross, PC, Denver, CO
  • Prosecution Strategies for Avoiding Obviousness Type Double Patenting Problems - Gregory Allen, 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, MN 
  • Harmonization Efforts in the Area of Conflicting Applications - Jonathan Osha, Osha Liang, LLP, Houston, TX 

3:30 – 5:30 PM
Committee Meetings - See PDF for Schedule

4:30 – 5:30 PM
AIPPI-US Division Reception (invitation only)
Co-Sponsored by: Brinks Gilson & Lione

5:30 – 6:30 PM
BNA Authors and AIPLA Leadership
Reception (invitation only)
Co-Sponsored by: Bloomberg Law 

8:00 pm - 10:00pm
Dinner and Entertainment Table reservation
Tickets required
Co-Sponsored by: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett
& Dunner, LLP and Gray Plant Mooty

10:00 PM - Midnight
Diversity After Party
Co-sponsored by AIPLA Global Sector (Brinks Gilson & Lione, Societa Italiana Brevetti, SPA and Uhthoff Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, SC),
Fenwick & West, LLP, Finnegan Henderson Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Foley Hoag, LLP, Lee & Hayes, McAndrews Held & Malloy and McKool Smith

October 27, 2018

7:00 – 9:15 AM
WIPO Madrid Focus Group Breakfast Meeting
(WIPO Focus Group Members Only)

7:30 – 8:30 AM
WIPO Advisory Working Group Breakfast Meeting
(WIPO Advisory Group Members)

9:00am - 12:00pm
Closing Plenary Session: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

  • Trademarks - Christine Haight Farley, American University - Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
  • Patents - Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Stanford Law, School, Partner, Durie Tangri, LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Trade Secrets - Elizabeth Rowe, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
  • Copyrights - Meaghan H. Kent, Venable LLP, Washington, DC
  • Ethics: An IP Lawyer’s Prior Art Disclosure Dilemma: Understanding the Differences Among the Disclosure Requirements of AIA Trials, Rule 1.56, and Therasense - Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri Law School, Columbia, MO 

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday Networking Luncheon

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting