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2010 Spring Meeting Speaker Materials Page


May 6 - 8, 2010

New York Marriott Marquis

New York, NY


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THURSDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #1 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Representing Your Client for Less: Real World Approaches to Cost Effective Advocacy
    Moderator: David P. Ruschke, Medtronic CardioVascular, Santa Rosa, CA
Litigation: Creative Solutions for Getting the Most for Your IP Litigation Dollar
Patent Litigation - Adapting Practices to Current Trends
  • Steven P. Caltrider, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN  (Bio, Paper, Slides)         
Setting Expectations and New Approaches - Thinking Outside the Box
  • Margaret K. Seif, Analog Devices, Inc., Norwood, MA  (Bio, Paper)
Keeping IP Litigation Costs Under Control - Staying on Budget
  • Robert C. Kahrl, University of Akron School of Law, Hudson, OH (Bio)
Keeping Costs in Check in Bet-the-Company Cases
  • Robert O. Lindefjeld, Nantero, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Prosecution: Delivering Value in Your IP Portfolio
Tips and Tricks of Cost-Conscious In-House Counsel
  • Nancy Klembus, Kimberly-Clark, Roswell, GA (Paper)
Lean and Not Necessarily Mean: Working Effectively within In-House Counsel's Budget
  • Stephen E. Bondura, Dority & Manning, PA, Greenville, SC (Bio, Paper)
A Chief IP Counsel's Views on Building and Maintaining Value in an IP Portfolio
  • Kevin H. Rhodes, 3M Innovative Properties Company, Saint Paul, MN (Bio)
Transactional: Creative Solutions for Structuring and Maintaining Deals and Transactions
Creative Solutions for Structuring and Maintaining Deals and Transactions: Best Practices
  • Anthony Venturino, Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)     
Strategies for Doing Business with China
  • Kimberley Chen Nobles, Crowell & Moring, LLP, Irvine, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Panel Discussion

THURSDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #2 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Litigation - A Changed Landscape: Patent Eligibility Standards and Jurisdictional Issues
Bilski v. Kappos - The Prospective Impact Upon Patent-Eligibility in US Patent Litigation
    Moderator: James Carmichael, Miles & Stockbridge, PC, McLean, VA (Bio)
Business Process Patents: A Key Driver of Our National Economic Infrastructure
  • Tracey R. Thomas, American Express, New York, NY
Bilski v. Kappos: The (Potential) Collateral Damage to Life Sciences-Related Inventions
  • Jennifer Gordon, Baker Botts, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Legal Perspectives on Bilski v. Kappos: The (Likely) Impact on Software and Business Methods
  • Barry N. Young, Law Offices of Barry N. Young, Palo Alto, CA (Bio, Paper, Slides)      
Bilski v. Kappos: The View from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • The Honorable Paul R. Michel, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC (Bio)     
The Impact of Venue, Jurisdiction and Local Rules in Patent Litigation
    Moderator: Sarah Piepmeier, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, San Francisco, CA
Patent Venue Update: The Effect of In re Volkswagen on Motions to Transfer Venue in Patent Cases in the Eastern District of Texas
  • Michael C. Smith, Siebman Reynolds Burg Phillips & Smith, LLP, Marshall, TX
Local Patent Rules: The Devil is in the Details
  • John E. Schneider, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Houston, TX (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion

THURSDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #3 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Solutions, Tactics and Remedies for Counterfeiting and Piracy - Various Perspectives from the Front Line
    Moderator: Amalia M. Trister, Goodman, LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada
Practical Solutions, Best Approaches and Winning Tactics: Four Industries Offer Insights
Consumer and Luxury Goods
  • Dawn Buonocore-Atlas, Calvin Klein, Inc., New York, NY (Slides)    
Pharmaceutical Products
  • Brian T. Jaenicke, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Electrical Safety: Consumer Products and Industrial Components
  • Clark Silcox, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Rosslyn, VA (Paper, Slides)
  • Lisa Jorgenson, STMicroelectronics, Inc., Carrollton, TX
US Customs Interceptions and Other Remedies: Seizure, Injunctions and Money Damages
US Customs Interception
  • Dax Terrill,  United States Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC
Seizure, Injunctions and Money Damages
  • G. Roxanne Elings, Greenberg Traurig, New York, NY


"Ensuring America's Innovation Future: Strategies for the USPTO" (tickets required)
        Luncheon Speaker:
        Sharon Barner
        Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, Washington, DC

THURSDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #1 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Mobility of the IP Attorney: Beware of the Obstacles to Practicing Where You Please (Ethics CLE)
    Moderator: Michael J. Didas, Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP, Rochester, NY (Bio)
Efforts Underway to Reform Conflict Rules Affecting Attorney Mobility
DC - Are You Truly Free in the Nation's Capitol to Switch Firms?
  • Hope C. Todd, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper)    
New York - The Big Apple of Opportunities, But What Happens When Conflict Rules Meet Reality?
  • Roy L. Reardon, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Ethical Considerations in Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Ira Jay Levy, Goodwin Procter, LLP, New York, NY
The IP Head Hunter: Navigating the IP Battlefield in Search of Employment
  • Joyce Talmadge, Howard-Sloan Legal Search, New York, NY (Bio, Paper)      

THURSDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #2 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Curveballs, Fastballs and Spitballs: How to Handle Anything the USPTO, CAFC and BPAI Can Throw Your Way without Striking Out in Patent Prosecution
    Moderator: Bruce D. Sunstein, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, LLP, Boston, MA (Bio)
Keep Your Eye on that Spitball and Don't Whiff - Avoiding Inequitable Conduct
  • Thomas L. Irving, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP,Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Save Your Closer for the 9th Inning - Economical Patent Drafting How To's
  • Lance Reich, Woodcock Washburn, LLP, Seattle, WA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Knuckleballs from the Courts - What Not to Say in a Patent Application
  • Colin G. Sandercock, Perkins Coie, LLP, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion

THURSDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #3 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Navigating New Waves in Trademark Litigation: Where Are We Heading? Post-eBay Injunctive Relief and Trademark Remedies, Suggested Reforms and Internet Advertising
    Moderator: Gavin Bogle, Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada
Trademark Remedies Update - Injunctive Relief Post-eBay and Damages
  • Bruce Falby, DLA Piper, LLP (US), Boston, MA (Bio, Paper)
Confusion Codified: Why Trademark Remedies Make No Sense
  • Mark Thurmon, Roy Kiesel Keegan & DeNicola, Baton Rouge, LA (Paper)
Trademarks as Keywords: Reaching a Pivotal Point
  • Kay Patterson, SRA International, Inc., Fairfax, VA (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Panel Discussion

THURSDAY - Joint Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Licensing and Management of IP Assets
    Moderator: Paul S. Hunter, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Madison, WI
Licensing in View of the Forest Group Patent Marketing Case
  • Keith R. Derrington, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, Houston, TX (Bio, Paper)
Considerations When Licensing with a Non-Practicing Entity (NPE)
  • William Fisher, Perkins Coie, LLP, Seattle, WA (Bio)
Best Practices of the Corporate IP Asset Manager
  • Kristyne A. Bullock, Flaster/Greenberg, PC, Philadelphia, PA

THURSDAY - Joint Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Corporate Practice/Special Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
The Deal From Hell
    This program will delve into a hornet's nest of unfolding problems, and some proposed resolutions, that emerge as the clients and lawyers for Hellco and Goodfellas discuss IP diligence issues in connection with a contemplated M&A deal. The audience will get firedup about these complications, which range from common to uncommon to rare to the issues that just won't die in such transactions. Rather than being left in purgatory, our panel of experts will provide some proposed resolutions to soothe the tortured souls in the audience, who may have the opportunity to play dealmaker by suggesting additional alternative solutions.
Act I: Business Discussion-Insights into the Deal
Act II: Early Stage Diligence
Act III: The Proposed Term Sheet
Act IV: Care and Feeding of the Issues Presented
Act V: Conclusion
Moderator: Kenneth Seddon, Numonyx, Inc., Mesa, AZ
  • Brad Y. Chin, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Tysons Corner, VA
  • Anthony Giaccio, Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper)
  • Neil Henderson, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada (Paper)
  • Marylee Jenkins, Arent Fox, LLP, New York, NY
  • Iona Kaiser, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada (Bio)
  • Ira J. Levy, Goodwin Procter, New York, NY
  • George McGuire, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, NY
  • Peter E. Mims, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX
  • Nanette S. Thomas, Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Jeffrey A. Wolfson, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Washington, DC (Paper)


FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2009

FRIDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #1 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

The Evolution of Copyright Protection: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Moderator: Roberta S. Bren, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, LLP, Alexandria, VA (Bio)
Digital Distribution: Batteries Not Included
  • Kate Spelman, Cobalt Law, LLP, Berkeley, CA (Bio, Paper)
Copyright Protection for Fashion North and South of the Border
  • Sarah Robertson, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, New York, NY
  • Catherine M. Dennis, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada
Over Here, Over There: Domestic and International Policy Activities of the US Copyright Office
  • Maria Pallante, United States Copyright Office, Washington, DC

FRIDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #2 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action: The State of Patent Reform; and Ethics in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Heartbreak Hotel (Ethics CLE)
    Moderator: Jonathan E. Grant, Grant Patent Services, Silver Spring, MD
Responding to Patent Reform in Congress, the Courts and the USPTO
Update on Legislative Reform and Its Likely Effects on Prosecution
  • Philip S. Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Reforming the USPTO: New Programs and Trends
  • Manny Schecter, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY
A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet...But Would It Satisfy 112?
  • Lawrence E. Ashery, RatnerPrestia, Berwyn, PA (Bio, Paper)
Judicially Re(de)fining Software and Business Method Patent Eligibility Matter
  • Blake Reese, Milbank, New York, NY (Bio, Paper
Attorney-Client Privilege and Related Ethical Issues: From Your First Contact with the Client
Conflicts of Interest: The Idiotic and the Sublime
  • Raymond Van Dyke, Washington, DC
Ethics in Patent Prosecution: Does Being a Member of the Patent Bar Have Its Privileges?
  • Christopher A. Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA (Bio, Paper)

FRIDAY - Morning Concurrent Track #3 (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

G(I)PS: Global IP-Positioning Strategies
    Moderator: Barbara Fiacco, Foley Hoag, LLP, Boston, MA
Globe-Trotting: Litigating Globally in the Current Economy
The Nuts and Bolts of Managing a Global Litigation
  • Steven P. Caltrider, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (Bio, Paper)        
Litigating at Home While Fact Finding Abroad
  • Frank P. Sedlarcik, IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY (Bio, Paper)
Foreign £xchange: The Impact and Role of Foreign Forums on US Litigation
Enhancing Success and Efficiency in Litigation Through the Use of European Forums
  • John R. Lane, Frommer Laurence & Haugg, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)       
Northern Exposure: Maximizing Litigation Opportunity in Canada While Minimizing Risk in the US
  • Jacqueline DeGagné, Bayer, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada (Bio, Paper)
Foreign Judgments: Impact and Enforcement in the US
  • F. Dominic Cerrito, Jones Day, New York, NY
Global Warming: Hot Topics in IP Litigation at Home and Abroad
Be My FRAND: Standard Setting and Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Terms
  • Anne Layne-Farrar, LECG Corporation, Chicago, IL (Paper, Slides)
Keying Up Keywords: The Role of IP in Keyword Searching
  • Ronald D. Coleman, Goetz Fitzpatrick, LLP, New York, NY (Bio)
Concluding Remarks


"Patents Without Borders"
            Luncheon Speaker:
            James Pooley
            Deputy Director General for Patents
            World Intellectual Property Organization
            Geneva, Switzerland

FRIDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #1 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Avoiding Open Wounds: How to Deal with Open Source Licensing Issues from an In-House Perspective
Hosted by the Special Committee on Standards and Open Source Software
    Moderator: Douglas B. Luftman, Palm, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
The Fundamentals of Open Source Licensing
  • Jennifer Buchanan O'Neill, CA, Inc., Islandia, NY (Paper)        
Hallmarks of Open Source Compliance Issues and Options for Open Source Licensee If License Provisions Not Acceptable
  • Matthew J. Penarczyk, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (Bio, Paper)
Client Counseling for Common Open Source License Problems and Implied Licensing
  • Terry Ilardi, IBM, Armonk, NY (Bio, Paper)
In-House Management of Open Source Licenses
  • Jennifer Buchanan O'Neill, CA, Inc., Islandia, NY
Panel Discussion

FRIDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #2 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

ITC Section 337—Practice Tips from the Bench, Commission, and the Bar
Moderator: Tom M. Schaumberg, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP, Washington, DC
Update on the Domestic Industry Requirement and the Impact on Future Cases
  • Kim E. Choate, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington, DC (Slides)
Perspectives from the Bench
  • The Honorable Paul Luckern, United States International Trade Commission,  Washington, DC
Recent Federal Circuit Decisions and Their Impact on ITC Practice
  • James M. Lyons United States International Trade Commission, Washington, DC (Bio)
Panel Discussion

FRIDAY - Afternoon Concurrent Track #3 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Litigation - The Art of Persuasion - How to Carry the Day, Whether in the Courtroom or the Boardroom
Moderator: Gordon Arnold, Arnold & Knobloch, LLP, Houston, TX (Bio)
The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Larry R. Richard, Hildebrandt, Somerset, NJ (Paper)
Tricks of the Trade: How a Lawyer Persuades
  • Joseph R. Re, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, Irvine, CA (Bio, Paper)
View from the Bench: A Judicial Perspective on Persuasion
  • The Honorable John Gleeson, US District Court, Eastern District of NY � Brooklyn, NY

Joint Committee Educational Session 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Biotechnology/Chemical Practice Committees/Special Committee on the FDA
Hatch-Waxman: How We Got Here, Where We Stand & What Happens Next
    Moderator: Kurt R. Karst, Hyman Phelps & McNamara, PC, Washington, DC
Brand Pharma Presentation
  • Robert Armitage, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (Paper)
Generic Pharma Presentation
  • D. Christopher Ohly, Schiff Hardin, LLP, Washington, DC
Hybrid Pharma (Brand & Generic) Presentation
  • Guy Donatiello, Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., Chadds Ford, PA (Bio)
Rebuttal by Panelists with Questions from Audience
Current State of Biosimilars Pending Legislation
  • Steven A. Nash, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, Wilmington, DE (Paper, Paper2)

FRIDAY - Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Corporate Practice/IP Practice in Europe/IP Practice in Japan Committees
Introduction and Committee Business
  • Georgann S. Grunebach, Fox Group, Beverly Hills, CA
Germany's Employee-Inventor Ownership Law
  • Mark Wegener, Witte Weller & Partner, Stuttgart, Germany (Bio, Paper, Slides)
In-House Experiences with European IP Rights Ownership
  • Chen Wang, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE (Slides)
How US Assignment Issues Affect European Patent Rights
  • Robert F. Scotti, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Portland, OR (Bio, Paper)
Summary of Presentations from IP Practice in Europe Committee's 2010 Europe Trip
  • John Hornickel, PolyOne Corporation, Avon Lake, OH (Bio, Paper, Slides)
Summary of Presentations from IP Practice in Japan Committee's 2010 Japan Trip

FRIDAY - Committee Educational Session (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee
    Moderator: Herb Hart, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd., Chicago, IL
Introduction and Committee Business Meeting
Inter Partes Reexamination Nuts and Bolts
  • George Wheeler, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL (Paper)
Inter Partes Reexamination Case Management Reform
  • Bruce H. Stoner, Greenblum & Bernstein, PLC, Reston, VA (Bio, Paper)
Strategic Uses of Inter Partes Reexamination Concurrent with District Court Litigation
  • A. James Anderson, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP, Atlanta, GA (Bio, Paper)
Panel Discussion

SATURDAY - MAY 8, 2009

SATURDAY Plenary Session (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

What's New with Damages? An Update on the Entire Market Value Rule, Continuing Infringement and Recent Perspectives on Copyright Damages
    Moderator: Sharon A. Israel, Mayer Brown, LLP, Houston, TX
Where Are We with the Entire Market Value Rule Versus the Rule of Apportionment After Lucent v. Microsoft and Cornell v. HP
  • Edward G. Poplawski, Sidley Austin, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (Bio)
How Are District Courts Determining Continuing Infringement Damages?
  • Robert M. Isackson, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper)
Recent Developments in Copyright Damages
  • Robert W. Clarida, Cowan Liebowitz Latman, New York, NY (Bio, Paper)
Understanding Conflict Waivers - Their Rules, Scope and Effect
(Ethics CLE)

What Rules Apply to Conflict Waivers (and Effect on Advanced Waivers and Screening)
  • Mark L. Tuft, Cooper White & Cooper, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Bio)
Subject Matter Waivers
  • Dianne L. Karpman, Karpman & Associates, Beverly Hills, CA (Paper)
Panel Discussion
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