05/13: Role of Judges and Juries
May 13, 2021 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Who Decides? The Role of Judges and Juries in IP Cases and Related Motion Practice
Moderator: Steven Spears, Baker Hughes, Houston, TX
- Special Considerations for Patent Cases: Obviousness, Functionality, and the Ordinary Observer Test - Rachel Clark Hughey, Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, MN
- Sorting Through Equitable and Legal Remedies When Enforcing Your Agreements - Lauren Hoffer, Dell Technologies, Round Rock, TX
- The Role of Juries in Injunctions, Disgorgement and Damages in IP Cases -
Jami Gekas, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Chicago, IL
Foley & Lardner LLP | PartnerJami A. Gekas is a partner and intellectual property litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she focuses on an array of advertising, marketing, copyright and trademark issues. A key focus of her practice is brand enforcement and she represents clients in adversary proceedings involving false advertising, unfair competition and trademark, copyright and patent infringement.
Baker Hughes, a GE Company | Global IP Litigation CounselAttorney specializing in patent, trade secret, and other technology-related controversies and litigation involving the biotechnology, chemical and petrochemical industries.
Merchant & Gould P.C. | Partner and ShareholderRachel C. Hughey is a Partner and Shareholder at Merchant & Gould P.C. in Minneapolis, MN, and a co-chair of her Firm’s appellate practice. She specializes in complex commercial litigation and appellate level disputes, and has tried cases around the country.
Dell Technologies | Sr. Litigation Counsel for IP MattersLauren Hoffer is Sr. Litigation Counsel for IP Matters at Dell Technologies. In this role, she handles day to day strategy and logistics with outside counsel on Dell’s patent litigation in federal district court and the International Trade Commission.