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05/13: Role of Judges and Juries

May 13, 2021 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 Minutes

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


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    Foley & Lardner LLP | Partner

    Jami 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.
  • Spears_Photo_200 Spears, Steven

    Baker Hughes, a GE Company | Global IP Litigation Counsel

    Attorney specializing in patent, trade secret, and other technology-related controversies and litigation involving the biotechnology, chemical and petrochemical industries.
  • Hughey-200 Hughey, Rachel

    Merchant & Gould P.C. | Partner and Shareholder

    Rachel 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.
  • Hoffer-200 Hoffer, Lauren

    Dell Technologies | Sr. Litigation Counsel for IP Matters

    Lauren 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.