10/30: Closing Plenary Session
October 30, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
120 CLE Minutes
Topic: The Year In Review
Moderator: Rob Lytle, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Christine Haight Farley, American University School of Law, Washington, DC
Leigh Gill, Immix Law Group, PC, Portland, OR
John Marsh, Bailey Cavalieri, Worthington, OH
Joshua Kresh, Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2), George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Fairfax, VA
Richard Stockton, Banner Witcoff, Chicago, IL
Microsoft Corporation | Assistant General CounselRobert B. Lytle is an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. His practice focuses on patent litigation. Mr. Lytle currently serves as the Finance Officer of the ABA IPL Section.
George Mason University, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation Policy | Managing DirectorJoshua Kresh is the Managing Director of the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School. He was previously an Associate with DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., where he practiced patent litigation. Joshua received his law degree with honors from The George Washington University Law School, and he holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from Brandeis University. Joshua is the Chair of AIPLA’s New Lawyers Committee and Co-Mentoring Chair of the Giles Rich American Inn of Court, and he is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Immix Law Group | Managing AttorneyLeigh Gill is Managing Attorney at Immix Law Group, an entrepreneurial law firm with offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Leigh’s practice focuses on technology and creativity, informed by Leigh’s decade in software before joining the bar, and he enjoys working with companies on the front lines of innovation. Leigh’s practice also includes work in the creative, entertainment, and arts businesses—places where intellectual property drives value.
Farley, Christine Haight
American University Washington College of Law | Professor of LawChristine Haight Farley is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. She specializes in information law and teaches courses on contract law, intellectual property, advertising law, and art law. Her current research focuses on branding in the age of micro-targeted advertising and the over protection of design. She serves as Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
Banner Witcoff | AttorneyRichard Stockton is a principal shareholder at Banner Witcoff in Chicago. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a law degree cum laude from the University of Illinois, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.
Bailey Cavalieri LLC | MemberJohn’s commercial litigation practice concentrates on trade secrets litigation and the enforcement of non-competes throughout the United States. John is listed in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers of America for Litigation – Intellectual Property and in the 2009-18 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers, and he is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has been quoted on trade secret law and restrictive covenant issues by The Wall Street Journal, Inside Counsel, Law360, The National Law Journal, Managing IP and Wired; and his blog, “The Trade Secret Litigator” (www.tradesecretlitigator.com), has been cited by publications including The Wall Street Journal.