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120 CLE Minutes


Topic: The Year In Review

Rob Lytle, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Christine Haight Farley, American University School of Law, Washington, DC

Leigh Gill, Immix Law Group, PC, Portland, OR

Trade Secrets
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

Design Rights

Richard Stockton, Banner Witcoff, Chicago, IL



  • Rob Lytle Photo Lytle, Rob

    Microsoft Corporation | Assistant General Counsel

    Robert 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.
  • Kresh Mugshot (002) Kresh, Joshua

    George Mason University, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation Policy | Managing Director

    Joshua 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.
  • GILL_PHOTO_AIPLA2021AM Gill, Leigh

    Immix Law Group | Managing Attorney

    Leigh 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_BIO_AIPLA2021AM Farley, Christine Haight

    American University Washington College of Law | Professor of Law

    Christine 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.
  • Stockton Photo Stockton, Richard

    Banner Witcoff | Attorney

    Richard 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.
  • Marsh. John 200 Marsh, John

    Bailey Cavalieri LLC | Member

    John’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” (, has been cited by publications including The Wall Street Journal.