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Wednesday, May 17

Concurrent Morning Tracks                                
9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

t1.png  Patent Prosecution

The 101 Million Dollar Question: Is It Patentable Subject Matter?

James T. Hagler, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, CA (Bio)

Nuts and Bolts of 101

Scott Alter, Lathrop and Gage, Denver, CO (Bio, Papers, )

101 in the Future

Robert L. Stoll, Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP,Washington, DC (Bio, Papers, )

Take a Walk on the Bio Side

Karen S. Canady, Canady + Lortz, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Papers,) 
Prosecuting Global Patent Portfolios ... Efficiently!
ModeratorEnrica Bruno, Steinfl & Bruno, LLP, Pasadena, CA (Bio)

USPTO Perspective

Jessica Patterson, (invited) United States Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Bio, Papers, Slides)

The Perils of Prosecution: National Pitfalls for International Applicants

Emily Lough, Maxwell Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA (Bio, Papers)

How to Stretch Your In-house Dollars: Tips for Global Prosecution

Gabriel Kleiman, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY (Papers)

t2.gifPatent Litigation

 It's a Small World After All: Induced Infringement and Extraterritorial Sales

Erin Gibson, DLA Piper, LLP, San Diego, CA (Bio)

Making an Induced Infringement Case: Evidence, Law, Argument, and Spin

Kristin Cleveland, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Portland, OR (Bio, Cleveland_paper.pdfCleveland_paper.pdf)

Obtaining Exclusion Orders Based on PostImportation Patent Infringement

 Shamita D. Etienne-Cummings, White & Case, LLP, Washington, DC (Papers)

Leveraging the Situs of the Sale to Increase Patent Infringement Damages: A Look  into the Future after the Carnegie Mellon Case

Dawn Rice Hall, FTI Consulting, New York, NY  ( Papers)
Trending in IP: Design Patent Update and Tips for Avoiding (or Obtaining) Enhancements of Patent Infringement Damages
Steve Malin, Chen Malin, LLP, Dallas, TX (Bio)

Damage Enhancements for Egregiousness vs. Egregious Damage  Enhancements: The New Law of the Land and How to Leverage It to Your Advantage

L. Scott Oliver, K&L Gates, LLP, Palo Alto, CA (Bio, Papers)

Opinions of Counsel - They're Back (or Perhaps Never Left)!

Donald H. Heckenberg, Jr. Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, Washington, DC (Bio, Papers) 

Design Patents: Are They the New Best Friends of Practicing Entities and NPEs Alike?

Christopher Carani, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL (Bio, Papers) 


From Books and Comics to Movies, Video Games, and Toys – The Collision of I P and Popular Culture

Michael B. Stewart, Fishman Stewart. PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, Ml (Bio,)

Pokemon Go Effect! The IP Implications of Virtual Reality and Online Games

Brian D. Wassom, Warner Norcross & Jud, Southfield, Ml ( Papers , Slides)

A Constant Battle: Trademarks in the Media and Entert ainment Industries

John L. Krieger, Dickinson Wright, PLLC, Las Vegas. NV (Bio)

The Intersection of Popular Culture and IP in Video Games

David Youssefi, Daybreak Game Company, San Diego, CA (Bio, Papers,) 

Take That Down! Trademark and  Copyright Enforcement in the Digital World

Michael B. Stewart, Fishman Stewart, PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, Ml  (Bio)

Tips and Tricks for Challenging Online Service Providers That Host Infringing Material

Alicia Bell, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP, Portland, OR (Bio, Papers)

Whatever Happened to the "New" Look Back to See Whether the Sky Fell,and a Look Forward to See What's Coming

Wendy Larson, Pirkey Barber; LLC, Austin, TX (Bio, Papers,)

"Everywhere I Look Online I See Infringements of Our Trademarks, Make It Stop." What's Trademark Counsel To Do?

Allison Buchner, Dollar Shave Club, Marina Del Rey, CA (Papers)

t1.png Patent Licensing


 Best Practices for Negotiating Valuable Licenses 

Weston Anson, Consor Intellectual Asset Management, La Jolla, CA (Bio)

Has Never Seen a Valid Patent: Addressing Validity in Patent Licenses

Jeremy Snodgrass, Microsoft, Redmond, WA (Bio, Papers)

Hands Across the Water: The Special Relationships in IP Virginia Driver.

 Page White and Farrerr, London, United Kingdom (Bio, Papers, Slides)

Pharma Roulette: Drafting Hatch-Waxman Settlement Agreement Antitrust Scrutiny after FTC v. Actavis  

Matthew J. Goggin, Carlson Caspers Schuman, PA, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Papers,)

 t2.png  Corporate

The Deal and IP: The Role of IP Counsel in M&A and Venture Deals

Laurie Hill, Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA (Bio, Paper)

The Art of the IP Deal

Daniel llan, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP,New York, NY (Paper1, Paper2)
Karen Shannon, Beckman Coulter; Brea, CA (Papers)
Miranda Biven, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, San Diego, CA (Bio,)


Non-Monetary Relief for Trademark Infringement

 Bobby Gharjar, Cooley, LLP, Santa Monica, CA (Bio)

 Injunctions and Other Non-Monetary Relief for Trademark Infringement

 Lauren Emerson, Baker Botts, LLP, New York City, NY (Bio, Papers, Slides)

Trademark/Practicing Before the lTC/ Customs

Mark Whitaker, Morrison Foerster, LLP. Washington, DC  ( Papers)

Perspectives from the Bench

Charles E. Bullock, International Trade Commission,Washington, DC 

Show Me the Money!: Different Circuits,Different Decisions: What you Need to Know to Recover for Trademark Infringement

Ramsey AI·Salam, Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA (Bio, Papers)
Committee Educational Sessions*         3:30 - 5:00 PM

 c1.gif Antitrust Law/IP Transactions/ Standards & Open Source  


Licensing Standard-Essential Patents on Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory Terms in US, Europe and Asia, and Comity Between Them


The program will focus on FRAND decisions in different countries, distinctions between them,the reach of US FRAND decisions into other countries and balancing these requirements, giventhe effective reach of different country's FRAND rulings.

Marc Sandy Block, IBM Corp oration , Armonk, NY (Bio)

FRAND Licensing in the United States

David L. Cohen, FORM Holdings Corp ., New York, NY (Bio Papers, Slides)

FRAND Licensing in Asia

Dina Ka llay, Ericsson, Inc., Washington, DC (Bio, Papers, Slides)

FRAND Licensing in Europe

George Nolte, Panasonic R&D Center. Langen, Germany (Bio, Papers)

How to Balance the Requirements of Different Countries in Licensing Standard Essential Patents on FRAND Terms

Alvaro Ramos Qualcomm Incorporated (Bio, PapersPapers2 , Papers3,slides)

c2.png Biotechnology /Emerging Technologies

Emerging Biotech - the Dawn of a New Age


A panel discussion covering the technological convergence between biotechnology and emerging technology, including; personalizedmedicine, the use of drones in medicine, 3D printing, nanotechnology, the Internet of things, neural networks and the use of artificial intelligence in diagnostics. IP and regulatory topics include; Section 101 patent eligible subject matter, FDA regulation, Standards, FCC regulation and FAA regulation.

Kristin K. H. Neuman, MPEG LA, LLC, Chevy Chase, MD  (Bio, Papers) 
Jennifer Bush, Organovo, San Diego, CA 
Daniel A. McKinley, Gestalt Law, Sidney, Australia (Bio, Papers,)

c3.gif Patent Law/Patent Litigation

This panel will discuss the real-world impacts of §101 patentability decisions on companies. They will explore whether §101 decisions have impacted various patenting operations, such as a budget planning and strategy, with sciences and software industries.

Elise Sellinger, Conley Rose, PC, Plano, TX (Bio)

Don't Break the Bank, Alice: Planning Budgets for lntelletual Property Protection

Rich Brown, SAP, Newtown Square, PA (Bio, Papers,)
Kevin Kabler, Fenwick & West, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Papers)

Business Analysis Based on Alice (Conceded to Be Totally Abstract)

Gregg Wisdom, Microsoft, Redmond, WA (Papers)

Alice Doesn't Play Games: Effects of Alice on the Way Intellectual Property is Protected

Philip J. Anderson, Scientific Games, Las Vegas, NV (Bio, Papers, Slides)
Committee Meetings       3:30 - 5:30 PM
Thursday, May 18
Concurrent Morning Tracks

t1.png Patent

Moderator (both sessions):
Neil A. Smith, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA, San Jose, CA (Bio, Papers)

The Not-So-Final Final Rejection: The Prosecution Continues

William Smith, Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Seattle, WA (Bio, Papers, Slides)

PTAB Preliminary Responses: To Make or Not to Make?

 Peter Chen, Covington & Burling, LLP, Redwood Shores, CA (Bio,  Slides​) 

PTAB Attacks! How to Manage Multiple Challenges by Multiple Parties to One or More Patents - Simultaneously!

W. Todd Baker, Obion McClelland Maier & Newstadt, LLP, Alexandria, VA ( Papers)

AlA - Is that Prior Art?

Ann Mueting, Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, )
Gregory Allen, 3M Innovative Properties Company,St Paul, MN (Bio, Papers,)
Brian Stanton, Stanton Consulting, Arora, IL ( Slides)
Brad Pederson, Patterson Thuente Pedersen, PA Minneapolis, MN

You Can't Use That! - Disqualifying Prior Art Under AlA

Joseph E. Palys, Paul Hastings, Washington, DC (Bio, Papers, Slides)

t2.png Trade Secret

Defend Trade Secrets Acts (DTSA): Year 1 in Review

Adam Eltoukhy, Palantir, Palo Alto, CA (Bio)

State, Federal, or Both? An Analysis of the Complex Choices Between Different Laws and Venues for Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

Randolph C. Foster, Stoe/ Rives LLP, Portland, OR (Bio, Papers, Slides)

A Refresher on the DTSA: What Is It, and What's Happened So Far?

Gilbert Andrew Greene, Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP, Austin, TX (Bio, Papers,)

Ex Parte Seizures and Injunctions: Best Practices for Effectively Using the DTSA's Provisions on Equitable Remedies

Kenneth J. Vanko, Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC, Lisle, IL (Bio, Slides)

International Trade Secret Enforcement

Christopher Nalevanko, Amazon, Seattle, WA   (Bio,)

Trade Secrets in Section 337 Investigations

Michael Franzinger, Sidley Austin, Washington, DC (Bio, Papers,)

Maintaining (and Proving) the Secret

Hector E. Chagoya, Becerril Coca & Becerril, Mexico City, Mexico (Bio, Papers,)

Trade Secrets Update Across the Atlantic

David Barron, Gowling WLG

t3.png  International

International Harmonization: What's Happening, What's Hot, and What's Harmonized

Jonathan P. Osha, Osha Liang, Austin, TX (Bio,)

Patent Law Harmonization, Where Has it Been, and What is Happening Now

David W. Hill, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC

Current Developments and Discussions on Non-Prejudicial Prior Art (also Known as Grace Period)

Alan J . Kasper, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington, DC ( Slides)

Current Efforts Toward Resolving Differences on Conflicting Applications and Prior User Rights

Anthony P. Venturino, Vorys Sater, Washington, DC (Bio, Papers,)

Tensions Among Privilege, Discovery,and Foreign Activities

Vanessa Bailey, Intel Corporation, Washington, DC (Bio,)

Best Practices for Preserving Privilege While Interacting With Foreign Clients and Counsel

Leo Lam, Keker & Van Nest, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Bio, Papers, Slides)

Top Five Things US Counsel Needs to Advise Foreign Clients Attorneys about Discovery in the United States, Including Litigation Holds and Spoliation

Bryan P. Collins, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, McLean, VA (Bio,)

The Content of a Foreign Law Firm's Ideal Patent and Trademark File from a US Attorney's Perspective

Robert Roby, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Irvine, CA (Bio, Papers, Slides)
Concurrent Afternoon Tracks

t1.png Litigation

Managing MDL Litigation; Analyzing Patent Portfolios for Assertion; the Future of Patent Venue

Matthias Kamber, Keker & Van Nest, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Bio,)

Managing Multi-District (MDL) and Pseudo MDL Patent Litigation

Jack B. Blumenfeld, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, LLP, Wilmington, DE (Bio, Papers,)
Rachel M. Capoccia, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP,Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Papers,)

Thinking Beyond Patents: Analyzing the Total IP Portfolio for Assertion

Scott Doyle, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, Washington, DC

(Papers, )

The Future of Patent Venue

John F. Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA ( Papers)
Chris Banys, Banys, PC, Palo Alto, CA (Bio,)
Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (Bio, Papers,)

t2.png Law Around the World

Don't Tweet That! Legal Practice in a Digital Age

Allison Gaul, Marbury Law Group, Reston, VA (Bio,)
John Steele, John Steele Law, Palo Alto, CA (Bio,)
David McGowan, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (Bio, Papers,)
Guylyn Cummins, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, CA (Bio, Papers)

t3.png Copyright

Copyrights in Musical Works

Danielle R. Olivotto, Qualcomm Inc.

The Status of Copyright Infringement of Musical Works After the Stairway to Heaven and Blurred Lines Decisions

Art Neill, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA (Bio, Papers,)

Formative Elements and the Application of the de minimus Exception to Copyright Infringement - Not Just a Musical Thing. Think Architecture and Industrial Designs

David E. Bennett, Coats & Bennett, PLLC, Cary, NC (Papers,)

Towards a New Uniform Approach to Fair Use

Toby Butterfield, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC, New York, NY (Bio, Papers,)

Copyrights and Politics

Mark S. Lee, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA (Bio, Papers,)
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Committee Educational Sessions
 c1.gifChemical Practice/PTAB Trial (Joint Session)

A 360 Review of the Current Status of IPR Practice

Michael Rosato, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Seattle, WA
Michael Tierney, (invited) Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board United States Patent & Trademark Office,Alexandria,VA 
Jennifer Johnson, DuPont, San Francisco, CA ( Papers)
Dorothy Whelan, Fish & Richardson, Minneapolis, MN (Bio, Papers,)

c2.png Education/International Education/ IP Practice in China/IP Practice in Europe/IP Practice in Japan 

Tensions Between the US and Foreign Practices on Patent Drafting and Privilege - The European, Japanese and Chinese Practitioners Points-of-View Tensions Concerning Written Description Support and Added Matter

Tom Moga, LeClairRyan, Dearborn, Ml (Bio,)

Best Practices for US Applicants to Ensure Support and Minimize Added Matter Issue in Europe

Francesco Macchetta, Bracco Imaging S.p.A., Milano, Italy (Bio, )

Best Practices for US Applicants to Ensure Support and Minimize Added Matter Issue in China

Jay Sha, Liu Shen & Associates, Beijing, China ( Papers,)

Best Practices for US Applicants to Ensure Support and Minimize Added Matter Issue in Japan

Yasunori Ohtsuka, Ohtsuka Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan

Tensions Among Privilege, Discovery, and Foreign Activities

Phil Petti, USG Corporation, Chicago, IL

Best Practices for Preserving Privilege While Interacting With Foreign Clients and Counsel in Europe

Martin Kohler, HoynG Rokh Monegier, Dusseldorf, Germany (Bio, Papers, Slides)

Best Practices for Preserving Privilege While Interacting With Foreign Clients and Counsel in China

Ping Gu, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing, China(Bio, Papers,)

Best Practices for Preserving Privilege While Interacting With Foreign Clients and Counsel in Japan

Yoichiro Yamagaguchi, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP(Bio, Papers, Slides)

c3.gif Law Practice Management/New

New Lawyers/Patent Agents (Joint Session and Reception)

Company Communications in a Litigation Driven Environment

Angela Sebor, To/mar, Inc., Fort Collins, CO (Bio,)

Corporate IP Counsel Perspective: Communicating Around Patent Prosecution Matters in a Litigation-Driven Environment

Rebecca Goodman, Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ

In-house Patent Agent Perspective: Navigating Privilege Issues in a Corporate Environment

Jill Jablonowski, Johnson & Johnson, San Diego, CA ( Bio,Papers, )

Corporate Counsel Perspective: Managing Company Culture and Communications Around IP When Litigation is Likely or Imminent

Randu Karpinia, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Plantation, FL (Bio, Papers,)

Outside Litigation Counsel Perspective: Programs/Best Practices for Training Managing Communications in a Litigation Driven Environment - Lessons Learned

Kerry B. McTigue, Cozen O'Connor, Washington, DC (Bio, Papers,)
Committee Meetings       3:30 - 5:30 PM
Friday, May 19
8:00 - 9:00 AM
President's Forum
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Plenary Session
Kim Van Voorhis, Nike Inc., Beaverton, OR

Mid-Year in Review


Bea Swedlow, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP,Ann Arbor, Ml (Papers,)


Gale R. Peterson, Law Offices of Gale R. Peterson, PLLC,San Antonio, TX (Bio, Papers, Slides)

Trade Secret

R. Mark Halligan, Fisher Broyles, Chicago, IL,(Bio, Papers, Slides)


Kevin Tottis, TottisLaw, Chicago, IL  (Bio, Tottis_Paper.pdfTottis_Paper.pdf)

Preserving Privilege: State of the Law and Best Practices When Working with Great Legal Minds Who Are Not Bar Members of the State in Which They Practice (In House Counsel, Patent Agents, Trademark Paralegals, Etc)

David Hricik, Mercer Law School, Taylor English Duma, LLP, Macon, GA