Symposium on Intellectual Property

Friday, May 10, 2013
8 am–5 pm | George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20052

In the expanding world of intellectual property litigation, the rules are ever-changing, making it increasingly difficult to safeguard companies. Virtually every business has intellectual property to protect and understanding the changing landscape is paramount in protecting a company’s interests and assets.

Join speakers from important administrative agencies, private practice, the judiciary, and academia to discuss hot topics and recent developments in patent law, including:

  • Tips and Trends for Litigating Patent Cases in the Federal Courts
  • America Invents Act: One Year Later – Post Grant Proceedings & Strategies
  • Section 101 – State of the Law Post-Bilski
  • The In-House Counsel Perspective: How Do Companies Assess the Threat of Litigation?

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Agenda

88:45 am: Registration

8:459 am: Welcoming Remarks

  • John M. Whealan, Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School
  • Alan M. Grimaldi, Co-Leader, Intellectual Property Practice, Mayer Brown LLP

9–9:45 am: Keynote Address

As an instrumental executive responsible for the development and implementation of the America Invents Act, including drafting legislation, regulations and guidance documents, he will deliver valuable insights for the intellectual property community and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the agency.

9:45–11 am: Section 101 - State of the Law Post-Bilski

  • Stephen Calogero, Vice President, Managing Assistant General Counsel, Lead IP Counsel, CA Technologies
  • John LaBarre, IP Litigation Manager, Google
  • Brian A. Rosenthal, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Moderator

Evan Finkel, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1111:15 am: Break

11:15 am12:30 pm: Tips and Trends for Litigating Patent Cases in the Federal Courts

Moderator

Alan M. Grimaldi, Co-Leader, Intellectual Property Practice, Mayer Brown LLP

12:30 pm2 pm: Luncheon Break 

2–3:15 pm: The In-House Counsel Perspective: How Do Companies Assess The Threat Of Litigation?

  • Edward Blocker, IP&S Manager Healthcare, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
  • Steven L. Carson, Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Fellowes, Inc.
  • Theodore C. Morris, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Michael I. Otner, General Counsel, Medidata Solutions, Inc.

Moderator

Jack S. Barufka, Leader, Intellectual Property Practice, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

3:15–3:30 pm: Break

3:30–4:45 pm: America Invents Act (AIA): One Year Later – Post Grant Proceedings & Strategies

  • Bryan P. Collins, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator, US Patent and Trademark Office (AIA and USPTO Regulations)
  • The Honorable James T. Moore, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge, US Patent and Trademark Office

Moderator

Sharon A. Israel, First Vice President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

4:45–5 pm: Closing Remarks

  • John M. Whealan, Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School
  • Jack S. Barufka, Leader, Intellectual Property Practice, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

5 pm: Cocktail Reception

CLE Credit is pending for this event.

For additional information, please contact Stacey Gardiner, GW Law IP Symposium Meeting Planner at Stacey.Gardiner@tggroup.com or 301-934-8589.


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