Continuing Legal Education

The Fifth Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference

Friday, November 1, 2013 

Two leading universities in intellectual property law from both coasts – Georgetown University Law Center and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology – have joined together to create this program. 

Program Agenda
Friday, November 1, 2013

8:30 – 9:00 am    
Continental Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:10 am    
John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

9:10 – 9:40 am    
Opening Remarks 
The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

9:45 – 11:00 am   
Panel 1: More Efficient Patent Litigation 
With a median cost per case of over $5 million, patent litigation has been called the "sport of kings." The high cost supports a patent assertion business model that demands settlements based on nuisance value rather than merits and drains resources from more productive activities. The panel will discuss ideas for increasing the efficiency and reducing the cost of patent litigation, including the use of litigation alternatives such as bringing patent challenges in the PTO under the AIA.

Moderator: Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

  • The Honorable Sue L. Robinson, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • The Honorable James Rodney Gilstrap, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Sonal Mehta, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Tina M. Chappell, Director of Intellectual Property Policy, Intel

11:00 – 11:15 am 
Coffee Break 

11:15 am – 12:30 pm 
Panel 2: Remedies in Patent Cases
Nine years after the Supreme Court's decision in eBay v. MercExchange, many questions remain about when a court should deny an injunction, especially in cases involving complex products, and what damages remedy is appropriate following a denial. The panel will discuss these and other related remedy issues.

Moderator: Kenneth S. Korea, Vice President & Head of US IP Center (SV), Samsung

  • Thomas F. Cotter, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Martha K. Gooding, Jones Day
  • Kevin T. Kramer, Deputy General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Yahoo!
  • Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, Edgeworth Economics, LLC

12:45 – 2:00 pm 
Luncheon: Towards a More Perfect Union — Putting Patent System's Challenges in Context
David J. Kappos, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Note: As of October 17, the Luncheon is at capacity. We will add the names of those who register after October 17 to the waitlist. We will inform you at the program whether there is availability.

2:15 – 3:30 pm 
Panel 3: Case Law Year in Review 
This panel will discuss highlights from the past year, including decisions from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit on patentable subject matter in the Myriad and CLS Bank cases; the ITC's domestic industry requirement discussed in InterDigital v. Nokia; and other cases of interest.

Moderator: Dan Lang, Vice President, Intellectual Property, Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Mark R. Freeman, Civil Division – Appellate Staff, U.S. Department of Justice
  • William F. Lee, WilmerHale
  • John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Acting Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Cisco Systems, Inc. 
Google Inc. 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 
Verizon Communications Inc.


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