Continuing Legal Education

The Changing Patent Landscape

Patent Landscape

March 23, 2015

Please join us for an informative discussion with a distinguished collection of leading thinkers from academia, industry and government on the latest developments in intellectual property law. This half-day program will explore post-grant review proceedings during the first thirty months of the America Invents Act, whether these proceedings are serving their intended purpose and which strategies are proving most effective for petitioners and patent owners. 

The program will also include a discussion of key developments in international patent law and strategies for successfully managing global patent litigation, as well as key recent and upcoming decisions in the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court. We hope you are able to join us for this timely and informative program.

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8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

William M. Treanor–Executive Vice President and Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Donald R. Steinberg–Chair, Intellectual Property Department, WilmerHale

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Post-Grant Patent Proceedings: Are the AIA Post-Grant Proceedings a Success?

Q. Todd Dickinson–Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, USPTO
Kimberly A. Schmitt–Senior Litigation Attorney, Intel Corp.
James D. Smith–BPAI Chief Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO (tentative)
Moderator: David L. Cavanaugh–Partner, WilmerHale 

10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Strategies for Worldwide Patent Litigation

Trevor Cook–Partner, WilmerHale
Jamison E. Lynch–Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Mark D. Selwyn–Partner, WilmerHale
Moderator: John R. Thomas–Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Update

Nathan K. Kelley–Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, USPTO
Suzanne D. Munck–Deputy Director and Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, FTC
Moderator: Mark C. Fleming–Partner, WilmerHale

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address

Congressman Darrell Issa

2:00 p.m.

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