Continuing Legal Education

The Seventh Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference

Friday, November 6, 2015

Georgetown Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology are proud to host the seventh iteration of the Patent Law and Policy Conference on November 6, 2015. The program will run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and is located at:

Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Registration for this event is free. We are no longer accepting online registrations for this event, but if you would still like to attend but have not yet registered, you are welcome to register on site.


8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome 

9:10 – 9:40 am Opening Keynote
The Honorable S. Jay Plager, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

9:45 – 11:00 am Panel 1: Developments in Case Management
The panel will discuss how the courts and Congress are seeking to improve patent litigation through changes in pleading standards, demand letters, discovery, claim construction, expert witnesses, and fee shifting, among other issues.
Peter S. Menell
, Koret Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
The Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo
, District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
The Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, District Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
The Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella LLP

11:00 – 11:15 am Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Panel 2: Leading-Edge Issues in Patent Remedies
This panel will discuss the law and the economics of recent developments in patent remedies law, including design patent damages, liability for international sales, royalties for standard essential patents, and the role of the Georgia Pacific factors.
Suzanne Michel, Senior Patent Counsel, Google Inc.
Dan L. Bagatell, Perkins Coie LLP
Jorge L. Contreras, Associate Professor, College of Law, University of Utah
Nicholas Groombridge, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research

12:45 – 2:00 pm Luncheon Keynote
James Smith, Former Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office

2:15 – 3:30 pm Panel 3: Case Law Year in Review
The panel will discuss highlights from the past year, including decisions from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.
John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn
Thomas W. Krause, Acting Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Peter Lee, Professor of Law, University of California Davis School of Law

Sponsored By:

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

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