Intellectual Property

36th Annual National CLE Conference®

January 2-6, 2019

The Westin Snowmass Resort, 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 81615


Program Agenda: Intellectual Property


Program Co-Chairs:


Scott M. Alter, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Denver, CO

David H. Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY


Co-sponsored by the International Trademark Association, and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law


  • Attend and hear patent, copyright, trademark and licensing issues addressed at ONE Conference
  • Acquire knowledge on topics of interest whether you are corporate counsel or a private firm practitioner
  • Gain insights of judges and private firm practitioners at the always popular bench and bar dialogue session


Wednesday, January 2, 2019


3:00 – 7:00 p.m.



4:30-6:30 p.m.

Annual Trademark and Copyright Updates



Developments in Copyright Law

Evan M. Rothstein, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholar LLP, Denver, CO



Developments in Trademark Registration Practice

Hope Hamilton, Holland & Hart LLP, Boulder, CO



Developments in Trademark Litigation

David H. Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY


Thursday, January 3, 2019


7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Essential Updates



Trade Secrets Law Update

Peter Brody, Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, DC



Advertising Law Update

Laura Brett, Director, National Advertising Division, Advertising Self-Regulation Council, Washington, DC



Right of Publicity Update

Megan K. Bannigan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY


4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session – More Fun with Ethics at the Movies

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT


6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception


Friday, January 4, 2019


7:00 – 7:40 a.m.

Practical Strategies from Corporate Counsel on the Scope of Intellectual Property Protection

Scott Piering, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Spectrum Brands, Inc., Middleton, WI


7:40 – 8:20 a.m.

The ACPA, UDRP and URS: Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Domain Name Dispute Resolution

Paula L. Zecchini, Cozen O’Connor, Seattle, WA


8:20 – 9:00 a.m.

Developments in European IP Law, and the Expected Impact of Brexit

Nick Aries, Bird & Bird LLP, London, UK


3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

Bonus Plenary Session – CTE and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update and a Litigator’s Protocol

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT


4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

The Top Ten Patent Issues to Know About the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents, US Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC


5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Building a Strong Patent Portfolio: Views from In-House

Steve Mackenzie, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation, Koch Companies Public Sector LLC, Wichita, KS

David McKenzie, Associate General Counsel, IP Legal, WD, a Western Digital Company, San Jose, CA

Cynthia S. Mitchell, Senior Corporate IP Counsel, Zimmer Biomet, Denver, CO


6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

The Fast-Changing World of Software-Related Patents: Critical Issues You Need to Know

Scott Alter, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Denver, CO

Ed Tempesta, Vice President – Senior Counsel – Intellectual Property, Mastercard, New York, NY


Saturday, January 5, 2019


7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Patent Law Update – 2018 in Review

Dennis D. Crouch, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri Law School, Columbia, MO


7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

Beyond the Looking Glass: Getting in Front of the Next Generation of Patent Prosecution Cases

Derek C. Stettner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Waukesha, WI, and Chicago, IL


8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

The Interplay Between IPRs and Other PTAB Trial Proceedings and Litigation — Strategy and Lessons

Honorable Kara Stoll, Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC

Erika Arner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Washington, DC


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Corporate Counsel Panel: What’s Keeping Corporate Counsel Awake at Night

Monica Adjemian, Attorney, Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Seattle, WA

Toni Y. Hickey, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Cummins, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Heath Hoglund, Chief Patent Counsel, Dolby, San Francisco, CA

Shelley Mixon, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

Brian Platt, Director of IP Litigation, Nagra, Wenatchee, WA


5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

A Dialogue Between Bench and Bar

Honorable Kimberly Ann Moore, Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC

Honorable Kara Stoll, Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC

Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Ian Gershengorn, Jenner & Block, Former Acting Solicitor General and Deputy Solicitor, Washington, DC

John M. Whealan, Intellectual Property Advisory Board Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies, GW│Law, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Deanne E. Maynard, Morrison Foerster, Washington, DC


Sunday, January 6, 2019


Plenary Session


7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Wrongs: Legal Ethics in a Digital Age

Sherman W. Kahn, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP, New York, NY

Joseph V. DeMarco, DeVore and DeMarco LLP, New York, NY

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