Intellectual Property

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

3:00-7:00 p.m.
Registration

4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Year in Review in Trademark Infringement
David H. Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY

The Year in Review in Trademark Registration
Curtis Krechevsky, Cantor Colburn LLP, Hartford, CT

The Year in Review in Copyright Law
Robert W. Clarida, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York, NY

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7:00-9:00 a.m.
Corporate In-House Roundtable
Developments in Right of Publicity Law
Mei-lan E. W. Stark,
Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property,  Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Developments in Food Law: False Advertising Class Actions
Justin Mervis,
Vice President and General Counsel, KIND LLC, New York, NY

Developments in Fashion Law
Geri Lynne Elias,
Vice President & Intellectual Property Counsel, Kate Spade LLC, New York, NY

3:15 – 4:15p.m.
OPTIONAL BONUS PLENARY SESSION
Tax Consequences of Negotiating Buy-Sell Agreements
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
Another Ethical Afternoon at the Movies
Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel,  VT

6:30 p.m.
Wine Reception

Friday, January 8, 2016
 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Internet Panel Roundtable 
Domain and Domain Name Developments
Flip Petillion, Crowell & Moring, Brussells, Belgium

Privacy and Cybersecurity
James J. Pastore,
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY

Advertising in Social Media
Nishan M. Patel,
Associate General Counsel, Self-Medication BU, Galderma SA, Dallas, TX

3:15 – 4:15p.m.
OPTIONAL BONUS PLENARY SESSION
Red Flags When Buying or Selling a Business
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Patent Markets —The Buying, Selling and Brokering of Patent Assets
Sarah Guichard,
Senior Director, Acquisitions, RPX Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Kevin Jakel,
Founder/CEO, Unified Patents Inc., Washington, DC
Molly Kocialski,
Senior Patent Counsel, Oracle Corporation, Denver, CO
Suzanne Munck,
Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Phyllis Turner-Brim,
Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA

5:30-6:00 p.m.
Software-Related Patents: Critical Issues You Need to Know Now
Scott M. Alter, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Denver, CO

6:00-6:45 p.m.
Patent Quality and Cost-Effectiveness: A View from In-House
Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President, Legal Global IP, Harmon International, Stamford, CT
David Wier, Vice President, Patent Counsel, Level 3 Communications, LLC, Broomfield, CO

Saturday, January 9, 2016

7:00-7:30 a.m.
European Patent/Unification Update
Charles (Chuck) Larsen, Ropes & Gray LLP, London, United Kingdom

7:30-8:00 a.m.
PTAB Trial Proceedings — Strategy and Lessons
Darren Jiron, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Reston, VA
Jay Knobloch, Director of IP Licensing & Litigation, Trading Technologies, Chicago, IL

8:00-9:15 a.m.
Patent Law and Legislation Update 2015
John Duffy,
Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA
Donika Pentcheva, Westman Champlin and Koehler, P.A., Minneapolis, MN   
                                
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Corporate Counsel Panel: What’s Keeping Corporate Counsel Awake at Night
Bonita Lewis Bell, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Terex Corporation, Westport, CT
Colm Dobbyn, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, MasterCard Purchase, NY
Scott Heileson, Senior Patent Counsel, Google, Mountain View, CA
Susan McGahan, IP Counsel, AT&T Corp., Bedminster, NJ
Matt Zinn, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, TiVo, Inc., San Jose, CA

5:30-6:45 p.m.
A Dialogue Between Bench and Bar
Hon. Raymond T. Chen,  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,
Washington, DC
Hon. T. John Ward (ret.), Former U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Texas; Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, Longview, TX
Donald R. Dunner,  Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP,
Washington, DC
John Duffy, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA
Bill Lafuze, McKool Smith, Houston, TX

Sunday, January 10, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION – Truths and Untruths: The Consequences of Lying
• Honorable Kim Goldberger, Senior Judge, Jefferson County
Court, CO

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