Intellectual Property

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34th Annual National CLE Conference®

Intellectual Property Program Agenda


Co-sponsored by the International Trademark Association


Program Co-Chairs:

Scott M. Alter, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Denver, CO

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


  • 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 Practitioners at the Always Popular Bench and Bar Dialogue Session





Wednesday, January 4, 2017


3:00-7:00 p.m.



4:30-6:30 p.m.

The Year in Review in Trademark Registration

Curtis Krechevsky, Cantor Colburn LLP, Hartford, CT


The Year in Review in Trademark Infringement

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


The Year in Review in Copyright Law

Katherine C. Spelman, Lane Powell PC, Seattle, WA


Thursday, January 5, 2017


7:00-9:00 a.m.

Developments in Advertising Law
Lawrence I. Weinstein Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY


Developments in Domain Name Law and Practice
Richard Lyon, Neutral, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Bozeman, MT


Developments in Right of Publicity Law
Mei-lan E.W. Stark, Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel  Intellectual Property,  NBCUniversal, Los Angeles, CA


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Plenary Session
Cyberliability: Understanding and Preparing for the Risk
A Panel Presentation By:

Erica Gann Kitaev, JD, CIPP/US, Managing Editor, Privacy & Data Security,  Practical Law,  Thomson Reuters
Paul Karlsgodt, Baker Hostetler, Denver, CO
Samantha Levine, Assistant Vice President, Aon Risk Services, Denver, CO


5:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
An Ethical Hour at the Movies

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


6:30 p.m.

Wine Tasting Reception

Sponsored by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP


Friday, January 6, 2017


7:00-7:40 a.m.

The Social Media Legal Landscape
Dom Perella, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Snap, Inc., Venice, CA


7:40-8:20 a.m.

Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies
Lucy Nichols, CIPP/EU, CIPP/US, Director, Global Anti-Counterfeiting, GSK, London, UK


8:20-9:00 a.m.

Preliminary Injunctions and Irreparable Injury
Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, San Diego, CA


3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Optional Bonus Plenary Session (In Civil Litigation Track Room)

Managing eDiscovery Needs in a Big Data World 

David Greetham, CFE, Vice President of Sales and eDiscovery Operations, Ricoh Forensics, Houston, TX

With ever increasing volumes of business data, this session will provide an overview of emerging data sources, including the Internet of Things and social media.  We will look at how best to handle these sources from an eDiscovery perspective. Also addressed will be the use of Cloud technology for eDiscovery and the implications that this brings


4:30-5:15 p.m.
Patent Law Update — 2016 in Review

Dennis Crouch, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia MO; Author, Patently-O Blog
5:15-6:00 p.m.

The State of Patent Assertion Entities and the Effects of Recent Decisions, Legislation and Strategies
Linda Biel, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Allied Security Trust, New York, NY

Judson Cary, Deputy General Counsel, CableLabs, Louisville, CO

Suzanne Munck, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC


6:00-6:45 p.m.

The Fast-Changing World of Software -Related Patents: Critical Issues You Need to Know
Scott M. Alter, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Denver, CO

Philip Swain, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA


Saturday, January 7, 2017


7:00-7:30 a.m.
A Patent Exhaustion Doctrine for the 21st Century
David DeBruin, Honigman, Chicago, IL


7:30-8:00 a.m.
Beyond the Looking Glass: Getting in Front of the Next Generation of Patent Prosecution Issues
Michael Drapkin, Holland & Hart LLP, Boulder, CO


8:00-8:30 a.m.
Patent Quality and Cost-Effectiveness: Views from In-House

(Please bring your questions and tips on getting high-quality patents cost-effectively for our INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION)

Valerie Calloway, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Alltech Inc., Nicholasville, KY


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, Reston, VA
Timothy Sendek, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Chicago, IL


4:30-5:30 p.m.

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

Colm Dobbyn, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, MasterCard, Purchase, NY

Sarah Duda, Intellectual Property Counsel, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago, IL

Steve MacKenzie, Senior Counsel,  Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, Wichita, KS
Christie Searls, Senior Associate General Counsel, Century Link, Denver, CO

Rob Tuttle, Vice President & Chief IP Counsel, ON Semiconductor, Phoenix, AZ


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 Liam O’Grady, Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, VA

Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, New York, NY

Robert Stoll, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, DC

Donald R. Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Reston, VA


Sunday, January 8, 2017


7:00-8:00 a.m.
Plenary Session

Evidence, Judicial Holds, and Social Media: How to AdviseYour Clients About Their Social Media Use

Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Data Security and Your Ethical Responsibilities: Client Data, Discovery Requests, and Wifi … What Are You Responsible for With Your Data?

Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH


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