Intellectual Property

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31st Annual National CLE Conference®

Intellectual Property Program Agenda


Program Co-Chairs:

Scott M. Alter, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Denver, CO

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


Wednesday, January 8, 2014


3:00-7:00 p.m.



4:30-6:30 p.m.

The Year in Review: Copyright

Katherine C. (Kate) Spelman, K&L Gates LLP, Seattle, WA


The Year in Review: Trademark Prosecution

Helen Minsker, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Chicago, IL


The Year in Review: Trademark Litigation

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


Thursday, January 9, 2014


7:00-9:00 a.m.

Latest Developments: New gTLDs

David Taylor, Hogan Lovells International, Paris, France


Latest Developments:  Advertising, Promotions and Social Media

Tsan Abrahamson, Cobalt LLP, Berkeley, CA


Latest Developments: Right of Publicity
Andrew Bridges, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Dan Rubin, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco, CA


5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)
Plenary Session: Growing Your Practice Online: The Ethics of Online Marketing and Social Media

  • Websites: How to Ethically Build a Successful Website that Does Not Mislead or Violate your State Ethics Professional Code of Conduct. Some Common Pitfalls and Tricky Mistakes You May be Making Online
  • Blogging: What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Blog About Your Cases, Clients and Practice Areas
  • Social Media: Why You Need to Care about Social Media, but Only for a Few Minutes a Week…and How to Avoid Hot Water with the Ethics Committee When You or Someone from Your Staff is Using Social Media.
    From Discovery Issues and Candor to the Tribunal,  a Wide Range of Issues Surrounding Social Media and Your Law Practice Will be Covered
  • Online Reviews: What are the Ethics of Getting Reviews, How do you Get Reviews Removed and When are You Liable for What They Say

Jabez LeBret, Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found Inc., Cincinnati, OH


6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception


Friday, January 10, 2014


7:00-9:00 a.m.
Corporate In-House Roundtable

Advertising – Misleading or Puffery?

Brian Chevlin, Pernod Ricard USA, New York, NY


Developments in Fashion Law

Geri Mankoff-Elias, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., New York, NY


Protection of Luxury Brands

Michael Pantalony, Gucci America, New York, NY

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Atlantis Langowski, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco


4:30-5:30 p.m.
Patent Markets:  The Buying, Selling and Brokering of Patent Assets
Floyd E. Anderson, Avago Technologies, Fort Collins, CO
Abha Divine, Techquity Capital Management, Austin, TX
Matthew Penarczyk, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Michael J. Lasinski, 284 Partners, LLC,  Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Reidy, RPX, San Francisco, CA


5:30-6:00 p.m.
The Ongoing Saga of Induced Infringement

Scott M. Alter, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Denver, CO


6:00-6:30 p.m.

Managing Complex ITC Litigation

Fred Meeker, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Washington, DC

Joe Potenza, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Washington, DC


Saturday, January 11, 2014


7:00-7:30 a.m.
Effective Multi-Corporation Solutions to Defending Against NPE’s

Doug Luftman, NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA


7:30-8:00 a.m.
Damages and Remedies in Patent Litigation

Natalie Hanlon-Leh, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Denver, CO


8:00-9:15 a.m.
Hot Tips in Patent Prosecution and Inter Partes Review Post – AIA
Gregory J. Kirsch, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta, GA
Matt Smith, Turner Boyd LLP, Mountain View, CA


4:30-5:30 p.m.
What’s Keeping Corporate Counsel Awake at Night

Colm Dobbyn, MasterCard Worldwide, Purchase, NY
Kim Jessum, Heraeus Incorporated, Langhorne, PA
Molly Kocialski, Oracle America, Inc., Broomfield, CO
Robert O. Lindefjeld, Nantero, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephen MacKenzie, INVISTA, Newark, DE

5:30-6:45 p.m.

A Dialogue Between Bench and Bar
Hon. Kathleen M. O’Malley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,
Washington, DC
Hon. Faith Hochberg, U.S. District Court – New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Donald R. Dunner,  Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP,
Washington, DC
John F. Duffy,  Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA

George Pappas, Covington & Burling LLP,  Washington, DC


Sunday, January 12, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m. A Special Presentation on Employee Benefits
The Overturning of DOMA by the Supremes: “What Now My Love?”

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor III, Founding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C. , Brentwood, TN


8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sunset of Provisions under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., New York, NY



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