University of Texas School of Law
Program Features
Come to Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley and join leading judges, academics and practitioners for two days of in-depth presentations. The nationally-recognized faculty includes IP counsel from Apple, Google, and Cisco, practitioners from around the nation, and academics from Stanford and Berkeley.

The Conference is jointly presented with the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at UC Berkeley.
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Dec. 8, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Robert Barr, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology - Berkeley, CA

8:00 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:50 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

0.75 hr

Patentable Subject Matter: The Ongoing Saga of Section 101

A discussion of recent developments in Section 101, including the Myriad, Classen, and CyberSource cases and their impact on patent development, patent prosecution, and litigation strategies.

Gary H. Loeb, Amyris, Inc. - Emeryville, CA
Robert R. Sachs, Fenwick & West LLP - San Francisco, CA

9:45 am

1.00 hr

Reexamining Reexamination: Past, Present, and Future

Now that we have more than a decade of inter partes reexamination under our belts, this panel looks back at ten years of statistics on how reexamination is actually working, and discusses current uses of reexamination in conjunction with litigation and on its own. It also explores the future of reexamination, including post-grant review and the new reexamination guidelines.

Moderator: Karen Boyd, Turner Boyd LLP - Mountain View, CA
Panelist: Scott J. Coonan, Juniper Networks, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Panelist: Rajiv P. Patel, Fenwick & West LLP - Mountain View, CA
Panelist: Michael J. Schallop, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP - Cupertino, CA
Panelist: Bijal V. Vakil, White & Case LLP - Palo Alto, CA

10:45 am
Break

11:00 am

0.50 hr

Developments in Claims Construction

A look at findings from a new comprehensive database of Federal Circuit claims construction decisions from 2000-2010.

Samuel F. Ernst, Covington & Burling LLP - San Francisco, CA
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology - Berkeley, CA

11:30 am

0.50 hr

Capability Claiming

Patent claims to functional constructs (including software) are increasingly written to require not actual steps or operational features but that a system or device be capable of performing those steps or providing those features.  Are capability claims valid? What do they cover? Are they a good idea?

William S. Galliani, Cooley LLP - Palo Alto, CA
Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School - Stanford, CA

12:00 pm

0.75 hr

The Novelty Wears Off: Patent Litigation at the Supreme Court

Focusing on the most recent decisions and certiorari grants, this presentation discusses the Supreme Court's increased willingness to take on patent-related cases and what seems to interest the Court—and thus offers some insight on taking a case from the Federal Circuit to the Supreme Court and what happens once there.

This session has moved to 3:00pm on Thursday, December 8th

David S. Bloch, Winston & Strawn LLP - San Francisco, CA
Brian R. Matsui, Morrison & Foerster LLP - Washington, DC

12:45 pm
Pick Up Box Lunch

Thursday Afternoon, Dec. 8, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Matthew H. Poppe, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Menlo Park, CA

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Sponsored by Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC

1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Patent Reform: Planning for Changes to Come

Patent reform has finally passed. Now that it has arrived, what do you need to do?

Dan H. Lang, Cisco Systems, Inc. - San Jose, CA

1:45 pm
Break

2:00 pm

0.50 hr

A New World for Indirect Infringement? The Supreme Court's View of Indirect Patent Infringement Standards

In Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., the Court recently altered the knowledge requirement for inducing patent infringement.  The Court's holding will have an impact on any form of indirect patent infringement and may impact other areas of patent law. This presentation focuses on how in-house and outside counsel can better protect their clients' businesses from successful allegations of indirect infringement.

Yar R. Chaikovsky, McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Menlo Park, CA

2:30 pm

0.50 hr

Joint Infringement

Focus on the entities that perform steps of a method claim has transformed patent litigation in the computer and networking fields. Two en banc Federal Circuit cases seek to reconsider scope and limitations of certain joint/divided infringement doctrines. What are best practices in prosecution and litigation during this period of uncertainty?

Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School - Stanford, CA
David W. O'Brien, Zagorin O'Brien Graham LLP - Austin, TX

3:00 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Inequitable Conduct

This presentation looks at the Federal Circuit’s 2011 en banc ruling in Therasense. The Federal Circuit clearly believed that it was changing the law to reduce charges of inequitable conduct; the PTO has announced that it will conform its materiality standard to what the Federal Circuit has done. Will Therasense end the "plague"? What can patent prosecutors do to stay on the right side of the duty of candor, both day-to-day and, if necessary with the help of litigators, at trial?

This session has moved to 12:00pm on Thursday, December 8th

Bradley Baugh, North Weber & Baugh LLP - Palo Alto, CA
Robert J. Goldman, Ropes & Gray, LLP - East Palo Alto, CA

3:45 pm
Break

4:00 pm

0.50 hr

Venue Transfers

A review of the latest developments in 1404(a) case law and resulting strategy considerations.

Clement S. Roberts, Durie Tangri - San Francisco, CA

4:30 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Judicial Panel

Leading District Court judges discuss cutting-edge and patent litigation issues.

Moderator: Katherine Kelly Lutton, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Redwood City, CA
Panelist: Hon. Paul Singh Grewal, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California - San Jose, CA
Panelist: Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California - San Jose, CA

5:30 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, Dec. 9, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA

8:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

9:00 am

0.75 hr

Rule, Policy, and Process Changes at the USPTO

In the past year, the USPTO has proposed or adopted rules, non-rule policies, and other changes affecting information disclosure, appeal, reexamination, and other important practice areas. This session reviews and comments on the substance and impact of these changes on domestic and international prosecution.

M. Paul Barker, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP - Palo Alto, CA
Christopher J. Palermo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP - San Jose, CA

9:45 am

0.50 hr

Domestic Disturbances: The Latest from the ITC on Establishing a Domestic Industry

The advent of NPE complainants and the increased reliance on licensing as a domestic industry in 337 investigations have produced recent decisions from the Commission exploring and refining the requirements for establishing this jurisdictional necessity.  This session reviews the recent developments and discusses its implications for both complainants and respondents.

Michael A. Ladra, Latham & Watkins LLP - Menlo Park, CA

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

0.50 hr ethics

Litigation Holds and Spoliation Issues in Patent Litigation

This presentation provides an overview of current law in this area including a discussion of the Federal Circuit's opinions in Rambus. This presentation also addresses ways to avoid spoliation and ways to establish spoliation as a defense.

Eric R. Lamison, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - San Francisco, CA

11:00 am

1.00 hr

China's Increasing Influence in IP: Key Patent Development and Enforcement Trends

China's third patent law amendment, powerful trends in patent filings in China, Chinese patent activity in foreign countries, China's "indigenous innovation" policies, and new trends in IP litigation in China are signficantly impacting foreign companies doing business in China and competing with Chinese companies elsewhere. The panel discusses these trends and best practices for addressing them.

Moderator: Christopher J. Byrne, Tessera Technologies - San Jose, CA
Panelist: Mei Gechlik, Stanford Law School - Stanford, CA
Panelist: Jeanine Hayes, Nike, Inc. - Beaverton, OR
Panelist: Julie Stephenson, Oclaro, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Panelist: Alex Zhang, King & Wood - Palo Alto, CA

12:00 pm
Break for Lunch Buffet

Friday Afternoon, Dec. 9, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Robert Barr, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology - Berkeley, CA

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Sponsored by Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP

12:20 pm

0.67 hr ethics

Ethics in Patent Practice: 2011 Review

A review of this year’s cases, news articles, and committee opinions that apply legal ethics to patent practice—both in patent litigation and prosecution.

John Steele, Attorney at Law - East Palo Alto, CA

1:00 pm
Break

1:15 pm

1.00 hr

Patent Aggregators and the IP Marketplace

The exponential rise of non-practicing entity litigation and the strategic use of patents as competitive weapons has spawned new business models for IP ownership and licensing. This panel explores the role of patent aggregators in this changing IP marketplace, including institutional vs. ad-hoc aggregation, IP valuation, licensing strategies, and risk management.

Moderator: Jason D. Kipnis, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Redwood City, CA
Panelist: Renee DuBord Brown, Tessera Technologies - San Jose, CA
Panelist: Ron Laurie, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC - Palo Alto, CA
Panelist: Mallun Yen, RPX Corporation - San Francisco, CA

2:15 pm

1.25 hrs

Damages

In recent years, there have been substantial developments concerning the law of damages for patent infringement. The Federal Circuit has issued several decisions intended to clarify the law including Lucent, ResQNet and Uniloc; the FTC has issued a major report; and trial courts have required a more rigorous level of proof. This panel explores the current state of the law and offers practical insights on how best to present and defend against damages claims.

Panelist: Suzanne Michel, Google, Inc. - Washington, DC
Panelist: John A. Squires, Chadbourne & Parke LLP - New York, NY
Panelist: Thomas Vander Veen, Navigant Consulting, Inc. - Chicago, IL

3:30 pm
Adjourn

Faculty

Conference Faculty

M. Paul Barker
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Bradley Baugh
North Weber & Baugh LLP
Palo Alto, CA
David S. Bloch
Winston & Strawn LLP
San Francisco, CA
Karen Boyd
Turner Boyd LLP
Mountain View, CA
Renee DuBord Brown
Tessera Technologies
San Jose, CA
Christopher J. Byrne
Tessera Technologies
San Jose, CA
Yar R. Chaikovsky
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Scott J. Coonan
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
Samuel F. Ernst
Covington & Burling LLP
San Francisco, CA
William S. Galliani
Cooley LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Mei Gechlik
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Robert J. Goldman
Ropes & Gray, LLP
East Palo Alto, CA
Hon. Paul Singh Grewal
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
San Jose, CA
Jeanine Hayes
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, OR
Jason D. Kipnis
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Redwood City, CA
Hon. Lucy H. Koh
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
San Jose, CA
Michael A. Ladra
Latham & Watkins LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Eric R. Lamison
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
San Francisco, CA
Dan H. Lang
Cisco Systems, Inc.
San Jose, CA
Ron Laurie
Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
Palo Alto, CA
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Gary H. Loeb
Amyris, Inc.
Emeryville, CA
Katherine Kelly Lutton
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Redwood City, CA
Brian R. Matsui
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC
Peter S. Menell
University of California at Berkeley School of Law and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Berkeley, CA
Suzanne Michel
Google, Inc.
Washington, DC
David W. O'Brien
Zagorin O'Brien Graham LLP
Austin, TX
Christopher J. Palermo
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP
San Jose, CA
Rajiv P. Patel
Fenwick & West LLP
Mountain View, CA
Clement S. Roberts
Durie Tangri
San Francisco, CA
Robert R. Sachs
Fenwick & West LLP
San Francisco, CA
Michael J. Schallop
Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
Cupertino, CA
John A. Squires
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
New York, NY
John Steele
Attorney at Law
East Palo Alto, CA
Julie Stephenson
Oclaro, Inc.
San Jose, CA
Bijal V. Vakil
White & Case LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Thomas Vander Veen
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Mallun Yen
RPX Corporation
San Francisco, CA
Alex Zhang
King & Wood
Palo Alto, CA

Planning Committee

Robert Barr—Co-Chair
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Berkeley, CA
Mark A. Lemley—Co-Chair
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Bradley Baugh
North Weber & Baugh LLP
Palo Alto, CA
David S. Bloch
Winston & Strawn LLP
San Francisco, CA
Karen Boyd
Turner Boyd LLP
Mountain View, CA
Christopher J. Byrne
Tessera Technologies
San Jose, CA
Yar R. Chaikovsky
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Peter Chen
Latham & Watkins LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Michael W. Farn
Fenwick & West LLP
Mountain View, CA
Robert J. Goldman
Ropes & Gray, LLP
East Palo Alto, CA
Jeanine Hayes
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, OR
Dan H. Lang
Cisco Systems, Inc.
San Jose, CA
Ron Laurie
Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
Palo Alto, CA
Gary H. Loeb
Amyris, Inc.
Emeryville, CA
Katherine Kelly Lutton
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Redwood City, CA
Lisa McFall
Ovidian Group, LLC
Berkeley, CA
Christopher J. Palermo
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP
San Jose, CA
James Pampinella
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Rajiv P. Patel
Fenwick & West LLP
Mountain View, CA
Matthew H. Poppe
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Matthew D. Powers
Tensegrity Law Group LLP
Redwood City, CA
Clement S. Roberts
Durie Tangri
San Francisco, CA
John A. Squires
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
New York, NY
John F. Stark
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer S. Swan
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Alison M. Tucher
Morrison & Foerster LLP
San Francisco, CA
Bijal V. Vakil
White & Case LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Lee Van Pelt
Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
Cupertino, CA
Glenn E. Westreich
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Jose, CA
Michelle Yang
Samsung Information Systems America
San Jose, CA
Mallun Yen
RPX Corporation
San Francisco, CA
Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
13.25 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information

Live Conferences:
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.

Webcasts: UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
13.25 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Live Conferences: At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.

Webcasts: Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Other States
Many jurisdictions accept conferences offered by The University of Texas School of Law, and approved by the State Bar of Texas, for CLE credit. Please check with your jurisdiction's regulatory authority. A Certificate of Attendance and credit reporting documentation will be provided at the conference.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
15.50 hrs
Key Dates

Palo Alto, CA

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Nov 30, 2011
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: Nov 30, 2011
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Dec 2, 2011
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Dec 5, 2011
    $50 processing fee applied

Hotel / Venue

Palo Alto, CA

Four Seasons Hotel

2050 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 566-1200 (reservations)

Accommodations

$255.00 good through Nov 7, 2011

Parking Information

Complimentary Self-Parking, Valet $22 per day
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