Includes continental breakfast.
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
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.
Karen Boyd, Turner Boyd LLP - Mountain View, CA
Scott J. Coonan, Juniper Networks, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Rajiv P. Patel, Fenwick & West LLP - Mountain View, CA
Michael J. Schallop, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP - Cupertino, CA
Bijal V. Vakil, White & Case LLP - Palo Alto, CA
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
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
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
Sponsored by Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
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
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
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
0.75 hr ethics
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
North Weber & Baugh LLP - Palo Alto, CA
Robert J. Goldman, Ropes & Gray, LLP - East Palo Alto, CA
A review of the latest developments in 1404(a) case law and resulting strategy considerations.
Clement S. Roberts,
Durie Tangri - San Francisco, CA
0.50 hr ethics
Leading District Court judges discuss cutting-edge and patent litigation issues.
Katherine Kelly Lutton, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Redwood City, CA
Hon. Paul Singh Grewal, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California - San Jose, CA
Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California - San Jose, CA
Includes continental breakfast.
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
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
0.50 hr ethics
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
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.
Christopher J. Byrne, Tessera Technologies - San Jose, CA
Mei Gechlik, Stanford Law School - Stanford, CA
Jeanine Hayes, Nike, Inc. - Beaverton, OR
Julie Stephenson, Oclaro, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Alex Zhang, King & Wood - Palo Alto, CA
Sponsored by Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP
0.67 hr ethics
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.
Attorney at Law - East Palo Alto, CA
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.
Jason D. Kipnis, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Redwood City, CA
Renee DuBord Brown, Tessera Technologies - San Jose, CA
Ron Laurie, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC - Palo Alto, CA
Mallun Yen, RPX Corporation - San Francisco, CA
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.
Suzanne Michel, Google, Inc. - Washington, DC
John A. Squires, Chadbourne & Parke LLP - New York, NY
Thomas Vander Veen, Navigant Consulting, Inc. - Chicago, IL
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