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2018 Advanced Patent Law (USPTO) eConference

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The 13th Annual Advanced Patent Law eConference at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law.

**INCLUDES ALL PRESENTATIONS GIVEN ON DAY 1 OF THE 2018 INSTITUTE.
Day 2 is not included due to weather cancellation at the time of the event.**

 
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Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$325  

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1. The Global Patent Landscape (Mar 2018)

Robert Greene Sterne, Mark Cohen, Hon. Paul R. Michel, James Pooley, Wayne P. Sobon, Robert P. Taylor

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Audio (mp3) 63 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 1 — 63 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

The Global Patent Landscape (Mar 2018)

Discuss current issues around patenting, licensing, enforcing, and monetizing patents in the U.S., and look at what the EU, China, and UK are experiencing and the impact on U.S. patent environment.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Robert Greene Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Washington, DC
Mark Cohen, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA
Hon. Paul R. Michel, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Washington, DC
James Pooley, James Pooley PLC - Menlo Park, CA
Wayne P. Sobon, PAX Labs, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Robert P. Taylor, RPT Legal Strategies PC - San Francisco, CA

2. Standard Essential Patents and FRAND (Mar 2018)

Andy Culbert, John Kolakowski

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Audio (mp3) 49 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 2 — 49 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Standard Essential Patents and FRAND (Mar 2018)

Hear industry and academic perspectives on some current issues relating to SEPs being debated at various standards development organizations, as well as a case law update relating to the same. Issues include transparency and declarations, the right to license versus the right to access, the willingness of a licensee, the right to injunctive relief, and others.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Andy Culbert, Perkins Coie LLP - Seattle, WA
John Kolakowski, Nokia Technologies - Washington, DC

3. Section 101: Software and High Tech (Mar 2018)

Robert Bahr, Dale S. Lazar

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 3 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Section 101: Software and High Tech (Mar 2018)

Alice v. CLS changed the way we, the Federal Circuit, and the USPTO look at Section 101. The law is developing in our common law tradition. But it's important to stay up to date with the latest case law to most effectively refute Section 101 rejections. Review the current state of the law in this evolving area.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Robert Bahr, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA
Dale S. Lazar, DLA Piper LLP US - Reston, VA

4. Section 101: Life Sciences (Mar 2018)

Leslie Fischer, Courtney Stopp

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Audio (mp3) 38 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 4 — 38 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Section 101: Life Sciences (Mar 2018)

The United States (U.S.) America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 did not amend the patent subject matter eligibility standards under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Yet, despite the AIA’s goal to provide greater global patent law harmonization, the current state of patent subject matter eligibility law in the U.S. is decidedly not aligned with this long-standing effort. Review the current status of U.S. subject matter eligibility for life sciences, hear how it compares with major international jurisdictions, and explore proposed legislative solutions to address the ongoing negative impact on the U.S. life sciences industry.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Leslie Fischer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation - East Hanover, NJ
Courtney Stopp, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA

5. Update from the USPTO (Mar 2018)

Joseph Matal

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Audio (mp3) 27 mins

SESSION 5 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Update from the USPTO (Mar 2018)

Hear about the current priorities, programs, and initiatives underway at the Office.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Joseph Matal, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Alexandria, VA

6. Brave New World: Technology Advances Create Ethical Risks For Patent Practitioners  (Mar 2018)

Michael E. McCabe Jr.

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Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 6 — 60 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 6:

Brave New World: Technology Advances Create Ethical Risks For Patent Practitioners  (Mar 2018)

Technological developments have fundamentally changed how IP legal services are delivered. From virtual offices to outsourced services, patent and other IP services can be provided faster and cheaper, and lawyers can have greater flexibility in where and how they work. Applying old ethics rules to new technologies can create risks for the unwary practitioner. Address how regulatory agencies, including the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, apply the Rules of Professional Conduct to modern technologies and evolving practice environments.  

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Michael E. McCabe Jr., McCabe Law LLC - Potomac, MD

7. Changes to the Patent Venue Rules and Enforcement (Mar 2018)

John W. Ryan

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Audio (mp3) 11 mins
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 7 — 11 mins, credit 0.25

Session 7:

Changes to the Patent Venue Rules and Enforcement (Mar 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland has changed the landscape for patent venue. What constitutes a company’s “regular and established place of business” is now the question before many courts.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

John W. Ryan, Washington, DC

8. Licensing Issues (Mar 2018)

Jeffrey A. Wolfson

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 8 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 8:

Licensing Issues (Mar 2018)

Explore current licensing and tech transfer considerations including PTAB university and tribal sovereign immunity, patent exhaustion, and licensor/licensee provisions.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Jeffrey A. Wolfson, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Washington, DC

9. PTAB Update (Mar 2018)

Hon. David P. Ruschke

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Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 9 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 9:

PTAB Update (Mar 2018)

Hear an update on PTAB appeals and trial proceedings.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Hon. David P. Ruschke, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA

10. PTAB: Practice Tips and "Pet Peeves" (Mar 2018)

Eldora L. Ellison, Hon. William Fink, Jeffrey P. Kushan, Hon. Michael Zecher

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Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 10 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 10:

PTAB: Practice Tips and "Pet Peeves" (Mar 2018)

As the PTAB continues to evolve, several best practices have been identified—as well as possible landmines to avoid. Hear practitioners and PTAB personnel share their experiences from real cases on what works most effectively (and what doesn't) in practicing before the Board.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Eldora L. Ellison, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Washington, DC
Hon. William Fink, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA
Jeffrey P. Kushan, Sidley Austin LLP - Washington, DC
Hon. Michael Zecher, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Alexandria, VA

11. PTAB: Proposed Legislation and Reforms (Mar 2018)

Hon. Teresa Stanek Rea, Philip S. Johnson, Stephen G. Kunin, Kevin H. Rhodes

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Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Paper (pdf) 42 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 11 — 58 mins, credit 1.00

Session 11:

PTAB: Proposed Legislation and Reforms (Mar 2018)

Future patent reform may include legislative changes to the post-grant proceedings included in the AIA. Consider constitutional issues as well as sovereign immunity and explore possible changes that may improve and support innovation.

Originally presented at: Mar 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Hon. Teresa Stanek Rea, Crowell & Moring, LLP - Washington, DC
Philip S. Johnson, Johnson & Johnson - New Brunswick, NJ
Stephen G. Kunin, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria, VA
Kevin H. Rhodes, 3M Innovative Properties Company - Saint Paul, MN

12. Contacts (Mar 2018)

 

SESSION 12 — credit

Session 12:

Contacts (Mar 2018)