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2018 Advanced Patent Law (Austin) eConference

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UT Law's 23rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, in Austin, covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated array of prosecution and litigation topics. Hear from nationally recognized faculty including senior IP counsel of major corporations, patent prosecution and litigation experts from around the nation, U.S. District Court Judges, and leading academics.
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Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 3.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2019

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1. Recent Developments in Claims Construction (Nov 2018)

Kenneth R. Adamo

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 193 pgs
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 1 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Recent Developments in Claims Construction (Nov 2018)

The driver of patent application preparation/prosecution, district court trials, Federal Circuit appeals, and AIA post-grant review proceedings, remains—claim construction. Review 2017-2018 claim construction cases and issues at the Federal Circuit and trial court levels. And examine the PTAB’s procedural and substantive claim construction “rules, practices and etc.," including the PTAB proposal to drop BRI and adopt Phillips construction under all circumstances, and possible rule and practice changes to mandate PTAB consideration of claim constructions from other proceedings.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Kenneth R. Adamo, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Chicago, IL

2. Changes to Venue Rules and the Rise of Multi-District Litigation (Nov 2018)

Darlene Ghavimi, Sherri Wilson

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 2 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Changes to Venue Rules and the Rise of Multi-District Litigation (Nov 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland has changed the landscape for patent venue. Explore what constitutes a company’s “regular and established place of business” and the possible impact of this recent case.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Darlene Ghavimi, Conley Rose, PC - Austin, TX
Sherri Wilson, Dykema Cox Smith - Austin, TX

3. Section 101 Update (Nov 2018)

Steve Borgman, Janice Le Ta

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 76 pgs

SESSION 3 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Section 101 Update (Nov 2018)

A review of the trends, recent cases, and developments in the courts and at the USPTO regarding section 101 as Alice turns five. Gain practical advice for avoiding and overcoming assertions of invalidity under section 101, as well as for making and winning assertions of invalidity under 101.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Steve Borgman, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Janice Le Ta, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Austin, TX

4. Getting Into the Examiner's Head: Interviews, Insight, and Analytics as Tools to Aim and Focus Your Prosecution (Nov 2018)

Christa Brown-Sanford, Stephen Key, Michael W. Piper

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 4 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Getting Into the Examiner's Head: Interviews, Insight, and Analytics as Tools to Aim and Focus Your Prosecution (Nov 2018)

Discuss approaches to gain insight into examiners, supervisors, and art units beyond the face of the office action, to more efficiently and effectively prosecute applications. Hear thoughts on the analysis of search strategies used by the examiner, the effective use of analytics about the examiner and art unit, and how to leverage interviews and particularly the FAIPP interview program towards these ends.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Christa Brown-Sanford, Baker Botts - Dallas, TX
Stephen Key, patentKEY - Alexandria, VA
Michael W. Piper, Conley Rose, PC - Plano, TX

5. No Candy for You: Tricky Ethics Issues for IP Lawyers (Nov 2018)

Michael E. McCabe Jr.

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 5 — 44 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 5:

No Candy for You: Tricky Ethics Issues for IP Lawyers (Nov 2018)

The ethics rules of the USPTO present challenging dilemmas for even the most experienced patent and trademark practitioners. Find out where the ethical dangers lurk and how you can avoid becoming a cautionary tale.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

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

6. Blockchain and Smart Contracts (Nov 2018)

James A. Cox

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 6 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Blockchain and Smart Contracts (Nov 2018)

A discussion of how blockchains work, how blockchains can form a platform for the operation of smart contracts and distributed applications (dApps), and potential legal issues raised by such platforms.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

James A. Cox, Jones Day - Dallas, TX

7. Advanced IPR Tactics/Impact of Oil States (Nov 2018)

David W. O'Brien, Peter J. Ayers, Brian W. Oaks, Hon. Teresa Stanek Rea

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Video (mp4) 62 mins
Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Paper (pdf) 34 pgs
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 7 — 62 mins, credit 1.00

Session 7:

Advanced IPR Tactics/Impact of Oil States (Nov 2018)

Panelists discuss institution and trial post-SAS Institute, discretionary denials under 314(a), 325(d), significant developments regarding privies and real parties-in-interest, and a host of additional developments at the PTAB and Federal Circuit that suggest a rebalancing toward patent owners.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

David W. O'Brien, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
Peter J. Ayers, Law Office of Peter J. Ayers, PLLC - Austin, TX
Brian W. Oaks, Baker Botts - Austin, TX
Hon. Teresa Stanek Rea, Crowell & Moring, LLP - Washington, DC

8. Crafting Patents to Survive IPR Attack (Nov 2018)

Heather L. Flanagan PhD

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Video (mp4) 24 mins
Audio (mp3) 23 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 8 — 24 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Crafting Patents to Survive IPR Attack (Nov 2018)

Tips for drafting durable patent applications and navigating carefully though examination to bolster patents and forestall their early demise.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Heather L. Flanagan PhD, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Austin, TX

9. Standard Essential Patents and FRAND (Nov 2018)

Melissa Hotze, Garland T. Stephens

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 9 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 9:

Standard Essential Patents and FRAND (Nov 2018)

A discussion on how these issues are handled in the U.S., with some comparison to Germany, the U.K., and China.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Melissa Hotze, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Houston, TX
Garland T. Stephens, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Houston, TX

10. Damages, Apportionment, and Lost Profits (Nov 2018)

Stephanie DeBrow, Stephen Dell

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Video (mp4) 52 mins
Audio (mp3) 52 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 10 — 52 mins, credit 0.75

Session 10:

Damages, Apportionment, and Lost Profits (Nov 2018)

Evolving damages case law requires practitioners to consider recent decisions in formulating their damages claim or defense. Hear a discussion of recent case law and its impact on damage theories and the legal strategies. Explore strategies for apportionment, lost profits determinations, and non-infringing alternatives.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Stephanie DeBrow, Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX
Stephen Dell, IPFC Corp. - Houston, TX

11. Judicial Panel (Nov 2018)

Hon. Alan D Albright, Hon. Kimberly C. Priest Johnson

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Video (mp4) 59 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins

SESSION 11 — 59 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics

Session 11:

Judicial Panel (Nov 2018)

Hear distinguished judges from the District Court discuss their experiences hearing and trying patent cases.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Hon. Alan D Albright, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - Waco, TX
Hon. Kimberly C. Priest Johnson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

12. Women in IP Friday Breakfast Presentation: The Impact of Corporate Structure Change on Intellectual Property (Nov 2018)

Elise Selinger, Margaret J. Sampson, Erin Ator Thomson, Kim M. Vo

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 12 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 12:

Women in IP Friday Breakfast Presentation: The Impact of Corporate Structure Change on Intellectual Property (Nov 2018)

Hear what experts want you to know about the IP of M&A.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Elise Selinger, Patterson + Sheridan LLP - Dallas, TX
Margaret J. Sampson, Baker Botts - Austin, TX
Erin Ator Thomson, Shattuck Labs, Inc. - Austin, TX
Kim M. Vo, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Austin, TX

13. The Global Patent Landscape (Nov 2018)

Robert Greene Sterne, Paul Evans, Damon C. Matteo, Hon. Paul R. Michel, Wayne P. Sobon

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Video (mp4) 60 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 13 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 13:

The Global Patent Landscape (Nov 2018)

Examine in the new "reality" of global patent enforcement and monetization, as well as practical guidance on how to navigate these new realities and possible strategies to adapt to the new landscape.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Robert Greene Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Washington, DC
Paul Evans, Predictive Technology Group - Salt Lake City, UT
Damon C. Matteo, Fulcrum Strategy - Palo Alto, CA
Hon. Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, Retired, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Washington, DC
Wayne P. Sobon, Juul Labs - San Francisco, CA

14. Are We Exhausted Yet? Post-Sale Restrictions After Lexmark (Nov 2018)

Adrienne E. Dominguez

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 14 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 14:

Are We Exhausted Yet? Post-Sale Restrictions After Lexmark (Nov 2018)

An exploration of recent decisions upending long-established Federal Circuit precedent regarding exhaustion of U.S. patent rights for products sold domestically and internationally.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Adrienne E. Dominguez, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

15. Extraterritoriality: When Acts Overseas Create Liability under U.S. Patent Law (Nov 2018)

Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 15 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 15:

Extraterritoriality: When Acts Overseas Create Liability under U.S. Patent Law (Nov 2018)

Despite language in 35 U.S.C. 271 limiting infringement liability for acts “within the United States”, depending upon the type of infringement and/or type of claim, liability can arise based mainly or completely on acts outside of the United States. Examine the meaning of “within the United States” and when liability arises for acts outside of the U.S.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Houston, TX

16. Federal Circuit and SCOTUS Update (Nov 2018)

Mark A. Lemley

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Paper (pdf) 99 pgs

SESSION 16 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 16:

Federal Circuit and SCOTUS Update (Nov 2018)

A whirlwind summary of the most important developments in Supreme Court and Federal Circuit case law over the last year.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School and Durie Tangri LLP - Stanford and San Francisco, CA

17. Decreasing the USPTO's Incentive to Grant Invalid Patents (Nov 2018)

Melissa Wasserman

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 17 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 17:

Decreasing the USPTO's Incentive to Grant Invalid Patents (Nov 2018)

Many believe the USPTO is issuing too many invalid patents that are unnecessarily reducing consumer welfare, stunting productive research, and discouraging innovation. To date, patent policy reforms to increase patent quality at the USPTO have been overly reliant on anecdotes and hunches. Review new empirical studies of the administrative process for granting patents which propose three changes to the patent system that would reduce the issuance of patents of questionable validity.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Melissa Wasserman, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

18. Divided Infringement (Nov 2018)

Brian C. Nash

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 18 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 18:

Divided Infringement (Nov 2018)

Examine recent interpretations of the Akamai test and the impact on divided infringement cases. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Brian C. Nash, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Austin, TX

19. Defending Against Willful Infringement in a Post-Halo World (Nov 2018)

Ross Spencer Garsson

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 19 — 47 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 19:

Defending Against Willful Infringement in a Post-Halo World (Nov 2018)

With the changes resulting from the Supreme Court’s Halo opinion, there is additional importance placed on accused infringers in building a record that supports reasonableness of their decision to continue their accused operations. This often includes advice of competent counsel used to bolster the claim that they were not acting with subjective bad faith. Those using advice of counsel in defense of willfulness must be mindful of the scope of potential privilege waiver, and proactively take steps aimed at avoiding privilege waiver from extending to communications with trial counsel.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

Ross Spencer Garsson, Dickinson Wright PLLC - Austin, TX

20. Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud: From the Mundane to the Ethics of AI (Nov 2018)

David Hricik

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 20 — 44 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 20:

Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud: From the Mundane to the Ethics of AI (Nov 2018)

Learn how to practice competently and ethically, including maintaining client confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, and safely using social media. In addition, examine the questions that lawyers should ask before using computer-augmented legal services, such as automated contract review, legal research, and patent application drafting services. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute

David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law and Taylor English Duma LLP - Macon and Atlanta, GA