56th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Conference Co-Chairs

Brian J. Gaffney
Assistant Vice President, Sr. Legal Counsel - IP Litigation
AT&T Services, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

Christa Sanford
Deputy Department Chair - Intellectual Property, Partner
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Dallas, Texas

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Tuition

Note: Early registration pricing is available through October 29, 2018.

  • $595 - Regular Registration Fee (Regular Price: $645)
  • $0 - ILT Advisory Board Member
  • $485 - CAIL Member or Member Employee (Regular Price: $525)
  • $485 - ILT Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee (Regular Price: $525)
  • $485 - DBA IP Section New Lawyers’ Committee Member (Regular Price: $525)
  • $485 - Government Employee (Regular Price: $525)
  • $100 - Law Student (Regular Price: $100)
  • $0 - DFW Women in IP Group Member - I will attend only the breakfast session on November 12.
  • $150 - I cannot attend, but want to order the materials. (Regular Price: $150)

Schedule and Faculty

Agenda as of November 7

Monday, November 12

7:30 am


Networking Breakfast Presented by Women in Law - Protect This House: What IP Lawyers Need to Know About Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity

Moderator
: Elise J. Selinger, Patterson + Sheridan LLP, Dallas, Texas

Panelists:

  • Lavonne Burke Hopkins, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Devika Kornbacher, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas

8:45 am


Welcome from the Co-Chairs

  • Brian J. Gaffney, AT&T Services, Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • Christa Sanford, Baker Botts L.L.P., Dallas, Texas

The IP Year in Review and Judicial Panel

Module Chair: Jason Wietjes, Polsinelli PC, Dallas, Texas

9:00 am


Patent Year in Review

  • Gale R. “Pete” Peterson, Law Offices of Gale R. Peterson, San Antonio, Texas

9:45 am


Trade Secret Update

  • Mike Karson, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Paul Storm, Foley Gardere, Dallas, Texas

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


Trademark Update

  • David Diamond, Richard Law Group, Inc., Dallas, Texas

11:15 am


Copyright Year in Review

  • Kevin Meek, Baker Botts L.L.P., Austin, Texas

12:00 pm


Break

Luncheon Judges Panel

Module Chair: Nick Mathews, McKool Smith, Dallas, Texas

12:15 pm


Luncheon Judges Panel

Moderators:

  • Brett Govett, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Phillip Philbin, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas

Panelists:

  • The Hon. Alan Albright, U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, Waco, Texas
  • The Hon. Rodney Gilstrap, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, Marshall, Texas
  • The Hon. Amos Mazzant,  U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, Sherman, Texas

1:15 pm


Break

The Impact of New Developments on the Practicing Lawyer

Module Chair: Daniel S. Leventhal, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Houston, Texas

1:30 pm


Strategic Impact of Recent SC Decisions and Other Developments Impacting PTAB Practice and Related Litigation

Moderator: Sharon Israel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Kurt Jones, Celanese, Pasadena, Texas
  • Steven Spears, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Dorothy Whelan, Fish & Richardson P.C., Minneapolis, Minnesota

2:30 pm


101 Update

  • Glenn Forbis, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, Troy, Michigan

3:00 pm


Break

3:15 pm


Impact of Shifting IP Policy on Business and Innovation

Moderator: Jim Harlan, InterDigital, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Corey Egan, Nano Global and ilumi Solutions, Inc., Austin, Texas
  • Josh Malone, Bunch-O-Balloons, Plano, Texas
  • Jonathan Szarzynski, Endpoint IP, Dallas, Texas

4:00 pm


Ethics—Attorney Client Privilege

  • David Tobin, Baker Botts L.L.P., Dallas, Texas

5:00 pm


Recess

5:00 pm


Reception for all participants and faculty

Tuesday, November 13

7:45 am


IP Trivia - A Breakfast Game

Presented by the Young Lawyers Committee of the Dallas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section

Presenters

  • Craig Carpenter, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, Texas
  • Mery Pimentel, Baker McKenzie, Dallas, Texas
Additional Participants
  • Austin Champion, Harper Bates & Champion, Dallas, Texas
  • Sophilia Wu, Wu Law PLLC, Dallas, Texas
  • Harrison Rich, Baker Botts, Dallas, Texas
  • Reshaun Finkley, Townsend & Lockett, LLC, Dallas, Texas

Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation - Concurrent Tracks

Module Chairs:

  • Patent Prosecution: Chad Terrell, Slater Matsil, LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Patent Litigation: Chris Blackford, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC

Patent Prosecution

9:00 am


101 PTO Focused Discussion and Practical Tips

  • Joe E. Mutschelknaus and Rob Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., Washington, DC

9:45 am


Foreign Prosecution - Tips and Tricks

  • Marc Hubbard, Hubbard Johnston, PLLC, Dallas, Texas

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


How to Protect Emerging Technology

  • Robert Greeson, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Dallas, Texas

11:00 am


Ex Parte Appeals

  • Adam Stephenson, IPTechLaw, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • The Hon. Amber Hagy, USPTO PTAB, Dallas, Texas

11:30 am


Practical Prosecution Tips in View of Recent Cases

  • Theresa Stadheim, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner,  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Litigation

9:00 am


Design Patents and Damages

  • Christopher V. Carani, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois

9:30 am


IPR Impact on Litigation

  • James Barney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Philip Woo, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Palo Alto, California

10:00 am


Section 337 -- Commissioners’ Role

  • Dean A. Pinkert, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP, Washington, DC

10:40 am


Break

10:55 am


TC Heartland Impact Update

  • Fiona Bell, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Houston, Texas

11:20 am


Licensing Update

  • Brian Kacedon, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC

12:00 pm


Break

12:15 pm


Luncheon In-House Counsel Panel—Impressions of Litigating in International Courts

Moderator: John Lindgren, IPValue Management Inc., Santa Clara, California

Panelists
:

  • Evelyn Chen, Ericsson Inc., Plano, Texas
  • David Killough, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
  • Boris Teksler, Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc., San Francisco, California

1:15 pm


Break

Everything Else - U.S. v. Rest of the World, Internet of Things, Ethics

Module Chairs:

  • Jamie McDole, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Philip Woo, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Palo Alto, California

1:30 pm


How Did We Get to 12th?

  • Speaker TBC

1:45 pm


US IP Ranking in the World

  • The Hon. Paul Michel (Retired), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC

2:30 pm


Break

2:45 pm


Is It Better to Litigate in an International Court?

ModeratorPhilip Woo, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Palo Alto, California

Panelists
:

  • Ken Bridges, Bridges IP Consulting, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Huw Evans, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London, United Kingdom
  • He Jing, AnJie Law Firm, Beijing, China
  • Clemens Rübel, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Munich, Germany

3:45 pm


Licensing Issues for Internet of Things

Moderator: Boris Teksler, Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc., San Francisco, California

Panelists:

  • Chris Dunstan, Ericsson Inc., Plano, Texas
  • Luke McLeroy, Avanci, LLC, Dallas, Texas
  • Jeff Risher, Faraday Future, Gardena, California

4:15 pm


Ethics

  • Tom Irving, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC

5:00 pm


Adjourn

CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 15 hours, including 1.75 hours of ethics. Course ID Number: 174027612. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, ILT will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. ILT conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Overnight Accommodations

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano, 3100 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093. Registrants should call reservations at 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997 and mention “ILT-IP LAW” to receive a reduced room rate of $100 ++ per night. The last day to obtain this special rate is October 27, 2018.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyard Sponsor (exclusive) - $5,000 - SOLD OUT

  • Firm/Company name on the badge lanyard
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand IP professionals
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, program, and on screen between sessions
  • Recognition on the Conference website, with link back to company/firm website
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • 5 complimentary guests at the Reception
  • Recognition at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Lunch Sponsors (limited to 2) - $5,000 each - SOLD OUT

  • Signage displayed during lunch
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand IP professionals
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, program, and on screen between sessions
  • Recognition on the Conference website, with link back to company/firm website
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • 5 complimentary guests at the Reception
  • Recognition at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Afternoon Snacks Sponsor (exclusive) - $3,000 - SOLD OUT

  • Signage displayed during PM Breaks
  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand IP professionals
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, program, and on screen between sessions
  • Recognition on the Conference website, with link back to company/firm website
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • 3 complimentary guests at the Reception
  • Recognition at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

General Conference Sponsor - $3,000 each

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand IP professionals
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, program, and on screen between sessions
  • Recognition on the Conference website, with link back to company/firm website
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • 3 complimentary guests at the Reception
  • Recognition at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Conference Reception - $2,000 each

  • Recognition in the Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand IP professionals
  • Company/firm logo displayed in the Conference brochure and program
  • Recognition on the Conference website, with link back to company/firm website
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference
  • 3 complimentary guests at the Reception
  • Recognition at the Reception
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the reception

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $1,000 each

  • Space to display company/firm materials at the conference
  • Name/logo on Conference website with link to company page

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, invoice, billing, and complimentary guests, please contact Lilly Hogarth at lhogarth@cailaw.org or call 972.244.3424.

Other Information

Press Policy

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Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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Lanyard Sponsor

Lunch Sponsors

General Conference Sponsors

Afternoon Break Sponsor

Conference Reception Sponsors

Exhibitor