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Program Agenda

 
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Registration
 
10:10 am - 10:15 am
Welcome
 
10:15 am - 11:30 am
 
In-House Perspectives:  Opportunities and Challenges Facing Patent Litigants in 2016 and Beyond
 
Moderator:
Erik Puknys, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
 
Panelists:
William Goldman, Vice President Intellectual Property, OpenTV/Kudelski Group
Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Chief IP Counsel, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Catherine Lacavera, Director, IP and Litigation, Google
Rob Lytle, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Christiana State, Director, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Ventures
 
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Outside Counsel Perspectives:  Important Issues at the Intersection of Federal Court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings
 
Moderator: 
Ian Feinberg, Partner, Feinberg Day Alberti & Thompson LLP
 
Panelists:
Professor Colleen V. Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law
Rick Frenkel, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Robert Freitas, Partner, Freitas Angell & Weinberg
Charlene M. Morrow, Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP
M. Patricia Thayer, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
 
12:45 pm- 1:15 pm
 
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
The Next Generation
 
Moderator:
Kathi Vidal, Partner, Fish & Richardson
 
Panelists:            
District Judge, William Alsup, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
 
Noreen Krall, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Inc.
 
Elizabeth Gillen, Associate, Simpson Thacher Bartlerr LLP
 
Gabriella E. Ziccarelli, Associate Attorney, Intellectual Property Group - Blank Rome LLP
 
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Break
 
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Views from the Bench:  Key Issues and Challenges On the Minds of Your Adjudicators
 
Moderator:  
Sonal N. Mehta, Partner, Durie Tangri
 
Panelists:
Circuit Judge, Raymond T. Chen, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Magistrate Judge Paul Singh Grewal, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
(Acting) Chief Administrative Patent Judge Nathan Kelley, United States Patent & Trademark Office
 
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Wrap-Up and Reception