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Analysing the PTAB for in-house counsel and their advisors



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08.15 Registration

08.45 Opening remarks by Managing IP

09.00 PTAB after four years: State of play

  • Latest trends and developments in PTAB trials
  • Recap of recent cases and the impact on you
  • Filing stats: institution rates; firms and companies; winners and losers; and industry breakdowns
  • Are settlements on the rise?

John Cabeca, director of the Silicon Valley US patent & trademark office, USPTO
Reggie Hill, partner, Jenner & Block
Louis Fogel, partner, Jenner & Block
Leslie Robbins, vice president intellectual property, Coherus Biosciences

09.50 How to prepare for the rule changes in 2016

  • Primer on the new rules: what’s changed?
  • Analysing the impact so far
  • Developing new strategies around these changes

Mark Selwyn, partner, WilmerHale (moderator)
Bradley Perkins, senior vice president, Fingi Inc
Elizabeth Morris, director of Intellectual Property, KLA Tencor
Dave Cavanaugh, partner, WilmerHale

11.00 PTAB & the Federal Circuit

  • Overview of key PTAB appeals before CAFC
  • Who’s winning appeals and why?
  • The issues that CAFC needs to address

Darren Donnelly, partner, Fenwick & West (moderator)
Angela Johnson, IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard
Judge Timothy Goodson, patent judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Charlene Morrow, partner, Fenwick & West

11.50 Data Analysis: PTAB by the numbers

  • A deep dive into key PTAB statistics
  • Time to trial rates and judge analysis
  • Comparing institution rates by industry/companies and denial rates

Kim Schmitt, managing counsel - litigation group, Intel
Brian Love, assistant professor of law and co-director of the high tech law institute, Santa Clara University
Amy Simpson, partner, Perkins Coie
12.40 Lunch and networking

13.30 Strategies for litigating at the PTAB

  • Best practices for filing
  • Trial tips: dos and don’ts
  • Dealing with the board during the process
  • How to avoid Judge pet peeves
  • Key differences from District Court

Wayne Stacey, partner, Cooley (moderator)
Sriranga Veeraraghavan, senior director - legal, Tessera
Andrew Filler, general counsel, 3IP
Judge Kevin Turner, administrative patent judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board 
Orion Armon,
partner, Cooley

14.20 PTAB & the District Courts

  • Latest statistics on stay motions (comparisons by court and tips for success)
  • Judge perspectives on handling matters concurrently before PTAB
  • Assembling teams for concurrent matters

Robert Mallin, shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Laura Miller, shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Bradley Riel, associate patent counsel, Google

15.10 Coffee break and networking

16.00 Pharma & the PTAB

  • Latest PTAB developments for pharma and biotech companies
  • Key decisions and the precedents that have been set
  • Kyle Bass: much ado about nothing?

Richard de Bodo, partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius (chair)
Robert Smyth, partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Pauline Farmer-Koppenol, Associate General Counsel - Patents, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Tom Anderton, General Counsel, Zonare
Katherine Rice, senior counsel - patent litigation, Gilead Sciences

16.50 Top cases: Five to Know and five to Watch

  • Review of the most important PTAB cases to date
  • Cases to watch
  • Lessons learned

Bryan Webster, senior attorney, Microsoft
Tarek Fahmi, principal, Ascenda Law
Patrick Zhang, vice president - patent strategy & enforcement, Technicolor

17.40 Close of conference












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