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MIP PTAB Forum 2016 - Agenda

May 12, Times Square Convene, New York






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8.15 Registration and breakfast

8.55 Opening remarks
Michael Loney
, managing editor, Managing IP

09.00 Keynote address: Judge Nathan Kelley, acting chief judge, PTAB

9.20 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?

Lori Gordon, director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Judge Scott Boalick
, acting vice chief judge, PTAB
Rekha Hanu, director, intellectual property, Akorn Pharmaceuticals
Eldora Ellison, director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

10.10 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

Steven Baughman, partner and head of post-grant practice, Ropes & Gray
Judge Rama Elluru,
administrative patent judge, PTAB
Iurie Schwartz,
senior IP counsel, Praxair
Brian Biddinger, partner, Ropes & Gray

11.00 Coffee and networking

11.20 PTAB & the Federal Circuit

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

Scott McKeown, partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt
Judge Nathan Kelley,
acting chief judge, PTAB
Ken Corsello, IP Counsel, IBM
Kate Barecchia,
legal executive, Fidelity National Information Services
Stephen Kunin, partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

12.10 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

Jonathan Berschadsky, partner, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
David Joyal, lead patent and R&D counsel, Avon Products
Serge Ilin-Schneider
, director, intellectual property, Par Pharmaceutical
Darryl Towell, president, Docket Navigator
Justin Oliver, partner, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

13.00 Lunch

13.50 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

Charles Macedo, partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein
Judge Rama Elluru,
administrative patent judge, PTAB
Balu Gupta,
patent counsel, Promerus

14.40 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

Beth Ferrill, partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Anna-lisa Gallo,
senior counsel, global intellectual property, BASF
David Steffes
, vice president, IP North America, DSM
Steven Klocinski,
senior managing intellectual property counsel, MasterCard
Dori Hines, partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

15.30 Coffee and networking

15.50 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?

Stephen Maebius, partner, Foley & Lardner
Atabak Royaee, associate director and corporate counsel IP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Esther Hong, equity research, specialty pharmaceuticals, Stifel
Kristel Schorr, partner, Foley & Lardner

16.40 Top cases: five to know and five to watch

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

Gene Lee, partner, Perkins Coie
David Killough, assistant general counsel, Microsoft
Scott Yarnell,
counsel, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Colin Sandercock,
partner, Perkins Coie

17.30 Close of conference


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