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MIP US Patent Forum 2017 - Palo Alto Agenda 

March 21, Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto
March 23, Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC


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FREE registration for in-house IP/patent counsel, general counsel and heads of legal


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8.15 Registration

8.50 Opening remarks by Managing IP

9.00 Patent Trial and Appeal Board: top issues after four years

  • Overview of settlements from the past year to establish ongoing trends
  • Case study: scope of discretion in institution and estoppel – Shaw Industries v
    Automated Creel Systems
  • What is reviewable in institution decisions and how can you challenge the decision?
  • Examining the inconsistences between the district court and federal circuit in
    addressing evidence

Mark Selwyn, partner, WilmerHale (moderator)
Judge David Ruschke, chief PTAB judge, USPTO
Joseph Haag
, partner, WilmerHale

9.50 Adapting to PTAB Rule Changes & Complying with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA)

  • Analysing the impact of the rule changes – what’s different?
  • How the introduction of testimonial evidence has impacted proceedings
  • Discretion and reviewability at the PTO

Scott McKeown, partner, Oblon (moderator)

10.40 Coffee break and networking

11.10 PTAB & the Federal Circuit

  • Back log: can the appeals court cope with the case load - are rule 36 affirmances on the increase?
  • Role of federal circuit in PTAB appeals
  • Recent decisions – are we leaning towards new examination guidelines?

Darren Donnelly, partner, Fenwick & West (moderator)
Deanna Kwong
, IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Charlene Morrow
, partner, Fenwick & West

12.00 PTAB & the District Court

  • Interface between district court litigation and inter parte reviews in post-grant
  • Tracking the ‘stay motion’ success rate – why is there discrepancies between districts?
  • Timing is everything: identification of real party in interest
  • Effective obviousness rationales at the district court and PTAB

Gary Ropski, partner, Brinks Gilson & Lione (moderator)
Kim Schmitt
, managing counsel, litigation group, Intel
Qudus Olaniran
, patent attorney, Microsoft
Miyoung Shin
, partner, Brinks Gilson & Lione

12.50 Lunch and networking

13.50  Precedential and informative decisions designated by PTAB

  • Tips to incorporate the precedential and informative decisions into your strategy
  • What have we learned from Cuozzo v Lee?
  • Top cases to watch over the next 12 months

Lissi Mojica, principal, Brooks Kushman (moderator)
Sangeeta Shah, shareholder, Brooks Kushman

14.40 PTAB practice updates for pharma and biotech companies

  • Pharmaceutical inter parte reviews: how to make your company IPR ready
  • Important IPR cases and key decisions from the past year
  • Should pharma patents be treated as a special case?

Paul Barker, partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner (moderator)
Charles Sholtz, vice president, intellectual property, Coherus Biosciences

15.30 Coffee break and networking

15.50 PTAB trials: strategies for litigating at the PTAB

  • Risks and remedies of litigating at the PTAB
  • How to impress PTAB judges to get the best out of AIA trial hearings
  • Constructing a successful trial: practice recommendations for counsel
  • Understanding the intersection with district court litigation

Brian McCormack, partner, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
Richard Sonnentag, litigation counsel, Google
Neil Mothew, vice president, intellectual property & legal affairs, Real D
Daniel Tallitsch
, partner, Baker & McKenzie

16.40 PTAB by the numbers: key influences on filings

  • Slump versus stabilisation: have filings decreased over the past year?
  • Analysing the growing demand for post-grant review
  • Drawing comparisons between invalidation claims versus institutions rates

Jason Eisenberg, partner, Sterne Kessler (moderator)
Angela Johnson, IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

17.30 Close of conference


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