Naples Midwinter Patent Law Experts Conference Schedule

Naples

Naples Midwinter Patent Law
Experts Conference

Monday-Tuesday February 4-5, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton - Naples, Florida
Welcome Reception (Monday); Conference (Tuesday); Schedule
CLE credit available. Cost: $600
(includes welcome reception, materials, lunch, and reception)
Register Onlinesfauppe@uakron.edu • 330-972-7988

 

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
(included in registration cost)
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. Welcome
Professor Jeffrey M. Samuels, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology, Akron Law
9:10 – 9:30 a.m. The Honorable Robert Stoll, former Commissioner for Patents, USPTO; Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The AIA and Changes at the Patent Office, New Legislation?
Jeffrey Feldman, Senior Partner, Feldman Gale
Michael R. Dzwonczyk, Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC ; Adjunct Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
Matthew A. Smith, Partner and Post Grant Practice Group Co-Chair, Foley & Lardner LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Hot Topics in Patent Law
Harold C. Wegner, IP Advisory Council Member, Akron Law; Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
11:30 a.m. – 12 noon The "Unified" European Patent
Harold C. Wegner, IP Advisory Council Member, Akron Law; Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
12 noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
The Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
The Hon. Richard Linn, Circuit Judge, U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Professor Timothy Holbrook, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
2:00 – 3:30p.m. Obviousness/Inventive Step at PTAB, A Comparative View
Shoichi Okuyama, Okuyama & Sasajima, President, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Opening Address.
Paul Gilbert Cole, Lucas & Co., Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University; editor of the leading treatise on British patent law, the C.I.P.A. Guide to the Patents Acts.
Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Boehmert & Boehmert, is Hon. Prof., University of Bremen and on the faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.
Moderator: Harold C. Wegner, IP Advisory Council Member, Akron Law; Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. A Corporate Management Perspective on Global IP Litigation
The Hon. Sharon R. Barner, former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce and Deputy Director, USPTO; Vice President and General Counsel, Cummins, Inc.
Richard L. Rainey, Executive Counsel in charge of global IP Litigation, General Electric; former Law Clerk to the Honorable Roderick McKelvie and the Honorable Randall R. Rader
Moderator: Professor Jeffrey M. Samuels, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology, Akron Law
4:45 – 5:00p.m. Question and Answer/Conclusion

 

Presented by: The University of Akron School of Law
Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology
Platinum Sponsor: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
Silver Sponsor:  Feldman Gale 

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