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Agenda - Managing IP US Patent Forum 03.25.2014

Agenda - Managing IP US Patent Forum 03.25.2014

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FORUM 2014
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FORUM 2014
Facing major legal developments, especially in the US and Europe, IP owners haveto constantly work at the forefront of IP law to maintain competitiveness and pro-tect their most valuable assets. New amendments to the America invents act (AIA),first outcomes of post-grant proceedings, an increasingly activist Supreme Courtand major changes to the international tax system affecting your intangible assetspose incredibly dynamic and challenging problems. With focus on litigation,licensing, patent protection and IP commercialisation in the US as well as the mostimportant global developments, the MIP US Patent Forum 2014 is a learningopportunity for leaders managing IP portfolios in the US and abroad.This forum will take a close look at the most recent challenges to IP, which include: aguide to improve your company’s patent application process post-AIA; an evaluation of post-grant proceedings; new updates on the European unified patent court; and analy-sis of recent standard essential patent (SEP) litigation between Apple and Samsung. With a close focus on leading industry sectors as well as commercialisation of IP,this forum is tailored to those who need to get everything out of their IP assets andlike to stay a step ahead of their competition. The MIP US Patent Forum bringstogether world leaders in corporations, public health and the sciences as well aslocal and global leading legal experts to discuss and impart valuable knowledge.
Learn how to improve the contentand quality of your company’spatent application process post-AIAListen to analysis of early trends inpost-grant proceedingsDebate litigation and injunctiverelief of standard essential patents(SEPs)Find out how major OECDlegislation on tax and transferpricing will impact your patentportfolioDiscover issues about the UnifiedPatent Court and new litigationstrategies in EuropeFind ways to tackle trollseffectively and plan ahead of newlegislationExamine the rise of antitrustconsiderations in licensing,litigation settlement and in thepatent marketDelegates are warmly invited toattend the day’s discussions to hearfrom, and network with, leadingexperts in multiple fields. All dele-gates will be party to importantdebates about the most significantdevelopments in the US patent systemand will have the opportunity to con-tribute as well as to learn. Attendingthis forum will allow local corpora-tions to enhance their IP rights andprotection at home as well as inEurope.The topics to be discussed will equipattending corporations with the neces-sary means to strategise for buildinga robust and profitable patent portfo-lio. Whether your industry is pharma-ceuticals, software, technology & tele-coms or agriculture this forum willcater to your needs and concerns athome and abroad.
8.00 Registration8.55 Opening remarks by Managing IP9.00Keynote address Michelle Lee, deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director, US Patent and Trademark Office 9.20The total user experience: Improving the content and quality of your company’s patent application process post-AIA 
Objectives: Learn how to perfect the invention disclosure process to bestprotect/mine the core of the user experience post-AIAExplore ways to speed up the filing/patenting process in light of the new first-to-filesystem of the AIALearn what additional details must be captured during the invention disclosure process
Peter Nguyen
, corporate and patent counsel,
SC Johnson & Son Inc.Lisa McIntye
, patent counsel,
GoogleBradley J. Van Pelt 
, shareholder, Banner &Witcoff, Ltd
 Aseet Patel
, shareholder,
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd
10.10Life science panel: How to deal with an increasingly “activist” Supreme Court 
Overview of developments:
Myriad vs. Gene by Gene 
Consumer Watchdog vs.Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and others
What constitutes patentable matter?How far does this lack of legal stability impact the Industry?Strategies: How to respond to the courts new activism
Bradford Lyerla
, partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Sherry Knowles
, principal, Knowles IntellectualProperty Strategies, LLC
 Joseph Contrera
, patent counsel, Johns HopkinsTechnology Transfer
Denise Hickey 
, senior director intellectualproperty strategy,
 AbbVie Jason Garbell
, senior manager & senior patentattorney,
Novozymes North America Inc11.00Coffee11.20ITC panel: Litigation and licensing
How to manage the increase in litigationInterpretation of “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” (Frand) and changes instandard essential patent litigationA prisoner’s dilemma?: “Honest licensing” versus law suit warsHow to make the most of your assets: An overview of options
Stephen E. Belisle
, partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella,Harper & Scinto
Edmund J. Haughey 
, partner,
Fitzpatrick, Cella,Harper & Scinto Andrew Hirsch
, general manager & generalcounsel,
FuelcorRodger Sadler
, senior patent litigation counsel,
Canon USA 12.10Litigation planning and forum shopping in Europe
Risks and opportunities of forum shopping in Europe Game over? Litigation planning and strategy under the new UPCImplications of the Spanish legal challenge outcome
 Alexandra Brodie,
partner / chair of tech sector,
 Wragge & CoMichael Schneider,
 Wragge & Co13.00Lunch13.50India focus
How effective are India’s patent rights in enhancing innovation and foreign investmentFuture legislation to improve patent laws: What is being done, and how effective will itbe?How promoting business is pitted versus social responsibility and protecting human rightsin India
Pankaj Soni
, partner,
Remfry & Sagar14.40Perspectives from the Bench: The Inter-relationship between the District Courts, theFederal Circuit, and the Supreme Court 
Understanding interaction between the three courtsWhy the District Court Patent Pilot Project is useful for youAnalysing implications of the turnover on the Federal Circuit over the last years
 Ask the Judge: Open Q&A for the audience Judge Sharon Prost, US Court of Appeals for theFederal Circuit Todd Q. Dickinson
, Executive Director,
 AIPLA Blair M. Jacobs
, partner,
McDermott Will & Emery 15.30Coffee15.50Post-grant proceedings in the USA 
Analysis of early post-grant proceedings Lessons learned from the first outcomesFuture outlook: Preparing for amendments or new legislation
 Adam Lerner
, intellectual property manager,
QIAGENEugene T. Perez
, intellectual property attorney,
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLPLead Judge Michael Tierney, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO
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