7th Annual IIPSJ CLE -- March 11-12, 2010


A special thank you to our 2010 sponsors.

The speech by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director David J. Kappos has been posted for reading and download.

Photos from the IIPSJ 2010 CLE

Download a pdf file of the conference brochure with the program schedule and fees.

Esther Lim (Finnegan Law Firm) and Lateef Mtima (IIPSJ Director) co-chairs

Introduction and Welcome 8:45-9:00

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, IIPSJ Director
Howard University School of Law

9:00 - 10:00 Recent Developments in Trademark and Copyright Law

Julia Anne Matheson, Partner (Moderator)
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Margaret A. Esquenet, Of Counsel
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Douglas (Chip) A. Rettew, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

10:00 - 10:45 Hot IP Issues for 2010: Innovative Approaches to New IP Challenges

Tashia Bunch, Associate
Fish & Richardson, P.C.
(PTO Trademark Examining Attorney 2006-08)

Andrea Evans, Partner
The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC
(PTO Patent Examiner 2002-05; Trademark Examining Attorney 2005-07)

Bryant L. Young, Associate
Connolly, Bove, Lodge, & Hutz, LLP

10:50 - 11:35 Advising IP In-house Counsel

Daniel C. Glazer, Of Counsel
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Darryl Hobbs, Senior Attorney,
Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Jeffrey A. Maine, Professor of Law
University of Maine School of Law

11:35 - 12:35 Intellectual Property in the Global Arena: Invoking International Law

Carrie LaCrosse, Senior Foreign Affairs Officer (Moderator)
Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, U.S. Department of State

Lee Feldman
National Peace Foundation

Arti Rai, Administrator for External Affairs
United States Patent Office

Dick Wilder, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy
Microsoft Corporation

Doo Wop Sidemen Changes: Who Owns the Name? A Discussion with Performing Artists and Their Advisors (1:00 - 2:00)

Spencer H. Boyer, Professor of Law (Moderator)
Howard University School of Law

Walt Maddox, Original Member and Manager
The Marcels

Lita T. Rosario, Principal
WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting, LLC

2:00 - 2:45 IP Ownership Rights in Tradenames: Contractual Assignments and Unfair Competition

Phillip Hampton, Partner
Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin, & Ochinsky

Leland P. Schermer, Partner
Leland Schermer & Associates, P.C.

2:45 - 3:30 Adderley v. National Football League Players Association: A New Generation of Litigation Over the Use of Athletes' Images

Ronald Katz, Partner
Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP

3:35 - 4:35 Digital Use of Copyrighted Material: Confronting Infringement Liability in the Digital Context (1 hour Ethics Credit)

James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law
New York Law School

William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel
Google

4:35 - 5:35 Ethical Issues in IP Representations: The Cautious IP Practitioner (1 hour Ethics Credit)

William Thomashower, Partner
Schwartz & Thomashower LLP

8:30 - 8:45 Introduction and Welcome:

Esther H. Lim, Co-Chair of IIPSJ Conference
Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Steven D. Jamar, Professor of Law, Associate Director of IIPSJ
Howard University School of Law

8:45 - 9:15 Key Patent Cases: Year in Review

Thomas L. Irving, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:15 - 10:15 The Corporate Value of IP During an Economic Recession: Obtaining, Licensing, and Enforcing IP Rights

Jennifer M. Hayes, Partner (Moderator)
Sughrue Mion PLLC

Michael J. Blake, Director of Litigation, Director of Patent Operations
Eastman Chemical Co.

Bryan C. Diner, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Jon D. Wood, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Bridgestone Americas

10:30 - 11:00 Special Morning Presentation

Honorable David J. Kappos
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
and Director United States Patent and Trademark Office

11:00 - 12:00 Bilski and the Supreme Court: What in the World is Patentable?

E. Robert Yoches, Partner (Moderator)
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Robert D. Becker, Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

J. Michael Jakes, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property
Freddie Mac

Keynote Presentation: How the Patent System Can Be Made Better for Everyone

Honorable Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

1:30 - 2:30 Inequitable Conduct: A Litigation ‘Plague’ or a Necessary ‘Proscription’ Against Prosecution Misconduct? (1 Hour Ethics Credit)

Joshua D. Sarnoff, Professor (Moderator)
Visiting Professor, DePaul University College of Law

Honorable Richard Linn
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Richard B. Racine, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Bruce T. Wieder, Member
Dow Lohnes PLLC

2:30 - 3:15 Special Afternoon Presentation: Intellectual Property Rights, the ITC, and Social Justice

Honorable Paul J. Luckern, Chief Administrative Law Judge
United States International Trade Commission

3:30 - 4:15 Views from the Bench on Venue, Stays, and Patent Reform

Honorable Liam O’Grady
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia