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Sixth Annual IIPSJ CLE -- March 5-6, 2009

IIPSJ 2009 CLE Photos

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

IIPSJ 2009 CLE Brochure -- pdf version

Introduction and Welcome: 8:45 - 9:00

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

9:00 - 9:30 Caveat Emptor: Intellectual Property Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions

Daniel C. Glazer, Counsel
Shearman & Sterling LLP

9:30 - 10:30 From Virtual World Use to Dawn Donut in the Internet Context: Transferring PTO Insights to Private Practice

Phillip G. Hampton II, Partner
Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Ochinsky, LLP
(PTO Assistant Commission for Trademarks, 1994-98)

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

10:30 - 11:00 The Power of Digital Forensics in Intellectual Property Cases

Dana J. Lesemann, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel
Stroz Friedberg, LLC

11:05 - 11:35 Jacobsen v. Katzer: A New Day for the Open Source License

Victoria Hall, Partner
Law Office of Victoria Hall, Counsel for Plaintiff Robert Jacobsen

11:35 - 12:20 Advising In-House IP Counsel: The Top Ten IP Challenges and the Role of Outside Counsel in Meeting Them

Michael A. Dillon, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Venable LLP Intellectual Property and Social Justice Symposium (Buffet Lunch and Symposium Presentation)

Symposium Presentation (12:55 - 1:40): Where Intellectual Property Theory Meets ‘Outsider’ Jurisprudence–What African-American Cultural Production Can Teach IP Policy

Professor Kevin J. Greene
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Introduction by
Professor Spencer Boyer
Howard University School of Law

1:45 - 2:30 A Case Study of the IP Rights of Retired Professional Athletes: Herbert Anthony Adderley v. the NFL Players Association and PLAYERS INC

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

2:30 - 3:30 New Developments in Metatag/Keyword Use, Fair Use, and Internet Branding: The Trademark Year in Review

David M. Kelly, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Leigh Ann Lindquist, Partner
Sughrue, Mion, PLLC

3:35 - 4:05 Is Copyright Dead? Law and Policy Challenges in a Digital World

John F. Hornick, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

4:05 - 5:05 IP Ethical Challenges in the Information Age (1 Hour Ethics Credit)

Paul J. Berman, Partner
Charles E. Buffon, Partner
Covington & Burling, LLP

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 Intellectual Property Rights and Global Climate Change (1 Hour Ethics Credit)

Moderator: Melody Wu, Associate
Covington & Burling, LLP

Panelists:

Gerard J. Waldron, Staff Director and Chief Counsel
House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Dr. Richard A. Meserve, President of The Carnegie Institution of Washington
Former Chairman of the United States Nuclear casino spiele online Regulatory Commission

Martin Hansen, Partner
Covington & Burling, LLP

Paul J. Berman, Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group
Covington & Burling, LLP

10:30 - 11:00 The New Era of Design Patents: Egyptian Goddess and the Ordinary Observer Test

Stephen Peterson, Finnegan

11:00 - 12:00 Aftermath of KSR and Progeny: Where Are We Headed?

Moderator: Raquel Y. Gordon, CEO
The Law Offices of Raquel Y. Gordon, Esq., LLC

Panelists:

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property
Freddie Mac

Mark L. Whitaker, Partner
Howrey LLP

Keynote Presentation: Views from the Bench on Transfer Motions and Legislative Interventions

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

1:30 - 2:30 Bilski and Beyond: Challenges Surrounding Patent Eligible Subject Matter Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Moderator: Donald R. Dunner, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Panelists:

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

Stephen G. Kunin, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland,
Maier & Neustadt, P.C

2:30 - 3:30 Beware...Consequences in Litigations of Things Said and Done Before the Patent Office

Moderator: Esther H. Lim, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Panelists:

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

David Ball, Partner
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

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

3:45 - 4:45 Cutting Edge Issues Surrounding Pharmaceuticals and Patents

Moderator: Keisha Hylton-Rodic, Associate
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Panelists:

Jennifer M. Hayes, Partner
Sughrue Mion PLLC

Jay Z. Zhang, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property
Myriad Genetics, Inc.

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