March 1, 2019

From 8:45 am To 5:15 pm

2019 CLE

The Sixteenth Annual IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar – March 1, 2019.

This program annually qualifies for 4-6 CLE credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics credit.

Through the CLE programs, IIPSJ stimulates practical and scholarly discourse on questions of disparity in access to and use of information technology and problems of institutionalized racial and economic inequity related to intellectual property.


IIPSJ is privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in its CLE programs. While some of the presenting faculty and panel experts change to accommodate the topical needs of each seminar, some of the CLE faculty return annually.

Each year speakers have included CAFC, ITC, and district court judges, in-house counsels of major corporations, USPTO leaders, and leading IP practitioners.

The annual CLE program seeks to advance social justice by including sessions highlighting social justice concerns in emerging IP issues. For example, at our program in 2010, then Director of the USPTO David Kappos spoke on IP and social justice issues. His remarks can be found here.

Program Sponsors: Howard Intellectual Property Program (HIPP); the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Sughrue Mion PLLC; Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, LLP; and Google, Inc.


2019 Program Agenda

8:45 – 9:00 Introduction and Welcome

Lateef Mtima and Esther H. Lim

Morning Program

9:00 – 10:00 Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Year In Review

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

Douglas A. Rettew, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Ian C. Ballon, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

10:00 – 11:00 Remarks from the Bench


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


Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna, Judge – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Hon. Leonard P. Stark, Chief Judge – United States District Court for District of Delaware

Susan G. Braden, Former Chief Judge – United States Court of Federal Claims

Hon. David P. Shaw, Administrative Law Judge – United States International Trade Commission (invited)

Deanne E. Maynard, Appellate & Supreme Court Co-Chair – Morrison & Foerster LLP

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Corporations as Change Agents for Enhancing Diversity & Empowering Pro Bono


Jennifer M. Hayes, Partner – Sughrue Mion PLLC; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1994


Zara Roberts Gerald, General Counsel and Senior Vice President – NORAM at IDEMIA

Patrick McGlone, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer – Ullico Inc.

Carlos M. Tellez, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel – 3M

Ulysses Williams, Attorney – Brown, and Michaels; formerly with IBM Corporation; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2016

12:00 – 2:00 Intellectual Property and Social Justice Luncheon

Sponsored by Google, Inc.

(Program Presentation at 12:30)

Luncheon Moderators:

Kim Tignor, Executive Director – Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law – Howard University School of Law

12:30 – 1:15 Major Developments in Copyright Law and Distributive Justice

Karyn A. Temple, Acting Register of Copyrights and Director – U.S. Copyright Office

1:15 – 1:45 Publicity Rights: Identity and Economic Empowerment

Yolanda M. King, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Associate Professor of Law – Northern Illinois University College of Law

Afternoon Program (Track A)

2:00 – 2:30 Case Study of Target Brand Evolution

Stephen C. Lee, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property – Target Corporation

2:30 – 3:30 The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Machine Learning & More


Idris N. McKelvey, Associate Patent Counsel – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2005


Brandon Bludau, Senior Manager, Patent Counsel – Capital One

Izu Emeagwali, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Investment Bank – J.P. Morgan; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2010 (invited)

Ankur Shah, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property – Freddie Mac

3:30 – 4:00 Cutting–Edge Developments Impacting Biopharmaceutical Innovations

Scott Burwell, Partner – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

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

Afternoon Program (Track B)

2:00 – 3:00 IP Licensing

Charlie Bingham, Corporate Counsel – Microsoft Howard University School of Law, Class of 2008

William J. Barrow, Associate – Mayer Brown

Jonathan Goins, Principal – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Howard University School of Law, Class of 2002

3:00 – 4:00 Updates in Fashion Law

Mariessa Terrell Partner – Innovation P.I. Law PLLC; Howard University School of Law, Class of 1998

Hilary Jochmans, President – Jochmans Consulting, LLC

4:00 – 4:15 Break

4:15 – 5:15 Law & Ethics Dangerous Intersection at the USPTO – Internet Convenience and Fraudulent and Unauthorized Trademark Practice (Ethics credit)

William Thomashower, Counsel – Pryor Cashman LLP