March 1, 2019
From 8:45 am To 5:15 pm
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 CLE Faculty
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
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)
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