July 28, 2015

2015 ABA Annual Meeting: IPCENTRAL

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2015 ABA Annual Meeting: IPCENTRAL

July 30-August 2, 2015
InterContinental Chicago
Chicago, IL

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All programs and events will take place at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, July 30

8:30 am - 10:00 am CLE Programs - TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Section 337 at the US International Trade Commission (ITC): Patents and Beyond

While Section 337 investigations at the ITC frequently involve claims regarding utility patents, other forms of unfair competition involving imported goods may also be asserted under Section 337. Therefore, the ITC is becoming an increasingly popular venue to address intellectual property infringement claims. Procedures, remedies, injury requirements in such infringement cases, and key characteristics of using the ITC as a potential venue will be discussed and explored.


  • Karin J. Norton, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Washington, DC


  • Jay H. Reiziss, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington, DC
  • Pallavi Seth, The Brattle Group, Washington, DC
  • Mark L. Whitaker, Baker Botts LLP, Washington, DC
  • Elizabeth I. Winston, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

All Clear? Practical Tips for Trademark Searches and Opinions

A budget-conscious client may believe a trademark search is an unnecessary expense. Completing this step is far more important than a client may realize. This program will provide a thorough overview of trademark searches; including information about why searches are vital, how to properly conduct a trademark search, how searches are treated during litigation, the difference between preliminary and full searches, and what to consider when presenting a trademark search opinion to a client.


  • Sharra Brockman, Verv, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Nancy R. Frandsen, BakerHostetler, Philadelphia, PA
  • Randy Michels, Trust Tree Legal PC, Nashville, TN
  • Michael Peroff, Ladas & Parry LLP, Chicago, IL
10:30 am - 12:00 pm CLE Programs - TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS


Baker Botts LLP Banner & Witcoff
McKool Smith Rembrant