IP Fall 2020

IP Fall: Virtual CLE Programming & Networking Experience

IP Fall: Virtual CLE Programming & Networking Experience

IP Fall Institute

Virtual CLE Programming & Networking Experience

September 29-October 2, 2020

The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law presents:

A new flexible four-day schedule of the best in CLE:  to attend as you decide each day.

Judges, USPTO officials, in-house counsel, professors, and private practitioners—U.S. and global experts coming to you virtually to discuss the latest in IP developments and emerging issues.

The exceptional programming you expect, now just quick clicks away. 

Registration will be available by the end of August. Please check back for more information and watch your e-mail for announcements.

Tuesday, September 29

(All Times in Central)

10:00 am – 10:15 am | IP Fall Institute Kick-Off

  • June Besek, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, ABA-IPL Section Chair
  • Paul R. Morico, Baker Botts, Houston, TX, IP Fall Co-Chair
  • Chris Ponder, Sheppard Mullin, Palo Alto, CA, IP Fall Co-Chair

10:30 am – 11:45 am | One-on-One Conversation with USPTO Director

  • Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Oracle Corporation, Redwood City, CA
  • Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm |  In-House Counsel Perspectives on Managing Your Portfolio

  • Tammy Pennington Rhodes, Of Counsel, Wenderoth, Lind, Ponack LLP, Houston, TX (moderator)
  • Tom Hochstatter, Co-Founder, President, Techson IP, Houston, TX
  • Noah Tevis, Associate General Counsel, Bell Helicopter Ltd., Fort Worth, TX
  • Jeffery S. Whittle, Womble Bond Dickinson, Houston, TX

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm |  The Brave New World of College Athlete Endorsement Compensation

Now that college athletes can be compensated for their name, image and likeness, organizations now face new regulatory and business conditions in sports.  Our panel will look at the recruiting, first amendment and Title IX issues facing college athletics.

  • Daniel R. Cooper, Cooper & Kurz, Stamford, CT (moderator)
  • James K. Buder, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  
  • Kelli Rodriguez Currie, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Don’t Let Your Rights Run Out:  A Look at Genericism

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Copyright and Licensing Issues in Artificial Intelligence

Explore copyright and licensing issues relating to artificial intelligence from copyrightability of trained models and other AI-created works to licensing issues relating to the use of data and content to train machine learning algorithms.

  • Mark H. Wittow, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Seattle, WA (moderator)
  • Steven Fricke, Senior Attorney Commercial Services, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
  • Lisa T. Ortaz, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, September 30

10:30 am – 11:45 am      Emerging IP Issues for In-House Counsel

A discussion of the challenging issues facing IP in-house counsel today: from pandemic to open data.

  • Judy Jennison, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA (moderator)
  • Heather Cameron, Director, Legal Risk Mitigation, Getty Images, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Dave Green, Assistant General Counsel, IP Policy Group, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
  • Bill Harmon, Head of Intellectual Property, Uber Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Stephen McGrath, Associate General Counsel, Facebook Reality Labs, Menlo Park, CA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Patent Standards  

  • DJ Healy, Senior Principal, Fish & Richardson, Houston, TX
  • Katie Nolan-Stevaux, Assistant General Counsel, Genentech, San Francisco, CA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Hot Topics in Trademark Law

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Hot Topics before the PTAB

Best practices for adjusting strategies to account for PTAB rule changes, precedential opinions and recent judicial decisions

  • Bridget Smith, Partner, Lowenstein & Weatherwax, Los Angeles, CA (moderator)
  • Raghav Bajaj, Partner, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Austin, TX
  • Robert B. Lytle, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
  • James R. Hietala, Jr., Director, Post Grant Proceedings, Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Hot Topics in Copyright Case Law

  • Joseph C. Gratz, Partner, Duri Tangri, San Francisco, CA
  • Joshua Simmons, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, New York, NY

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Happy Hour Networking Event

Even when you can’t meet in person business and relationship building can keep going strong. This networking event gives you the chance to interact in real time by joining a table discussion or by moving freely from table to table for various conversations.  Your video and audio will be at a table in a virtual space for communicating and connecting just as if you are in person. 

Thursday, October 1

10:30 am – 11:45 am | Virtualization of IP Litigation: Tales from the Bench

From virtual hearings to virtual trials, hear judge’s experiences and anecdotes on how they are navigating remote litigation.

  • Paul R. Morico, Partner, Baker Botts LLP, Houston, TX (moderator)   
  • Hon. Alan D. Albright, US District Judge, Western District of Texas, Waco, TX
  • Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez, US District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hon. Maryellen Noreika, US District Court Judge, District of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Hot Topics in Patent Case Law Review

  • John D. Vandenberg, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Portland, OR (moderator)
  • Isabella Fu, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
  • Sonal N. Mehta, Partner, WilmerHale LLP, Palo Alto, CA
  • April Wurster, Intellectual Property Counsel, GenMark Diagnostics, Carlsbad, CA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Software & Copyrights, Google vs. Oracle

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Biometrics & IP

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | International Trademark Comparison                                                 

Friday, October 2

9:30 am – 10:30 am | Coffee Hour Networking

Even when you can’t meet in person business and relationship building can keep going strong.  This networking event gives you the chance to interact in real time by joining a table discussion or by moving freely from table to table for various conversations.  Your video and audio will be at a table in a virtual space for communicating and connecting just as if you are in person. 

10:30 am – 11:45 am | IP Issues in Commercial Contracts

Learn best practices on negotiating commercial agreements from leading in-house counsel

  • Kirk Goodwin, Assistant General Counsel, Global Patents, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI  
  • Susan McGahan, Assistant Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Group, AT&T, Bedminster, NJ
  • Liz Peters, Senior Legal Counsel, Steelcase Inc., Chicago, IL  
  • Justin L. Sage, Head of Patents, Indianapolis Law Department, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Registration

Register for the entire virtual event or select individual programs targeted to your practice – it’s your choice

IP Fall Institute (all CLE programs)

  • Section Members - $150
  • ABA Members: - $250
  • Non-Members - $350

IP Fall Institute – Individual Programs (fee per program)

  • Section Members - $50
  • ABA Members - $75
  • Non-Members - $95

Happy Hour Networking Event - Free
Coffee Hour Networking Event - Free

Registration will be available by the end of August. Please check back for more information and watch your e-mail for announcements.

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Virtual sponsorship opportunities for exposure and engagement are available. For more information, please contact, Carey Farley, Associate Director, at (312) 988-5595 or carey.farley@americanbar.org