November 30, 2017

IP West 2017 | ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Crystal Gateway Marriott
A new forum providing insightful updates on the most current IP Law.

From the trusted CLE provider, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law.

Earn CLE credit while you learn the latest developments in intellectual property law and network with colleagues from the US and around the world.

Leading practitioners will discuss a wide range of IP topics, covering an extensive list of subject areas, including technology, entertainment, life sciences, corporate issues and more.

Highlights include:

  • Recent Supreme Court Decisions
  • IP Protection in China
  • Open Source Software
  • Trade Secrets
  • Ethics
  • Data Privacy
  • Trade Dress
Key sessions each day include 3 Plenaries:

  • A judges' panel discussing current bench and bar issues
  • A panel with the USPTO and IP practitioners discussing the latest in IP issues
  • A corporate issues panel including speakers from Airbnb, Juno Therapeutics, Microsoft, and Nest Labs
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Thursday, October 12

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open/Sponsor Area
8:30 am – 10:00 am Plenary Session #2 - USPTO Plenary Session: Hot Topics before the Patent and Trademark Office

Moderator

  • Eliot Williams, Partner, Baker Botts, Palo Alto, CA

Speakers

  • Sally M. Abel, Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP, Mountain View, CA
  • John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley USPTO Office, San Jose, CA
  • Teresa "Terry" Stanek Rea, Partner, Crowell & Morning, LLP, Washington, DC
10:15 am – 11:45 am The China Paradox: Emergence as a World Leader in IP Protection and Enforcement

Moderator

  • Scott F. Partridge, Baker Botts LLP, Houston, TX

Speakers

  • David L. Cohen, Kidon IP Corporation, New York, NY
  • Mark A. Cohen, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO, Alexandria, VA
  • Deshan Li, Unitalen Attorneys at Law, Beijing, China
10:15 am – 11:45 am Life, the Universe, and Everything

Moderator

  • Ha Kung Wong, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, New York, NY

Speakers

  • Enrica Bruno, Steinfl+Bruno LLP, Pasadena, CA
  • Yu-Ming Dammann, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA
  • Lorenz Siddiqi, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA
  • Joseph Taffy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Carlsbad, CA
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Plenary Session #3 - In-House/International Plenary & Lunch: Planning Ahead in the Face of Today's IP Climate

Moderator

  • Andrei Iancu, Partner, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Speakers

  • Erich Andersen, Vice President & Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bernard J. "Barney" Cassidy, General Counsel, Juno Therapeutics, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Alica Del Valle, Senior IP and Marketing Counsel, Airbnb, San Francisco, CA
  • Richard "Chip" Lutton, Vice President/General Counsel, Nest Labs, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm IP Considerations in Merger & Acquisition Transactions

Moderator

  • Kandace Watson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Beverly Hills, CA

Speakers

  • Amit Kumar, Adidas, Inc., Carlsbad, CA
  • Marty Lorenzo, Petco, Inc. San Diego, CA
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Speak Softly and use the Right Stick: The Future of IP Protection for Software

Moderator

  • Joshua L. Simmons, Kirkland and Ellis LLP, New York, New York

Speakers

  • Matt M. Sarboraria, Oracle, Corp., Redwood Shores, CA
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ethics of Engagement

Speakers

  • Michelle Galloway, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA
  • Michael McCabe, Jr., McCabe Law, LLC, Potomac, MD
  • John Steele, John Steele Attorney at Law, Palo Alto, CA
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm There's A New Distributor in Town and It's Called Blockchain!

Speakers

  • Joshua Ashley Klayman, Morrison Foerster, LLP, New York, NY
  • Richard B. Levin, Polsinelli, PC, Denver, CO
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm In-House Counsel Ethical Conundrum and Pitfalls for the Unwary

Speakers

  • MaCharri Vorndran-Jones, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Rich Christiansen, TBD
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm What to do Today for Tomorrow's Patent Litigation

Speakers

  • John V. Gorman, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Kim R. Jessum, Heraeus, Inc., Longhorn, PA

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