This year’s conference will offer three plenaries, including prominent in-house counsel, judges and register of copyrights:
- “How the Shift in Political Power May Impact IP Issues,” Monday, April 12, from noon-1:30 p.m. ET, features Kim Jessum, associate general counsel, chief IP counsel U.S. and secretary, Heraeus Inc., Yardley, Pennsylvania; David Jones, executive director, High Tech Innovators Alliance, Washington, D.C.; William Krovatin, senior vice president and assistant general counsel, Merck & Co. Inc., New York; Dan Lang, vice president, intellectual property, Cisco Systems, San Francisco; and Jennifer Yokoyama, vice president and deputy general counsel, IP group and chief IP counsel, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington.
- “Patent Litigation in the District Court, ITC and Before the PTAB,” Wednesday, April 14, from noon-1:30 p.m. ET, features Jacqueline Bonilla, deputy chief judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia; Cameron Elliott, administrative law judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; and Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Texas, Dallas.
- “One-on-One Conversation with the Register of Copyrights and Director of U.S. Copyright Office,” Thursday, April 15, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET, features Vivian S. Lee, principal counsel, intellectual property, corporate legal with The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles; and Shira Perlmutter, register of copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.
Other program highlights include a keynote address by Scott Martin, deputy general counsel, executive vice president, Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, April 13, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET.