|8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
||Willful Infringement After Halo: Back to The Future?
So, you thought that willful infringement was off the table under Seagate. Then came the Supreme Court’s decisions in Halo, and Stryker. Are we back to square one? This panel will explore the extent to which these decisions have impacted patent litigation strategy, including motion practice and considerations regarding opinions of counsel. The panel will also examine the extent to which these decisions, in conjunction with the December 2015 rules changes, have changed the requirements for pleading willful infringement. The panel will also examine Federal Circuit decisions, including WBIP v. Kohler, Innovention Toys v. MGA, WesternGECO v. Ion Geophysical.
Sasha Mayergoyz, Partner, Jones Day
Steven J. Horowitz, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
Daniel J. Schwartz, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
John L. Abramic, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Andrew T. Dufresne, Ph.D, Associate, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Courtney Holohan, Chief IP Counsel, Accenture
|10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
||Case Management in the Northern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Wisconsin: considerations for different types of patent cases
A panel of District Court judges and practitioners will explore case management considerations for different types of patent cases. How should the court handle multiple cases involving the same patent? How have PTAB proceedings affected the management of patent cases in this District? Should the local patent rules be modified for Hatch-Waxman cases. Are considerations for electronic discovery in patent cases different since the December 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure?
Sara Horton, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Magistrate Judge David E. Jones, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Adam G. Kelly, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
John A. Marlott, Partner, Jones Day
|11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
||True or False – PTAB Trials and Alice Motions Simplify the Case?
District Court and Federal Circuit judges will join practitioners in discussing whether PTAB trials simplify patent infringement cases or make them more complex. The panel will explore the impact of multiple proceedings (PTAB and district court) on the Federal Circuit’s docket. The panel will also explore the impact of the uncertain scope of estoppel in cases where the PTAB trial results in which the patentability of challenged claims are confirmed as patentable, and whether the likelihood of success in a PTAB trial warrants granting a motion to stay. The panel will also explore whether Alice motions may unduly prolong litigation and the circumstances under which the District Court may wish to address an Alice motion.
Jeff Nichols, Shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Chief Judge Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Herbert D. Hart III, Shareholder, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Charles M. McMahon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Meredith "Mimi" Martin Addy, Partner, Tabet Divito & Rothstein LLC
|12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Speaker: Hon. James F. Holderman (Ret.)
(Introduced by Joshua P. Smith, Brinks Gilson & Lione)
|1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
||Is Your Data Safe? Cybersecurity and Protection of Trade Secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
A cybersecurity expert will explore best practices for protecting data. A panel of experienced practitioners will explore remedies for data breaches, including trade secret litigation under the DTSA. The panel will also explore with a District Court judge mechanisms that may exist for protecting extremely sensitive client data from discovery, and whether protective orders provide sufficient protection.
Erin R. Conway, Partner, Amin Talati Upadhye, LLP
Matthew F. Prewit, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Michael G. Morgan, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Craig D. Leavell, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Nicole L. Little, Partner, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
|2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
|2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
||Patent Cases to Watch in 2017
This panel of law professors and practitioners will discuss cases to watch, including, but not limited to, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group; SCA Hygiene Products AB v. First Quality Baby Products; Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l Inc.; Life Tech. Corp. v. Promega Corp.; Samsung v. Apple; In re Aqua Products; Wi-Fi One LLC v. Broadcom Corp., Amgen v. Sandoz, and others.
Olivia Luk Bedi, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Judge Gary Feinerman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Russell E. Cass, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Daryl Lim, Law Professor, The John Marshall Law School
Tiffany D. Gehrke, Associate, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Paul D. Margolis, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
||Ethical Considerations - Subject Matter Conflicts
How do law firms deal with subject matter conflicts? What are the ethical rules and what are common sense applications of those rules. Our panel will explore best practices for discovering and resolving potential subject matter conflicts.
Jonathan H. Margolies, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Judge Virginia M. Kendall, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Philip D. Segrest Jr, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
Thomas D. McDonough, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Ivan Kirchev, IP Sales & Licensing Business Strategy Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Matthew Kelly, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, CME Group