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Bench and Bar® in Dialogue

October 3, 2018
The Langham Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT

 

The Federal Circuit Bar Association is pleased to present:

 

Bench & Bar® in Dialogue

Federal Circuit Court Visit CLE Program & Dinner


October 3, 2018


The Langham Hotel

330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611



Agenda

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Registration Opens


2:00 - 2:05 pm
Welcoming Remarks


2:05 - 2:55 pm
Supreme Court & Federal Circuit En Banc Round Up

Recent patent law decisions, certiorari grants, and petitions to watch

Moderator:
Tiffany Gehrke, Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP

Panelists:

Dennis Abdelnour, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
James Lovsin, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
John Marlott, Jones Day
George Quillin, Foley & Lardner LLP


2:55 - 3:45 pm
Update on Estoppel in District Courts Based on PTAB Proceedings


Panelists:
Herb Hart, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Charlie McMahon, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
Edward Reines, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP


3:45 - 4:00 pm
Networking Break


4:00 - 4:50 pm
Venue Update: Life after the Supreme Court's Decision in TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Foods Brands Group LLC


Moderator:
Jeff Nichols, Brinks Gilson & Lione

Panelists:
Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Andy Dufresne, Perkins Coie LLP
Tom Filarski, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
J.R. McNair, Winston & Strawn LLP


4:50 - 5:50 pm
A Conversation with the Federal Circuit Judges


Moderators:
Margaret Duncan, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
David Pritikin, Sidley Austin LLP


6:00 - 9:00 pm
Dinner & Reception



The program will provide CLE credits where applicable.



Registration Cancellation Policy: Email requests for cancellations or substitutions must be sent to soneill@meetingmastersinc.com. Cancellations requested on or before September 20, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations requested after September 20, 2018 will not receive a refund. Substitutions are allowed through September 28, 2018. No refunds will be processed after September 20, 2018.

Benefits of Membership


Sharpen your practice skills and develop meaningful professional connections while making a difference in the Federal Circuit. Enjoy rewarding and substantial preferential member pricing.

 

 


Programs

Webcast attendance (and CLE in applicable states) is complimentary with all FCBA memberships. Membership also gives reduced rate registration to our conferences (e.g. Bench & Bar®) as well as partner affiliated regional events.

  • Bench & Bar® Conference - Annual in-depth program exploring the spectrum of Circuit practice and justice considerations, gathering national leaders of the Bench and the Bar.
  • Horizons Seminar Series - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions.
  • Regional Programs - Programs for local audiences, involving leading corporate and litigation counsel and many levels of the Federal Bench. Examples include the Advanced Complex Litigation Series, Litigation Skills Training Series, MSPB Appeals Summit, and Federal Practice Summit.
  • Global Series - Launched in November 2010, the Global Series explores the search for best practices in legal systems around the world.  In the on-going dialogue, sessions already include:  Berlin and Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Geneva, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China.

FCBA Source - Publications

  • Journal - Published quarterly in collaboration with George Washington University Law School, the journal includes scholarly articles and recent case summaries, keeping you informed of developments and trends in the law in Circuit community. All past journals are available to members through the website. 
  • Circuit Case Digest - A monthly publication that provides a summary of all precedential opinions of the Federal Circuit issued the preceding month. All digests are available to members through the website.
  • Pro Bono Digest - This Digest provides useful pro bono information to the Circuit community.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - A monthly update on decisions of the tribunals reviewed by the Federal Circuit.  It covers the following matters of interest:
    • Merit Systems Protection Board
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
    • International Trade Commission
    • Court of Federal Claims
    • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
    • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
    • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Newsletter - The newsletter contains timely information including rules changes, personnel changes, hearing dates, and upcoming meetings and events of the Association.  All newsletters are available to members through the website.
  • Webcasts - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions such as In Re Bilski. More than a dozen webcasts are available yearly, and are searchable by subject matter.

Materials

Participation and Leadership Opportunities in all Circuit Community Practice Areas

Active Committees represent Circuit subject matter and practice areas, with input into Association programming and initiatives.  Multi-committee coalitions address topics such as rules, amicus, and other matters crossing subject areas.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Robust opportunities exist to participate in screening and representational roles for both veterans and government personnel pro se parties, as well as PTO.

Collaborations with other Bar Associations and Universities

The FCBA enjoys active relationships with a variety of other interested associations and academic institutions.


 

Learn more about member benefits and apply to be a member today!

Leaders Circle Bench & Bar Registrations

Join the 2019 Leaders Circle

Federal Circuit Bar Association Leaders Circle sponsors benefit from and help guide the Association’s premier national outreach. Leaders Circle participants, both firms and corporations, stand among the most skilled in the profession. With their acumen, Leaders Circle sponsors engage core developments significant to the Federal Circuit justice community through over 20 committees (ranging from Amicus to Patent Litigation, International Trade, Government Contract, Patent and Trademark Office).

Leaders Circle sponsors “Make a Difference.” Moreover, while doing so, they provide unique interactive professional opportunities and recognition for the members of their organizations and for their designees. Levels tailored to a variety of circumstances are available.

 

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Annual Benefits Bundling (Webcasts, Regional Programs, Summits, Conferences, Annual Dinner)
  • Premier Quality (Substantive and policy engagement, planning, and participation opportunities (including, e.g., the annual Bench & Bar® Conference)
  • Publications
    • The Federal Circuit Court Case Digest, The Federal Circuit Court Journal, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter
  • Sessions
    • Skills Excellence (broad spectrum of professional webcasts, telecasts, and sessions)
  • Session Planning Participation
  • Watch List - The weekly Watch List includes selected items of subject matter interest - policy, judicial, national, regional, and international.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - Track key decisions first. This digest highlights selected decisions of tribunals reviewed by the Circuit. Tribunals already include PTAB, COFC, CAVC, ITC, MSPB, CBCA.
  • Pro Bono Digest - Participate in the Association’s several active pro bono outreaches - general, government personnel, veterans, and PTO patent prosecution.

 

Leaders Circle Benefits
 

National Leaders

$32,000

Six Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Six registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Ten webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Six one-year new memberships

One reserved table (eight seats)
at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

Sustaining Leaders

$21,000

Four Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Four registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Eight webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Four one-year new memberships

Four reserved seats at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

Supporting Leaders

$13,000

Two Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Two registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Four webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Two one-year new memberships

Two reserved seats at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

 

Join the 2019 Leaders Circle!

Please contact Tori Wright to learn more about Leaders Circle benefits at wright@fedcirbar.org or call (202) 536-4160.

 

Leaders Circle Sponsors
 

Register here.



Registration is valued at $700 for all participants and includes the program with CLE credit where applicable and a seat at the Reception and the Dinner.

Contact Tori Wright at wright@fedcirbar.org
or 202-536-4160 with any questions.

Sponsorships


Level I Sponsorship - $6500

- 10 seats at the program, eligible for CLE credit where applicable

- 10 seats at the Reception & Dinner

- Recognition on the FCBA program website
- Recognition in relevant FCBA marketing materials
- Recognition in program materials, both written and digital

- Recognition in the FCBA's monthly newsletter
 
Level II Sponsorship - $3500

- 5 seats at the program, eligible for CLE credit where applicable

- 5 seats at the Reception & Dinner
- Recognition on the FCBA program website
- Recognition in relevant FCBA marketing materials
- Recognition in program materials, both written and digital

- Recognition in the FCBA's monthly newsletter


Join the Following Sponsors
 

Contact Tori Wright at wright@fedcirbar.org or 202-536-4160 to discuss these sponsorship opportunities.


Level I Sponsors


 





Level II Sponsors















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