The Intersection of PTO Practice And The Courts

January 25, 2018
Belo Mansion
Dallas , Texas


8:30 am   -   9:00 am  Registration and Breakfast 
9:00 am   -   9:15 am  Introduction 
9:15 am   - 10:15 am  Pending Developments: From Cuozzo to SAS Institute Inc and Oil States 
10:15 am - 10:20 am  Break 
10:20 am - 11:20 am The Criticality of the Petitions
11:20 am - 11:25 am  Break 
11:25 am - 12:25 pm  Issues Arising After the Petitions are Filed 
12:25 pm -   1:25 pm  Lunch 
1: 25 pm   -  2:25 pm  Ethical Landscape in PTAB Practice
2:25 pm    -  2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm    -  3:30 pm Adjudicatory System Efficiencies: PTAB, the District Court, and the Federal Circuit – Judges Panel 
3:30 pm    -  3:45 pm  Closing Remarks
4:00 pm    -   5:00 pm  Networking Reception

Chief District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial Appeals Board
Circuit Judge Richard G. Taranto, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
District Judge Rodney J. Gilstrap, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Administrative Judge Georgianna Braden, Patent Trial Appeals Board (invited) 
Administrative Judge Stacy White, Patent Trial Appeals Board (invited)

William Covey, Deputy General Counsel for Enrollment and Discipline, United States Patent & Trademark Office 

David Hricik, Professor, Mercer Law School

Britney Remy, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Instruments

Aaron Streett, Partner, Practice Group Chair - Supreme Court & Constitutional Law, Baker Botts
Bernie Knight, Jr., Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Dan Smith, Associate, Fish & Richardson PC 
David L. McCombs, Partner, Haynes & Boone LLP
Josh Griswold, Principal, Fish & Richardson PC
Jennifer Doan, Partner, Haltom and Doan, 
Mackenzie Martin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP 
Michael C. Smith, Partner, Siebman Burg Philips & Smith, LLP 
Michael McCabe, Partner, McCabe IP Ethics Law (invited)
Scott  McKeown, Partner, Ropes & Gray (invited) 
Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt L.L.P
Rick Neifeld, Ph.D., Patent Attorney, Neifeld IP Law, PC

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