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Global Series 2018 | Washington DC

April 19, 2018
Army and Navy Club Building
Washington, District of Columbia

8:25-8:30 Opening Remarks: Deborah Miron, President, Federal Circuit Bar Association
8:30-9:20 Innovation, Patents, and Trade: Tools and Techniques
9:20-9:30 Networking Break
9:30-10:30 Trade and Cross-Sector Industry Perspectives
10:30-11:25 Patent and Competition Law
11:25-11:55 A Chat With the Undersecretary of Commerce
11:55-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:40 Global Patenting Strategies
1:40-2:45 The Global Trial Adjudication
2:45-3:40 The Unified Patent Court: Promise and Challenge
3:40-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:45  Global Patent Adjudication: Administrative Levels
4:45-5:25 The Shape of Things to Come: AI, Machine Learning, Big Data and the Legal Systems
5:25-6:05 The Global Series Roundtable
6:05-6:10 Closing Remarks: Robert Huffman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
6:10-7:00 Reception

 

8:25-8:30 Opening Remarks
Deborah Miron, President, Federal Circuit Bar Association
8:30-9:20 Innovation, Patents, and Trade: Tools and Techniques
Moderator: Kevin LaRoche, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais
Timothy Stanceu, Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade
Scott Kieff, Principal, McKool Smith
Brian Pomper, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Emma Start, Senior Patent Agent, Bombardier
9:20-9:30 Networking Break
9:30-10:30 Trade and Cross-Sector Industry Perspectives
Moderator: Jonathan Spadt, CEO & President, RatnerPrestia
Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co
Minister Karl Matthias Klause, Head of Economic Department, German Embassy
David Geanacopoulos, Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Public Policy, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Peter Selfridge, Global Head of Digital Government, SAP
Angela Ellard, Chief Trade Counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means
10:30-11:25 Patent and Competition Law
Moderator: Patrick Coyne, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Steven Maslowski, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
William MacLeod, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Benoit Strowel, Managing Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Beverley Moore, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais
11:25-11:55 A Chat With the Undersecretary of Commerce
Ron Dimock, Partner, DLA Piper
Sarah Harris, General Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
11:55-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:40 Global Patenting Strategies
Moderator: Patrick Keane, Executive Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Nathan Kelley, Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office
John Norman, Partner, Gowling WLG
Tom Wong, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Laura Masurovsky, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
1:40-2:45 The Global Trial Adjudication
Moderator: Sandra Kuzmich, Partner, Haug Partners
Kathleen O’Malley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Virginia Kendall, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Christopher Burke, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Michael Phelan, Justice, Federal Court of Canada
John Allcock, Partner, DLA Piper (US) LLP
Ron Dimock, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
2:45-3:40 The Unified Patent Court: Promise and Challenge
Moderator: Klaus Haft, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Penny Gilbert, Partner, Powell Gilbert
Claudia Frost, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ute Kilger, Patent Attorney, Boehmert & Boehmert
3:40-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:45  Global Patent Adjudication: Administrative Levels
Moderator: Otto Licks, Partner, Licks Attorneys
David Ruschke, Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Charles Bullock, Chief Judge, United States International Trade Commission
Daniele Semino, Chairman, Technical Board of Appeal - Chemistry, European Patent Office
Anne Goalwin, Supervisory Attorney, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, United States International Trade Commission
Christopher Bullard, Attorney-Advisor, IPR Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
4:45-5:25 The Shape of Things to Come: AI, Machine Learning, Big Data and the Legal Systems
Moderator: James Brookshire, Executive Director, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Corey Salsberg, VP, Global Head IP Affairs, Novartis
Julien Lachere, Partner, BCF Business Law
Robert DeBerardine, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
5:25-6:05 The Global Series Roundtable
Moderator: Nick Groombridge, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Ed Haug, Managing Partner, Haug Partners
Michael Sandonato, Partner, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Seongsoo Park, Attorney, Kim & Chang
6:05-6:10 Closing Remarks
Robert Huffman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
6:10-7:00 Reception

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.

 

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<