Save the Date: Tuesday, July 21
The George Mason University School of Law presents the Eighth Annual Symposium on Hot Topics in Patent Law co-sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
The full day program addressing some of the hottest topics in patent law will be held at the FDIC Virginia Square Seidman Center next to the GMU Law School in Arlington, Virginia.
The George Mason University School of Law, located just outside of Washington, D.C., was recently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It has an extensive intellectual property law program and features leading jurists on its faculty.
This annual program includes a luncheon speaker, networking reception, and 6.0 hours of CLE credits (including 1 ethics credit) pending in Virginia. CLE credits may be available in additional states upon request.
2009 Hot Topics Include:
Dean & Professor of Law,
George Mason University School of Law
|9:40 – 10:25||Tafas v. Doll:Preparing for Resurgenceof the New USPTO Rules||
Elizabeth J. Haanes,
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Robert G. Sterne, Sterne, Kesler, Goldstein & Fox
|10:25 – 11:25||Post McKesson and Larson:A Prosecution Viewpoint on Avoiding Inequitable Conduct||Mercedes K. Meyer,Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLC|
|11:25 – 11:35||BREAK||BREAK|
|11:35 – 12:20||Is T.S. Tech the Death Knell for Patent Litigation in the Eastern District of Texas?||V. Bryan Medlock, Jr.
Sidley Austin, LLP
|12:20 – 1:30||
Work Sharing and International Cooperative Affairs
LUNCH Sponsored by Banner & Witcoff
|John J. Doll,
United States Patent and Trademark Office
|1:30 – 2:30||Patentable Subject Matter Post-Bilski||
Hon. Paul R. Michel,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
|2:30 – 3:30||Girding Your Client’s Intellectual Property to Survive Bankruptcy||
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Robert J. Kerwin,
Dean B. Watson,
|3:30 – 3:40||BREAK||BREAK|
|3:40 – 4:20||U.S. Patent Enforcement of Multinational Products||
Hon. Liam O’Grady,
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
|4:20 – 5:00||Downstream Products After Kyocera v. ITC||
Lynn I. Levine,Director,
Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission
|5:00 – 6:00||Reception||Sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.|
To register, please click here.
For more details:
Phone: April Kemp (202) 824-3272
See you in July, it will be HOT!