Nat'l CLE Conference - Intellectual Property

January 3-7, 2009
 
National CLE Conference® (LEI) in Vail
 
At the National CLE Conference®, our location in a world-class ski resort is just a bonus – education really does come first! Join us as we continue the tradition of CLE excellence in providing:
- Live programs with top-notch speakers – leading lawyers and other professionals from all over the country
- Programs with cutting edge topics in the areas of Business Valuation, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate⁄Land Use⁄Environmental Law, and Tax Law
- 18-23 CLE credits, plus ethics credits
- Networking opportunities with fellow attorneys
- Early morning and late afternoon CLE format to allow time to enjoy the incredible mountain setting!
 
 
Intellectual Property Law Program Agenda:  
 
MODERATORS:  
 
 
SCOTT M. ALTER
Faegre & Benson LLP
Denver, CO
 
DAVID H. BERNSTEIN
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
  
 
Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section and the International Trademark Association
 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2009
 
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
 
Arrival, Registration and Materials Pick Up
 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
 
In-House Analysis – Strategic Considerations for Filing a Patent Law Suit
 
GORDON E. BILLHEIMER, JR.
Associate General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel
Leggett & Platt Inc.
Carthage, MO
 
  
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Proving Obviousness and Non-Obviousness in a Post-KSR World
 
GORDON ARNOLD
Arnold & Knobloch LLP
Houston, TX
 
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
 
Patenting Software and Business Methods: Bilski and Beyond
 
SCOTT M. ALTER
Faegre & Benson LLP
Denver, CO
 
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
 
Strategies for Initiating Patent Infringement Actions: Cease & Desist Letters, DJ Actions, and Preliminary Injunctions
 
MOLLY KOCIALSKI
Senior Attorney, Patents
Qwest Communications International Inc.
Denver, CO
 
ADRIANA S. LUEDKE
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Minneapolis, MN
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2009
 
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
 
Corporate Counsel Panel: Patent Issues That Keep Corporate Counsel Awake at Night
 
AARON BRODSKY
Assistant General Counsel
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Broomfield, CO
 
SARA HOVERSTOCK
Corporate Coursel
CROCS INC.
Longmont, CO
 
CATHERINE LACAVERA
Senior Litigation Counsel
Google Inc.
Mountain View, CA
  
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
 
Is There a Disconnect Between the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit?
 
JOHN F. DUFFY
Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC    
 
DONALD R. DUNNER
Moderator and Speaker
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Washington, DC
 
HONORABLE RANDALL R. RADER
Circuit Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  
JOHN M. WHEALAN
Associate Dean for Intellectual Propety Law
George Washington University Law School
Former Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Washington, DC  
 
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
 
Legal Ethics Can Be Fun: Lawyers on TV and in the Movies
 
LARRY J. COHEN
The Cohen Law Firm
Phoenix, AZ
 
6:30 p.m.
 
Wine Reception
 
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
 
7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
 
Patent Law in China – Recent Developments
 
ELIZABETH CHIEN-HALE
Institute for Intellectual Property in Asia
Fremont, CA
 
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
 
When and How to File an ITC Action in Patent Cases
 
JIM DOWD
Wilmer Hale
Washington, DC
 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
 
The Continued Concern with Inequitable Conduct in Patent Cases
 
JOHN HEUTON
Level 3 Communications Inc.
Broomfield, CO
 
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
 
Inter Partes Reexamination: Recent Trends and Strategic Considerations
 
GREG GARDELLA
Fish & Richardson
Minneapolis, MN
 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
 
The State of Patent Exhaustion After Quanta
 
NATALIE HANLON-LEH
Faegre & Benson LLP
Denver, CO
 
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Little Known But Crucial Prior Art Issues – What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
 
JOHN WHITE
White & Quinn PC
Bethesda, MD
 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
 
Patent Legislation and PTO New Rules Update
 
E. ANTHONY FIGG
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck
Washington, DC
 
STEPHEN G. KUNIN
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt PC
Alexandria, VA
 
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
 
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
 
View from the Courts and the PTO: Developments in Trademark and Copyright Law
 
ANDREW HARTMAN
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Boulder, CO
 
CURT KRECHEVSKY
Cantor Colburn LLP
Hartford, CT
 
LESLIE LOTT
Lott & Friedland PA
Coral Gables, FL
 
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
 
View from the FTC: IP and Antitrust
 
WILLARD TOM
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC
 
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
 
View from the NAD: Advertising Review, Clearance and Challenges
 
DAVID H. BERNSTEIN
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
 
DAVID G. MALLEN
Associate Director, National Advertising Division of the
Council of Better Business Bureaus
New York, NY
 
KEVIN L. GOLDBERG
VP and General Counsel
Director of Legal Services
Nestlé Infant Nutrition
Florham Park, NJ
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
 
7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
 
View from the Trenches: Perspectives on Modern IP Practice from Leading In-House Counsel
 
GERHARD BAUER
Chief Trademark Counsel
Daimler AG
Stuttgart, Germany
 
IAN FITZSIMONS
General Counsel
Pernod Ricard SA
Paris, France
 
JACQUELINE LEIMER
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Global Intellectual Property
Kraft Foods Inc.
Northfield, IL
 
MEI-LAN STARK
Senior Vice President
Intellectual Property
Fox Entertainment Group Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA
 
8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
 
View from the Tower: The Academic Perspective on Cutting-Edge IP Issues
 
PROFESSOR DAVID J. FRANKLYN
Professor of Law and Director, McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Director, LL.M. Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
University of San Francisco Law School
San Francisco, CA
 
PROFESSOR KEVIN GREENE
Associate Professor of Law
Thomas Jefferson Law School
San Diego, CA
 
4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
 
The Virtual View: Hot Developments in Internet Law and Practice
 
J. SCOTT EVANS
Senior Legal Director, Global Brand and Trademark
Yahoo! Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
 
CATHERINE LACAVERA
Senior Litigation Counsel
Google Inc.
Mountain View, CA
 
PETER BECKER
Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA
 
5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
 
Order in the Court: Best Practices in IP Litigation Procedure
 
D. PETER HARVEY
Harvey Siskind LLP
San Francisco, CA
 
WILLIAM D. RAMAN
Wong Cabello
Austin, TX
 
6:30 p.m.
 
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
 

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