Past AIPLA CLE Events

The Austin Intellectual Property Law Association regularly hosts monthly CLE Luncheons.  A list of past CLE Events and topics is provided below.  Please contact the presenters directly for a copy of the presentation materials.


June 2023
Western District of Texas Jury Verdicts, Jury Makeup, and What It Means
A presentation on insights into juries in the Western District of Texas.
Speakers: Johanna Hillard, Jury Scope and Mark Siegmund, Cherry Johnson Siegmund James PLLC

May 2023
Drafting Patent Applications With An Eye On Foreign Prosecution
A presentation on how best to draft patent applications for foreign prosecution.
Speaker: Thomas S. Dienwiebel, Slayden Grubert Beard

April 2023
Expert Perspectives: Current Issues and Best Practices
A presentation on current issues for damages quantification in patent and trademark cases, including recent case precedents, considerations in choosing experts, and best practices for working with experts.
Speaker: Prateek Shah, Coherent Economics

February 2023
Willful Infringement & Enhanced Damages: Did Halo Make it Easier to be like a Pirate?
An overview of the law on willfulness and enhanced patent damages in view of the Supreme Court’s 2016 Halo v. Pulse Electronics decision and its impact.
Speaker: Talbot Hansum, Norton Rose Fulbright

January 2023
Observations and Practice Suggestions for the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas
Speakers: U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower (Western District of Texas) and U.S. Magistrate Judge Dustin Howell (Western District of Texas)


November 2022
Trademark Review
Speakers: David Armendariz and Giulio Yaquinto, Pirkey Barber

October 2022
Ethics before the USPTO
Speaker: Emily Pyclik, Baker Botts LLP

September 2022
State of the Western District of Texas
Speaker: Honorable Lee Yeakel (Western District of Texas)

August 2022
In-House Panel
Panelists: K. Brandon Middleton (In-House Counsel (Software & Open Source), AMD), Brian Peterman (Director of Intellectual Property, Silicon Labs), and Mysha Lubke (Litigation Counsel, VMware)

July 2022
Supreme Court/Federal Circuit Update
Panelists: Jennifer Librach Nall, Kat Li, Jered E. Matthysse, and Brian Nash

June 2022
Waco Division of the Western District of Texas
Speaker: Magistrate Judge Derek Gilliland

May 2022
Twitter and the IP Practice
Speakers: creator of the “PatentMemes” Twitter account and Mary Catherine Amerine, Shearman & Sterling LLP, creator of the “Copy(right) Cat” Twitter account

April 2022
IP Considerations for NFTs
Speaker: Jennifer Kuhn, Partner, Zuber Lawler LLP

February 2022
Future IP Legislation
Speaker: Franci Rooney, Counsel for Senator John Cornyn


November 2021
State of the Western District of Texas
Speaker: Honorable Lee Yeakel

October 2021
Public Use and On-Sale Bar – Actions Outside the Public View that May Trigger the Statutory Bar
Speakers: Alex Knapp and Scott Foster of Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin & Goetzel

August 2021
Trademark Failure to Function Refusals
Speaker: Elizabeth Stafki, Pirkey Barber PLLC

July 2021
Supreme Court & Federal Circuit IP Year In Review, June 2020 – June 2021
Panelists: Jennifer Nall (DLA Piper), Kat Li (McKool Smith), Danae Robinson (Pirkey Barber), and Clark Oberembt (Baker Botts)

May 2021
Inside the WDTX Waco Division: Observations from a Former Clerk
Speakers: Josh Yi (Former Clerk and Current Technical Advisor for Western District of Texas, Waco Division); Honorable Alan Albright (District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division)

April 2021
Intellectual Property and Cannabis
Speaker: Joshua Masur, IP Group Head at Zuber Lawler

March 2021
State Sovereignty and IP issues
Panelists: Marc Vockell of UT System, Roger Williams of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP, and Mike Shaunessy of McGinnis Lochridge

February 2021
Discussion of mental health in the legal profession, including personal experience and available resources.
Speaker: Bob O’Keefe, Mediator and Attorney at O’Keefe IP Counsel, LLC

January 2021
Discussion about Diversity and Annual Meeting
Speakers: James Smith, former PTAB Chief Judge and current Chief IP Counsel at Ecolab; Philip Hampton, former Assistant Commissioner of Trademarks and current Senior Partner at Polsinelli


September 2020
Judicial panel discussing virtual hearings, returning to in-person hearings, and providing opportunities for young and diverse attorneys
Judicial Panelists: Honorable Lee Yeakel (District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas) and Honorable Barbara Lynn (Chief District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas)

August 2020
Intellectual Property at the Army Futures Command
Speakers: Elizabeth Arwine and Major John Castlen of the Army Futures Command

July 2020
2020 Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Patent & Trademark Year In Review
Panelists: Darryl Adams, Kat Li, Danae Robinson, Janice Ta

May 2020
Waco Division of the Western District of Texas Patent Standing Orders Panel Discussion
Panelists: Stephanie DeBrow (Norton Rose Fulbright), John Guaragna (DLA Piper), and Ray Mort (The Mort Law Firm)

April 2020
Best Practices for Attorneys During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speaker: Jett Hanna, Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Texas Lawyers’ Insurance Exchange

February 2020
Speaker: U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower (Western District of Texas)

January 2020
Annual Meeting and PTAB/TTAB Judges’ Panel Discussion
Panelists: Hon. Christopher Crumbley, Hon. Brian Range, Hon. Avelyn Ross, and Hon. Richard Smith of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; Hon. Mark Thurmon, Deputy Chief Judge for the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; David O’Brien, Haynes and Boone (moderator).


November 2019
Protection of Trademark Rights in China
Ma Qiang, JunHe LLP, and Craig Stone, Phillips 66

October 2019
In-house Panel on Trademark and Trade Dress
Speakers: Marc Vockell, University of Texas; Allison McDade, 7-11; William Marshall, Smart Grid Solutions; Joey Gray, moderator, Baker Botts LLP

September 2019
Speaker: Honorable Lee Yeakel (Western District of Texas)

August 2019
Ownership, Licensing and Monetization of Data in a Data-Driven World 
Speaker: Ed Cavazos of Pillsbury Withrop Shaw Pittman

June 2019
Fight Like a Lawyer: The Rules of Engagement of Ethical, Zealous Advocacy  
Speaker: Judge Ryan Larson, 395th District Court of the State of Texas

May 2019
20th Annual Judges Dinner
Speaker and Honoree:  Judge Jimmie Reyna, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Inventor of the Year: Dr. Tom Milner, UT
Trademark of the Year: Amy Simmons, Amy’s Ice Creams

April 2019
Speaker: Judge Alan Albright (Western District of Texas, Waco Division)

March 2019
Blockchain Applications and Emerging IP and non-IP Legal Issues  
Speakers: Pierre Hubert of Duane Morris; Marius Domokos of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati; Kalyan Banerjee of Cipher Research Group.

February 2019
2018 Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Patent & Trademark Year In Review
Speakers: Darryl Adams, Baker Botts; Danae Robinson, Pirkey Barber; Kat Li, McKool Smith; Janice Ta, Vinson and Elkins.

February 2019
Fireside chat with Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Hosted by Silicon Labs

January 2019
Government Shutdown Alternate Panel – Discussion of PTAB and TTAB
Speakers: Brian Nash, Pillsbury Shaw; David Hoffman, Fish & Richardson; Wendy Larson, Pirkey Barber


October, 2018
Speaker: Honorable Lee Yeakel (Western District of Texas)

October, 2018 
October International Day of IP Event
Presented with European Patent Office, seasoned EU counsel, and USPTO’s China Team, including Stefan Käck, Dr. Gregor Knöner, Thomas Moga, Ruixue Ran, and Dan Chen
Hosted by Cirrus Logic

September, 2018
Ex Parte’s are Most Appealing! – Getting allowances faster through ex-parte appeals at the PTAB
Speaker: Jerry Suva, Slayden Grubert Beard

August, 2018
Don’t Throw Coffee at Opposing Counsel . . .
Speaker: Valerie Barker, Baker Botts

June, 2018
The Five Possible Forums for Your Trademark Dispute  

Speaker: Travis Wimberly, Pirkey Barber

May, 2018
The 19th Annual Judges Dinner

Speaker: Hon. Timothy B. Dyk

May, 2018
The CRISPR Patent Saga

Speakers: Darlene Ghavimi, Conley Rose; Priya Subramony, Thermo Fisher

April, 2018
2018 World IP Day co-hosted Texas Regional USPTO in collaboration with the Austin Chamber of Commerce and UT Austin’s Office of Technology Commercialization (non-CLE).
Special Guests: Dr.  John Goodenough and Dr. Helena Braga

March, 2018
Social Media & The Law 
Speaker: Ryan Garcia, Dell Inc.

February, 2018
Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Patent & Trademark Year In Review 
Speakers: Darryl Adams, Baker Botts; Alexandra Bistline, Pirkey Barber; Kat Li, McKool Smith; Eman Sojoodi, Dell Inc.

January, 2018
Annual Meeting and Presentation by PTAB Chief Judge Ruschke


November, 2017
Venue After TC Heartland
Speaker: Aden Allen, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

October, 2017
Speaker: Judge Lee Yeakel

September 2017
Patent and TM Damages: The Changing Landscape

Prateek Shah and David Harkavy, The Claro Group

August, 2017
In-House Counsel Perspectives on Current Trademark Issues
Speakers: Anna Kuhn, Pirkey Barber (moderator), Kelly Walton, Dell Inc., Lori Misajlovich, Whole Foods Market, Shaun Moore, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

June, 2017
A Refresher on the Defend Trade Secrets Act: What Is It, and What’s Happened So Far?
Speaker: Bert Greene, Norton Rose Fulbright

May, 2017
In-House Perspectives on Open Source: A Panel Discussion
Speaker: Chad Anson (Forcepoint), Raghav Bajaj (Haynes & Boone), Umesh Desai (AT&T), Van Lindberg (Dykema)

April, 2017
Intellectual Property Issues in Congress and the Administration: Outlook for 2017
Speaker: Tom Stoll, Legislative Consultant, Intellectual Property Law Section, ABA

March, 2017
Ethics in Patent Prosecution: The Long Arm of the OED
Speaker: Heather Flanagan, Fish & Richardson

February, 2017
2016 Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Year in Review
Speakers: Jeff Mills (King & Spalding), Darryl Adams (Baker Botts), Stephanie DeBrow (Norton Rose Fulbright) and Janice Ta (Vinson & Elkins)

January, 2017
Speaker: Molly Kocialski, Regional Director, Rocky Mountain USPTO


Oct, 2016
Speaker: Honorable Lee Yeakel (Western District of Texas)

September, 2016
Trademark Update
Speaker: Alexandra Bistline, Pirkey Barber

August, 2016
IP Valuation, a Panel Discussion
Speakers: Michael Barrett (Cirrus Logic), Jennifer Kuhn (Mattersight), Paul Reidy (Independent Consultant, formerly with RPX, IV, and Motorola/Freescale)

June, 2016
Crusaders Against Patent Misuse: IP Licensing Considerations After Kimble v. Marvel
Speaker: Erin Thomson, Vinson & Elkins

May, 2016
Disruptive Technologies and the Law
Speaker: Keith Witek, Tesla Motors

April, 2016
Section 337 Actions at the ITC: Past, Present, and Future
Speaker: Benjamin Levi

March, 2016
Patent “Profanity”
Speaker: Jerry Suva

February, 2016
Federal Circuit Year in Review
Speaker: Gale R. “Pete” Petersen

January, 2016
2016 Legislative Update
Speaker: Vincent Garlock


October, 2015
Custom, Export & Import Rules (Joint meeting with American Corporate Counsel Association – Austin Division)
Speakers: Mike Galdo (AUSA), Rick Shimon (Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security) and Dave Seker (FBI)

September, 2015
Speaker: Honorable Lee Yeakel (Western District of Texas)

August, 2015
Corporate Rebranding: Tales from the Trenches of Company Name Changes
Speakers: Lesia Skrypoczka (iHeartMedia), Seth Randle (RetailmeNot), Christopher Weimer (Norton Rose Fulbright)

June, 2015
Speaker: Honorable Robert L. Pitman (Western District of Texas)

May, 2015
Recent Trends in Patent Damages
Speaker: Jose C. Villareal, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

April, 2015
Cutting Edge Legal Issues In Video Games
Speaker: Ed Cavazos, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

March, 2015
Dancing with Alice: A Prosecutor’s Toolkit
Speaker: Jim Babineau

February, 2015
Federal Circuit Year in Review
Speaker: Gale R. “Pete” Peterson

January, 2015
The Patent Trial & Appeal Board
Speakers: Chief Judge James Donald Smith


October, 2014
Ethical Traps for the Intellectual Property Lawyer
Speakers: Daniel Bitting and Cindy Saiter, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.

September, 2014
Recent Developments Affecting Intellectual Property Litigation in the Western District of Texas
Speaker: The Honorable Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

August, 2014
Panel Discussion on Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Speakers: Jen Kuhn, Lisa Galloway, Rob King, & Anthony Peterman

June, 2014
A Judge’s Perspective on Federal Court Practice
Speaker: U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew W. Austin

May, 2014
Sports Branding in a Fast-Moving Game: Trademark, Copyright, & Licensing in Collegiate-Sports Marketing
Speakers: Jered Matthysse, Craig Westemeier, & Kit Riehl

April, 2014
Patent Reform – Watching the Sausage Being Made
Speaker: Arthur Gollwitzer

March, 2014
Inter-Partes Review
Speaker: Peter Ayers, Partner, Lee & Hayes

February, 2014
Patent Law Update: Supreme Court & Federal Court Decisions
Speaker: Derrick A. Pizarro

January, 2014
Developments in IP Enforcement at the ITC
Speaker: Clark Cheney, Attorney Advisor, U.S. International Trade Commission


October, 2013
Perspectives of a New Magistrate Judge
Speaker: U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane, U.S. District Court for the, Western District of Texas

September, 2013
Recent Developments Affecting Intellectual Property Litigation in the Western District of Texas
Speaker:  The Honorable Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

August, 2013
Panel Discussion on Pressing Concerns and Strategies for In-House Counsel
Panelists: Chad Anson (Dell), Juliet Dirba (AMD), and Melissa Fruge (Home Away)

June, 2013
Significant Developments in Copyright and Trademark Law: From Jailbreaking Phones to Johnny Football
Speaker: Joshua G. Jones, The Law Office of Joshua G. Jones, Austin

May, 2013
Do Patent-Related Claims Always Belong In Federal Court?: A Case Study
Speaker: Jane Webre, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, Austin

April, 2013
Europe United: The Unified Patent Court & Unified Patents
Speaker: Axel Casalonga, Casalonga & Associés

March, 2013
It’s Here – Strategies for the First-to-File Transition
Speaker: Brian W. Oaks, Baker Botts, Austin

February 19, 2013
Annual Meeting
Patent Law: A Review of Recent Federal Circuit Decisions
Speaker: Derrick A. Pizarro, Cox Smith, San Antonio

January 29, 2013
Annual Meeting
Confessions of a Former District Judge
Speaker: Judge David Folsom, Jackson Walker, LLP


October 16, 2012
Recent Developments Affecting Intellectual Property Litigation in the Western District of Texas
Speaker: U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel

September 25, 2012
In House Counsel Panel
Speaker: Jennifer Wuamett & Nestor Ho

August 21, 2012
An Update on Notable Trademark Law Developments and Trends
Speaker: Christopher M. Kindel, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

June 19, 2012
Mediation of IP Disputes
Speaker: Karl M. Bayer, Dispute Resolution Expert

May, 15, 2012
Scope of Injunctive Relief for Patent Infringement
Speaker: Prof. John M. Golden, University of TexasSchool of Law

April 18, 2012
PTO Response to Bilski
Speaker: Raymond T. Chen, Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

March 30, 2012
The New Federal Jurisdiction in Patent Malpractice Cases 
Speaker: Paul Janicke, University of Houston Law Center

February 21, 2012
Patent Decisions of the Federal Circuit 2011-2012
Speaker: Derrick A. Pizarro, Cox Smith — San Antonio

January 31
Update from the USPO – Trademark News and Initiatives
Speaker: Deborah S. Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks


November 15  The America Invents Act
Jeffrey D. Mills, King & Spalding
Dean Munyon, Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

October 18
Confessions of a Former Magistrate Judge
Chad Everingham, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

September 20
Intellectual Property Cases Before the Western District of Texas
Hon. Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas, Austin Division

August 16
Inequitable Conduct After Therasense
David Parker, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Michael A. Valek, Vinson & Elkins LLP and Darryl Adams (moderator), Baker Botts LLP

Patent Reform Legislation Update
Brian Oaks, Baker Botts LLP

No July meeting.

June 21
Trademark Developments Including Trademark Bullying
Christopher Graff, Pirkey Barber

May 17
Random Sampling and E-Discovery: Lessons From the Ancient Greeks and Colt McCoy
Hon. Paul Grewal, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of California

April 19
Drafting the Best Possible Claims
Andrew J. Dillon, Of Counsel, Dillon & Yudell LLP

March 22
Federal Circuit Review
Speaker: Gale R. (Pete) Peterson, Cox Smith

February 15
Functional Language in Claims
Speaker: David O’Dell, Haynes & Boone

January 28, 2011
The Inequitable Conduct Doctrine
Speaker: John Whealen, George Washington School of Law


October 19
Joint Defense Agreements
Speaker: Brian Erickson, DLA Piper

September 21
The Impact of Bilski v. Kappos on Prosecution and Litigation
Jennifer Kuhn: Moderator, Robert Kowert: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel P.C., Brian Nash: Bracewell & Giuliani

August 17
The Written Description Requirement and Ariad
Guy Birkenmeier, King & Spalding LLP

June 15
Recent Developments in Patent Damages
Speaker: Bart Showalter, Baker Botts LLP

May 18
Trademark and Copyright Issue Recognition for the Non-Specialist
Speaker: Susan Hightower, Pirkey Barber; Dana Jewell, Dell; Bill Raman, Wong Cabello

March 23
Patent Operations: Updates & Highlights

Worksharing: A Cooperative Approach to Patent Workload Management
Charles Eloshway, Patent Attorney, Office of External Affairs, USPTO

February 16
Venue Selection in Patent Cases Post In re Volkswagen
Michael C. Smith, Siebman, Reynolds, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP

January 19
Recent Developments in Patent Law (2009 Federal Circuit Highlights – Year in Review)
Gale R. Peterson, Cox | Smith



October 20
Isn’t This Obvious?
Kevin Meek, Baker Botts LLP 

September 15
Inter Partes Reexamination
Speaker: David McCombs, Haynes & Boone, LLP

April 21
Avoiding Fraud on the Trademark Office: Latest Chapters in the Medinol Odyssey
Speaker: Susan Hightower, Pirkey Barber LLP

March 24
Patent Eligibility After In Re Bilski
Speaker: Mark T. Garrett, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

February 17
When Oversight Becomes Inequitable Conduct–Have the Evidence Rules Shifted?
Speaker: Paul M. Janicke, Professor, University of Houston Law Center

January 15
Changing Times: What Does A New Administration Mean for the Future of IP?
Speaker: Q. Todd Dickinson, American Intellectual Property Law Association


October 21
Intellectual Property License Agreements
Ed Cavazos, Fish & Richardson
Keith Witek, AMD

September 23
Patent Litigation Surveys
Robert Cote, McKool Smith

August 12
Quanta-fying Patent Exhaustion: Impact on Patent Litigation and Licensing Strategies
Amber Rovner, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Jennifer Wuamett, Freescale Semiconductor

June 17
Perspectives on IP Litigation
Hon. Lee Yeakel, W.D. Texas

May 20
Software, Business Methods and the Subject Matter of Patents
Brian Nash, Fish & Richardson

April 22
Ethical Issues for Patent Prosecution Attorneys and Patent Litigators Related to the Duty of Candor and Inequitable Conduct
Darryl J. Adams, Dewey Lebouf

March 25
Recent Developments in Trademark Law and the Internet
Wendy Larson, Pirkey Barber

February 26
Willfulness and Opinions of Counsel after In re Seagate
H. Kenneth Prol, Vinson & Elkins

January 29 Annual Meeting and CLE Lunch
2007 — The Year in Review in Patent Law
Bart Showalter, Baker Botts


October 23 CLE Lunch
New Rules at the USPTO
James W. Babineau

July 31 CLE Lunch
Panel Discussion on Obviousness after KSR v. Teleflex

June 26 CLE Lunch
Injunctions After eBay
Alan Albright, Fish & Richardson

May 22 CLE Lunch
Perspectives on Patent Licensing Language in Free/Open Source Software Licenses
Prof. Greg Vetter, University of Texas (visiting), and University of Houston

April 24 CLE Lunch
Top 10 Mistakes that Patent Practitioners Make
Robert E. McLaughlin, Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, LLP

March 27 CLE Lunch
Licensing & Assertion Challenges for Patentees Post-MedImmune
David L. Fox, PhD, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

February 28 CLE Lunch
A Room with a View: A Jury Consultant’s Perspective on Big Ticket Patent Trials
Dr. Don Nichols, Courtroom Intelligence


October 17 CLE Lunch
Panel Discussion: Opinions of Counsel & Waiver of Privilege After EchoStar
Trent Campione, Pete Roossien, and Michael Cannatti

May 24 CLE Lunch
Claim Construction Update: Phillips and Beyond
David O’Brien (Zagorin O’Brien Graham LLP), Ranjeev Singh, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and Amber Rovner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

April 20 CLE Lunch
The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005
Susan Hightower, Fulbright & Jaworski

March 22 CLE Lunch
Has 35 USC 120 Been Misconstrued for Fifty Years?
Darryl Adams, Dewey Ballantine LLP


July 2004 CLE Lunch
A Perspective From the Bench
Hon. Lee Yeakel, W.D. Texas

May CLE Lunch
Inter Partes Reexamination
Pierre Hubert

April CLE Lunch
The Not-So Secret Forum: How the U.S. International Trade Commission Became a Prime Venue for Intellectual Property Litigation
Bryan Schwartz

March CLE Lunch
Visual Communications Throughout Multi-Stage Intellectual Property Litigation
Jason Barnes

February CLE Lunch
Protection from Trade Dress and Trademark Copycats
Trevor Choy


July CLE Lunch
Section 112 Written Description
Peter Ayers

May CLE Lunch
Trademarks 2002-2003: Lingerie to Lawn Care
Speaker: Steve Meleen

April CLE Lunch
The Use of Dictionaries in the Federal Circuit
Jen Kuhn

March CLE Lunch
Strategic Role of IP in Company Valuation

February CLE Lunch
Fundamentals of Electronic Discovery
Speaker: Bob Robinson


November CLE Lunch
How To Obtain a European Patent

September CLE lunch
Covenants Not To Compete

May CLE Lunch
Ethical Considerations in Prefiling Investigation

April CLE Lunch
Ethical Considerations in Drafting Opinion Letters

March CLE Lunch
Symbol Technologies and the Doctrine of Prosecution Laches

February CLE Lunch
Taking Design Patents to the Next Level
Max Ciccarelli


September CLE Lunch
Current Ethics Topics-Roundtable Discussion

Markman’s discussion of Protecting a Brand Name with IP Investigations

Professor Nimmer’s discussion of UCITA

DSI Technology Escow’s discussion of technology escrow)

Discussion of Impact of Recent Patent Statute & Rule Changes on Prosecution Practice

Panel Discussion of the Festo Decision)



Napster and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Trends in Patent Damage Awards

Judicial Perspective on Intellectual Property Cases

Overview of Online Music Issues for the General IP Practitioner

Investigating Industrial Espionage

Presentation by Commissioner Dickinson