New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)c/o RRR Associations, LLC
Program: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Location: APA Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark*120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ | (732) 494-6200
EARN 6.5 PROFESSIONAL CLE CREDITSFOR BOTH NEWLY ADMITTED & EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY
Morning CLE Registration (excludes lunch) Full-Day CLE Registration (includes lunch)
NJIPLA President Jon Chiodo, Senior Patent Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
NYIPLA President Dorothy Auth, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Topic 1 Overview of USPTO PTAB proceedings from District Court and PTAB judges - stats, trends/direction, and proposed PTAB rule changes
Moderator: Peter Thurlow, Partner, Jones Day - Honorable Jerome Simandle, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey - Honorable Scott Boalick, Vice Chief Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Honorable Susan Mitchell, Lead Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Topic 2 PTAB Hot Topics in the Hi-Tech Space. The presentation will include an analysis of recent trends, statistics, and lessons learned; consideration of the PTAB’s new rules; best practices for identifying and challenging the identification of real parties-in-interest; and a lively discussion about whether IPRs are really an effective defensive measure against patent enforcement by NPEs.
Moderator: Mark Abate, Partner, Goodwin Procter - Ken Corsello, Counsel, IBM - Samir Pandya, Senior IP Counsel, SAP - Alexander Poltorak, Founder, Chairman and the CEO of General Patent Corporation - Edward Tempesta, Senior Counsel, MasterCard
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Afternoon CLE Registration Only(includes lunch)
Introduction: Dorothy Auth, NYIPLA President
Luncheon Speaker Honorable Pauline Newman,
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Topic 3 The US Congress has been grappling with changes to the patent law provisions regarding IPRs and other post-grant proceedings (among other patent- / AIA-related proposed legislation). Learn about this process – and its current status – from key practitioners and professional advocates / strategic counsel who’ve interacted with Congress on those changes. Explore the players and advocates on both sides of the proposed legislation, and the positions they took and the ways they garnered support for their positions.
Moderator: Jeffrey Butler, Acting General Counsel and Advisor, Sentient Lifesciences - Henry Hadad, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Bristol Myers Squibb
- Chris Israel, Partner, American Continental Group - Colman Ragan, Intellectual Property Counsel, Actavis - Peter Waibel, Patent Litigation Head, Novartis
Topic 4 Hedge-Fund Sponsored IPR Challenges to Pharmaceutical Patents: Should They Be Treated Like Every Other Filing? Many have criticized hedge-fund sponsored IPR challenges to patents covering approved pharmaceutical products as a means for the hedge funds to reap profits in the short term while chilling biotech and pharma innovation in the long term. What’s the evidence for and against? Are PTAB decisions focused on the merits of the filings alone an adequate response to properly balance the interests at stake?
Moderator: Annemarie Hassett, Executive Director, NYU School of Law, Engelberg Center
on Innovation Law & Policy
- David Opderbeck, Professor of Law and Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology
- Timothy Salmon, Principal and Co-founder, Empire IP
Closing Remarks Jon Chiodo, NJIPLA President
*Conveniently located a very-short walking distance from the Metropark Station servicing NJ Transit and Amtrak. For those traveling from NYC by train: The direct-access train takes about 30 minutes from NY Penn Station.
Morning CLE (8:40AM - 11:55AM) $150.00
Afternoon CLE (11:55AM - 6:30PM) $250.00
Full Day CLE $350.00