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Patent Institutions Summit
Patent Institutions Summit

Agenda

Patent Institutions Summit:
Bringing Together the PTO, Federal Circuit, District Courts, and the ITC

Co-hosted by Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology


8:20 am Welcome

Professor Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
Professor Peter Menell, Berkeley Law/Stanford Law School

8:30 am Opening Keynote Address:

PTO Director David Kappos

Implementing the AIA and other initiatives

9:00 am Audience Questions

9:15 am Panel 1: The PTO/District Court Interface

Focus: reexamination; post-grant review; stays; claim construction

Moderator: Professor Peter Menell, Berkeley Law/Stanford Law School

Panelists:

PTO Director David Kappos
FJC Director Jeremy Fogel
Solicitor Ray Chen, United States Patent & Trademark Office, Office of the Solicitor General
Professor Arti Rai, Duke Univ. School of Law
Ms. Laura Storto, Genentech
Lee Van Pelt, Van Pelt, Yi & James, LLP
CRU Director Irem Yucel, USPTO

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Keynote Address:

ITC Commissioner Shara Aranoff

11:15 am Panel 2: The ITC/District Court Interface

Focus: remedies; domestic industry (and NPEs); stays; joinder

Moderator: Professor Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School

Panelists:
Commissioner Shara Aranoff
Judge Ronald Whyte, N.D. California
Chief ALJ Charles Bullock, USITC
Matthew Powers, Tensegrity Law Group
Ms. Stefani Shanberg, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Keynote Address:

Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley

1:30 pm Panel 3: The Federal Circuit/District Court Interface

Focus: patentable subject matter; claim construction; damages (reverse

bifurcation)

Moderator: Professor Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School

Panelists:
Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley
Judge Lucy Koh, N.D. California
Edward Reines, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Michelle Lee, Google
Professor John Duffy, Univ. of Virginia School of Law

2:45 pm  Break

3:00 pm Panel 4: The Market for Patent Litigation (International and Domestic)

Focus: the domestic marketplace; the international marketplace
Moderator: Professor Rob Merges, Berkeley Law

Panelists:
Steve Carlson, Fish & Richardson
Mallun Yen, RPX
Chip Lutton, General Counsel, Nest; former Chief Patent Counsel (2001-2011), Apple
Matthew Powers, Tensegrity Law Group

4:10 pm Welcome and Introduction:

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Stanford law School

4:15 pm Keynote Address:

FJC Director Jeremy Fogel

4:45 pm Panel 5: Integrating the Patent System

Moderator: Professor Peter Menell, Berkeley Law/Stanford Law School

Panelists:
ITC Commissioner Shara Aranoff
FJC Director Jeremy Fogel
PTO Director David Kappos
Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley

5:30 pm Reception