September 12-14, 2021 | Renaissance Dallas Richardson

Program

Agenda as of June 1, 2021. Program and panel times subject to change.

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NOTE: All times are Central.
Day 1
12 Sep 2021
3:00 pm

Registration & Networking

The Future of Monetization

After a long hiatus from in-person events, we kick-off IPWatchdog LIVE with a conversation on the monetization landscape. We will start with perspectives from leading IP strategists who will provide...
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Louis Carbonneau
Louis Carbonneau

The Future of the PTAB Post Arthrex

The United States Supreme Court has issued its long anticipated decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., the case that challenged whether Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial and...
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Josh Malone
Josh Malone
7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Day 2
13 Sep 2021
7:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Global IP Landscape: Where does the U.S. fit in and why?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Global IP index is a comprehensive ranking of 53 economies around the world based on intellectual property climate. Despite the pandemic, the overall global...
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John White
John White
Patrick Kilbride
Patrick Kilbride

The TRIPS IP Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction

The proposal by India and South Africa to suspend the TRIPS Agreement to help them produce vaccines to fight COVID-19 has obscured some critical truths. In spite of the rallying...
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Andrei Iancu
Andrei Iancu
Melissa Brand
Melissa Brand
10:30 am

Networking Break #1 – Texas Foyer

The Impact of Google v. Oracle on Fair Use

In April 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that Google’s copying of Oracle’s code was fair use, although the Court skipped over the question of whether the code itself was...
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Chad Rutkowski
Chad Rutkowski
Van Lindberg
Van Lindberg
Eleanor Lackman
Eleanor M. Lackman

Law and Economics of Calculating Patent Damages

The fight over damages at the conclusion of a patent infringement trial is always contested, and one issue lost can easily skew the math dramatically. Factor in compounding pre-judgment and...
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Christine Yun Sauer
Christine Yun Sauer
12:00 pm

Lunch & Keynote Program Day 1

Surviving and Thriving in IP Due Diligence in Life Science Transactions

This panel will take the attendees through the due diligence process through the eyes of a small to medium-sized pharmaceutical company interested in making a transaction with its intellectual property.
Eyal Barash
Eyal Barash

The Growing Importance of Trade Secrets at the ITC

In March 2021, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) published the agency’s findings following its two-year investigation into SK Innovation’s unfair trade practices, concluding that it misappropriated 22 of LG...
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Judge Ted Essex
Theodore Essex

Likelihood of Confusion: The Impact of AI on Trademark Law

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has some obvious and important implications in the trademark context, particularly surrounding the likelihood of confusion. Insofar as examination of trademarks is concerned,...
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Victoria Friedman
Victoria Friedman
3:00 pm

Networking Break #2 – Texas Foyer

Strategies and Tactics for Winning at the PTAB

Topics will include: challenging petitions on discretionary matters under 314(a); 325(d); preliminary response evidence; petition preparation; joint defense dynamics; development of declaration testimony; briefing matters of significance, not wasting money on distractions, direct testimony, cross-examination, and the Amendment Pilot program.
Scott McKeown
Scott McKeown
Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson
Jim Carmichael
James Carmichael

Moving Beyond Words: Solutions for Closing the Gender Gap

Gloria Steinem wrote Moving Beyond Words: Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking Boundaries of Gender in 1994. Steinem was an iconic figure in a movement that began several decades earlier and...
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Megan Carpenter
Megan Carpenter
Katharine Wolanyk
Katharine Wolanyk
Eileen McDermott
Eileen McDermott

Intangible Assets and IP Rights: Do They Matter for Valuation and Success?

Intangible assets, comprised mostly of IP, represent 85% or more of the value of S&P 500 companies. Still, IP typically escapes the balance sheet. How can IP be so valuable...
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Scott Weingust
Scott Weingust
Michael Gulliford
Michael Gulliford
4:30 pm

Networking Break #3 – Texas Foyer

NFTs, Blockchain and What It All Means for Patents and Copyrights

In a year when artists could not perform live, non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, exploded in popularity. Right now, it is difficult to predict whether NFTs are a pandemic-era fad, or...
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Michael F. Synder
Michael F. Snyder
Raina Haque
Raina Haque
Joseph P. Gushue
Joseph P. Gushue

International Trademark Rights: Best Practices for a Trademark Global Presence

The World Intellectual Property Organization estimates that more than a third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital”, such as branding, design and...
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Jayne Durden
Jayne Durden
Monica Riva Talley
Monica Riva Talley
Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
Heather Antoine
Heather Antoine
6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Day 3
14 Sep 2021
7:00 am

Networking Breakfast

Federal Circuit Update

Have breakfast and hear about the latest cases of importance from the Federal Circuit. More information soon.

Trademark Update

Have breakfast and hear about the latest trademark cases of importance. More information soon.

USPTO Update

Have breakfast and hear about the latest issues of importance relating to the USPTO. More information soon.

Managing IP Risk to Grow Business: A Conversation with GCs and CIPOs

Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
Mark Kokes
Dr. Mark Kokes
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone
Jennifer Burdman
Jennifer Burdman
Joan Archer
Joan Archer, Ph.D.

Is the Federal Circuit Killing Software Patents?

In addition to a litany of inventions that have fallen as patent ineligible under the Supreme Court’s Alice-Mayo framework, the Federal Circuit recently ruled — over a strong dissent by Judge Newman...
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Bob Stoll
Robert Stoll
Russ Slifer
Russ Slifer
Ray Millien
Raymond Millien
Meredith Addy
Meredity Addy
11:00 am

Networking Break #4 – Texas Foyer

Jurassic Patents: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Life Science Innovation

The pace of finding cures or treatments from molecular biology is accelerating. Gene therapy, after years of promise, is now a reality. Monoclonal antibody pharmaceuticals are on the rise. Nonetheless,...
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Michael F. Synder
Michael F. Snyder
Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.
Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.
12:30 pm

Lunch & Keynote Program Day 2

The Ethics of Discovery

Description coming soon.
David G. Henry
David G. Henry
Jill Bindler
Jill Bindler

Strategies for Protecting IP in China

Topics to be covered include: (1) Overview of principal IP laws in China; (2) Enforcing your IP rights in China; and (3) Experiences with IP protection and technology collaboration with China....
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Hope Shimabuku
Hope Shimabuku
3:30 pm

Networking Break #5 – Texas Foyer

SEPs: The Changing Global Landscape

As the result of the 2020 elections in the United States a new party is in charge of the Department of Justice, which could well signal changes ahead for the...
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Shawn Ambwani
Shawn Ambwani

Ethics and the USPTO

This session will cover ethics for both patent attorneys, patent agents and trademark attorneys. More information coming soon.
Will Covey
Will Covey
5:00 pm

Closing Reception