The George Mason University School of Law Presents the Eighth Annual Symposium on  HOT TOPICS IN PATENT LAW 2009  Co-sponsored by Banner and Witcoff, Ltd. July 21, 2009 9:30am - 5:00pm

Time Topic Presenters
9:30 Welcome Daniel Polsby,
Dean & Professor of Law,
George Mason University
School of Law
9:40 – 10:25 Tafas v. Doll:
Preparing for Resurgence
of the New USPTO Rules
Elizabeth J. Haanes,
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Robert G. Sterne,
Sterne, Kesler, Goldstein & Fox

10:25 – 11:25 Post McKesson and Larson:
A Prosecution Viewpoint on Avoiding Inequitable Conduct
Mercedes K. Meyer,
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLC
11:25 – 11:35 BREAK BREAK
11:35 – 12:20 Is T.S. Tech the Death Knell for Patent Litigation in the Eastern District of Texas? V. Bryan Medlock, Jr.
Sidley Austin, LLP
12:20 – 1:30 Work Sharing and International Cooperative Affairs

LUNCH Sponsored by Banner & Witcoff

John J. Doll,
Acting Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
1:30 – 2:30 Patentable Subject Matter Post-Bilski Hon. Paul R. Michel,
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
2:30 – 3:30 Girding Your Client’s Intellectual Property to Survive Bankruptcy Peter McDermott,
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Robert J. Kerwin,
Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.

Dean B. Watson,
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.

3:30 – 3:40 BREAK BREAK
3:40 – 4:20 U.S. Patent Enforcement of Multinational Products Hon. Liam O’Grady,
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
4:20 – 5:00 Downstream Products After Kyocera v. ITC Lynn I. Levine,
Director, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission
5:00 – 6:00 Reception Sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

See you in July, it will be HOT!


Intellectual Property Program
George Mason University School of Law

Phone: (703) 993-8000