15th Annual IP Symposium: Patent Assertion Entities

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February 20, 2015

7:30-8:00 Registration/Breakfast
8:00-8:45 Patent Assertion Entities: A Look At The Numbers
Lindsay Leavitt, McKool Smith
8:45-9:30 Ongoing Royalties as an Alternative to Injunctive Relief for PAEs After eBay: An Empirical and Theoretical Assessment
Prof. Christopher Seaman, Washington and Lee Law School
9:30-10:15 Supreme Court’s New Standard of Review for Claim Construction
Erik Hawes, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
10:15-11:00 TRIPS Non-Discrimination Principle: Is Alice Really the End of NPEs
Prof. Stefanie Fusco, The University of Notre Dame School of Law
11:00-12:00 National Judicial Practices Panel
(Moderator) Prof. John Golden, The University of Texas School of Law
Judge Ron Clark, Eastern District of Texas
Judge Susan Illston, Northern District of California
Judge Larry McKinney, Southern District of Indiana
Judge Colleen McMahon, Southern District of New York
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 E-Discovery Panel
(Moderator) Prof. Craig Ball,The University of Texas School of Law
Judge Shira Scheindlin, Southern District of New York
Judge Lee Rosenthal,Southern District of Texas
2:00-2:45 Software Litigation and NPEs
Vishal Patel, Thompson & Knight
2:45-3:30 Should I Stay or Should I Go: Motions to Stay Pending Inter Partes Review and Motions to Transfer
Stephen Stout, Vinson & Elkins
3:30-4:15 Legislative Response to Patent Assertion Entities
Prof. David Taylor, Southern Methodist University
4:15-5:00 An Analysis of Post-Alice Section 101 Decisions and Their Impact on PAEs
Chris Noyes, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
5:30-8:00 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal Banquet at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel
(Keynote Speaker) Lou Pirkey, Pirkey Barber

Editor in Chief, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal


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