16th Annual IP Symposium: Patent and Trademark Office Proceedings

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Eidman Courtroom, UT Law School, 727 E Dean Keeton St. Austin, TX 78705

8:30-9:00: Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:45: Claim Construction at the PTAB – Timothy Holbrook, Emory University School of Law

9:45-10:30: Obviousness Decisions at the PTAB – Prof. Gregory Mandel, Temple Law School

10:30-11:00: PTAB Role in Patent Quality – Vanessa Bailey, Intel Corporation

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-12:15: Judicial Panel on the Effect of PTO proceedings on District Court Litigation and Other Issues – (Moderator) Prof. John Golden, The University of Texas School of Law; Judge Paul Grewal, Northern District of California; Judge James Donato, Northern District of California; Judge Jon McCalla, Western District of Tennessee; Judge Beverly O’Connell, Central District of California

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:15: Best Practices in PTO Proceedings – Administrative Patent Judge Miriam Quinn, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board)

2:15-3:00: PTAB Trials: Lessons Learned form the Perspective of Practitioners and In-House Counsel – David O’Brien and Gregory Huh, Haynes and Boone LLP

3:00-3:45: Fee Shifting in PTAB Proceedings – Prof. Megan LaBelle, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law 

3:45-4:30: Post Grant Review Proceedings – Prof. Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M Law School
4:30-4:35: Closing – David Dyer,  Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 24 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal

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