Patent Law and Policy

Program

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    8:00 am  -  9:00 am
    Registration and morning coffee
    9:00 am  -  9:15 am
    Chair's welcome
    9:15 am  -  10:30 am
    Changing of the IP guard: the future of IP policy

    • Inside the 116th US Congress and its possible impact on IP

    • The prospect for new patent legislation in the new Congress

    • IP and trade policy

    Moderator:
    10:30 am  -  11:00 am
    Networking break
    11:00 am  -  11:40 am
    Keynote address
    Keynote Speaker:
    11:40 am  -  12:40 pm
    The litigation climate in 2018 and beyond

    • Impact of the Supreme Court’s Western GECO decision

    • The state of play with 101 after Berkheimer

    • One year on from TC Heartland

    Moderator:
    12:40 pm  -  1:40 pm
    Lunch and networking break
    1:40 pm  -  2:40 pm
    SEP FRAND

    • The change of direction from the Department of Justice

    • How is FRAND being interpreted internationally?

    • Is the standards regime still fit for purpose?

    Moderator:
    2:40 pm  -  3:40 pm
    Developments at the PTAB

    • Breaking down the latest stats from the PTAB

    Oil States II? The prospects for another constitutional challenge to inter partes review

    • The after effects of SAS Institute

    • What might still change with PTAB procedures

    Moderator:
    3:40 pm  -  4:10 pm
    Networking break
    4:10 pm  -  5:10 pm
    Winning tips for the PTAB

    • How SAS Institute is reshaping PTAB strategies

    • Managing the inter partes review process internally and picking the right outside counsel

    • The role of expert testimony

    • Making your case pre-institution

    5:10 pm  -  5:15 pm
    Closing remarks
    5:15 pm  -  6:15 pm
    Drinks reception
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