3rd Annual Patent Law and Policy


    8:00 am  -  9:00 am
    Registration and morning coffee
    9:00 am  -  9:10 am
    Chair's welcome
    9:10 am  -  9:40 am
    Keynote address: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Keynote Speaker:
    9:40 am  -  11:00 am
    What’s the matter with Texas? Patent litigation in review
    • Case settled? The impact of TC Heartland on venue
    • An overview of the Supreme Court’s patent cases in the last term
    • The Federal Circuit and Section 101—still on the right track?
    • Where is the pendulum? The courts and patent rights
    11:00 am  -  11:30 am
    Networking break
    11:30 am  -  12:00 pm
    Keynote address: STRONGER Patents Act
    Keynote Speaker:
    12:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
    One year on—patent policy in Trump’s Washington
    • The key appointments in the new administration and their impact
    • The state of patent reform in Congress
    • Trade policy and intellectual property—how is the administration’s tough rhetoric affecting IP policy?
    • A new approach to the overlap of antitrust and intellectual property?
    • Proposals from the IPO and the ABA on Section 101 reform 
    1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
    Lunch and networking break
    2:30 pm  -  4:00 pm
    The PTAB at five
    • Has the PTAB been a net positive or a net negative for the US patent system?
    • Do post-issuance reviews achieve the goals set out by the America Invents Act?
    • An update on the USPTO’s PTAB procedural reform initiative
    • The future of covered business method reviews
    4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Networking break
    4:30 pm  -  5:45 pm
    Patent values in a time of uncertainty
    • Valuations—what the data tells us
    • How key cases affect patent prices and deals
    • Making patents great again? The Trump effect on patents as an asset
    • A patent deal maker’s legal and legislative wish list
    5:45 pm  -  6:00 pm
    Closing remarks