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Patent Disputes Forum North

The preferred IP event among patent litigators and in-house counsel

Austin Holian
 •  $150 - $195

2016 Patent Disputes Forum North is a full day rich in valuable information and intelligence for in-house and corporate counsel, intellectual property litigators, and those involved in the ever-changing Patent environment. Delegates will walk away armed with best practices and insights concerning key IP issues that impact their clients, companies and even careers.

About our Keynote

Michelle K. Lee

The Honorable Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world.

Ms. Lee serves as a principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on both domestic and international intellectual property matters, and provides leadership and oversight of the day-to-day management of the policy, budget, and operations for an agency of almost 12,000 employees. She also promotes innovation domestically and drives international harmonization efforts, in support of the administration’s top economic priorities to increase economic growth.

Prior to her role as Director, Ms. Lee was Deputy Director, and also served as the first Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office where she was responsible for establishing and leading the Silicon Valley office as well as advising the USPTO on a variety of policy matters.

Before becoming the Director of the Silicon Valley office, Ms. Lee served by appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee, which advises the USPTO on patent policies, goals, performance and operations. The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Business Journal recognized Ms. Lee as Best Bay Area IP Lawyer in 2012 and one of the top 100 most influential women in the Silicon Valley in 2013.

Ms. Lee has spent most of her professional career advising some of the country’s most innovative companies on technical, legal and business matters. Prior to joining the USPTO, Ms. Lee served as Deputy General Counsel for Google and was the company’s first Head of Patents and Patent Strategy. She also served as a partner at the Silicon Valley-based law firm of Fenwick and West, where she specialized in advising a wide range of high-technology clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on patent law, intellectual property, litigation and corporate matters.

Prior to her career as a legal advisor to technology companies, Ms. Lee worked in the federal judiciary, serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California where she worked on the precedent-setting Apple v. Microsoft copyright infringement case. As a law clerk for the Honorable Paul R. Michel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Ms. Lee worked on many patent and trademark appeals. Before building her legal career, Ms. Lee worked as a computer scientist at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, as well as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from M.I.T., as well as a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

About our Chairs


William F. Abrams, the managing partner of Steptoe’s Palo Alto office, is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer who is, as reported by Chambers USA, “frankly brilliant at 3804 Abramswhat he does; he finds the fight his client can fight, and performs very well,” as well as a “wizard of the patent bar… a courageous litigator who understands both the broader picture and the social context surrounding issues.”  He was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Magazine and a Top 100 Lawyer and Top 75 IP Lawyer by The Daily Journal.




Jeff Joyner’s experience includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, trials, appeals, enforcement, protection and licensing. He also focuses on technology, including green technologies, entertainment, Internet and new media law.

Jeff has represented major electronics companies, technology companies, internet companies, semiconductor companies, media companies, consumer products companies, medical companies, fashion designers, sports organizations, entertainment companies, artists, photographers, international and domestic food and beverage companies, alternative energy and clean technology projects, in litigation involving substantial damage claims and the development and execution of worldwide intellectual property development, acquisition, protection, compliance, enforcement, branding and licensing programs for patents, famous trademarks, trade dress and copyrighted works.

Jeff advises and is a limited partner of one of the first clean technology venture funds that includes a portfolio of solar, carbon credit management, water purification and bio pesticide companies. He also advises other ventures and companies using technologies for solar, wind, biomass, solar thermal, waste to-energy, green building material, transportation, infrastructure and smart grid projects, among others.  Jeff is a Board member, Advisor or Co-Founder of incubators, accelerators, and emerging technology companies including U.S.-China Clean Tech Center, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, California-China Foreign Trade and Investment Office, e4 Mobility Alliance, e4 Advanced Transportation Center, Los Angeles Economic Development Agency, Bay Area Council, among others.


As a principal at Fish & Richardson, Kathi Vidal (foLutton%20Kathi%20(high%20resolution)rmerly Lutton) leads and tries high-profile, high-stakes patent litigation. Ms. Vidal served for four years in firm management, leading the firm’s litigation group and separately serving on the firm’s Management Committee. Located in Fish’s Silicon Valley office, she advises clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups on patent protection and enforcement and other intellectual property matters. Inside and outside of the courtroom, Ms. Vidal is often called upon as an expert on case strategy and hot topics in the law.



Danielle Williams is a principal in Fish’s Atlanta office and has handled a wide range of business disputes, including patent infringement, securities fraud, and complex contract matters in a number of federal and state courts. An experienced patent litigator, Ms. Williams has extensive experience in handling high-risk, multi-patent, multi-product, multi-defendant cases in a broad range of technologies. Ms. Williams is a frequent author and presenter and co-authors a blog focused on patent damages:


About our Speakers

Lisa Buccino 

Lisa Buccino is a Director in SAP’s Global Litigation Group in Palo Alto.  Originally from Portland, Oregon, Lisa graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle before obtaining her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Lisa joined SAP in 2008 after nearly 10 years at Howrey LLP representing numerous Fortune 500 clients in high-stakes patent and trademark cases.  Now at SAP, the world’s largest enterprise software company, Lisa is responsible for managing international and domestic litigation matters, including pre-litigation disputes, trials, appeals and data security related investigations.


Henry Bunsow henry-bunsow

With over three decades of experience trying some of the most difficult and important patent cases, Henry Bunsow has built a reputation as one of the country’s top IP trial lawyers. At Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison he continues to prepare and present high-technology patent infringement cases to juries across the country – consistently achieving outstanding results.  The California Lawyer Magazine recognized him as the “IP Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Clients refer to him as “a great lawyer” and a “force in the courtroom” (Chambers Rankings) and he has been ranked a “Preeminent Lawyer,” “Top Attorney” and “Super Lawyer” for the past decade.


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Yar R. Chaikovsky is global co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice at Paul Hastings. Mr. Chaikovsky is recognized as one of the top patent trial lawyers in the nation, having been a lauded patent litigator and ITC practitioner by a number of leading ranking directories, including Chambers and The Legal 500.

Mr. Chaikovsky was Yahoo!’s first head patent counsel. Before practicing law, he was an engineer in the missile systems department of Hughes Aircraft Company.


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Steve Chiang is Director of Patent Analysis and IP Counsel at RPX Corporation, where he is responsible for technical and legal analysis of patent portfolios in consultation with the company’s patent acquisitions team. Additionally, he manages day-to-day operations of RPX’s validity challenges. Before joining RPX, he worked in private practice on patent prosecution and litigation support including reexaminations.


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Ted Dane is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Dane’s principal areas of practice are intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation and antitrust.

In the patent area, Mr. Dane has represented a variety of client, including Abbott Laboratories, Microsoft, Southern California Edison, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Verizon, in diverse technological areas including avionics, digital security software, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, radio frequency identification devices, telecommunications, and wireless networks.

Mr. Dane received his A.B. degree in English in 1986 from Harvard University (magna cum laude), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Dane received his J.D. in 1989 from Stanford University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Dane served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Edwards of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals during the 1990-1991 term.  In addition to his work at Munger Tolles, Mr. Dane also worked spent a brief sojourn as in-house counsel for Warner Bros.


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Craig Davis is a Senior Litigation Counsel at HP Inc., where he manages IP,
regulatory, commercial, and other disputes.  Prior to joining HP, Craig spent 13 years as a litigator at several firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan.



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James J. DeCarlo is an Intellectual Property Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s New York and New Jersey offices. A registered patent attorney and Electrical Engineer, he is actively involved in virtually all aspects of intellectual property counseling. Jim’s experience includes litigating patent matters in District Courts around the country, handling matters before the PTAB, counseling clients on the strategic use and manage­ment of intellectual property assets and drafting infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions. He also counsels clients on the drafting and negotiating of complex technology agreements and directs the prosecution of patent applications in areas such as electronic commerce, cloud computing, virtual and augmented reality, streaming media, Internet search engines, search advertising, client/server systems, mobile and land based telecom­munications, and computer software and hardware. In addition, Jim’s matters have covered other wide ranging technology areas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductors, fiber optics, cameras, manufacturing, toys, pulp and paper, steel production, electronics and electro-mechanical devices 

Denise De Mory denise-de-mory

Denise De Mory is a leading intellectual property litigator and partner at Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison.  For over twenty years, her practice has focused on litigation in software and electrical fields.  She is an experienced trial attorney.  Her firm understanding of what matters at trial and what it takes to effectively communicate about any issue, ranging from the most complicated technical issue to an emotionally charged employment issue, enables her to develop and pursue successful strategies for her clients.  She was a member of the US DOJ’s trial team in U.S. v. Microsoft antitrust litigation.  She has been named a Top Women Litigator and Super Lawyer.


Hon. James Donato

Judge James Donato sits in the San Francisco courthouse for the Northern District of California. He was nominated by President Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by James Ware, and confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 2014. Prior to his federal judicial service, he was a partner and trial lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP and in private practice for over 20 years. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983, an A.M. from Harvard University in 1984 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1988. He served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Procter R. Hug, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-1989.


Margaret P. Kammerud  3931

Meg Kammerud is of counsel in Steptoe & Johnson’s Palo Alto office, where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.  Ms. Kammerud has wide-ranging experience in patent, copyright, and trade secret matters. She represents clients in courts throughout the United States and before the US International Trade Commission in complex cases involving a diverse array of subject matters, including internet search systems, internet advertising systems, smartphone technologies, location technologies, semiconductors, robotics, and pharmaceuticals.


Imran Khaliq   khaliq-imran-mz-smallsquare

Imran Khaliq is a senior intellectual property litigation director at a leading technology company in Silicon Valley and teaches patent licensing and enforcement at USF School of Law.  He has effectively handled patent, trade secret, copyright, Lanham Act, and business tort cases in courts and agencies throughout the U.S., including federal and state courts in California, Texas, New York, Delaware, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the USPTO, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, and in appeals before the Federal Circuit and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. As a USTPO registered patent attorney, he routinely assists high-tech clients, start-ups, and entrepreneurs build, protect, license, and enforce their patent portfolios across a diverse spectrum of technologies. He has been quoted frequently in the press on IP issues and cases and has published numerous articles in leading legal publications such as Westlaw, Bloomberg, and the Daily Journal. Khaliq has also served as an expert and consultant on IP cases, lectures on patent law topics at the University of San Francisco, and has presented at several CLE events before leading corporations and bar associations. This year he was also elected to serve on the Board of Governors at the University of San Francisco School of Law.


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Jeff Kichaven is an independent mediator with a nationwide practice and extensive experience and expertise in intellectual property cases. He has been honored as California Lawyer Attorney of the Year in ADR and has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of California Top Neutrals list eight times. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has taught the Master Class for Mediators for his alma mater, Harvard Law School.


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Jamie Ledet Laird is a Senior Trial Consultant at Douglas Green Associates.  She specializes in witness preparation, jury selection, and assisting attorneys at trial, as well as mock trial and focus group research.  She is skilled in identifying case themes and developing effective case strategy for complex litigation.  Jamie received her Master’s degree in Communication Studies with a main concentration in Legal Communication from the University of Kansas where she was also an undergraduate public speaking instructor.


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Doug Lumish, global co-Chair of Latham’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, is a trial lawyer with experience litigating complex patent cases for the world’s leading technology companies. He has won jury trials and summary judgments to defeat billions of dollars in claims against his clients, including jury verdicts for Arista Networks, Symantec, Skype, TransPerfect, Google/YouTube, Microsoft, Oracle and others.


Dwayne MasonMason_Dwayne_L_v1

Dwayne L. Mason serves as the Head of the Texas Intellectual Property Litigation Practice at Greenberg Traurig.  Dwayne’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and technology-based commercial litigation. Dwayne also manages patent and trademark portfolios, and assists companies in protecting and commercializing their intellectual property. Dwayne has litigated numerous intellectual property disputes in various state and federal district courts, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and 5th Circuits, and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and International Chamber of Commerce. His technology experience includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, oil and gas production, process control, software and business methods.


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Stephen is Senior Corporate Counsel in T-Mobile’s Litigation Group, where he manages patent and other intellectual property litigation and provides related strategic counseling.  Prior to joining T-Mobile, Stephen served as Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft where he managed U.S. and international patent litigation in Microsoft’s Litigation Group, and later handled patent counseling and licensing related issues as part of Microsoft’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Group.  Prior to Microsoft, Stephen practiced in the IP space at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley.



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Judge Mitchell was born in Victoria, Texas. She graduated with honors from Baylor Law School after receiving both bachelors and masters degrees from Texas A&M University. While at Baylor, Judge Mitchell served as the Senior Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review, as well as Managing Editor of the Law Review’s Texas Practice Edition.

After law school, Judge Mitchell clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Leonard Davis in the Eastern District of Texas before starting her civil practice at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston. Judge Mitchell’s practice focused primarily on the area of Health Law Litigation, but she also worked on patent cases and is licensed to practice before the USPTO. After her time at Fulbright & Jaworski, Judge Mitchell returned to the Eastern District of Texas to serve as the Chief Staff Attorney to Judge Davis.

Judge Mitchell was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on August 16, 2013. In her time on the bench, Judge Mitchell has overseen numerous patent and general civil litigation cases. She also mediates cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


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Erik Puknys represents clients across industries in intellectual property disputes at Finnegan Henderson.  He has been named one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal, and recognized as an “IP Star” in Palo Alto by Managing Intellectual Property and for “superior client service” in The 2015 BTI Client Service All-Stars.



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Stacy  Quan

Stacy Quan is an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, where she manages patent litigation. Before assuming her current role, Stacy handled patent counseling and pre-litigation conflicts as part of Microsoft’s Intellectual Property Group. Prior to joining Microsoft, Stacy practiced intellectual property law at Nike Inc. and law firms in Los Angeles and Seattle.


Ashok Ramani  Ashok Ramani

Ashok Ramani is an experienced trial lawyer at Keker & Van Nest who handles patent and trade-secret disputes for companies including Netflix, TSMC, Hulu, HTC, Square and Broadcom.  Having tried 15 jury and bench trials, Mr. Ramani is able to design a winning strategy, and translate sophisticated technical and legal concepts for juries.


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Karen Robinson is Associate General Counsel, Director of Litigation at Adobe Systems Incorporated. Karen manages Adobe’s in-house litigation team and oversees Adobe’s world-wide docket of litigation. Before joining Adobe, Karen was Litigation Counsel at Google where she managed patent litigation for Google’s Geo and Social offerings. Before coming in-house, Karen had over a decade of experience in patent litigation and was a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis.




Leslie Schafer, Ph.D.LeslieBW_resized

Leslie Schafer is a Senior Economist with Econ One Research, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA.  As a testifying and consulting expert, Dr. Schafer applies economic analysis and econometrics to liability and damages estimation for litigation in intellectual property, antitrust, and health care matters as well as consulting for non-litigation projects.  For patent, trademark, and trade secret matters, Dr. Schafer has estimated reasonable royalties and damages in a wide variety of industries such as information technology and software, personal mobile communication devices and other consumer electronics, networking hardware, pharmaceuticals, and medical research.  Through these cases, Dr. Schafer has developed extensive experience with document and data discovery and analyzing comparable licenses, company financials, complex bills of materials, and extremely large datasets of company transactions and retail point-of-sale data.

In addition to consulting, Dr. Schafer has been an expert witness with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Trial Advocacy Group, and has taught microeconomics at The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.  Dr. Schafer is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Bar Association Antitrust, Health Law, and Intellectual Property Sections, and the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association.

Dr. Schafer earned a Ph.D. in Managerial Sciences and Applied Economics from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and a B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University.


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Ms. Schenk’s practice focuses on financial and economic analysis and expert witness testimony in intellectual property litigation matters.  She has 15 years of experience spanning a wide variety of industries and including evaluation of lost profit and reasonable royalty damages, commercial success, and irreparable harm.  She has testified in deposition and trial, in matters in Federal and State Court.  In addition to her experience in intellectual property matters, Ms. Schenk has performed damages assessments for a variety of other types of business disputes, including breach of contract litigation and false marketing. She has also been involved in valuations of privately held businesses, patents and patent portfolios, trademarks, non-competition agreements, and other intangible assets.  Ms. Schenk is a Certified Public Accountant, and she is an active members of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Global IP Project.



Mark Selwyn

Mark Selwyn is a partner at WilmerHale in the Litigation/Controversy Department, co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  He has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of intellectual property in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005-2015 editions. Sources say “he is one of the hardest-working practitioners around” and is “top notch.” Major corporations have relied on him to litigate biomedical, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and business method patents involving a diverse array of technologies, including wireless communications, electronic commerce, digital cameras, solid state disk drives, location sensing, biosensors, water and wastewater filtration, integrated circuits and angioplasty catheters. He has represented clients in dozens of patent and other intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Selwyn counts among his clients many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies.


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Stefani Shanberg is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she specializes in patent litigation. She has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation relating to intellectual property. Stefani handles matters pending before the federal courts, the International Trade Commission, arbitral tribunals, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Stefani’s patent litigation engagements have related to diverse technologies, including smartphone apps, email, network security, wireless communications, and other Internet, hardware, and software products, as well as consumer products. She is currently representing Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Spotify, Square, Symantec, and Twitter, among many other clients ranging from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 public companies. Stefani has obtained successful outcomes, often based on creative and novel issues of law, including winning cases at trial, winning cases on summary judgment and on motions to dismiss, prevailing on advantageous claim constructions, winning motions to transfer and stay, and convincing the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal to affirm favorable lower-court rulings.

Stefani has been recognized by The Recorder as one of the top “Women Leaders in Tech Law” in 2014 and 2015, by the Daily Journal as one of California’s “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators” for five consecutive years, and by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” leaders.


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Andrew is counsel in Google’s patent litigation group in San Francisco. Prior to joining Google, Andrew lived in Washington, DC, where he was a litigator at Williams & Connolly and a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Andrew has experience litigating and prosecuting patents involving a variety of technologies including software, mobile devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and a law degree from Fordham University.



Patrick WestonPatrick Weston

Patrick Weston joined Google in 2012. As Senior Litigation Counsel, he is part of a team that manages a docket of more than 100 pending patent and other intellectual property litigation matters both within and outside of the United States. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Weston was a litigator in Palo Alto, California at a large global law firm. Mr. Weston earned a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is admitted to practice law in California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and various other federal courts around the country.


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Christa Zado is an Administrative Patent Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the Silicon Valley office.  She earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  Prior to her appointment in July 2014, Judge Zado served as Senior Corporate Counsel of Global IP at Cisco Systems, Inc., and as a private practitioner litigating patents at Fish & Neave and Ropes & Gray.



The Rosewood

2825 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00

Introduction by Co-Chairs

9:00am - 9:05am

Inter Partes Reviews: What Have We Really Learned?  

9:05am - 10:05am

Are certain district courts more apt to stay cases?  The first application of IPR estoppel provisions.

Moderator:  Henry Bunsow, Partner, Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison LLP


Panelists (to date):

Steve Chiang, Director and IP Counsel. RPX Corporation

Imran Khaliq, Senior Director, IP Litigation, Rovi Corporation

Doug Lumish, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Dwayne Mason, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Hon. Christa  Zado, Administrative Patent Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office

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The best defense can be a great offense and save the expense of trial:

10:05am - 11:05am

Develop your game plan now for early disposition as a result of pre-trial motions and mediation during litigation, or patent aggregation and licensing prior to litigation.


Jeff Joyner, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP


Panelists (to date):

Lisa Buccino, Director, Global Litigation,  SAP

Craig Davis, Senior Litigation Counsel Global Legal Affairs, HP Inc.

Meg Kammerud, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Jeff Kichaven, Principal Mediator, Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation

Stephen McGrath, Senior Corporate Counsel, Patent & Intellectual Property Litigation, T-Mobile

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Networking Break

11:05am - 11:15am

Empowering the Next Generation

11:15am - 12:00pm

We are now engaged in a nation-wide dialogue on what more the Judiciary, parties and law firms can be doing to give more stand-up opportunities to junior lawyers.  This work builds on the work of a few individual judges who have, for years, incorporated language in their case specific or standing orders to encourage, or provide incentives for, participation by junior lawyers.  In this panel, we will continue the discussion (including discussion that has taken place at Federal Circuit Bar Association events) and will discuss what advances have been made and what more we can all do.  This panel discussion flows into a second traditional all judge panel that immediately follows.



Kathi Vidal (Lutton), Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C

Panelists (to date):


Hon. K. Nicole Mitchell, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Texas

Stacy Quan, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Stefani Shanberg, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Andrew Trask, Patent Litigation Counsel, Google Inc.


Buffet Luncheon Program -- Patent Trial Best Practices: Judge and Bar Perspectives

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Prominent jurists will address strategies in litigation and patent disputes, giving you the rare, up-close chance to ask questions and get their candid views in a relaxed setting. Giving personal experience and professional views, the panelists offer an exceptional opportunity for the audience to delve into their minds. One of the highlights of the day, you will not want to miss this special session!


William F. Abrams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Panelists (to date):

Hon. James Donato, District Judge, Northern District of California

Hon. K. Nicole Mitchell, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Texas


Presenting damages at trial: How to relate your damages case to the jury -

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Patent damages are part of every patent infringement case. Not all damages theories succeed. This panel will bring their extensive, recent trial experience and jury research across several jurisdictions, including the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware, to discuss strategies for presenting your damages case to the jury.  Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this panel will provide you with practical considerations for presenting your damages case in your next jury trial.

Moderator: Danielle Williams, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.


Jamie Laird, Senior Trial Consultant, Douglas Green Associates, Inc.

Erik Puknys, Partner Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Karen Robinson, Director of Litigation, Adobe

Leslie Schafer, Ph.D. Senior Economist Econ One Research, Inc.

Kim Schenk, Principal, Charles River Associates

Patrick Weston, Senior Litigation Counsel, Google, Inc.

Alice Test: Is it Clearing District Court Dockets and Making the Concept of Preemption for Ineligible Subject Matter a Dead Issue?

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Moderator:  Jim DeCarlo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig L.L.P


Yar R. Chaikovsky, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

Ted Dane, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Denise De Mory, Partner, Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison LLP

Ashok Ramani, Partner, Keker & Van Nest LLP

Mark D. Selwyn, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


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Networking Break

3:30pm - 3:45pm

A Conversation with the Honorable Michelle K. Lee

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Fireside Chat Keynote with the Honorable Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, followed by a brief audience Q&A.

Interviewed by Kathi Vidal (Lutton), Principal, Fish & Richardson

Networking Reception

4:30pm - 5:30pm





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