NYPILA Conference: What Entrepreneurs, Investors, Inventors, Lawyers and Judges Need To Know – Troy, NY

Attention Journal Members:

If you are interested in attending a Conference with NYIPLA registration for the conference is due by April 13th. The link is provided here: Registration for Conference

 NYIPLA Conferene

THE RAPIDLY CHANGING PATENT LAW LANDSCAPE:
What Entrepreneurs, Investors, Inventors, Lawyers and Judges Need To Know
AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015


First Segment*
BASIC PATENT ISSUES

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM Registration and beverage refreshment will be served 

8:55 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks

 

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Mark Bloomberg, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP

Michael Johnson, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Peter Thurlow, Jones Day

Matt Kinnier, Hoffman Warnick LLC

Moderator:  Colman Ragan, Actavis, Inc.

 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Presentation

Mastering Patent Claim Construction From The Perspective Of A Patent Special Master

Speaker: Robert Rando, The Rando Law Firm P.C.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch

Second Segment
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM  Panel Presentation

Panelists:

Michael Hickey, Executive in Residence and Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Siena College

James Spencer, Jr., Executive Director, Rensselaer Technology Park; Acting Director, Office of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and New Ventures

Esther Vargas, Director, Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE)

Martin Ricciardi, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Dr. Daniele Gallardo, Cofounder and VP, Business Development, Actasys, Inc.

Moderators: Neil Zipkin and Benjamin Charkow, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM  Keynote Speaker

Honorable Arthur Gajarsa, (ret.) Circuit Judge of the United District Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

 

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Refreshment Break

 

Third Segment*
CURRENT ISSUES IN PATENT LAW

 

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Panel 1

Update On Key Supreme Court And Federal Circuit Decisions

Panelists:

Anthony Lo Cicero, NYIPLA President, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

Annemarie Hassett, Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy, NYU Law School

Nicholas Mesiti, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

Moderator: Charles Hoffmann, NYIPLA Immediate Past President

 

3:45 PM – 4:50 PM Panel 2

Discussion On Local Patent Rules, Discrete AIA Litigation Issues, Interplay Of Different Fora In Which To Litigate Patent Disputes

Panelists:

Robert Maier, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Alan Sack, SACK IP Law p.c.

Heather Schneider, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Moderator: Robert Rando, The Rando Law Firm P.C.

 

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking & Cocktail Reception

 

 

*First And Third Segments Qualify For A Total Of 5.5 NY/NJ CLE Credits
REGISTER ON http://www.nyipla.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=116
Registration includes program materials, refreshment breaks, lunch and cocktail reception

 

LOCATION

Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180

 

Hosted by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA),

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and
Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court (IP Inn of Court)