Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)

The Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) is a conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's previous Term, a preview of cases on the docket for the upcoming Term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch.


SCIPR 2018

When:

Friday, September 21, 2018

Where:

Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

CLE:

This conference is approved for 6.5 hours of general MCLE credit in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
 

Agenda
 

8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration and continental breakfast — sponsored by McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.

 

9:00 – 9:05 am

Welcoming remarks — Dean Harold J. Krent, Chicago-Kent College of Law

 

9:05 – 11:00 am — Review of Supreme Court Cases

WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical

Moderator: David Clough, Partner, Polsinelli PC

Panelists: John O’Quinn, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, counsel to WesternGeco; Professor Sapna Kumar, University of Houston Law Center; Professor Bernard Chao, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Professor Stephen Yelderman, Notre Dame Law School
 

Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

Moderator: Robert Surrette, Partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.

Panelists: George Quillin, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, counsel to Greene’s Energy Group; Ruthanne Deutsch, Founding Partner, Deutsch Hunt PLLC, counsel to amici curiae 3M Co. et al.; Professor Tejas Narechania, UC Berkeley School of Law; Professor Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent

SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu

Moderator: Grantland Drutchas, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Panelists: Gregory Castanias, Partner, Jones Day, counsel to SAS Institute; Professor Arti Rai, Duke Law School; Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law

 

11:00 – 11:15 am    

Coffee break 

 

11:15 am – Noon — Analytics and Preview of 2018 Term

Supreme Court Analytics on the Past Term
Professor Edward Lee, Chicago-Kent College of Law

 

Preview of the Upcoming Term: IP cert. grants and cert. petitions to watch

Moderator: Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com
Helsinn Healthcare S.A., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al.

Panelists: Gregory A. Castanias, Partner, Jones Day;  Ruthanne Deutsch, Founding Partner, Deutsch Hunt PLLC; Kathryn Kayali, Associate, Williams & Connolly LLP, counsel to Helsinn Healthcare SA; John C. O’Quinn, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Aaron Panner, Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC, counsel to Fourth Estate Public Benefit

 

Noon – 1:00 pm

Lunch — sponsored by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff  LLP

 

1:00 – 1:45 pm — Supreme Court IP Review Address

Introduction: Scott Schutte, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

“Huge Numbers of Patent Cases: How One District Judge Manages Them”

The Honorable William Alsup, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

 

1:45 – 2:00 pm 

Coffee break

 

2:00 – 2:45 pm — Staying on Top of Recent Developments at the PTAB

Moderator:  Joshua Goldberg, Partner, Finnegan

Panelists: Judge William Saindon, PTAB; William Beckman, Caterpillar Inc., Corporate Counsel, Law, Security & Public Policy; Professor Sapna Kumar, University of Houston Law Center; Gary Matz, NOVA Chemicals, VP Legal and Chief IP Counsel; Timothy McAnulty, Partner, Finnegan; Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law

 

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm — PTAB Strategy in a Changing Environment: Claim Construction, Amendments and Section 112(6)

Moderator: Catherine Taylor, Associate, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Panelists: David Killough, Microsoft, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Competition and Compliance Group; Joshua Landau, Patent Counsel, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA); David Newman, Partner, Gould & Ratner LLP; Professor Joshua Sarnoff, DePaul University College of Law; Jim Sherwood, Google, Litigation Counsel

 

3:30 – 3:45 pm — Coffee break

 

3:45 – 4:30 pm — Litigating Under the Revised Trial Practice Guidance

Moderator: Vincent Smolczynski, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Panelists: Judge William Saindon, PTAB; Christen Dubois, Facebook, Director and Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation; Alison Baldwin, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Joshua Goldberg, Partner, Finnegan

 

4:30 – 5:15 pm — PTAB Perspectives from In-House Counsel

Moderator: Professor Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Panelists: William Beckman, Caterpillar Inc., Corporate Counsel, Law, Security & Public Policy; Christen Dubois, Facebook, Director and Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation; David Killough, Microsoft, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Competition and Compliance Group; Gary Matz, NOVA Chemicals, VP Legal and Chief IP Counsel; Jim Sherwood, Google, Litigation Counsel

 

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Reception — sponsored by Polsinelli PC