2013 SCIPR Agenda


Thursday, September 26, 2013

8:00 – 8:45 am

Registration and video show on IP cases by the Oyez Project

8:45 – 9:00 am

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

9:00 – 9:40 am

Gunn v. Minton (Federal Circuit jurisdiction over patent malpractice claims)

Christi Guerrini
, IP Fellow

Jane Webre
, counsel to Gunn; partner, Scott, Douglass & McConnico LLP
Ronald Mallen, amicus curiae; partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

9:45 – 10:25 am

FTC v. Actavis, Inc. (antitrust and reverse payments to settle patent litigation)

Robert Surrette
, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.

Mark Lemley, counsel to amici curiae 118 law, economics and business professors and the American Antitrust Institute; William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Robert Breisblatt, counsel to amicus curiae Apotex Inc.; partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

10:25 – 10:45 am

Coffee break — Sponsored by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

10:45 - 11:25 am

Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. (impact of covenant-not-to-sue on declaratory judgment jurisdiction in trademark cases)

David Schwartz
, Associate Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

James Dabney, counsel to Already LLC; partner, Fried Frank
Mark Janis, Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law, professor of law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

11:30 – 12:20 pm

Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (patentability of human DNA sequences)

David Clough, partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Dr. Harry Ostrer, M.D., petitioner; professor of genetics, pathology, pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
John Hendricks, counsel to amici curiae March of Dimes et al.
Kevin Noonan, counsel to amicus curiae The Intellectual Property Owners Association; partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

12:20 – 1:20 pm

Lunch — Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

1:20 – 2:10 pm

Bowman v. Monsanto Company (patent exhaustion in second generation of genetically modified seeds)

Scott Burow
, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff Ltd.

Vernon Hugh Bowman, petitioner
Mark P. Walters, counsel to Bowman; partner, Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Paul Wolfson, counsel to Monsanto; partner, WilmerHale

2:15 – 2:55 pm

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (international copyright exhaustion)

Bart Lazar, partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Chris Buccafusco, Associate Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Jason Schultz, associate professor of clinical practice and director of the Technology Law & Policy Clinic, NYU School of Law

2:55 – 3:15 pm

Coffee break — Sponsored by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Is it Time to Abolish the Federal Circuit's Exclusive Jurisdiction in Patent Cases?

Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Diane Wood, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

4:05 – 4:55 pm

Preview of 2013 Term: Cert. petitions granted & to watch; Supreme Court IP practice

Carolyn Shapiro, associate professor of law and director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS), IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Lexmark Int'l v. Static Control Components
Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp.

Steven Loy, counsel to Lexmark; partner, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Jan M. Conlin, partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Paul Wolfson, partner, WilmerHale
James Dabney, partner, Fried Frank 
Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

5:00 – 6:00 pm