The 8th Annual Patent & Administrative Law Conference
American University | March 15, 2018
AU Washington College of Law, Federal Circuit Bar Association, & Unified Patents Inc.
12:00–1:00 Catered Lunch
1:00–1:15 Opening Remarks
1:15–1:50 Keynote: Christen DuBois Director & Associate GC, IP Litigation Facebook, Inc.
1:50–2:05 Networking Break
2:05–3:15 Panel 1: The PTAB and Public Interest
Moderator: Scott McKeown – Partner, Ropes & Gray
Panelists: Vanessa Bailey – Associate Director, IP Policy Intel Corporation Inc.
David Schreiber – Head of IP & Standards Am. Philips
Victor Rodriguez – Member Attorney Ferraiuoli LLC
David Killough – Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Jason Skinder – Global Patent Counsel, Aptiv (f/k/a Delphi)
3:15–3:30 Networking Break
3:30–3:50 Licensing SEP Patents Under the AIA: Shawn Ambwani, COO, Unified Patents
3:50–4:50 Panel 2: Discretion to Deny
Moderator: Ashraf Fawzy – Senior Patent Counsel, Unified Patents
Panelists: Carlos Garcia – Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
Jim D’ottavio – Senior Counsel, IP Ford Motor Co.
William Fink – Vice Chief APJ, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Nakul Warrier – Director and Asst. General Counsel, Ricoh USA, Inc.
Suzanne Michel – Senior Patent Counsel, Google
4:50–5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00–6:00 Networking Food and Drink
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The conference will be held at the Claudio Grossman Hall at American University. A map of the campus is provided below.
CLE credit will be available at this event. Related resources will be posted here before the event.
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