Thursday & Friday, December 7 & 8, 2023
at Stanford Law School

Thursday, December 7
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PT)
Location: Paul Brest Hall

 Presiding Officer: Sue Wang, Sidley Austin
8:30 – 8:50 AM Breakfast & Registration  
8:50 – 9:00 AM Intro  
9:00 – 9:25 AM

Ethical boundaries in litigation funding and case management

CLE Ethics Credit: 0.5


Ben Herbert, Miller Barondess
Aaron Nathan, Tensegrity

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Ethical boundaries in the use of private investigators

CLE Ethics Credit: 0.5


David McGowan, Morrison Foerster

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:00 AM

Enablement & written-description requirements in a post-Amgen world


Chris Mammen, Womble Bond Dickinson
Allison Schmitt, Berkeley Law
Jill Schmidt, Genentech
Maya Skubatch, Wilson Sonsini

11:05 – 11:50 AM

Keynote address: Honorable Klaus Grabinski


Honorable Klaus Grabinski; President, Court of Appeals, Unified Patent Court
Introduction: Dr. Julia Schönbohm, Linklaters
11:50 AM – 12:15 PM Break/Queue for Lunch  
12:15 – 1:00 PM

Lunch Keynote — Lord Justice Colin Birss


Lord Justice Colin Birss; Deputy Head of Civil Justice, High Court of Justice of England and Wales
1:00 – 1:15 PM Break  
1:15 – 2:00 PM

World Intellectual Property Organization, International Guide to Patent Case Management


Judge Jeremy Fogel (Ret.), Berkeley Law
Peter Menell, Berkeley Law
Eun-Joo Min, WIPO Judicial Institute
2:05 – 2:30 PM

Paths for protecting innovation: comparing trade secrets and patents


David Okano, White & Case
Irene Yang, Sidley Austin
Xiaoxia Zhang, King & Wood Mallesons

2:35 – 3:00 PM

Protecting trade secrets through contracts: employment agreements and NDAs


Bethan Hopewell, Powell Gilbert
Jeff Pade, Paul Hastings
Bessie Ye, King & Wood Mallesons
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break  
3:15 – 4:10 PM

Patent Law Year in Review


Mark Lemley, Stanford Law
4:15 – 5:00 PM

AI and the practice of law: ethical and practical issues

CLE Ethics Credit: 0.75


Colleen Chien, Berkeley Law
Lisa Ouellette, Stanford Law
Bijal Vikal, Allen & Overy
Moderator: Miriam Kim, Munger, Tolles & Olson

5:00 – 7:00 PM Reception  


Friday, December 8
8:15 AM – 3:50 PM (PT)
Location: Paul Brest Hall

8:15 – 8:40 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:40 – 8:45 AM Introductions  
8:45 – 9:35 AM

Chat with PTAB Leadership


Scott Boalick, USPTO
Jackie Bonilla, USPTO
Ed Reines, Weil Gotshal
9:40 – 10:30 AM

Fireside chat with USPTO Director Kathi Vidal and Canadian IP Office CEO Konstantinos Georgaras


Introduction: Sara Giardina, Lyft 
10:30 – 11:00 AM Break (split sessions to follow)  

Litigation Track
 Presiding Officer: Joseph Drayton, Proskauer Rose

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Elimination of bias in the courtroom

CLE Elimination of Bias Credit: 0.75


Judge Frederick Chung, Superior Court of California – Santa Clara County
District Judge Beth Freeman, U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
Magistrate Judge Peter Kang, U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
Deanna Kwong, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Evolving venue strategies


David Bloch, Greenberg Traurig
Joseph Drayton, Proskauer Rose
Mary (Mindy) Sooter, WilmerHale

12:15 – 12:30 PM Break/Queue for Lunch  
12:30 – 1:15 PM

Lunch Session: The future of patent enforcement: UPC vs. US courts


Steven Carlson, Robins Kaplan
Pauline Debré, Linklaters
Rajvinder Jagdev, Powell Gilbert
Chris Longman, Qualcomm
Dr. Julia Schönbohm, Linklaters
1:20 – 1:45 PM

Trends in willfulness: impact on liability determinations and damages determinations


Kelly Hunsaker, Winston & Strawn
Jeremy Taylor, Baker Botts
1:45 – 2:00 PM Break  
2:00 – 2:45 PM

PTAB procedures update: A guide to the key changes


Brian Oaks, McDermott
Leslie Spencer, Desmarais
Scott Weidenfeller, Covington
2:50 – 3:15 PM

Estoppel trends impacting invalidity cases


Jennifer Bush, Fenwick
Sanjeet Dutta, Goodwin Procter
3:20 – 3:50 PM

Current state of ITC exclusion orders


Michael Franzinger, Dentons
Daniel Valencia, DLA Piper
Prosecution Track
 Presiding Officer: Jane Qu, Van Pelt, Yi & James
11:00 – 11:45 AM

Best practices in patent drafting: addressing 112 and enablement after Amgen


Nena Bains, Kilpatrick Townsend
Yifan Mao, Kilpatrick Townsend
Gargi Talukder, Orrick
Andrea Williams, Marks & Clerk

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Claim drafting considerations: Trends in divided and joint infringement


Michael Hendershot, Jones Day
Miku Mehta, Procopio
12:15 – 12:30 PM Break/Queue for Lunch  
12:30 – 1:15 PM

Lunch Session: Comparative patent eligibility — EPO vs. USPTO


Harry Harden, Kilburn & Strode
Jane Qu, Van Pelt, Yi & James
David Sanker, Morgan Lewis

1:20 – 1:45 PM

Patent prosecution techniques for AI-related technologies


Jordan Becker, Perkins Coie
Mike Binns, Meta
David Robinson, Marks & Clerk
1:45 – 2:00 PM Break  
2:00 – 2:45 PM

Client counseling: trade secrets for patent prosecutors


David Almeling, O’Melveny & Myers
Irfan Lateef, Knobbe Martens
Rachael Meny, Keker, Van Nest & Peters
2:50 – 3:15 PM

PTAB trends: What prosecutors need to know


Carl Bowers, Lyft
Inge Osman, Latham Watkins
3:20 – 3:50 PM

Practical tips for the duty of disclosure in the age of AI


Charlene Liu, Haynes Boone
David Sanker, Morgan Lewis