Thursday & Friday, December 10 & 11, 2020

6.25 total hours of CLE credit will be offered for this event.

Thursday, December 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (PT)

Presiding officer: Christopher J. Palermo, Baker Botts
9:00 – 9:40 a.m.

Keynotes (presented on WebEx in collaboration with CIP)

Hon. Antonio Campinos, President, European Patent Office

Hon. Andrei Iancu, Undersecretary of Commerce for IP and Director, US Patent and Trademark Office

9:40 – 9:45 a.m.

Transition to APLI Zoom Platform

9:45 – 10:30  a.m.

Year in Review

Mark Lemley, Stanford Law and Durie Tangri

10:30 – 10:50
A View from the PTO

Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner of Patents, USPTO

10:50 – 11:40 a.m.

PTAB Developments

Joseph Matal, Haynes and Boone, Moderator

Terry Rea, Crowell & Moring

Mark Rowland, Ropes & Gray

Laura Sheridan, Google

11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Pandemic-related IP: patents on vaccines, treatments,
and diagnostics and the open COVID pledge

Cara Coburn, Genentech

Jorge Contreras, University of Utah Law School

Daralyn Durie, Durie Tangri, Moderator

Teresa Lavoie, Fish & Richardson

Bhanu Sadasivan, McDermott, Will & Emery

Friday, December 11
9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (PT)

Presiding officer: Jim Dempsey, BCLT/Berkeley Law

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Diversity and Inclusion

Karen Boyd, Turner Boyd, Moderator

Clem Roberts, Orrick

Kelvin Vivian, Marvell

Nikki Vo, Facebook

Sue Wang, Sidley Austin

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.


10:10 – 11:10 a.m.

Breakout: Section 101 – Litigation

Yar Chaikovsky, Paul Hastings

Sonal Mehta, WilmerHale

Matt Powers, Tensegrity 

Hon. Leonard Stark, US. District Court, Delaware

Bijal Vakil, White & Case, Moderator

10:10 – 11:10 a.m.

Breakout: Section 101 – Prosecution

Bradley Baugh, North Weber & Baugh LLP, Moderator

Natalie M. Derzko, Covington & Burling

Bill James, Van Pelt, Yi and James

David Sanker, Morgan Lewis

11:10 – 11:20 a.m.



11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Breakout: Practice Issues – Litigating in a Pandemic

Hon. Alan Albright, U.S. District Court, W.D. Texas

Sharre Lotfollahi, Kirkland & Ellis

Colette Reiner Mayer, Morrison & Foerster

Hon. Kara Farnandez Stoll, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Kathi Vidal, Winston & Strawn, Moderator

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Breakout: Practice Issues – In-house Management of People and Portfolios

Dan Choi, Microsoft

Robert Greenberg, Intel

Aubrey Haddach, Progenity

Mika Reiner Mayer, Cooley

Maya Skubatch, Wilson Sonsini, Moderator