February 19, 2008
Over 150 of Chicago's top IP lawyers attended the 2008 Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference on February 19th at the Chicago Hilton. Attendees were offered two tracks of programming: one focusing on general intellectual property and the other on patent law. View the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article recapping the event.
Program Topics and Speakers included:
The Status of "Advice of Counsel Defense"
Graham Gerst, Kirkland & Ellis
Mike Baniak, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Advising Counsel on Managing IP Assets
Weston Anson, Consor
Beverly Berneman, Querrey & Harrow
John Noel, Illinois Technology Development Alliance
Licensing IP Assets: An ROI Primer
Thad Chaloemtiarana, Pattishall McAuliffe
Margaret Dobrowitsky, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Recent Developments in Copyright Law and the DCMA
Bill McGrath, JMLS Center for IP Law
Kevin Parks, Leydig Voit & Mayer
Len Rubin, Reed Smith
Patent Damages - Economic and Exemplary
Jeff Cohen, Chicago Partners
Marc Cooperman, Banner & Witcoff
Art Gollwitzer, Michael Best & Friedrich
New PTO Rules and Pending Legislation Update
John Augustyn, Leydig Voit & Mayer
Howard Rockman, Reed Smith
The Future of Patent Law - U.S. Supreme Court Update
Thomas Duston, Marshall Gerstein & Borun
Chief Judge James F. Holderman, U.S.D.C., No. District of IL
Janet Pioli, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Bob Surrette, McAndrews Held & Malloy
Conference attendees earned 3.25 MCLE hours, including .75 hours of professional responsibility credit.
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