Patent Law Institute Agenda

May 13-17, 2013
Duke Law School, Durham, NC

Monday, May 13, 2013

Introduction to the AIA: Policy Rationale, Major Provisions, and Legislative History

1:00 p – 1:30 p

Discussion of the economic literature on “bad patents,” different perspectives in different industries; Obama Administration’s perspective (Rai)

1:30 p – 2:15 p

Overview of main provisions: Prosecution and counseling perspective (Irving, Sibley)

2:15 p – 2:45 p

Litigation perspective (Fiacco)

2:45 p – 3:15 p

Licensing perspective (Webbink)

 

 

3:15 p – 3:30 p

Break

 

 

3:30 p – 5:00 p

Special Guest Speaker: Joe Matal

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Details of the America Invents Act

9:00 a – 9:45 a

First-inventor-to-file: changes and open questions (Irving)

9:45 a – 10:30 a

Impact on patent prosecution (Sibley)

 

 

10:30 a – 10:45 a

Break

 

 

10:45 a – 11:15 a

The Role of Supplemental Examination (Irving)

11:15 a – 11:45 a

Third-party prior art submission pre-grant (Webbink)

 

 

11:45 a – 1:00 p

Lunch (On Your Own)

 

 

1:00 p – 2:00 p

New post-grant proceedings basics:  Introduction to interaction with judicial proceedings (Irving)

2:00 p – 3:00 p

Special Guest Speaker: Chief Judge Randall Rader

3:00 p – 3:30 p

Continued discussion of interaction with judicial proceedings (Irving, Rai, and Fiacco)

 

 

3:30 p – 3:40 p

Break

 

 

3:40 p – 5:00 p

Special Guest Speaker: Chief Judge James Smith

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Patent Validity Requirements

9:00 a – 9:30 a

Uncertain status of patentable subject matter at the CAFC and Supreme Court: Overview (Rai)

9:30 a – 10:15 a

Impact on prosecution (Sibley)

 

 

10:15 a – 10:30 a

Break

 

 

10:30 a – 11:00 a

Impact on licensing (Webbink)

11:00 a – 11:45 a

Impact on litigation (Fiacco)

 

 

11:45 a – 1:00 p

Lunch (On Your Own)

 

 

1:00 p – 2:15 p

Development in non-obviousness (Irving, Rai)

2:15 p – 3:15 p

Developments in Section 112: written description, enablement, and definiteness (Irving, Rai)

 

 

3:15 p – 3:30 p

Break

 

 

3:30 p – 5:00 p

Special Guest Speaker: James Dabney

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Claim Construction, Infringement and Remedies

9:00 a – 9:30 a

Claim construction (Sibley)

9:30 a – 10:45 a

Special Guest Speaker: Judge T.S. Ellis, III

 

 

10:45 a – 11:00 a

Break

 

 

11:00 a – 11:30 a

Developments in infringement (Irving)

11:30 a – 12:00 p

Inequitable Conduct: Judicial Developments (Sibley, Irving)

 

 

12:00 p – 1:00 p

Lunch (On Your Own)

 

 

1:00 p – 1:45 p

Remedies - Developments post-Ebay (Fiacco)

1:45 p – 3:00 p

Role of Patent Assertion Entities – Special Guest Speaker: Patrick McBride

 

 

3:00 p – 3:15 p

Break

 

 

3:15 p – 3:30 p

The Role of the ITC (Rai)

3:30 p – 5:00 p

Special Guest Speaker: Deanna Okun


Friday, May 17, 2013

Patents, Standards, and Antitrust

9:00 a – 9:30 a

Patents, Licensing, and Standards: Introduction (Webbink)

9:30 a – 10:30 a

Patents, Licensing, and Standards – Special Guest Speaker: Jorge Contreras

 

 

10:30 a – 10:45 a

Break

 

 

10:45 a – 11:45 a

Patents, Licensing, and Standards – Special Guest Speaker: Jorge Contreras

 

 

11:45 a – 1:00 p

Lunch (On Your Own)

 

 

1:00 p – 2:00 p

Patents and Antitrust, Reverse Payment Settlements (Webbink, Rai)

2:00 p – 3:15 p

Special Guest Speaker: Julie Carlson

 

 

3:15 p – 3:30 p

Break

 

 

3:30 p – 5:00 p

Wrap up