Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Professor of Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University


 

 

conferences

 

2004 Patent Law Day

 

CONTINUING CHALLENGES

IN PATENT PRACTICE

 

Michigan State University College of Law

 

September 13, 2004

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Patent law practice is evolving at an ever-quickening pace as technology and innovation continue to advance in our global economy. If you want to stay on the cutting-edge of issues in patent prosecution, licensing and litigation; biotech and pharmaceutical patents; and international patent practice, this Patent Law Day is for you.

 

This conference brings together leading practitioners to address the latest developments in patent law. It provides legal practitioners; academics; law, engineering and technology students; and other participants with an in-depth understanding of complex issues at the front lines of patent law practice.

 

SCHEDULE

 

8:30

Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dean Terence Blackburn, Michigan State University College of Law

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

9:10

Keynote Opening Address

  • The Hon. John Whealan, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office

9:50

Hot Topics in Patent Prosecution and Licensing

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Llewellyn J. Gibbons, University of Toledo College of Law & Visiting Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers:

  • Cary W. Brooks, Esq., Attorney, General Motors Corp.

  • Monte L. Falcoff, Esq., Principal, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., Troy

  • Frances Marshall, Esq., Attorney, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

  • Harold W. Milton, Jr., Esq., Member, Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C., Bloomfield Hills

  • Steven L. Oberholtzer, Esq. 81, Member, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Ann Arbor

11:20

Refreshment Break

 

11:35

Cutting-edge Issues in Patent Litigation

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers:

  • Sharon R. Barner, Esq., Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago

  • Richard D. Grauer, Esq., Founding Member, Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, Bloomfield Hills

  • Nicholas P. Groombridge, Esq., Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP, New York

  • Lynn E. Eccleston, Esq., Eccleston Law Firm, Washington, D.C.

  • Benjamin C. Hsing, Esq., Partner, Kaye Scholer, LLP, New York

 1:15

Networking Luncheon

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • The Hon. Avern Cohn, Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

 2:45

Latest Developments on Biotech and Pharmaceutical Patents

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Martin J. Adelman, The George Washington University Law School

Speakers:

  • Charles W. Ashbrook, Esq., Assistant General Patent Counsel, Pfizer, Inc.

  • Robert Berliner, Esq. 61, Of Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Los Angeles

  • Karen Kimble, Esq., Technology Law, PLLC

  • David L. Suter, Esq., Principal, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., Troy

 4:15

Refreshment Break

 

 4:30

Growing Challenges in International Patent Practice

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers:

  • William G. Conger, Esq., Shareholder, Brooks Kushman P.C.

  • Maria C.H. Lin, Esq., Partner, Morgan & Finnegan, New York

  • Thomas T. Moga, Esq., Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Bloomfield Hills

  • David J. Simonelli, Esq., Member, Clark Hill PLC, Detroit

  • Harold C. Wegner, Esq., Partner, Foley & Lardner, Washington, D.C. 

6:00

Conference Adjourned

 

7:00

Dean's Dinner Reception

 
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