One Day Fall CLE Program

November 22, 20025:15pm
The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, New York, NY
This program is sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Committee on Meetings and Forums of the NYIPLA.

Program

8:45-9:00
Welcome Remarks

SESSION I: PATENT LITIGATION WORKSHOP

9:00-10:40
Roundtable discussion and mock presentation.

MODERATOR: PAUL A. BONDOR, KENYON & KENYON

PARTICIPANTS:
HON. JED S. RAKOFF, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE (S.D.N.Y.)
CHRISTOPHER J. HARNETT, FISH & NEAVE
MARK ABATE, MORGAN & FINNEGAN LLP

Discovery of Electronic Materials
Contention Interrogatories in Patent Infringement Litigation
Litigating Patents With Numerous Claims

SESSION II: HOT TOPICS IN PATENT PROSECUTION

MODERATOR: ANTHONY GIACCIO, BAKER BOTTS LLP

10:55-11:20
Written Description in Biotech Cases after Enzo

MARIA LIN, MORGAN & FINNEGAN LLP

11:20-11:45
How Far Does Best Mode Extend?
Bayer v. Schein and Current CAFC Trends

PAUL D. ACKERMAN, BAKER BOTTS LLP

11:45-12:10
Solving Thorny Issues Involving
Rule 56 Obligations (Ethics)

LAURA CORUZZI, PENNIE & EDMONDS LLP

FEATURED SPEAKER AND LUNCH

Featured Speaker: [12:55-1:20]

ROBERT J. SPAR, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PATENT LEGAL ADMINISTRATION
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

21ST Century Plan for the U.S.P.T.O.:
Recent Changes and Developments in PTO Practice

SESSION III: LICENSING IP FROM UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

MODERATOR: DALE CARLSON, WIGGIN & DANA

PARTICIPANTS:
ALFRED ("BUZ") E. BROWN, PH.D., YALE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COOPERATIVE RESEARCH
MICHAEL I. SHERMAN, PH.D., BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL CONSULTING, INC.
THOMAS I.H. DUBIN, ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
MERTON G. GOLLAHER, WIGGIN & DANA

1:30-3:10
Roundtable discussion among a technology licensing officer, an in-house counsel for a company spawned out of university research, a consultant who catalyzes the creation of new companies from academic research, and an outside counsel working at the interface between industry and academia. The discussion will surround the licensing issues unique to licensing technology from universities and research institutions.

SESSION IV: ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE IN PATENT PRACTICE: ETHICAL ASPECTS AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

MODERATOR: THOMAS J. MELORO, KENYON & KENYON 3:25-3:50
Corporate Safeguards to Preserving Privilege (Ethics)

SHARON E. HAYNER, JOHNSON & JOHNSON

3:50-4:15
Whether and When to Obtain an Outside Opinion of Counsel (Ethics)

DONALD RHOADS, KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP

4:15-4:40
Impact of the Decision to Waive Privilege in Litigation (Ethics)

BRIAN SLATER, FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO

4:40-5:05
Community of Interest Privilege: A Trap for the Unwary? (Ethics)

REEM F. JISHI, ELAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

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