2015 November 18 One-Day Patent CLE Seminar

Event Date
  • 11/18/2015   8:15 AM - 5:10 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • The Princeton Club
    15 West 43rd Street
    New York, New York 10036

*Early-bird ends Wednesday, October 21, 2015. This registration includes breakfast, refreshments, lunch and course materials.


One-Day Patent CLE Seminar
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036


8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast will be served
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome Remarks Dorothy Auth, NYIPLA President, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

9:05 AM - 10:25 AM Panel 1 Data Privacy, Security and Confidentiality Issues in Litigation and Transactional Matters

Moderator: Michael Johnson, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
- Seth DuCharmeDeputy Chief, Terrorism and Cybercrimes Unit, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
- Steven PurdySenior Attorney, IBM
- Boris SegalisPartner, Norton Rose Fulbright

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM Refreshment Break

10:40 AM - 11:35 AM Panel 2  Current Initiatives of the USPTO
Moderator: Robert Rando, The Rando Law Firm
William LaMarca, Special Counsel for Patent and IP Litigation, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Michael Cygan, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM Live Demonstration of a Mock Skype Conference Between an Examiner and an Applicant
Moderator: Mark Bloomberg, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca
Tariq Hafiz, Director of TC2600, United States Patent and Trademark Office

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker Honorable Mary L. Cooper, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM Interactive Post-Lunch Panel On Legal Ethics and professional responsibility concerning the Internet and the use of "the cloud." ETHICS!
Patrice Jean, Partner, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed
2:10 PM - 3:30 PM Panel 3 35 U.S.C. § 101 Patentability and Subject Matter Eligibility
Moderator: Heather Schneider, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Tulloss Delk, Senior Counsel, IBM
Joel Lutzker, Chief IP Counsel, Ocean Tomo
Laura Sheridan, Senior Patent Counsel, Google

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Refreshment Break

3:45 PM - 5:05 PM Panel 4 Issues Concerning Proof of Patent Infringement
Moderator: Jamie Lucia, Saul Ewing 
Honorable F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, International Trade Commission Honorable Faith Hochberg, Former District Judge, United States for the District of New Jersey
Dorothy Auth, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Thomas Meloro, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

5:05 PM - 5:10 PM Closing Remarks