MORNING PROGRAM

coffee

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Charles Shifley, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Charles Miller, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Obtaining Patent Value Beyond Litigation I
Joe Berghammer, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Rebecca Rokos, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Obtaining Patent Value Beyond Litigation II
A.C. Dike, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Binal Patel, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

9:50 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
The Realities of the ITC 2017
Brian Fogarty, Senior Director, Global IP Litigation, Nike, Inc.
Christopher Renk, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

coffee

10:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Lead Compound Analysis:
Lessons in Life Sciences for Other Technologies
John Iwanicki, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
How Disparaging and Scandalous Can Your Company’s Trademarks Be?
Audra Eidem Heinze, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Binal Patel, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH KEYNOTE:
Successful Patent Mediation Strategies
Hon. James F. Holderman (Ret.)

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Social Media, Video Games, and Blockchains:
Is it all just a game, or a new haven for criminals?
Ross Dannenberg, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Maurine Knutsson, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
New and Emerging Design Patent Strategies
Alisa Abbott, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Steve Chang, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Brad Van Pelt, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

2:10 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
The Internet of Things Meets Alice
Aseet Patel, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Jared Radkiewicz, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

coffee

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Using Inter Partes Reviews to Counter Business Threats
Scott Kelly, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Fred Meeker, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Pieter van Es, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

3:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
The Road to Oil States: Inter Partes Reviews Constitutional or Not?
Marc S. Cooperman, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Janice Mitrius, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

4:05 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
The Fosbury – Top Methods to Hurdle the 101 Bar
Brian Emfinger, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Rajit Kapur, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

4:25 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Modern, Faster Legal Writing
Timothy J. Rechtien, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

lunch

4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CLOSING & RECEPTION