Eleventh Annual Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP) Symposium

March 10, 2016

IPR 3.5 Years Later – Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

David SchwartzNorthwestern Law (Moderator)
Shawn AmbwaniCOO, Unified Patents
Alison BaldwinMcDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Hon. Michael J. FitzpatrickPatent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO
Brent RayKirkland & Ellis

Design Patent Construction in the post Apple v. Samsung Era

Jay EmerickKirkland & Ellis (Moderator)
Dennis AbdelnourKirkland & Ellis
Sarah BursteinUniversity of Oklahoma College of Law
Jeff HandelmanBrinks Gilson & Lione
Marcus ThymianMcDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Richard StocktonBanner & Witcoff

The Future of Orphan Works & Extended Collective Licensing after Author’s Guild v. Google

Peter DiColaNorthwestern Law (Moderator)
Gwen Hochman StewartSidley Austin
Steven J. HorowitzSidley Austin
Nicole ReifmanMcDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Helen SedwickBennet Valley Law, published author

Dinner and Keynote

Edward JungCTO, Intellectual Ventures

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March 11, 2016

FDA’s Proposed Hatch-Waxman Updates – Implications for Generics and Beyond

Laura Pedraza-FariñaNorthwestern Law (Moderator)
Nimalka WickramasekeraKirkland & Ellis
Laura LydigsenBrinks Gilson & Lione
W. Nicholson PriceUNH Law School
Brian BeelerHorizon Pharmaceuticals

Why Can’t I Get My Pizza by Air (Yet)? – Drone Regulation & Federalism

Henry H. Perritt Jr.IIT Chicago-Kent Law School (Moderator)
Joel RobersonHolland & Knight
Alderman Scott Waguespack32nd Ward, Chicago
Matthew BieschkePresident, UAS America Fund, LLC

Lunch Panel – Non-JD’s and Their Role in IP Strategy: How These Players are Impacting the Industry

Sacha PateraNorthwestern Law & Feinberg School of Medicine (Moderator)
Nicole BashorQuarles & Brady
Todd HofmeisterMichael Best & Friedrich
Matt McKayCabot Microelectronics
Binal PatelBanner & Witcoff


Platinum Sponsor:  McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Gold Sponsor:  Sidley Austin LLP

Silver Sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Academic Sponsor:  Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

Academic Sponsor:  Northwestern Law School’s Master of Science in Law


Up to 6.25 CLE credits (1.25 per panel) may be obtained.