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John Marshall Law School’s 61st Annual IP Conference

November 3, 2017 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm EDT

The John Marshall Law School is proud to present its 61st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. This one-day conference covers developments in patent, trade secrets, and antitrust; trademarks, copyrights, First Amendment, right of publicity; and entertainment; and information technology and privacy law.

We are excited to expand the scope of our long-standing IP event. This year, we’re moving from principally single-speaker sessions to panels, with plenty of time for discussions and questions from the audience. As part of this new format, we plan to expand our faculty to include a greater mix of expert speakers and thought leaders from government, the judiciary, corporations, NGOs, academia and, of course, practitioners. This will naturally mean additional participants from other areas of the country, while still drawing extensively from our local talent.

John Marshall’s Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference has always been a way for the practicing bar, students, and academics to discuss and stay on top of this ever-changing field of law. A mainstay in IP CLE programming, the conference features judicial, administrative, practitioner, and academic presenters from around the country who share their insights into the most important IP developments and their future impact.

We look forward to you joining us.

For more information, or to Register, please visit the 61st ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CONFERENCE Webpage.

DISCOUNT FOR IPWATCHDOG READERS – The first 50 readers of IPWatchdog to register for the conference  using the promo code IPWATCHDOG, will receive a $100 discount off of registration.



Jason Adler Assistant Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission

Mark A. Cohen Senior Counsel, China, Office of Policy and International Affairs United States Patent and Trademark Office

Hon. Linda Kuczma Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Hon. Pauline Newman Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Carlos Aboim, Partner, Licks Attorneys

Kenneth R. Adamo, Partner, Intellectual Property Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Themi Anagnos Deputy General Counsel, Director of Intellectual Property for the Americas

Continental Automotive

Ian Ballon Shareholder and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group

Patrick G. Burns Founding Shareholder, Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd

Christopher V. Carani Partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.

Charisse Castagnoli CIPP – U.S., Europe and Vice President, Security & General Counsel, Trucker Path, Inc

Theodore H. Davis Jr. Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Don Dunner Senior Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Sean Durkin Vice President, Charles Rivers Associates

Scott Evans Associate General Counsel (Trademarks, Copyright, Domains & Marketing), Adobe Systems Incorporated and President and Chair, Board of Directors INTA (2015)

Mark Feldman Senior Counsel and Chair, Chicago Intellectual Property Practice Group, DLA Piper

Samuel Fifer, US Co-practice Leader and Partner, Dentons

Jomarie Fredericks Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Rotary International

Gary Friedlander Senior Vice President & Division General Counsel – International Operations & Global IP, TransUnion

Mark Halligan Partner, FisherBroyles, LLP

Jeff Handelman Shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione

Steve Hanley Senior Corporate Counsel and Managing Attorney, Global IP Operations Group, Caterpillar, Inc.

Brendan J. Healey Partner, Mandell Menkes LLC

Hon. James F. Holderman (Ret.) Former U.S. District Court Chief Judge and Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Kenie Ho, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

Dina Kallay Head of Antitrust (IPR, Americas & Asia), Ericsson AB

Adam G. Kelly Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Janet A. Marvel, Partner, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

William T. McGrath Partner, Davis McGrath LLC

Antony J. McShane Partner and Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Charles Mudd Principal, Mudd Law Offices

Jaya Murthy Global Leader for IP and Outside Submissions Office, Eaton

Kevin E. Noonan Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Maria Pallante President and CEO, Association of American Publishers

Kevin C. Parks Member, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

Mark Partridge Managing Partner, Partridge Partners

Robert D. Paskow Senior Director, Legal, Symantec Corporation

Greg Sivinski Assistant General Counsel, Competition Law Group, Microsoft Corporation

Alesch Staehelin Lead Counsel Research Europe, IBM

Timothy D. Syrett Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Dirk Weiler Chairman, European Telecommunications Standards Institute and Head of Standards Policy, Nokia

Koren Wong-Ervin, Director of IP and Competition Policy, Qualcomm Inc.


Robert Brauneis Professor of Law; Co-Director, Intellectual Property Law Program, George Washington University Law School

William K. Ford Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School

Richard Gruner Adjunct Professor and Former Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School

Hugh Hansen Professor of Law and Director, Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute

Camilla Hrdy Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Akron School of Law

Scott Kieff Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law; C-LEAF Director of Planning and Publications, The George Washington University Law School

Marshall Leaffer Professor of Law, Distinguished Scholar in Intellectual Property Law and University Fellow, Maurer School of Law

Daryl Lim, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

John Marshall Law School

Doris Long Adjunct Professor and Former Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School

Sean O’Connor Boeing International Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

Tyler Ochoa Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Peter Picht Professor, University of Zurich, Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute

Cameron Russell Executive Director, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University

Matthew Sag Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

David Sorkin Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School

Saurabh Vishnubhakat Associate Professor, Texas A & M University School of Law

Peter K. Yu Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property; Professor of Communication, Texas A & M University Law School

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November 3, 2017
8:15 am - 5:30 pm EDT
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Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, 60604
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