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MBHB a Proud Sponsor of 10th Annual Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Symposium

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (MBHB) is proud to be an official Platinum Sponsor of the Tenth Annual Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP) Symposium set for March 6, 2015. The Symposium brings together students, academics and practitioners from across the country to discuss legal topics at the forefront of technology and intellectual property. The full-day event will take place at the Northwestern University School of Law located at 375 East Chicago Avenue in downtown Chicago.

MBHB partner Andrew Williams, Ph.D. is a co-presenter for a program entitled, “Inter Partes Review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” set to take place from 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Thorne Auditorium.

MBHB associate Michael Borella, Ph.D. is a co-presenter for a program entitled, “Business Method Patents Following Alice v. CLS Bank,” set to take place from 1:45-3:00 p.m. in Thorne Auditorium. 

The agenda for the full-day event is as follows:

Check-In and Welcome Coffee (Thorne Auditorium Hallway — 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Inter Partes Review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Thorne Auditorium – 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • Andrew Williams, Ph.D., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP
  • Mircea Tipescu, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • David Schwartz, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Jay Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Hon. James Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

 

Special Luncheon Lecture by Dr. Christal Sheppard (Thorne Auditorium – 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM)

  • Christal Sheppard, Regional Director of the USPTO Detroit Satellite Office

 

Business Method Patents Following Alice v. CLS Bank (Thorne Auditorium – 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM)

  • Michael Borella, Ph.D., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP
  • Christal Sheppard, USPTO
  • Jay Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Mark Remus, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Northwestern University School of Law

 

Special Lecture: The Impact of Teva on U.S. District Court Patent Claim Construction Procedures (Thorne Auditorium – 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM)

  • Hon. James F. Holderman, Senior District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

 

Pre-1972 Sound Recording Copyright Law (Thorne Auditorium – 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM)

  • Peter DiCola, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Thomas Leavens, Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC
  • Margit Livingston, DePaul University College of Law
  • Tyler Ochoa, Santa Clara University School of Law

 

Reception (Atrium – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

  • Northwestern JTIP

 

Dinner and Keynote Speech with Retired Chief Judge Paul R. Michel (Atrium – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

  • Hon. Paul R. Michel, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Retired)

 

The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property is among the top ranked intellectual property and technology journals in the country. The Journal addresses subjects relating to intellectual property and the intersection of law and technology and publishes articles on a variety of topics including: copyright, trademark, patents, the Internet, media, telecommunications, health care, antitrust, e-discovery, and trial and litigation technology.

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