The Midwest’s Premier Annual IP CLE Event

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chicago Mart Plaza

3.5 MCLE credits, including 1 PMCLE (Ethics)

Law Bulletin Seminars presented its 8th Annual Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference at the Chicago Mart Plaza on February 13, 2013. As in previous years, our diverse faculty included senior in-house counsel, Chief Judge James Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois, top local IP practitioners and representatives from the USPTO. More than 170 attendees from law firms, government and corporations heard diverse perspectives on compelling and contemporary IP issues affecting businesses and practitioners alike.

General Session
What You Need to Know About the Proposed USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Marc Cavan, Ropes & Gray
  • Jeffrey Drake, Miller Canfield
  • James Silbermann, Office of Enrollment & Discipline, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Sean Sullivan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Patent Track
The Race to the Patent Office and Post-grant Procedures

  • Eric Cohen, Katten Muchin Rosenman
  • Gregory Mayer, Director, Intellectual Property, Hollister Incorporated
  • Richard Ruzich, Cozen O’Connor
  • Jordan Sigale, Loeb & Loeb

Patent Track
Patent Claims & Infringement

  • John Augustyn, Leydig Voit & Mayer
  • Mark Croll, Vice President, Intellectual Property, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Richard McCaulley, Jr., Ropes & Gray
  • Leif Sigmond, Jr., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff Copyright/Trademark Track

Controlling Your Brand

  • Thomas Holt, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Dennis McMahon, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Follett Corporation
  • Brian Weber, Office of Quality Review and Training, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Copyright/Trademark Track
Expanding Your Market

  • Reginald Hill, Jenner & Block
  • Tamara Miller, Leydig Voit & Mayer
  • Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Matthew Walch, Latham & Watkins

General Session
NDIL Updates & Judicial Perspectives

  • Meredith Martin Addy, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Stephen Auten, Cozen O’Connor
  • Hon. James Holderman, Chief Judge, United States District Court, NDIL
  • Bradford Lyerla, Jenner & Block


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