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Past Event
6 May 2014

Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20052


  • A. John P. Mancini
    T +1 212 506 2295
  • Sharon A. Israel
    T +1 713 238 2630
  • Alan Grimaldi
    T +1 202 263 3255
  • Gary M. Hnath
    T +1 202 263 3040

George Washington University Law School Symposium on Intellectual Property

In the expanding world of intellectual property litigation, the rules are ever-changing, making it increasingly difficult to safeguard your company. Virtually every business has intellectual property to protect. Understanding the changing landscape is paramount in protecting your company’s interests and assets.

We invite you to join colleagues from administrative agencies, private practice, the judiciary and academia to discuss hot topics and recent developments in patent law, including:

  • Beginning of a New Era: Post-Issuance PTO Proceedings
  • Tips and Trends: Litigating Patent Cases in the Federal Courts
  • ITC: Recent Developments and Current Trends
  • Defensive Strategies: Patent Litigation


We will be joined for a special address by Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, The United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Honorable Leonard E. Davis, Chief District Judge, District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, District Judge, District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, District Judge, District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Honorable Theodore R. Essex, Administrative Law Judge, US International Trade Commission
  • Thomas L. Giannetti, Administrative Patent Judge, The United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Lynn I. Levine, Former Director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, US International Trade Commission
  • Edward Blocker, IP&S Manager Healthcare, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
  • Adan Ayala, General Patent Counsel for Stanley Black & Decker
  • John LaBarre, IP Litigation Manager, Google Inc.
  • David A. Steffes, Senior Director of Intellectual Property - North America, DSM

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