October 2, 2017 - Registration Opens for The 9th Annual Georgetown-Berkeley Conference on the Role of the Courts in Shaping Patent Policy

We're proud to announce that registration has opened for the Ninth Annual Georgetown Law-Berkeley Law Conference on the Role of the Courts in Shaping Patent Law & Policy! 

The event will take place at Georgetown Law on Friday, November 3rd from 8:30 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

This year's line-up includes keynote addresses from Judge Raymond Chen of the Federal Circuit and Joe Matal, currently performing the functions of the Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Other speakers include Judge Rodney Gilstrap (E.D. Tex.), Chief Judge Leonard Stark (D.Del.), PTAB Chief Judge David Ruschke, and leading practitioners and academics.

Professor Peter Menell will moderate a panel on recent developments in case management, with Judge Gilstrap, Judge Stark and practitioners discussing developments since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in TC Heartland and other litigation management issues.

Erika Arner, incoming President of the PTAB Bar Association, will moderate a panel on developments at the PTAB, five years after the Board's creation following passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

Leading practitioners Morgan Chu, Matt Powers and Ken Korea will analyze how courts are applying damages law. The day concludes with a discussion of the significant recent patent decisions issued by the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit, and significant cases expected in the year to come.

CLE credit is available, and there is no charge for this event. We hope you'll join us! 

You can RSVP and see further details here.