The GW Law Symposium on Intellectual Property


Tuesday, May 6, 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



General Registration Fee                                       $75.00

Student Registration Fee                                       $25.00


Continuing Legal Education Credit

Upon request, the Law School will submit applications to state bar associations for continuing legal education credits. Please note that CLE approval is ultimately at the discretion of individual states and no advance assurance can be given that credit will be granted in all cases.



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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 important 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.




  • 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, U.S. 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, U.S. International Trade Commission

  • Adan Ayala, General Patent Counsel, Stanley Black & Decker

  • Edward Blocker, IP&S Manager Healthcare, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  • John LaBarre, IP Litigation Manager, Google Inc.

  • David A. Steffes, Senior Director of Intellectual Property – North America, DSM


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