Mealeys Patent Litigation Conference

Venue: The Westin Chicago River North

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 09, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2004
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Tuesday, March 9, 2004



8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast



8:45 Introduction & Opening Remarks

Gary Ropski, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

John Williamson, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property,
PPG Industries, Inc.



9:00 Changes to Enforcement of Patent Rights For In-House & Outside Counsel

Thomas Jarvis, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Paul Berghoff, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Jan Conlin, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

David Airan, Leydig Voit & Mayer



10:30 Morning Break



10:45 Obtaining Effective Opinions

Hon. Arthur Schwab, United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Ralph Gabric, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Marc Adler, Chief Patent Counsel, Associate General Counsel & Assistant
Secretary, Rohm and Haas Company



12:00 Lunch Break - on your own



1:30 Summary of the Most Recent Federal Circuit Decisions

Todd Dickinson, Howrey Simon Arnold & White



2:30 Claims Construction & Markman Issues

Hon. Matthew Kennelly, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

James Sobieraj, Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione



3:15 Afternoon Break



3:30 FTC report

Ronald Myrick, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner



4:15 Ethics - Conflicts of Interest in the Patent Litigation Practice

William Freivogel, Senior Vice President - Loss Prevention, AON Risk Services



5:15 Adjourn


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