WMACCA Technology and IP Forum

Protecting Intellectual Property - Featuring David Kappos

10/24/2012 12:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Patent Litigation, Patent Counseling + Prosecution, and Intellectual Property Litigation

Morrison & Foerster LLP
1650 Tysons Blvd, Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102


Robin Hayutin
(703) 242-8773

Investing in our nation’s innovation infrastructure is a top concern for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and will be key to remaining competitive as a country. Under Secretary Kappos will highlight the importance of the patent and trademark system to protecting intellectual property and building a path for the next generation of jobs, tools and innovation. Under Secretary Kappos will address the Obama Administration’s focus on building a more robust patent office, the reforms that have gone into effect, and how conquering barriers to growth will ensure that American businesses are able to thrive.

Following Under Secretary Kappos’ speech, a panel of esteemed general counsels will discuss IP protection and enforcement issues from an in-house perspective. Topics will include the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) and how companies are implementing new provisions, including the new post-grant review proceedings enacted by the AIA.

Featured Speaker:

  • David Kappos
    Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Alexander Hadjis, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

GC Panelists Include:

  • Janet Dhillon, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Gena A. Feist, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Dean A. Manson, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Alan K. Tse, Churchill Downs Inc.
  • Michael C. Wu, Rosetta Stone Inc.

MCLE Credit:
WMACCA will apply for 1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.

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