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April 6, 2018


Friday, April 06, 2018

MHSL IP Institute Annual Symposium: The Future of Patent Law
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

11:30 to Noon: Registration, networking, and collect lunch Noon to 12:10: Welcome and Introductions, Professor Sharon K. Sandeen 12:10 to 1:30: Cybaris, an IP Law Review lunchtime presentation: “The Coming Dearth of Patent Lawyers: What Can/Should be Done?” • Professor Wissam Aoun, Detroit Mercy Law School. Professor Aoun joined the Detroit Mercy Law faculty in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic . Prior to joining Detroit Mercy Law, he spent 5 years as Intellectual Property Clinical Director at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Professor Aoun is an award winning lecturer, having taught courses in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyright and commercialization of technology. Professor Aoun was the 2013 and 2014 Lecturer in International Comparative Patent Law at Monash University in Prato, Italy. • Professor Ken Port, Mitchell Hamline School of Law • Molly Littman, Associate, Gray Plant Mooty • Lucas Hjelle, Patent Attorney, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner 1:30 to 1:40: Break and transition to panel presentations 1:40 to 3:00: Panel #1: “A Year in Review and Coming Attractions” Panelists: • Braden Katterheinrich, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP • Alan Koenck, Kinney & Lange • Kelsey Thorkelson, Robins Kaplan Moderated by Amanda Mangan, Johnson, Killen & Seiler 3:00 to 3:10: Break to transition to second panel 3:10 to 4:30: Panel #2: “Oil States and the Future of Inter Partes Reviews”: The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether inter partes review is constitutional in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group. What does the future hold for the Patent Trial and Appeals Board? Our guest speakers will lay out the arguments for and against, and predict the potential consequences of this momentous decision. Panelists: • Rachel C. Hughey, Merchant & Gould • Cyrus Morton, Robins Kaplan • James Smith, Ecolab Moderated by: Katy Boyle, Pauly DeVries Smith Deffner 4:30 to 6:00: Reception
2018 Law Review Banquet - 2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Law Review Banquet 2018 Minneapolis Club 729 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis Keynote: John Gordon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Minnesota Wallace-Lerner award winners: Kathy Kimmel, Partner, Fox Rothschild Magistrate Judge Leo Brisbois

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