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AGENDA: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

coffee

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
John M. Whealan, Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law, GW Law (view bio)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
MORNING SESSION 1:
Design Patent Damages
Moderator: Robert Katz, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)
Christopher Burrell, Director & Senior Counsel, Samsung Electronics (view bio)
Mark S. Davies, Orrick (view bio)
Mark Janis, Maurer School of Law (view bio)
Jeff Myers, Lead Patent Counsel, Apple 
Brian Racilla, USPTO, Office of the Solicitor (view bio)
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown Law (view bio)

coffee

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Break


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION 2:
Morning Session 2: The Current State of the Law Under 35 U.S.C. § 102, 103 and 112
Moderator: Daniel Gajewski, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox (view bio)
Elizabeth Ferrill, Finnegan (view bio)
William LaMarca, USPTO, Office of the Solicitor (view bio)
Perry J. Saidman, Saidman DesignLaw Group (view bio)

lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE PROGRAM:
International Design Excellence Awards
Karen Berube, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) (view bio)

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON SESSION 1:
Design Patents & Ecommerce
Moderator: Judy Yee, Microsoft (view bio)
Christopher V. Carani, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. (view bio)
Howard Hogan, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (view bio)

coffee

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON SESSION 2:
Product Configuration Trade Dress
Moderator: Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox (view bio)
Jyotin (Joe) Hamid, Debevoise & Plimpton
Charles Hooker, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (view bio)
Erik Maurer, Banner & Witcoff (view bio)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Town Hall Discussion

lunch

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reception