Join the Federal Circuit Bar Association at Northeastern University School of Law for a discussion about the evolution of the patent system and the biggest issues facing patent policy and litigation today.

Monday, April 9, 2:30 to 7:20 pm

Featured Speakers:

Federal Circuit Judge Alan Lourie
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Chief Judge David Ruschke
United States Patent and Trial Appeal Board

Judge Richard Stearns
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

Professor Jessica Silbey
Co-Director, CLIC, Northeastern University

Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
Suffolk University Law School

Lauren Fletcher
Partner, WilmerHale

Monica Grewal 
Partner, WilmerHale

Brian McCaslin
Principal Counsel, Biologics Litigation, Sanofi

Location

Northeastern University School of Law
240 Dockser Hall
65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115

Co-Sponosored by: 

CLIC                        FCBA                     BPLA    

Conference Schedule

Monday, April 9, 2018

2:30 - 2:55 p.m.

Registration

2:55 - 3:05 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Professor Jessica Silbey, Co-Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC), Northeastern University School of Law

3:05 - 3:50 p.m. 

Fireside Chat with Circuit Judge Alan Lourie

Panelists:
Circuit Judge Alan Lourie, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Lauren Fletcher, Partner, WilmerHale

4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

In-House Counsel Panel: "Perspectives on Decision-Making and Strategy."

Panelists:
District Court Judge George A. O'Toole, District of Massachusetts
Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Suffolk University Law School
Jason Fiorillo, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Commercial Matters, Analog Devices
Brian McCaslin, Principal Counsel, Biologics Litigation, Sanofi

4:50 - 5:30 p.m. 

Fireside Chat with Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Panelists:
Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Monica Grewal, Partner, WilmerHale

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Reception