Events 2011-2012

Date Speaker Topic
Sept. 15, 2011 Golfing Event Ed's photos will be here when id captions are finished.

Nov. 30, 2011 Janet Gongola, Associate Solicitor, Patent Reform Coordinator, United States Patent and Trademark Office

USPTO Implementation of America Invents Act

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Feb. 22, 2012 Raymond Van Dyke of Van Dyke Law Patents and Technology: From Fire to Firestorm. A history of technology and patent laws including provisions of the America Invents Act

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May 1, 2012 Judge Ken Barrett of the Board of Appeals and Interferences

Click here for a copy in pdf of the slide set that Judge Barrett used from the USPTO web site for his talk. 37 slides 220K
Judge Barrett discussed the new ex parte appeal rules. These rules simplify the format of the appeal brief, but increase the potential for waiver of issues and the right to introduce evidence.

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June 12, 2012 Former Judge Michael W. O'Neill of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Click here for a copy in pdf of the speaker's recent paper on "Effective Briefing: Observations from a Former APJ" 2 pages 276K

"Behind the Scenes at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences: Confessions of an APJ."

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June 30, 2012 Dinner Dance at the University Club of DC

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Rupam Bhar elected to Membership.

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Events 2010-2011

Date Speaker Topic
October 27, 2010 Golfing Event Ed's photos will be here when id captions are finished.

December 1, 2010 Krista Holtt, Vice President, The Kenrich Group

A New Look at Patent Damages after Microsoft and Gateway

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March 2, 2011 Judge Paul R. Michel, former Chief Judge
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit

"Reviving the PTO and Educating Congress, the Supreme Court and other Patent 'Reformers'"

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April 21, 2011 Professor John F. Duffy, Oswald
Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at George Washington
University Law School

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by Prof. Duffy for Petitioner 41 pages
pdf 171KB

"The Microsoft v. i4i case at the Supreme Court"

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June 1, 2011 William Griffin, Acting Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline United States Patent and Trademark Office

"The State of OED and Developments of the Past Year"

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June 18, 2011 Dinner Dance at the Cosmos Club

Jeffri Kaminski elected to Membership

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Events 2009-2010

Date Speaker  Topic
September 17, 2009   Golfing Event Click here for photos
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November 19, 2009   Robert L. Stoll
  Commissioner for Patents

  Robert Stoll made an oral presentation
  based on this Power Point in PDF
  6 slides 117K

USPTO - Vision and Outlook

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January 26, 2010   Dr. Gauri Prakash-Canjels

  

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Patent Licensing and Standard-Setting Organizations Relating to Anti-trust

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March 23, 2010   Big Thaw Happy Hour

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March 31, 2010   Robert W Bahr
  Acting Associate Commissioner for
  Patent Examination Policy

  Power Point slides 39 slides 564K

Accelerated Examinatiion and Green Technology Petition Pilot Program

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May 25, 2010 75th Anniversary Past President’s Round Table Discussion

Vince DeLuca elected to Membership

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June 26, 2010 75th Anniversary Year Dinner Dance & Cruise Aboard the Private Yacht Elite

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Events 2008-2009

Date Speaker  Topic
October 2, 2008

Mojdeh Bahar, Branch Chief of the Cancer Branch, National Institutes of Health Office of Technology Transfer 
Mojdeh's Power Point  19 slides 988K
and
Lee C. Heiman, Of Counsel, Nath Law Group
Lee's  PDF  24 pages 208K
Golf Outing and Dinner Meeting at Reston National Golf Course  

“Recent Developments in Patent Law”

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November 6, 2008 Wayne W. Herrington
Assistant General Counsel
U.S. International Trade Commission

Handout for Talk 6 pages pdf   893K
“The International Trade Commission and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights"

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March 12 2009 Dr. Gauri Prakash-Canjels
VicePresident and Chair of the Intellectual Property-Antitrust Practice ARPC of Washington, DC

Estimation of Patent Damages 42 slides
PDF 215K

“Trends and Issues in Patent Damages”

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April 21, 2009

Wynn Coggins
Technology Center 3600 Director USPTO

Power Point Presentation 25 slides 196K

 “Business Methods Update and Briefing”

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May 28, 2009 Michael R. Finley, Esq. Director   
Stratify, An Iron Mountain Company
“Advances and Strategies in Electronic Discover”

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June 11, 2009 The Honorable Pauline Newman
Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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June 20, 2009 Dinner Dance
Kenwood Country Club
Andrew Freistein elected to Membership


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Events 2007-2008

Date Speaker  Topic
September 20, 2007

Glen Kacher  Managing Director, Integral Capital Partners, LLC
Golf Outing and Dinner Meeting at The Golf Club at Lansdowne  

“IP Aspects of Private/Public Investments in High Technology Companies”
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November 13, 2007 Bryan Moore   Office of Unfair Import Investigations, United States International Trade Commission

Section 337 Investigations - FAQ  31 page pdf  553K

Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights At The International Trade Commission”
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March 5, 2008 Harold Wegner Foley & Lardner LLP
Power Point Slides of the talk outline
in PPT 2007   or in Old Format pre 2007 
A detailed written presentation of the talk in 21 pages is here This was not read. The first page has Hal's Top 10 Patent Cases for 2008 as revised 3/4/2008. 222K
 
"Current Topics in Patent Practice"
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April 3, 2008 Henry N. Wixon,  Partner, WilmerHale
President, Maryland Chapter, Licensing Executive Society
"Current Topics in Licensing"
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May 29, 2008 The Honorable Chief Administrative Patent Judge Michael Fleming,
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

Presentation Slides
38 slides in PDF 1.2M
Presentation Slides 38 slides in Power Point 
748 K  

"Present and Future Perspectives - Challenges - Enhanced Flexibility -- Best Practices"
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June 13, 2008
Dinner Dance 
Congressional Country Club
Gautaim Sain elected to Membership

 



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Events 2006-2007

Date Speaker  Topic
October 23, 2006

 Thomas G. Woolston
  Founder, MercExchange L.L.C.

 Ebay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C 
 S. Ct Decision for remand  click here
 MercExchange's brief  click here
 Golf Outing and Dinner Meeting 

“Plight of the Small Business Enterprise in the Patent Arena”

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January 25, 2007 Extra Meeting 
Mixer             6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Optional Dinner  to follow

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February 28, 2007 John Raubitschek
Patent Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Ret.)
12 Power Point slides click here  62K
In re Wands decision is 858 F.2d 731, 8 USPQ2d 1400 (Fed.Cir.1988)
Click here for a Wands Analysis at a BCP meeting April 27, 2004  Power Point  42 
slides 101K 

“Lessons Learned at the Interface of Public and Private Patent Law”

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April 3, 2007 Alan J. Kasper
AIPLA Board of Directors
Partner, Sughrue Mion PLLC
28 Power Points slides
click here  281K
HR 1908 click here  50 page pdf  130K

"The Road to New Patent Reform Legislation in the 110th Congress - Mapping the Basic Principles,    Likely Roadblocks and Possible Detours?"
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May 14, 2007
Michael Smith
Attorney Advisor, Office of Enforcement (OE), External Affairs, USPTO
Links: 
Stopfakes
- check toolkits for countries
OE - Mission Statement
International Intellectual Property
"The Role of the Office of Enforcement at the U.S.P.T.O."
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June 5, 2007 
J Matthew Buchanan
Of counsel with Dunlap, Codding & Rogers, P.C.
Patent Law blogger at  Promote the Progress 
22 slides from talk in Pdf click here  2.5M
Other Patent Blogs
Patently O 
271 Patent Blog
The Invent Blog
PHOSITA 
Patent Baristas
"Patent Law v2.0: Tips, tools, and strategies for staying current in revolutionary times"

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June 15, 2007
Dinner Dance 
Hidden Creek Country Club

Rhonda Barton elected to Membership

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Events 2005-2006

Date Speaker  Topic
 October 24, 2005< o:p> 

 

Hon. Michael Fleming 
Chief Judge, U.S. PTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

Click here for Power Point Slides 43 slides 
346K

 

Do’s and Don'ts in Appeals Before the Board of Appeals< o:p> 

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December 19, 2005 Christina Sarris
Technology Transfer Policy Specialist
NIH Office of Technology Transfer

Metabolite's 4,940,658 patent in pdf  2.6M
Solicitor General's Amicus Brief in pdf 127K
IPO's Amicus Brief in pdf 98K
PTO Guidelines for Patent Subject Matter Eligibility are here  10/26/05  259K
Lab Corp's Brief in pdf  212K
Metabolite's brief due Feb. 6, 2006

 

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, dba LabCorp, Petitioner  v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., et al.

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March 21, 2006 Bruce Kisliuk
Director, Technology Center 1600
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Click here for Power Point slides 27 slides 264K  Has the extra slides not in the handout
Nanotechnology Patent Practice

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April 19, 2006
Robert J. Spar  (sole speaker)
Director of the Office of Patent Legal  Administration (OPLA), PTO

Also present from OPLA Deputy Directors
Robert Clarke & Jeanne Clark 

Click here for Power Point slides 58 slides 
2.3 M 

Proposed Rule Changes Involving Continuations, Double Patenting and Claims

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PTO  link to Us

May 15, 2006
Jay P. Lucas
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

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1.5 M

"Welcome to the Table"

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June 30, 2006
Dinner Dance
International Country Club Fairfax, VA

Ralph Webb elected to Membership 

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Events 2004-2005

Date Speaker  Topic
September 20, 2004 Thomas Blasey, General Patent Counsel for ITT Defense 

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What Patent Counsel For Defense Contractors Look For In Outside Counsel

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November 16,
2004
Christopher Wall
Legal Consultant for Kroll Ontrack, Inc.
Click here for Power Point Slides 69 slides 
5.8M
Using Electronic Evidence, including Electronic Discovery and Computer Forensics, in Patent Litigation
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March 29, 2005 Brian Stanton
Director, Division of Policy, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institute of Health
Click here for 46 Power Point Slides 2.2 M 
Click here for PTO web page on the CREATE
Act
Click here for John Doll's complete slides on PTO status and plans at BCP mtg. March 15, 2005  30 slides 1.3 M
 

The CREATE Act and Other Interesting IP Tidbits

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April 27, 2005 Herbert C. Wamsley
Intellectual Property Owners Association< o:p> 
Click here for IPO's Statement on the 
Committee Print  23 page pdf file 139K
Click here for Committee Print  52 pages
pdf file 183K
2005’s Major New Patent Reform Bill – April 14 House Committee Print
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New member elected click here
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June 14, 2005  Hon. John Whealan< o:p>
Deputy General Counsel and Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Click here for Brad Wright's Notes on Phillips v. AWH Corp. - including summary of Oral Argument 2/8/05  12 page Word file 69K

Cased decided July 12, 2005 56 page Pdf copy here

ThePhillips en banc Claim Interpretation Case and the PTO’s Role in it

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New member elected click here
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June 24, 2005 Dinner Dance 
Hidden Creek Country Club - Reston, Virginia

 

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announcement in Word

Events 2003-2004

Date Speaker  Topic
September 8, 2003 Walter Bratic and Shirley Webster from InteCap at the Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, VA

Click here for copy of Power Point slides they used on"Standard Setting, IP Value Extraction and Reach Through licensing"  74 slides 241K

Click here for another Power Point presentation they have on "Licensing and Competition" 41 slides 101K
"Standard Setting Organizations: Use and Abuse of IP Rights"

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December 16, 2003  

Gary Smith  WIPO Consultant/Advisor on PCT Practice for WIPO

Click here for copy of the Power Point slides for his talk     34 slides  182K 

New PCT fees 1 page Word file here

"Recently Implemented, Soon-To-Be Implemented (1/1/04), and Future Reforms in PCT Practice"

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March 2, 2004

 

 

Ms. Giovanna Cinelli and
Mr. Jeremy Huffman from Patton Boggs

Click here for copy of the Power Point slides for the talk   18 slides  120K 

Click here for US v Meyer decision  9 page pdf file 800K

Click here for Filing Receipt 2 page pdf file  67K

 

"Do You Violate U.S. Export Laws In Your Practice of Patent Law?  How To Avoid Violating U.S. Export Laws"

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April 14, 2004

Honorable Richard Linn
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit< o:p>

Click here for summary from notes of Kristi Castellano & Ed Cabic 1 page Word file 21K       

 “Effective Argument at the     Federal Circuit”< o:p> 

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May 27, 2004 Honorable Nicholas P. Godici
Commissioner for Patents, 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Developments at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office< o:p> 

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Friday
June 25, 2004
Dinner Dance
Willard Hotel Washington DC

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of the term "Lobbyist"

Tom Clouse elected new Membership Officer

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Events 2002-2003

    A new feature this year is the Meeting Minutes by the club secretary Brad Wright.
    For the photos taken at the dinner, click on the thumbnails to see a larger version.

Date Speaker  Topic
October 28, 2002 Walter Bratic and Shirley Webster from InteCap  "Calculating Patent Damages and Determining the Value of IP for Licensing Purposes"
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November19, 2002
 Nicholas Godici, Commissioner of Patents  "Strategic Plan for the PTO< O:P>" 
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March 11, 2003

Albert Tramposch < p:onmouseclick hyperlinktype=url href=mailto:albertt@burnsdoane.com /> 
albertt@burnsdoane.com
Counsel, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis LLP
Alexandria, VA
Co-Director, Intellectual Property Program
George Mason University School of Law, 
Arlington VA
Former Director of Industrial Property Law
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

"Proposed Revision of the PCT and Substantive Patent Harmonization"
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Click here for Provisional Record of Competiveness  Council (26 page pdf file See pg 15-18 on Community Patent)
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Click here for Patton LawClub menu
April 1, 2003  Chief Judge, Bruce Stoner, from the PTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences "The State of the Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences" 
Click here for Meeting Minutes        
Click here for 38 slides in PDF format.
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June 20, 2003 Annual Dinner Dance at the Army Navy Country Club Photos of the Dinner Dance are  here. Then click on the thumbnails to see a larger version.
July __, 2003 Final Dinner Meeting on Nanotechnoogy. Date to be determined.  

Events 2001-2002

Date Speaker  Topic
October 16, 2001 Q. Todd Dickerson Partner and Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Practice Howrey Simon Arnold & White Looking Back and Looking Forward: The State of Intellectual Property
Wednesday
December 12, 2001
Ronald E. Myrick
General Patent Counsel, General Electric Company, and President of Intellectual Property Owners Association
Intellectual Property Rights
Wednesday,
February 27, 2002 
 Hon. Edward J. Damich
 Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
 
Tuesday
April 23, 2002 
 Robert Spar 
 Director Office of Patent Legal Administration
 
 
At the Market Inn in DC
35 U.S.C.  102(e)  in view of the A.I.P.A.
Click here for photos taken at dinnerClick here for copy of the 53 Power Point Slides  in color  822K
Click here for free copy of Power Point viewer from Microsoft  2.83M
Tuesday
May 21, 2002
David E. Green 
Principal Deputy Chief  Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
The Economic Espionage Act: a Guide for Business
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(Possible link coming to the 30 Power Point Slides used in the talk)
Friday
June 21, 2002
 Dinner Dance at Army-Navy Country Club Click here for photos taken at dinner. Then click on the thumbnails to see a larger version.

                                 

Events 2000-2001

Date Speaker Topic
October 5, 2000 William O. Kerr, Ph.D. Economic Consultant Penta Advisory Services, LLC Trends in Damage Awards in Intellectual Property Cases
January 30, 2001 Gareth H. Jones  Attache Defence Equipment (Legal), British Defence Staff Intellectual Property Rights and International Agreements in US/UK Collaborative Programs. Held at the British Embassy
March 5, 2001 Alec French,  Minority Counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, The Internet and Intellectual Property Status of Intellectual Property Related Legislation and Discussions Concerning Such Legislation
April 3, 2001 Robert H. Fischer   Partner, New York Office Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Solving the Patent Lawyer’s Dilemma: Tips for Drafting Clear Yet Broad Claims
May 4, 2001 Honorable Richard Linn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Practice and Procedure Before the Federal Circuit
June 22, 2001 Dinner Dance   Key Bridge Marriott
 

Events 1999-2000

Date Speaker  Topic
Dec. 9, 1999 Lawrence G. Wallace, Esq. Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Dept. of Justice Tales from the Supreme Court
Jan. 12, 2000 Herbert C. Wamsley, Esq. Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association The American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 (new law passed 11/29/99)
Herb's Slides 
March 1, 2000 Mr. Hiram Bernstein 
Senior Legal Adviser
Special Program Law Office
USPTO
Upcoming Rule Changes That Will Affect the Way You Prosecute Patents Before the U.S.P.T.O. 
April 25, 2000 Judge Paul R. Michel
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Doctrine of Equivalents
May 31, 2000 Mr. John C. Jarosz
Analysis Group/Economics
The Design-Around Defense in Lost Profits Litigation
June 9, 2000 Dinner Dance  Columbia Country Club

 

 

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