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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

Patent Litigation Seminar

  • 03/14/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • APA Hotel (Formely known as Woodbridge at Metropark)


  • Must be a full time student and can attend the lunch and the CLE seminar

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Patent Litigation Seminar

Wednesday, March 14, 2018      

12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

APA Hotel (Formerly Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark)
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin NJ
(732) 494-6200

CLE: All credits are pending confirmation. 
New Jersey 4.5 Credits, including 1 Ethics Credit
New York
 4.5 Credits, including 1 Ethics Credit
Pennsylvania 4.0 Credits, including 1 Ethics Credit


12:00 - 12:45   Luncheon

12:545 - 12:50   Welcome 
Lisa Wang - President, NJIPLA 
U.S. Army - Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.) 

12:50 - 1:00   Opening Remarks
Immac J. Thampoe  Chair, NJIPLA Patent Litigation Committee 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Tarrytown, NY) 

1:00 - 1:45


Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. 
Carter G. Phillips
Sidley Austin LLP (Washington, DC)

Carter G. Phillips is the immediate former chair of the firm’s Executive Committee and is now the Chair Emeritus as he returns to the full-time practice of law as one of the most experienced Supreme Court and appellate lawyers in the country. Carter was the managing partner of its Washington, D.C. office from 1995 to 2012. He served as a law clerk to both Judge Robert Sprecher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the United States Supreme Court. Carter also served as Assistant to the Solicitor General. Carter Phillips has argued 75 cases before the Supreme Court since joining Sidley, which is more than any other lawyer while in private practice.

1:45 - 2:30 


Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.
Andrew J. Pincus
Mayer Brown LLP (Washington, DC)

Andrew J. Pincus focuses his appellate practice on briefing and arguing cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and in federal and state appellate courts; developing legal strategy for trial courts; and presenting policy and legal arguments to Congress, state legislatures and regulatory agencies.

2:30 - 3:15


Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC
Allyson N. Ho
Morgan, lewis & Bockius LLP (Dallas, TX) 

Allyson N. Ho represents clients in high-stakes litigation in US state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide, including the US Supreme Court, where she has argued multiple times as lead counsel. Co-chair of the firm’s appellate practice, Allyson has litigated cases in every federal court of appeals and in the highest courts of multiple states. She has won cases for Fortune 500 companies, represented former high-ranking US and foreign government officials in federal court, and counseled US senators and presidential candidates.

3:15 - 3:45     Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:45


The Inequitable Conduct Doctrine:  A Look Back and Forward (Ethics Panel)

Preston K. Ratliff II
Paul Hastings LLP (New York, NY)

Preston K. Ratliff II is Chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice in New York. Mr. Ratliff focuses his practice on complex, high-stakes patent litigation with an emphasis on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural, and renewable fuel sectors. He has successfully represented major and emerging companies both pre-trial and at trial. Mr. Ratliff has extensive experience counseling clients with respect to their intellectual property portfolios and evaluating strategic licensing opportunities.

4:45 - 5:30 

  Litigating Written Description
Elizabeth S. Weiswasser
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
(New York, NY)

Elizabeth (“Liz”) Stotland Weiswasser is a partner in Weil’s Patent Litigation practice group in the Firm’s New York office with more than twenty years of experience handling patent and other intellectual property matters on behalf of some of the most sophisticated companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and medical device sectors. Throughout her career, she has been and continues to be a leader and widely-respected colleague and mentor on her teams at Weil, in her community, and in the legal and academic fields more broadly.

Registration Fees:
$125.00  Corporate /Government
$100.00 Corporate/Government – NJIPLA Member
$225.00 General Registration
$180.00 General Registration – NJIPLA Member

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