Dr. Leslie Fischer

Principal Patent Attorney
Sandoz (Princeton, NJ)

Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

August 5, 2020 9:00 am

Duane Marks

Assistant General Patent Counsel
Eli Lilly (Indianapolis, IN)


Dorothy R. Auth Ph.D.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (New York, NY)

Honorable Jacqueline Bonilla

Vice Chief Administrative
Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

PTAB Keynote Address

August 5, 2020 9:15 am

Heather Boussios

Assistant General Counsel – IP
Aptevo Therapeutics (Seattle, WA)

Adrian Bradley

Cleveland Scott York (Thames Valley Reading, UK)

June Cohan

Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Alexandria, VA)

Robin Ellis

Reddie & Grose GmbH

James M. Gould

Counsel and Co-Chair – Pharmaceutical, Biopharma and Life Sciences
Ratner Prestia (Philadelphia, PA)
(Former Legal Director — IP Litigation at Merck & Co)

Gabrielle E. Higgins

Ropes & Gray LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Discretionary Denials at the PTAB

August 5, 2020 12:15 pm

Dr. Sebastian Höpfner

German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Bird & Bird (Munich, Germany)

Tom Kowlaski

Duane Morris (New York, NY)

Ethical Obligations in Prosecution

August 6, 2020 3:00 pm

Forrester Liddle

Senior Director,
Head of Intellectual Property
Jounce Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)

Kevin E. Noonan, Ph. D.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (Chicago, IL)

Brendan M. O’Malley

Vice President, Head of Legal & IP
Corporate Secretary
Abeona Therapeutics Inc (New York, NY)

Filko Prugo

Ropes & Gray (New York, NY)

Roberto Ribeiro

Daniel Law (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Roberto Rodrigues

Roberto Rodrigues

Attorney at Law
Licks Attorney (Rio de Janerio, BR)

Christina Schwarz

Venable LLP (New York, NY)

Marina Volin

VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Amring Pharmaceuticals (Berwyn, PA)

Mark Waddell

Co-Chair, Life Sciences; Chair, Patent Litigation & Counseling
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Peter Waibel

Head US Patent Litigation
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (East Hanover, NJ)

Discretionary Denials at the PTAB

August 5, 2020 12:15 pm