Co-Chairs

Guy Donatiello

Senior Vice President
Intellectual Property at Endo Pharmaceuticals (Malvern, PA)

Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

April 24, 2017 8:00 am

Timothy X. Witkowski, M.S., J.D.

Head, US Chemistry Patents at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (Cambridge, MA)

Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

April 24, 2017 8:00 am

Speakers

Paul A. Ainsworth

Director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (Washington, DC)

Brian Anderson

V.P. & Assist. General Counsel – IP Litigation at Allergan (Parsippany, NJ)

Bradford J. (Jim) Badke

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY)

Nicolas G. Barzoukas

Partner at Reed Smith LLP (Huston, TX)

Honorable Tonianne Bongiovanni, U.S.M.J.

United States District Court at District of New Jersey (Trenton, NJ)

Karen E. Brown, Ph.D.

Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA)

Honorable Christopher J. Burke, U.S.M.J.

United States District Court at District of Delaware (Wilmington, DE)

Vincent L. Capuano, Ph.D.

Partner at Duane Morris LLP (Boston, MA)

Kathleen B. Carr

Member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Boston, MA)

Corey M. Casey

Shareholder at Polsinelli PC (Kansas City, MO)

Honorable Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Chicago, IL)

Alan B. Clement

Partner at Locke Lord LLP (New York, NY)

Dominic A. Conde

Partner at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (New York, NY)

David G. Conlin

Member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Boston, MA)

Steven M. Coyle

Partner and Pharmaceutical Litigation Group Leader at Cantor Colburn LLP (Hartford, CT)

Uma N. Everett

Director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (Washington, DC)

Lisa M. Ferri

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP (New York, NY)

Karin Ferriter

Deputy Chief Policy Officer, Office of Policy and International Affairs at USPTO (Alexandria, VA)

Aron Fischer

Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (New York, NY)

Wanda French-Brown

Counsel at Baker & Hostetler LLP (New York, NY)

Barry P. Golob

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department at Cozen O’Connor (Washington, DC)

George G. Gordon

Partner at Dechert LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

Benjamin C. Hsing

Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP (New York, NY)

Lisa A. Jakob

Legal Director, IP Litigation at Merck & Company (Rahway, NJ)

Kurt R. Karst

Director at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. (Washington, DC)

James Kellerman

Vice President, Intellectual Property at Astellas (Northbrook, IL)

James M. (Jim) Lennon

Partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP (Wilmington, DE)

Honorable Jose L. Linares, U.S.D.J.

United States District Court at District of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)

Honorable Kimberly McGraw

Administrative Patent Judge
Patent Trial and Appeal Board at United States Patent and Trademark Office (Alexandria, VA)

Markus H. Meier

Assistant Director, Health Care Division, Bureau of Competition at Federal Trade Commission

William L. Mentlik

Partner at Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP (Westfield, NJ)

Don J. Mizerk

Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP (Chicago, IL)

John J. Molenda, Ph.D.

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP (New York, NY)

Gregory A. Morris, Ph.D.

Partner, Leader, Life Sciences Litigation Practice Group at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Chicago, IL)

Honorable Brian P. Murphy

Lead Administrative Patent Judge at Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO (Alexandria, VA)

Jeffrey N. Myers, Ph.D.

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer Inc (New York, NY)

Anil Patel, Ph.D.

Counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Martin B. Pavane

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Co-Chair, Hatch-Waxman & Biologics Litigation at Cozen O’Connor (New York, NY)

Honorable Roy Payne, U.S.M.J.

United States District Court at Eastern District of Texas (Marshall, TX)

Lisa B. Pensabene

Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP (New York, NY)

Mark Rachlin

Senior Patent Counsel-Litigation at GlaxoSmithKline (King of Prussia, PA)

Honorable Teresa Rea

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC) (Former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Former Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Robert D. Rhoad

Partner at Dechert LLP (Princeton, NJ)

Katharine R. Rice

Corporate Counsel at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA)

Irena Royzman, Ph.D.

Co-Chair, Biotechnology Practice at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (New York, NY)

Mark W. Ryan

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP (Washington, DC)

Honorable Robert W. Schroeder III, U.S.D. J. (invited)

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (Texarkana, TX)

Pearl T. L. Siew

Senior Vice President and Head, Intellectual Property at Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)

Paul Simboli

Vice President, Intellectual Property & Asst. General Counsel at Depomed, Inc (Newark, CA)

Michael Sitzman

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Sheila N. Swaroop

Partner at Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (Irvine, CA)

Jennifer C. Tempesta

Partner at Baker Botts LLP (New York, NY)

Vince Thomas

Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting (Chicago, IL)

Erin Ator Thomson

Counsel at Vinson & Elkins LLP (Austin, TX )

Maryll W. Toufanian, J.D.

Deputy Director, Office of Generic Drug Policy
Office of Generic Drugs, CDER at U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Silver Spring, MD)

Shashank Upadhye

Partner at Amin Talati & Upadhye (Chicago, IL)

Peter Waibel

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

Bruce M. Wexler

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP (New York, NY)

Brandon M. White

Partner at Perkins Coie LLP (Washington, DC)