DATE & TIME
Tuesday, June 15
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Patent Reform on Trial
This event will truly put "patent reform" on trial, with representatives from each side of the debate arguing their case for or against patent reform and a former Federal Judge presiding over the discussion. This will be no ordinary panel discussion. Rather, experienced attorneys will advocate the cases for and against some of the hot-button issues in the "patent reform" movement, including the proposed limitations on damages. The advocates will also make their case on broader policy questions such as:
- Is patent reform legislation even necessary after all the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions over the past few years?
- Should the focus of patent reform be to enhance the integrity of the patent examination or to minimize the litigation costs of enforcement?
- Should different terms of exclusivity and different types of grants (registration system versus examination system) be applied to different technologies?
But this will not be a bench trial. This case is for the court of public opinion among the Silicon Valley business and legal community, as represented by our audience.
Barbara Caulfield, Managing Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf
Tim Loomis, Managing Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Taraneh Maghamé, Attorney at Law
Emily Ward, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and the worldwide head of technology and patent law for eBay, PayPal, Shopping.com, and all eBay subsidiaries
Lawrence Sung, Patent Attorney
Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Click here for directions.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Registration and Networking buffet lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Program
Early, by June 10, 9 PM
LES Members: $45
After June 10, 9 PM
LES Members: $50
Members of the following organizations may receive the LES Member rate
Bay Area Council, Bay Bio, The Churchill Club, High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University, IP Society, Practicing Law Institute (PLI), SV US Export Assistance Center US Department of Commerce, VC Task Force
Select PARTNER registration to receive the LES Member rate
Online Registration Deadline: Monday, June 14
After June 14, contact Franca Gargiulo
LES Silicon Valley Chapter Coordinator
No refunds after June 10
Substitutions are permitted
Barbara Caulfield is the Managing Partner of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Silicon Valley office and Co-Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation and Life Sciences Groups. She is a former Federal District Court Judge as well as an accomplished trial lawyer, advocate and counselor to companies at the forefront of technology. She has been named one of Daily Journal's "Top 100 Women Litigators" for 2009 and 2010 and received the "Alumni Merit Award" from Northwestern University's Law School. Prior to joining Dewey & LeBoeuf, Barbara was General Counsel at Affymetrix, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, where she represented the company in a patent infringement case which resulted in one of the largest biotechnology intellectual property settlements at the time.
Tim Loomis has over 19 years of experience in intellecutal property and is a VP, Patent Counsel at Qualcomm Incorporated. Tim manages the Multimedia Group, the Emerging Technologies Group, the Position Location Group, the Open Source Legal Group and the Portfolio Management Team within the Patent Department. He also serves as the liason between the Patent Department and the Government Affairs Group within Qualcomm. Tim has been at Qualcomm since 2003. Prior to coming to Qualcomm, Tim had worked as a sole practitioner in Plano, Texas; as a partner of the law firm Kile McIntyre Harbin and Lee in Washington, DC; as Corporate Counsel – Intellectual Property for DSC Communications in Plano, TX; as an associate with the law firm Cushman Darby and Cushman in Washington, DC; and as a communications systems engineer with the Department of Defense. Tim earned his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1994 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University in 1987 where he double majored in Electrical Engineering and Political Science.
Taraneh Maghamé has more than 18 years of experience practicing law at major law firms as well as serving as in-house counsel at a number of public technology companies, including Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company. Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Maghamé was a Vice President at Tessera Technologies in San Jose, California, where she created and was responsible for the company's government relations program, and provided legal support for intellectual property strategy, licensing and litigation matters as well as a range of corporate and business matters. Ms. Maghamé was recently invited to testify before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the impending patent reform legislation. The full 2-hour Senate Judiciary Committee hearing can be viewed here. Ms. Maghamé's subsequent interview with C-SPAN can be viewed by here.
Lawrence Sung is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in microbiology and over 15 years of experience in biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical patent counseling, litigation and technology transfer. A former judicial clerk to (now Senior) Circuit Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Dr. Sung has also been involved extensively in patent appeals. In addition, Dr. Sung holds the appointment of law school professor and director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. He has also taught at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, George Washington University Law School, American University, Washington College of Law and the Seattle University School of Law. Dr. Sung has served as a consultant to the National Human Genome Research Institute and as a member of the National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environmental Contaminants. He is a prolific speaker and author, and his books include Patent Law Handbook, Patent Infringement Remedies and Medical Device Patents.
Emily Ward is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and the worldwide head of technology and patent law for eBay, PayPal, Shopping.com, and all eBay subsidiaries. She is responsible for leading and managing the group which handles the company's worldwide technology legal issues, patent strategy, prosecution, litigation, threats, acquisition, licensing, open source issues, standards bodies issues, and IP counseling. Ms. Ward has worked as an IP litigator and advisor for over twenty years, and prior to joining eBay, represented clients in diverse areas of technology including: the Internet, computer software and hardware, semiconductor devices, manufacturing equipment and processes, neural networks, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, chemical processes and catalysts, and many other areas. Prior to joining eBay, she was an IP litigator at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, and Fenwick & West. She has a degree in chemical engineering and is a registered patent attorney. She has testified on patent reform before Congress, taught at many conferences and panels, and is recognized in Who's Who in American Law.