WASHINGTON, DC (March 31) -- In an extensive and unique collaborative effort, several Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys from various practice groups across the firm worked together to convene five panels at the American Bar Association’s 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, which will take place April 6 - 8 in Bethesda, Maryland. Efforts for such a dominant showing were made this year in light of Kilpatrick Townsend’s own Ted Davis being the section Chair and former Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Danny Marti, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, being a keynote speaker at the event.

Details for the five panels organized by Kilpatrick Townsend are below:

IP Ethics Roundtable
Moderator: Arriènne “Angel” Lezak
, Kilpatrick Townsend, Washington, D.C.
Panelists: Judge Susan Braden, (U.S. Court of Federal Claims); William Covey, (Deputy GC and Director of OED, USPTO).

AIA Challenges: Frontline Experiences and Perspectives
Moderator: Joshua Pond
, Kilpatrick Townsend, Washington, D.C.
Panelists: Hon. Scott Boalick, (PTAB APJ); Hon. Rama Elluru, (PTAB APJ); William Noon, (Illumina, Inc.).; and Jonathan Stroud (Unified Patents)

Social Media Content Licensing: What every IP lawyer should know
Moderator: Amit Kumar
, Kilpatrick Townsend, San Diego
Panelists: Stephen Coates, (Twitter); Michael Graham (Expedia Legal & Corporate Affairs); Deborah Davis Han (Zynga Inc.); Stephen LaPorte, (Wikimedia Foundation).

The Post-Alice Landscape: An Evaluation of Cases and USPTO Guidance
Moderator: Mark Mathison
, Kilpatrick Townsend, Walnut Creek
Panelists: Tim Bedard, (VP IP Strategy at Visa); Gene Quinn, (IPWatchdog.com); Eric Sutton, (Senior Patent Counsel at Oracle).

There’s a Brand New Talk But It’s Not Very Clear: FASHION! Addressing Challenging Issues in the Protection of Fashion Designs
Moderator: James Trigg
, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta
Panelists: Barbara Kolsun, (Professor of Fashion Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law);
Thomas Campbell, (Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oxford Industries, Inc.); and David Cornwell, (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox).

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