2008 Fall Symposium

The Fall 2008 Symposium was held on November 14 in Nashville, Tennessee.

PROGRAM
Friday November 14, 2008
8:00 – 8:20 am Registration and Morning beverages and pastries
8:20 – 8:30 am Welcoming remarksKenneth Hoffmeister of TIPLA (Pitts & Brittian, PC)
8:30 – 9:00 am The Top 5 Trademark Decisions (of All Time!) from the Sixth CircuitThor Urness (Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC)
9:00 – 9:45 am Legislative Issues for Intellectual PropertyPaul Fassbender (Chief Legal Counsel for Sen. Bob Corker)
9:45– 10:15 am Signal Claims, Business Methods and Recent Developments in PatentabilityPatrick B. Horne (Luedeka, Neely & Graham, PC)
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:15 am Patent Prosecution in Japan
Tsuyoshi Nakamura (Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP – Washington, DC)
11:15 am – noon Patent Prosecution in Canada
James E. Longwell (Gowlings, Toronto, Canada)
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch (provided on-site)
12:45 – 1:45 pm An Update on Inequitable Conduct Before the U.S. PTO (One hour of ethics)
Christina I. Ryan (Stites & Harbison – Louisville, KY)
William C. Ferrell, Jr. (Stites & Harbison – Nashville, TN)
1:45 – 2:15 pm Incorporation by Reference – Is it That Easy?
Ken Hoffmeister (Pitts and Brittian)
2:15 – 2:45 pm Patent Prosecution in China
Stephen Yang (Peksung Intellectual Property, Ltd. – Beijing, China)
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 3:15 pm Patent and Trademark Trends in the State ofTennesseePeter L. Brewer (Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC)
3:15 – 4:00 pm Technology Trends in the State of Tennessee
Richard S. Seline (New Economy Strategies, LLC – Washington, DC)
4:00 – 4:30 pm Multi-Party Infringement of a Method ClaimWayne Beavers (Patterson Intellectual Property Law)

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