University of San Diego School of Law 6th Annual Patent Law Conference

University of San Diego School of Law 6th Annual Patent Law Conference

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Date and Time

  • Friday, January 15, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The University of San Diego, School of Law, is pleased to present “The Changing Nature of Patent Law,” which will address recent changes in patentable subject matter, patent challenges at the USPTO, injunctive relief and remedies, novelty and obviousness, induced and joint infringement, and a host of other topics. The conference will feature Federal Circuit and district court patent pilot judges, leading local practitioners, and prominent patent law academics.


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Friday, January 15, 2016

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast ⁄ Registration
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
  • Ted Sichelman, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
9:30 – 10 a.m. Opening Keynote
10 – 11 a.m. Judges Panel
  • Judge Mitch Dembin, United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • Judge Janis L. Sammartino, United States, Sourthern District of California
11 – 11:10 a.m. break
11:10 – 12:30 p.m. Industry Panel
  • Michael Amon, Fish & Richardson
  • Doug Carsten, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • David Jones, Microsoft
  • Erica Pascal, DLA Piper
  • Joseph Reisman, Knobbe Martens
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. lunch keynote
  • Alan Marco, United States Patent and Trademark Office
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 – 3 p.m. scholars panel #1
  • Dan Burk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law
  • Jay Kesan, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law
3 – 3:15 p.m. break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. scholars panel #2

Saturday, January 16, 2016, Professors’ Patent Law Workshop

Saturday panels are by invitation only.

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Registration Information

Registration categories are listed below.

Registration Category Fee
General Registration 225 
Students and Professors Free 
(No charge for students and full-time professors with valid .edu email addresses)  



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The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 5.75 hours of general credit.

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Location & Directions

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Peace & Justice Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110

From the North From the South From the East
> Use I-5 South
> Exit Sea World Dr. &
Tecolote Rd.
> Proceed left at stoplight
toward Morena Blvd.
> Turn right on Morena Blvd.
> Left on Napa
> Left on Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way for
West Entrance to campus
> Use I-5 North
> Exit Morena Blvd.
(signs will say: Morena
Blvd. use I-8 East)
> Stay to the right and follow
signs for Morena Blvd.
> Take the first right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way for
West Entrance to campus
> Use I-8 West
> Exit at Morena Blvd.
> Go right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way for
West Entrance to campus

From all directions, once you enter the west entrance, stop by the parking kiosk for a complimentary visitor permit.

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