2012 IIT Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Panelists & Moderators
The Honorable Maria Pallante is the 12th Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office. She received her law degree from George Washington Law School and bachelor's degree from Misericordia University. Prior to becoming Register of Copyrights, Register Pallante held several key positions within the Copyright Office. She served as the Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, Deputy General Counsel, and Policy Advisor. In addition to her work at the Copyright Office, Register Pallante worked for the worldwide Guggenheim Museums as the intellectual property counsel and director of the licensing group. She has also led two national author organizations, working as Executive Director of the National Writers Union and as Assistant Director of the Authors Guild.
Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in 2010. He serves as a member of the court's Technology Practice and Patent Local Rules Committees. Judge Grewal received his Bachelor of Science from MIT and his law degree from the University of Chicago. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and then as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following his clerkships, Judge Grewal joined Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent trials and appeals.
Professor Lori Andrews is a Distinguished Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She earned her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School. Professor Andrews is an internationally recognized expert on emerging technologies and has been an advisor on genetic and reproductive technology to Congress, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and several foreign nations. Professor Andrews is also the author of 10 nonfiction books and more than 150 articles on health care policy, biotechnology, genetics and reproductive technologies.
Mr. Stephen Auten is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Business Law department in Cozen O'Connor's Chicago office. He represents generic pharmaceutical companies in the areas of Paragraph IV design strategies, Hatch-Waxman litigation, and biosimilar market opportunities. Previously, he was vice president and head of intellectual property for North America of Sandoz Inc., the generic pharmaceutical division of Novartis. Mr. Auten graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Auten has focused his practice in patent law, specializing in Hatch-Waxman strategies, portfolio development and litigation management. During his tenure as Head of IP, RBC Capital Markets recognized Sandoz as having the "second best track record for court outcomes" among all generic companies.
Mr. Scott Burow is an attorney in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff Ltd. Mr. Burow earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, where he was an editor of The John Marshall Law Review. Prior to joining Banner & Witcoff, he held engineering positions in the aerospace field and power transmission industry. Mr. Burow balances out his practice in complex intellectual property matters by serving as an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Law School teaching courses in intellectual property litigation. He is repeatedly named to the Super Lawyers magazine’s list of top Illinois lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation.
David W. Clough, Ph.D., is a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' Litigation and Intellectual Property Practices. Dr. Clough received a B.S. from the University of Arizona, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Dr. Clough served on the faculties of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and the Northwestern University Medical School, and he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. As an intellectual property attorney, Dr. Clough counsels biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights worldwide and the design and implementation of global intellectual property strategies.
Mr. James Dabney practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology litigation. He handles a wide variety of litigation matters with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, and related disputes involving intellectual property. Mr. Dabney represented KSR International Co. before the Supreme Court in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex and is counsel to Already LLC in the patent suit granted cert. for the 2012 term. Mr. Dabney received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Hill, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Presently, Mr. Dabney is a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jackson LLP.
Mr. Thomas Goldstein has argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court that span a breadth of subject areas, including patent law. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Goldstein teaches Supreme Court Litigation at Stanford and Harvard Law Schools and is the founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog. Mr. Goldstein received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Following law school, Mr. Goldstein clerked for the Honorable Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The National Law Journal named Mr. Goldstein as one of the 40 most influential lawyers of the decade, and Legal Times named him one of the "90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years," "transforming the practice" of law before the Supreme Court.
Dean Harold Krent graduated from Princeton University before receiving his J.D. from New York University School of Law. Following law school, Dean Krent clerked for the Honorable William H. Timbers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then worked in the Department of Justice for the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division, writing briefs and arguing cases in various courts of appeals across the nation. In 1987, Dean Krent began teaching full-time and has focused his scholarship on legal aspects of individuals' interaction with the government.
Roberta R. Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law at DePaul University College of Law. Prior to teaching at DePaul, she practiced intellectual property law at Sidley & Austin in Chicago and clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Prof. Kwall earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as comment editor of the law review, and her A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University. Prof. Kwall has written many articles on numerous facets of intellectual property law and is the co-author of leading casebooks in both intellectual property and real property. Among the many awards she has received over the decades are the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award (1996) and the College of Law's Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award (1999). In 2006, Prof. Kwall was designated one of the 10 Best Law Professors in Illinois by Chicago Lawyer magazine.
Mr. Bart Lazar is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago, a J.D. (with honors) from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from NYU School of Law. As intellectual property counsel, Mr. Lazar assists clients in creating, commercializing, and enforcing intellectual property rights, counseling in social media. Internet, advertising and promotion matter and litigating intellectual property, privacy, advertising, and related matters. Mr. Lazar helped to obtain the first asset freeze order obtained in a trademark counterfeiting case and defended the first Internet privacy case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the first database security breach case brought by the New York Attorney General.
Mr. Matthew McGill has participated in fifteen cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been involved—either on behalf of a party or amici curiae—in virtually every significant copyright and patent case to come before the Supreme Court in the last several years. He currently represents the respondent in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Mr. McGill received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and graduated from Stanford Law School. Presently, Mr. McGill is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. McGill served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He also clerked for the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Mr. Aaron Panner specializes in antitrust law, intellectual property and appellate and Supreme Court litigation. He has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been involved in a number of other cases brought before the Court. Most recently, Mr. Panner argued in Kappos v. Hyatt, where he represented the respondent. Mr. Panner received his B.S. from Yale College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Between degrees, he worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Panner clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and then Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Panner is a Senior Editor of GCP, the online magazine for global competition policy. Currently, Mr. Panner is a partner at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC.
Mr. Stanley Pierre-Louis is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom, Inc. He is responsible for managing IP litigation, developing strategies for protecting digital content, and leading other IP-related legal initiatives for Viacom and its brands. Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Pierre-Louis served as Co-Chair of the Entertainment and Media Law Group at Kaye Scholer LLP. Mr. Pierre-Louis previously served as Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America, where he led several important copyright litigations, including MGM Studios v. Grokster. Mr. Pierre-Louis earned his bachelor’s degree from Clark University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Following law school, Mr. Pierre-Louis clerked for the Honorable David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Professor Rai is the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke Law School and a member of the Duke Institute for Genome Science and Policy. She graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in biochemistry and history and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Professor Rai focuses her academic research on innovation policy in areas such as synthetic biology, green technology and drug development. She is the editor of Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology: Critical Concepts and has also co-authored a casebook on law and the mental health system. Prior to entering academia, Professor Rai clerked for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. From 2009-2010, Professor Rai served as the Administrator of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where she led policy analysis of the legislation that ultimately became the America Invents Act.
Nabeela Rasheed, Ph.D., is a shareholder at McAndrews, Held & Malloy. Dr. Rasheed obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (with honors) from the University of Wales, Swansea, and completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool. She then pursued two post-doctoral fellowships before making the switch to patent law. She earned a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was elected into the Order of the Coif. Dr. Rasheed’s practice concentrates on the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and she serves as a trusted counselor to a wide variety of biotechnology companies. She was recently elected by Mayor Emanuel to the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.
Mr. Jose Rivera is Divisional Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, for Abbott Laboratories, a global, broad-based health care company. Mr. Rivera oversees Abbott's Intellectual Property Litigation Department, Patent & Trademarks Department and IP Strategy Department. He joined Abbott in 1996 as a litigation attorney. Since then, he has served as Divisional Vice President, Divisional Vice President for Litigation, and Divisional Vice President for Intellectual Property Litigation. In these roles, Mr. Rivera created Abbott’s Legal Regulatory Department, managed all U.S. litigation and significant non-U.S. litigation, and oversaw patent litigation and disputes involving the Company on a worldwide basis. Mr. Rivera received his B.A. in Economics from Boston College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Professor Carolyn Shapiro is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She focuses her scholarship on federal courts and labor and employment law. During her career, Professor Shapiro has worked on several U.S. Supreme Court cases at both the cert. and merits stage. Professor Shapiro earned her B.A. from the University of Chicago, her M.A. from the University of Chicago Harris Graduate School of Public Policy and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Following law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then for Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Shapiro worked as an associate with Miner, Barnhill & Galland and as a Skadden Fellow with the National Center on Poverty Law.
Mr. Jonathan Singer is a principal at Fish & Richardson and head of the firm's life sciences litigation practice. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, leading jury and bench trials, hearings before administrative and arbitration panels, and arguments before the Federal Circuit. Mr. Singer graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.S. in chemistry and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Singer was recognized as Minnesota Lawyer "Attorney of the Year" in 2008 and 2010 and was named as a Band 1 attorney by Chambers, USA for intellectual property litigation in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Mr. Singer also teaches bio/pharma patent and trial practice throughout the country.
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