Friday March 18, 2016 from 8:45 AM to 6:30 PM EDT

Symposium and Reception 9 AM to 6:30 PM, Check-In and Light Breakfast Beginning at 8 AM

Add to Calendar 


The George Washington University Law School 
2000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Driving Directions 


Priyata Patel (aiplaqj@law.gwu.edu)
Cori Stone (cstone@law.gwu.edu)


March 18: AIPLA Quarterly Journal
First Annual Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to the first annual American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal (AIPLA QJ) Symposium!  The theme of the Symposium this year is "The Life of a Claim Term."  We are excited to feature such distinguished speakers, moderators and panelists, including Chief Judge Paul Michel, Judge Susan G. Braden, Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender, Administrative Patent Judge Grace Obermann, and our keynote speaker, William Jay, who argued before the Supreme Court inTeva, among others.

Check-in and light breakfast begins at 8 AMSymposium and reception are from 9 AM to 6:30 PM.

7:45 am – 9:00 am: Check In

9:00 am: Opening and Keynote Address

  • Introduction of Keynote – Dean John Whealan
  • Keynote Address – William Jay

10:45 am: Panel 1: Drafting and Narrowing Claims during Patent Prosecution

  • Teresa Rea
  • David Marsh
  • Mark Thronson
  • Moderator: Roger Parkhurst

12:00 pm: Panel 2: Claim Construction During Post-Grant Proceedings at the Patent Office

  • Administrative Patent Judge Grace Obermann for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Andrea Reister
  • Joseph A. Micallef
  • Scott McKeown
  • Moderator: Robert Sterne

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Provided

2:00 pm: Panel 3: The Practitioner’s Perspective on Claim Construction in Federal Courts and the ITC

  • Steven Anzalone
  • Leora Ben-Ami
  • Adam Greenfield
  • Moderator: Denise DeFranco

3:15 pm: Panel 4: Judicial Perspective on Claim Construction in Federal Courts and ITC

  • Judge Paul Michel for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Judge Susan G. Braden for the Court of Federal Claims
  • Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender for the International Trade Commission
  • Moderator: James Adduci
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Weiswasser

4:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Reception