Merchant & Gould Attorneys Speak at Midwest IP Institute

September 28, 2017

Three Merchant & Gould attorneys will be featured speakers at the 2017 Midwest IP Institute on September 28 in Minneapolis. Partners Andrew Lagatta, Heather Kliebenstein, and Rachel Hughey will give presentations on the first day of the conference.

2017 Midwest IP Institute
September 28-29, 2017
8:50 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall # 370
3rd Floor, City Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, September 28
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Key New Cases, Rules and Emerging Trends – Strategic Implications for PTAB Proceedings
Find out about current filing and decision trends out of the PTAB – and, practically speaking, what it all means for tactical considerations for PTAB cases.
Andrew J. Lagatta



Thursday, September 28
2:45-3:45 p.m.
The Extraterritorial Reach of the Lanham Act
The extraterritorial reach of the Lanham Act provides rights holders with a powerful tool for pursuing foreign trademark infringers in U.S. courts. The level of effect on U.S. commerce necessary to confer jurisdiction varies by circuit with some requiring “substantial effects” while others require only “some effects”. The presenters will discuss the split among the circuits and share strategic advice for plaintiffs pursuing claims against foreign infringers.
Heather J. Kliebenstein & Joel G. MacMull


Thursday, September 28
4:00-5:00 p.m.
What In-House Counsel Should Know about PTO Post-Grant Proceedings
Brian Jarrells, Senior Intellectual Property Attorney at Entrust Datacard Corporation, and Rachel Hughey, Co-Chair of Merchant & Gould’s Appellate Group, review some of the key cases that have come out of the Federal Circuit in the last year and discuss trends before the Federal Circuit, including ongoing developments with CBMs. They also discuss strategy considerations and what in-house counsel should know about IPRs, CBMs, and PGRs, including selecting outside counsel and working with joint defense groups.
Rachel C. Hughey & Brian L. Jarrells


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