Chicago Kent has an excellent program coming up on September 30, 2010 at 1:00pm. Kent has gathered a very impressive group of experts to kick off its inaugural Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review. The Northern District’s own Judge Zagel will be a featured speaker.

The program promises to address the big IP decisions from last year’s Supreme Court: American Needle, Inc. v. NFL, Bilski v. Kappos, and Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick. The event will also look at significant IP cases that await certiorari decisions, including Costco v. Omega, S.A., and Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n.

In addition to Judge Zagel, the impressive panel includes:

  • Donald Chisum, author of Chisum on Patents, Patent Law Digest and Chisum Patent Law Reference Guides;
  • Roy T. Englert, Jr., of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP (counsel for Costco);
  • Randal C. Picker, Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Chicago Law School; and
  • Paul M. Smith of Jenner & Block LLP (counsel for Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association).

Other speakers include: 

  • Thomas C. Goldstein of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and publisher of SCOTUSblog;
  • Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (court-appointed amicus in Reed Elsevier);
  • Jeffrey M. Carey, general counsel of American Needle, Inc.; and
  • Scott E. Gant of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.

The program is free of charge, but requires registration. Contact Patricia O’Neal at (312) 906-5128 or for registration or more information.