The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago will be holding its annual Patent Law Symposium October 1, 2010 beginning at 8:45 am at the Union League Club of Chicago.  Presentations and panels include:

• Life Under the N.D. of Illinois Local Patent Rules and Jury Instructions — Northern District of Illinois Chief Judge, Presiding Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier and Allan Sternstein of Dykema Gossett

• Recent Developments In IP Law:  The Year In Review — Edward Manzo of Husch Blackwell

• Mock Inventor Deposition  — Timothy Delaney of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione and Paul Vickrey of Niro, Haller & Niro

• Best Practices:  Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethical Considerations in IP Transactions — Glen Belvis of Foroenergy

• Reexamination:  Ex Parte and Inter Partes — Janet Garetto of Nixon Peabody (moderator), Joseph Berghammer of Banner & Witcoff and Jessica Harrison, PTO’s Central Reexamination Unit

• Patent Damages — Garret Leach of Kirkland & Ellis and Raymond Sims, Vice-President of CRA International

• Common Mistakes in Briefs and Arguments before the Federal Circuit and How to Avoid Them — Olivia Luk of Jenner & Block (moderator), the Federal Circuit’s Chief Judge Randall Rader, John Whealan, Dean at the George Washington University Law School, and Emily Johnson, Federal Circuit Law Clerk

The Symposium schedule is here.  A cocktail reception will take place following the Symposium.  Register here, $275 for members and $425 for non-members.  Following the program, IPLAC will host its annual judges dinner with keynote speech by Judge Rader.  Click here for registration information cost for members and non-members is $150.