Fostering Excellence in Professionalism, Ethics, Civility, and Legal Skills

Program Dates and Topics

The Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court

Program Topics


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crowdsourcing Arguments: Academia's Role in IP Litigation

Program Chairs:  The Honorable James Worth, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
            Daniel T. Kane, U.S. Small Business Administration
Nicholas Evoy, Covington & Burling LLP   


New Member Orientation (pre-program)


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Constitutionality of the AIA:Oil States v. Greene's Energy

Program Chairs:  Prof. John Thomas, The Georgetown University Law Center
            Jeffrey Lamken, MoloLamken LLP                          

Thursday, November 16, 2017

IP Vice

Program Chairs:  David Forman, Osha Liang LLP
                              Jeffrey P. Langer, Osha Liang LLP

 Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Annual Holiday Party

(Joint with Pauline Newman American Inn of Court)


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lexmarkand Today's Licensing Challenges

    Program Chairs: Patrick Coyne, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
     Richard Rainey, Covington & Burling LLP                     


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Administrative and Legislative Priorities for IP

in Wake of Recent Supreme Court Case Law

Program Chairs: The Honorable Susan Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    John Fargo, U.S. Department of Justice (Ret.)


(Joint with Edward Coke Appellate American Inn of Court)


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Changing Nature of the IP Litigation Profession

Program Chairs:  Steven Lieberman, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
         Thomas Selby, Williams & Connolly LLP        


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Venue after T.C. Heartland

Program Chairs:  The Honorable Timothy B. Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

     Bruce Genderson, Williams & Connolly, LLP                             


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Digital Rights Management and IP

Program Chairs:  Prof. Lateef Matima, Howard University Law School
                                Elizabeth Dougherty, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Date TBD

Annual Dinner