Remote IP Advocacy During COVID-19 (RECORDING)

One of the most significant changes for attorneys during COVID-19 is the shift to remote decision-making processes at companies and before courts and agencies. For litigants, remote hearings are no longer just for routine status conferences or discovery disputes, but have become the norm for dispositive merits hearings and appellate arguments. In-house counsel can no longer walk down a hall to address pressing issues with executive decision makers as corporate IP priorities shift with the progress of COVID-19. Please join our panel of in-house and outside counsel experts as they provide tips and insights for effective remote advocacy and for IP during COVID-19. 

Erika Arner

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

is a partner at Finnegan where she leads the firm’s electrical and computer technology practice group. She is a nationally-recognized leader in trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  She represents clients before the Federal Circuit, where she has argued and won appeals from the PTAB and district courts in technologies ranging from graphical user interfaces to complex telecommunications systems to large scale scent diffusion devices. Erika focuses on patent office trials, client counseling, and litigation, with an emphasis on electronic technology, computer software, and the Internet. In addition to her extensive experience in patent office and appellate practice, Erika is a well-known authority in the area of patent-eligibility jurisprudence. Since representing the petitioners before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bilski v. Kappos, she has handled dozens of cases involving issues related to patentable subject matter before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. district courts, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

Pam Crocker

That Vanguard Group, Inc.

is Chief IP Counsel at That Vanguard Group, Inc. where she oversees and is responsible for managing and advising on a full range of Vanguard’s global IP matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, IP litigation and IP transactional matters.  Ms. Crocker has been with Vanguard since 2012.  Prior to joining Vanguard, Ms. Crocker was in-house counsel for 17 years at the Eastman Kodak Company where she held various senior positions in Kodak’s Legal Department.  Her roles included Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of the Legal Department, and Managing Director, Litigation, where she managed Kodak’s intellectual property and commercial litigation matters.  She also served as Kodak’s Chief IP Counsel, where she oversaw the company’s U.S. and foreign patent generation and portfolio management.  

Jon Fallon

High 5 Games

serves as General Counsel & Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs at High 5 Games, LLC (H5G)Mr. Fallon’s primary task is to ensure that H5G is able to define and implement the strategic vision of its executive team while avoiding legal pitfalls and remaining compliant with necessary regulations. Since working with H5G in early 2011, Mr. Fallon has played an integral role in establishing an in-house legal and compliance department at H5G, as well as designing the legal roadmap for H5G’s recent international expansion into European gaming markets. Mr. Fallon primarily handles H5G’s contractual negotiations with third-party distributors, and helped build an expansive intellectual property portfolio, which H5G aggressively asserts against competitive infringers.  

C. Gregory Gramenopoulos

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

is a partner in Finnegan, Henderson's Washington, DC office. He has more than two decades of experience assisting domestic and international clients in the electrical and computer technology fields. Mr. Gramenopoulos is an accomplished patent litigator and strategic IP advisor, handling complex and high-stakes patent matters both in and outside of the courtroom. Recognized by The Legal500 U.S. and IAM Patent 1000, he is the lead author of the acclaimed international treatise, Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win, published by Bloomberg Law.


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