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Eastern District of Texas
2014 Bench Bar Conference
Jointly with the
Federal Circuit Bar Association &
The Center for American and International Law
October 22-24, 2014
Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Road, Plano, Texas 75024
888.236.2427 • 972.473.6444
Wednesday, October 22
10:00 AM
Ceremony Naming the United States Courthouse in
Sherman the Paul Brown United States Courthouse
in Honor of Judge Paul Brown (1926-2012).
11:30 AM 6th Annual East Texas Golf Tournament, Gleneagles
County Club, Plano, Texas (Those Attending Naming
Ceremony In Sherman Will be Scheduled For Later
Start Times).
Event Sponsors: Haltom & Doan; McKool Smith;
Winston & Strawn.
4:00 PM
Patent Serendipity. A Lightning Round
With Octane, Limitations on Claims/Prior Art &
Evolving Challenges to Proof of Damages.
Betty Chen, Fish & Richardson & Ben Elacqua, Fish
& Richardson, Co-Moderators; Grant Kinsel, Perkins
Coie; Kevin Kudlac, Greenberg Traurig; David Stein,
Akin Gump & Steve Williams, McDole & Williams.
4:45 PM
Primer on the Fifth Circuit Citations/Hyperlink
Program and its Adoption in ED Texas.
Lyle Cayce, Clerk of the Fifth Circuit; David Maland,
ED Texas District Clerk; & Ken Russo, Fifth Circuit
Clerk’s Office Systems Manager.
5:15 PM
Recess Early Bird CLE
6:00 PM
Opening Reception
Event Sponsor: StoneTurn Group.
7:15 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Chief Judge Leonard Davis, Bar Association
President Kirk Mathis & Conference Chairman Clyde
Siebman.
Chief Judge’s & President’s Dinner
Event Sponsors: Fish Richardson; Latham &
Watkins; Thompson & Knight; Ward & Smith Law
Firm.
7:55 PM
Introductions, Recognitions & Brief Remarks
Judge Royal Furgeson, Dean, UNT School of Law;
Jennifer Collins, Dean, SMU Dedman School of Law
& Presentations and Recognitions Including Judge
John Hannah Award.
8:15 PM
Examples of Professionalism
Remarks of Judge Kenneth Starr, President, Baylor
University.
Early Bird CLE
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Role of Lawyer as Officer of the Court and
Related Ethical Duties Not to Lead Judges
Astray, Not to Unduly Delay, Candor and
Fair Play. (Interactive).
Jim Mitchell, Moderator; Adam Allgood, Morgan
Lewis; Chris Kennerly, Paul Hastings; Melissa
Smith, Gillam & Smith & Winston Huff, W.O. Huff
& Associates (Panel Discussion Centered Around
Article Authored by Judge Catharina Haynes (Fifth
Circuit)). Interactive Facilitators Geoffrey Culbertson,
Patton, Tidwell & Schroeder & Elizabeth DeRieux,
Capshaw DeRieux.
Past, Present & Future. An Inside Look at the
Evolving Eastern District of Texas. (.50 Ethics)
Otis Carroll, Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, Moderator;
Chief Judge Robert Parker (1990-1994); Chief
Judge Richard Schell (1994-2001); Chief Judge
Thad Heartfield (2003-2008); Chief Judge David
Folsom (2009-2012); Chief Judge Leonard Davis
(2012-Present) & Judge Ron Clark (“Chief Judge in
Waiting”).
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Keynote Presentation on Professionalism,
Collegiality & Ethics.
Chief Judge Carl Stewart (Fifth Circuit).
Morning Break
10:00 AM
ED Texas: A Look From Inside & Out.
Michael Truncale, Orgain, Bell & Tucker, Moderator;
Judge Timothy Dyk (Federal Circuit); Chief Judge
Leonard Davis (ED Texas); Judge Rodney Gilstrap
(ED Texas) & Alan Fisch, Fisch Sigler.
10:45 AM
Cases in Federal Court. What’s Gone Right?
What’s Gone Wrong?
Kat Li, McKool Smith, Moderator; Chief Judge
Leonard Stark (D Delaware); Judge Marcia Crone
(ED Texas); Judge Don Bush (ED Texas); Judge
Amos Mazzant (ED Texas); Judge Zack Hawthorn
(ED Texas) & Former Judge Chad Everingham, Akin
Gump.
11:30 AM
Inside the Insider Trading Trial of Mark Cuban.
Strategies and Tactics from the Warroom and the
Courtroom.
Thomas Melsheimer, Fish & Richardson & Mark
Cuban (By Video-Tape). Facilitated by Renee
Skinner, Fish & Richardson.
12:30 PM
Buffet Lunch
Event Sponsor: Findlay Craft
1:00 PM
Legal Writing in the Cell Phone Age.
Steven D. Stark, Writer, Teacher, Author & Consultant.
1:45 PM
Power of Persuasion in a Paperless World.
Writing for a Re-Wired Brain.
Professor Robert Dubose with panelists Judge
Caroline Craven (ED Texas); Judge Nicole Mitchell
(ED Texas); Brian Pandya, Wiley Rein & Josh Thane,
Haltom & Doan.
2:30 PM
Afternoon Break
Dessert, Dancing & Music by Emerald City.
Event Sponsor: Vinson & Elkins
THURSDAY, October 23
7:00 AM
Breakfast for All Attendees
Event Sponsors: Federal Arbitration & Gillam & Smith
7:45 AM
Breakfast Business Meeting of ED Texas Bar
Association
8:15 AM
“Unpacking” the Statistical Realities of Patent
Litigation: Digging Below the Surface to Assess
the Realities.
Judge Barbara Lynn (ND Texas), Moderator;
Owen Byrd, General Counsel, Lex Machina; David
Schwartz, Professor, IIT Chicago-Kent College
of Law; Cynthia Bright, VP & Associate General
Counsel, IP Litigation & Public Policy, Hewlett
Packard.
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
The Secret Sauce of East Texas: What Keeps the
Eastern District of Texas Thriving? Exploring the
Nuances.
Natalie Bennett, McDermott, Will & Emery,
Moderator; David Schwartz, Professor, IIT ChicagoKent College of Law; Judge Rodney Gilstrap (ED
Texas); Judge John Love (ED Texas); Dr. Mary
Noffsinger, Jury & Trial Consultant, Courtroom
Sciences & Thad Heartfield, The Heartfield Law Firm.
(Ethics .25).
2:45 PM
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
The Knack of Invalidating Patents: What Does It
Take to Make It Clear and Convincing?
Jeanne “Jeannie” Heffernan, Kirkland & Ellis,
Moderator; Judge Timothy Dyk (Federal Circuit),
Chief Judge Leonard Stark (D Delaware); Judge Ron
Clark (ED Texas); Matthew Moore, Latham & Watkins
& George Pappas, Covington & Burling.
Circuit Judges and District Judges: What Can
They Learn From One Another? What Can
Lawyers Learn From Listening? (Interactive)
Chief Circuit Judge Sharon Prost (Federal Circuit)
& Chief Judge Leonard Davis (ED Texas), CoModerators; Judge Kathleen O’Malley, (Federal
Circuit); Judge Barbara Lynn (ND Texas); Judge
Sue Robinson (D Delaware) & Judge Rodney
Gilstrap (ED Texas). Interactive Facilitators: Jennifer
Ainsworth, Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius; Michael
Smith, Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith & Glenn
Thames, Potter Minton.
A Fireside Chat Between a Federal Circuit Judge
& Her Former Law Clerks on Practice in the
Federal Circuit. Judge Kimberly Moore (Federal
Circuit); Christian Hurt, Nix Patterson & Roach;
Adam Keser, Sr., Saint Gobain Corporation & Greg
Sobolski, Latham & Watkins.
5:15 PM
Recess CLE
5:45 PM
Chief Judge’s & President’s Reception
Event Sponsors: King & Spalding; Potter Minton;
The Roth Law Firm.
7:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own
9:30 PM
Reflections of ED Texas/ND Texas 2014 Patent
Mock Trial Presented at China University, Beijing
with Comparative Ethics. And After Dinner Drinks
in the Presidential Suite (.50 ethics) Michael
Truncale, Orgain, Bell & Tucker & Zunxuan “Digger”
Chen, Locke Lord, Co-Moderators With Judge Ron
Clark; Judge Barbara & Mike Lynn, Lynn Tillotson
Pinker Cox; Judge Carol & Clyde Siebman, Siebman,
Burg, Phillips & Smith. (Not all members of mock trial
team will be present).
10:30 PM
Discussions Conclude.
Presidential Suite Remains Open until Midnight
FRIDAY, October 24
7:45 AM
Breakfast for All Attendees
Judge’s Only Breakfast
Event Sponsors: Dovel & Luner; Duff & Phelps;
Locke Lord
9:00 AM
Hatch Waxman Behind the Pine Curtain.
Judge Rodney Gilstrap (ED Texas); Judge John
Love (ED Texas); Judge Roy Payne (ED Texas);
Bo Davis, The Davis Firm & Michael Dougherty,
King & Spalding.
9:45 AM
If In House Counsel Had A Genie, What Would
Their 3 Wishes Be? (Interactive)
Clyde Siebman, Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith;
Charles B. “Chip” Molster, Winston & Strawn
& William J. “Bill” Robinson, Foley & Lardner,
Moderators; Rodger Sadler, Senior Patent Litigation
Counsel, Canon U.S.A.; Richard “Chip” Lutton,
Legal Counsel for Nest/Google; Rose Keagy,
Patent Counsel, Texas Instruments; Kevin Fillip,
Deputy General Counsel, STMicroelectronics, Inc.
(Segment to Include Discussion of Confidential and
Anonymous Pre-Conference Surveys of In House
Counsel).
10:45 AM
Morning Break
11:00 AM
Patent Case Management Past, Present & Future.
“The digital revolution and the dot com bubble
roiled the patent system like no other developments
in recent memory. District courts have played a
critical role in addressing several of the challenges. This session traces the evolution of patent case
management as a productive, innovative, and
flexible tool for equilibrating a turbulent patent
system and explores further development of the
patent litigation marketplace.”
Professor Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology,
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (CoAuthor Patent Case Management Judicial Guide).
11:50 AM
Patent Docket Synergy: Challenges and Best
Practices from Delaware to East Texas.
Chief Judge Leonard Davis (ED Texas), Judge
Rodney Gilstrap (ED Texas), Chief Judge Leonard
Stark (D Delaware) & Judge Sue Robinson (D
Delaware).
12:35 PM
Buffet Lunch
Event Sponsors: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP;
Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Hastings
1:00 PM
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
What’s Up? What’s On the Horizon? Judge James
Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, Board
of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Interactive
Facilitators: Brad Williams, Baker Botts; Brad
Caldwell, Caldwell Cassady Curry.
1:45 PM
Jurors Gone Wild. Social Media and Online
Research by Jurors. Is It Jury Nullification?
Doug Cawley, McKool Smith, Moderator; Chief
Judge Leonard Stark (D Delaware); Judge Ron Clark
(ED Texas) & Judge Roy Payne (ED Texas).
2:30 PM
Jury Panel of Actual ED Texas Jurors from Closed
Cases.
Jennifer Doan, Haltom & Doan; Stephanie Barnes,
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith & Andrea Houston,
Vinson & Elkins.
3:30 PM
Concluding Afternoon Break with Former ED
Texas Jurors.
2014 OFFICERS
Kirk Mathis – President
Michael Truncale – Vice-President
Stephanie Barnes – Treasurer
W. Lance Lee – Past President
2014 Directors
William E. “Bo” Davis – Longview
Geoffrey Culbertson – Texarkana
Doug Cawley – Outside Director
Past President’s Council
1995-1999 – Clyde Siebman
2000 – Rosemary Snider
2001 – Damon Young
2002 – Andy Tindel
2003 – Richard Grainger
2003 – Mike Bradford (1952-2003)
2004 – Ed Hohn (1964-2009)
2005 – Clay Dark
2006 – Michael Smith
2007 – John Mercy
2008-2009 – Chris Coco
2010 – Larry Phillips
2011- Glenn Thames
2012 – Eric Albritton
2013 – W. Lance Lee
Executive Director – Elizabeth Black Berry
18th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
Conference Underwriters
Akin Gump Strauss McKool Smith
Winston & Strawn LLP
Siebman, Burg, Phillips
Hauer & Feld, LLP & Smith, LLP
Conference & Event Sponsors
Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi
Mensing
The Albritton Law Firm
Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson LLP
Federal Arbitration, Inc.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Findlay Craft
MT2 Law Group
Mann | Tindel | Thompson
Fisch Sigler LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P.
Paul Hastings
Beck Redden LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
Garrett & Dunner LLP
Potter Minton
Bracewell & Guiliani LLP
Gillam & Smith LLP
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.
Brooks Kushman
Haltom & Doan
The Roth Law Firm
Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison
Jackson Walker
StoneTurn Group, LLP
Burch Dallmann LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Tadlock Law Firm
Capshaw DeRieux LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP
The Davis Firm, P.C.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
DLA Piper
Latham & Watkins LLP
Ward & Smith Law Firm
Dovel & Luner LLP
Lex Machina
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Duff & Phelps
Locke Lord LLP
Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C.
Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP
McDermott Will & Emery
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Baker Botts
Event Sponsors Indicated in Bold • Partial List at Time of Printing
18th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
Chief Judge Leonard Davis • ED Texas Bar President Kirk Mathis
Conference Chairman: Clyde M. Siebman
Planning Committee
Amanda A. Abraham
Peter Corcoran
Mike Jones
John Pickett
Jennifer Ainsworth
William Cornelius
Rose Keagy
Edward Reines
Eric M. Albritton
Geoffrey Culbertson
Chris Kennerly
Brendan Roth
Adam Allgood
Andrew Dallmann
Grant Kinsel
Neal Rubin
Joel Androphy
Bo Davis
Samara L. Kline
Clyde Siebman
Patrick M. Arenz
Elizabeth “Betty” DeRieux
Kevin Kudlac
Mark Smith
Stephanie Barnes
Jennifer Doan
Lance Lee
Melissa Smith
Natalie Bennett
Ben Elacqua
Kat Li
Michael C. Smith
Elizabeth Black Berry
Elizabeth Evert
Judge Barbara Lynn
Rosemary T. Snider
Patrick Black
Rosa Ferguson
David Maland
Eman Sojoodi
James Brookshire
Alan Fisch
Kirk Mathis
Arnold Spencer
Charles Bundren
Bryan Haynes
Mike C. Miller
David Stein
Brad Caldwell
David Healey
Charles “Chip” Molster
Bob Steinberg
Leon Carter
Jeanne “Jeannie” Heffernan
Robert Oake, Jr.
Glenn Thames
Douglas Cawley
Gary Hoffman
Brandy O’Quinn
Alan Ratliff
Pete Chassman
James Holmes
Brian H. Pandya
Michael Truncale
Betty Chen
Andrea Houston
Michael Pegues
Steve Williams
Zunxuan “Digger” Chen
Winston Huff
Anna Phillips
Trey Yarbrough
Max Ciccarelli
Jay Johnson
Larry Phillips
18th Annual Eastern District Bench Bar Conference
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 22 – October 24, 2014
Register Online at: https://www.cailaw.org/eventRegistration.html?e=1215
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E.D. TEX. BAR ASSOCIATION RENEWAL AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:
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ED Texas CJA Panel Members & Government Lawyers – $595
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To make hotel reservations call the Marriott Dallas/Plano Marriott Hotel at Legacy Town Center at (800) 228-9290
or (972) 473-6444 and reference the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association 2014 Annual Conference or log on to
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Conference room rate is available until October 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. at $179/night for single or double + taxes.
Mail to CAIL, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024
Email to [email protected]
WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION & CHIEF
JUDGE’S & PRESIDENT’S DINNER
SPONSORS
Great food and drink followed by music and dancing
to the sounds of Emerald City.
The bar association is seeking sponsors for
the conference and for selected conference events.
If interested, email
[email protected] for information.
THURSDAY EVENING CHIEF JUDGE’S
& PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
CONFERENCE
October 22-24, 2014
Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Blvd., Plano, Texas 75024
888.236.2427 972.473.6444
This program is seeking approval for Minimum Continuing
Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee
on MCLE in the amount of 18.75 participatory credit hours of
which 2.25 credit hours will apply to legal ethics. This course is
also seeking approval by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
for certification and recertification in Civil Trial Law.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
REGISTRATION
Register today by fax, email or online.
Mail completed registration form and your check payable to
CAIL, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024
Email or Fax registration form to
[email protected] or 972.244.3404
Online at https://www.cailaw.org/eventRegistration.html?e=1215
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION
OCTOBER 3, 2014
ADDITIONAL FEE OF $100 APPLIES AFTER THE DEADLINE
AS LONG AS SPACE REMAINS AVAILABLE.
Through October 3, 2014 conference rate applies at
$179 + tax per night with complimentary self-parking.
Please make reservations at (800) 228-9290 or directly
with the hotel (972) 473-6444 and reference the
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES
2 RECEPTIONS, 2 FULL BUFFET BREAKFASTS, 2 LUNCHES,
CHIEF JUDGES’ & PRESIDENT’S DINNER, MUSIC,
REFRESHMENT BREAKS, ENTERTAINMENT,
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES & CLE.
CONFERENCE HELD BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF
TEXAS BAR ASSOCIATION WITH SUPPORT FROM
THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION AND CAIL
(THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW)
Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected]
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