The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP) is proud to announce the Eleventh Annual JTIP Symposium. Anyone may attend the Symposium for free, but we ask that you please fill out the Registration Form, below.



Up to 6.25 CLE credits (1.25 per panel) may be obtained. Background documents are available to download inside the hyperlinks to each individual panel in the schedule below.


Events on Thursday, March 10, 2016 and Friday, March 11, 2016 are located 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

For more information, please click on the hyperlinks in the schedule below, or contact Brett Hebert ( or Celia Spalding (


Platinum Sponsor: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Gold Sponsor: Sidley Austin LLP

Silver Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Academic Sponsor: Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

Academic Sponsor: Northwestern Law School’s Master of Science in Law


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Thursday, March 10th
12:00 PM

Check-in & Registration

Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

IPR 3.5 Years Later – Where We've Been, and Where We're Going

David Schwartz, Northwestern Law (Moderator)
Shawn Ambwani, COO, Unified Patents
Alison Baldwin, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Hon. Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO
Brent Ray, Kirkland & Ellis

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM


Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Design Patent Construction in the post Apple v. Samsung Era

Jay Emerick, Kirkland & Ellis (Moderator)
Dennis Abdelnour, Kirkland & Ellis
Sarah Burstein, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Jeff Handelman, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Marcus Thymian, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Richard Stockton, Banner & Witcoff

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM


Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

The Future of Orphan Works & Extended Collective Licensing after Author's Guild v. Google

Peter DiCola, Northwestern Law (Moderator)
Gwen Hochman Stewart, Sidley Austin
Steven J. Horowitz, Sidley Austin
Nicole Reifman, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Helen Sedwick, Bennet Valley Law, published author

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Cocktail hour

Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Dinner & Keynote Address

Edward Jung, CTO, Intellectual Ventures

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, March 11th
8:00 AM

Check-in & Registration

Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

FDA's Proposed Hatch-Waxman Updates – Implications for Generics and Beyond

Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Northwestern Law (Moderator)
Nimalka Wickramasekera, Kirkland & Ellis
Laura Lydigsen, Brinks Gilson & Lione
W. Nicholson Price, UNH Law School
Brian Beeler, Horizon Pharmaceuticals

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Why Can't I Get My Pizza by Air (Yet)? – Drone Regulation & Federalism

Henry H. Perritt Jr., IIT Chicago-Kent Law School (Moderator)
Joel Roberson, Holland & Knight
Alderman Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward, Chicago
Matthew Bieschke, President, UAS America Fund, LLC

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM


Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch Panel - Non-JD's and Their Role in IP Strategy: How These Players are Impacting the Industry

Sacha Patera, Northwestern Law & Feinberg School of Medicine (Moderator)
Nicole Bashor, Quarles & Brady
Todd Hofmeister, Michael Best & Friedrich
Matt McKay, Cabot Microelectronics
Binal Patel, Banner & Witcoff

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM