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The ITC and Other Forum, Venue and Remedy Issues

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

GARY HNATH: Next we're going to talk about Section 337 investigations at the ITC. And we'll queue up that PowerPoint next. Let me check with the audience. How many people have been involved in a Section 337 case at the ITC? Raise your hand if you have. How many people have heard of Section 337? OK, more than half, which is good. When I gave this speech a few years ago, very few people had heard of Section 337. But more and more people know about ...

What the Statement of Cash Flows Tells You

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

T.C. FLEMING: OK. I hope everybody had a chance to load up on some caffeine and get some sugar in their systems, because we are going to hit it. God, this is good stuff. I raced. I had 4 minutes and 30 seconds because I spent 30 seconds of my 5 minutes focused on a technical issue on that screen over there. So I think that's up and running now, is that correct? All right. She decided to sit somewhere else so she could see something. But anyways, it ...

Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

SPEAKER 1: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome back, and we're about to begin the Notes to the Financial Statements-- the Rest of the Story. I'd like to introduce your speakers. I'm going to introduce the briefly and then we'll let them tell you more about themselves. John Carney is with BakerHostetler. A former securities fraud chief assistant United States Attorney, US Securities and Exchange Commission senior counsel, and practicing CPA. Matt Greenblatt. ...

Physiology of the Income Statement

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

KENNETH G. YORMARK: How's everybody today? I'm glad to see nobody is running out to go get their coffee, because this is not an official break. We're going to jump right in. JOHN J. MOLENDA: Actually, Ken, why don't I introduce you? KENNETH G. YORMARK: Oh, sure. Go ahead. JOHN J. MOLENDA: So I'm pleased to introduce you to Kenneth Yormark, somebody who has more initials after his name than anybody I know, in fact. Quite impressive credentials. Ken ...

Anatomy of the Balance Sheet

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

COLLEEN VALLEN: OK. So with the question issue, I encourage you to ask questions. If it's something we think that's more complicated and we can't explain it in the time we have, we'll put it offline, but we're here. We can answer questions at break, but please ask questions. KAREN KINCAID BALMER: I would like to say one other thing though because this has happened at this conference. If you ask us a question and you're involved in a case and you're ...

The Markman Process and Hearing

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

PRESENTER: All right. Welcome back, everybody, whether you're in the web group or here in person. Hope you had a good lunch. Next it's my pleasure to introduce our next speaker, Madison Jellins, who's a partner with Jellins Christensen. Madison has more than 20 years of experience in patent litigation and strategic counseling for biopharmaceutical and medical device clients. She's served as lead counsel in patent cases both in district court and at ...

Patent Prosecution for Litigators

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

GARY M. HNATH: And with that, I will introduce our first speaker, who is Sanjeet Dutta. Sanjeet is a partner with the Steptoe Law Firm. He's a litigator who handles intellectual property matters in state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. His focus is on patent litigation, but he also has a deep experience in patent prosecution, licensing agreements, and IP diligence and audits. So he truly has a very impressive and ...

Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

JOHN J. MOLENDA: Hey, good afternoon, everybody. It's 3:15, and we are in for our last program of the day. And this is "The Ethical Implications of Attorney Collaborations with Accounting Experts." And I have to tell you that when TC and I first started doing this presentation-- I guess it's been probably six years ago already-- we really didn't have a lot to work with. Of course the gut reaction is, what did everyone else do? And when ...

Anatomy and Timeline for a District Court Patent Infringement Case

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

GARY: I think we are ready to continue. OK. Welcome back everybody. Our next speaker is going to be Brandon Baum. Brandon has served as trial counsel in patent cases, patent licensing programs, mediations, and arbitrations and has first chaired a number of jury trials. Brandon has litigated disputes involving technology such as telecommunication devices, thin films, computer methods and software, microprocessors, medical devices, GPS devices, and ...

Fraud/Damages

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

KAREN KINCAID BALMER: Good morning, folks. We're ready for our next section, if you are. I hope you've had a good break. And I know that you enjoyed the cash flows section. TC and John are absolutely fabulous at bringing home, I think, a topic that is very difficult for a lot of people to understand, even in the accounting world. So if there is any confusion about cash flow statements, don't think that accountants don't sometimes have these same issues, ...

Post-Grant Review and Critical Issues That Win a Patent Infringement Case for a Plaintiff and a Defendant

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

SPEAKER 1: OK, welcome back, everybody. And I promised you we saved the best for last. First of all, couple of administrative announcements. Don't forget to turn off your iPads when you leave. And don't forget to fill out the evaluations for everyone except Joe. You have to wait till you hear his presentation before evaluating him. But everybody else, you can go ahead and evaluate right now. The evaluations are very helpful for POI, and they do you ...

Elements and Burdens in a Patent Infringement Case, the Plaintiff's Complaint, and the Defendant's Response

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

GARY: Our next speaker is Joshua Masur. Josh has practiced intellectual property litigation and general business litigation for technology companies for over a decade. He represents clients in federal and state trial and appeals courts. He's represented clients before the International Trade Commission and in private mediation and arbitration. His experience spans such disparate technologies as semiconductor chip design, hyperlinks, memory controllers, ...

Intercreditor Arrangements

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

DAVID A. BRITTENHAM: All right, we're going to now turn to our panel on inter-creditor arrangements. Julian Chung and Erik Hepler were kind enough to agree to cover the wide world of inter-creditor in one hour. And let me just introduce them briefly. Julian Chung to my right is-- to my left-- excuse me, is a partner in the New York office of Orrick. She's a member of the firm's Banking and Debt Capital Markets group. Erik Hepler is a partner in the ...

Structuring the Deal

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

DAVID A. BRITTENHAM: All right. We're going to get started with our second panel on Structuring the Deal. We have some really great speakers for this one. To my immediate left is Jim Mastroianni, who's a principal with PWC in the mergers and acquisitions tax group. Next to him is Patrick's partner, Jenn Hobbs, who's a partner in the corporate department and has a wealth of experience doing leverage finance, particularly acquisition finance. Next ...

Supreme Court and Informational Privacy: Bringing the Fourth Amendment into the 21st Century (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Erwin Chemerinksy. ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: It's such a pleasure to be able to be part of a PLI program again. Some of the most important and difficult issues of our time concern the application of the Fourth Amendment to new technology. The government has unprecedented ability to gather information about people. The government has unprecedented ability to store and analyze this information. This ...

Leveraged Financing Today

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

PATRICK J RYAN: Intro to the rest of the day. BRIAN TRAMONTOZZI: Sure. Thank you. And it does say on the cover that I'm Kevin Foley. I'm only Kevin Foley if we do a really bad job. If you think we've hit all the right topics, Brian Tramontozzi. And by way of background, I've been with Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan Bank for about the last 20 years, so my phone number has changed no times. My business card has changed about 50 times. The ...

Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

SPEAKER 1: OK. All right. We're going to start our final panel of the day on ethical issues and leverage financing transactions. To my immediate left is Ed Smith, well known to many folks who attend PLI programs. He's a partner in the New York City and Boston offices with Bingham McCutchen. And to Ed's left is Peter Kostant, who is a visiting professor at New York Law School and an adjunct professor at Fordham. Gentlemen. EDWIN E. SMITH: Hey. Thank ...

Acquisition Finance Update

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

PATRICK J. RYAN: Welcome back, everyone. We're going to move on to our next panel, which is our acquisition finance update. And I'll just spend a minute introducing our panelists. Immediately to David's left is Byung Choi, who is a partner at Ropes & Gray and is co-head of the firm's Finance practice group. To Byung's left is Ann Makich, who is partner at Cahill Gordon and a member of their corporate group, obviously. And finally, at the end, ...

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Is Your Company Prepared to Aggressively Go After Computer Hackers? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: May. 13, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Nick Akerman. NICK AKERMAN: OK. Thank you, Emmy. And welcome everybody. Let me just kind of go through with you what our agenda is going to be with respect to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. First, we're going to go through kind of an overview of the statute and its scope, what it covers. We're going to go through some of the more important legal requirements that are out there, that ...

The Economics of Appellate Law: Starting and Building Your Own Appellate Practice; Preparing for, and Delivering the Oral Argument

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Recorded on: May. 9, 2014

MARK HARRIS: We're now going to have a short segment from Richard that's concerning the economics of appellate law. This is a new innovation we've tried for this year, and I'm very interested myself in figuring out how to make the economic case for what I do. RICHARD B. ROSENTHAL: Yeah. Aren't we all? [LAUGHS] But I'm going to try to do this in about 15 to 20 minutes. So this is going to be very much an overview. I want to, at the outset, thank ...

Effective and Persuasive Brief Writing

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Recorded on: May. 9, 2014

JANET SIEGEL: Now it's my pleasure to turn the program over to our chair for this afternoon's program. Mark Harris is a partner and co-head of the Appellate Practice Group at Proskauer Rose. He's also a member of the corporate defense and investigations and securities litigation and enforcement groups concentrating his practice in the area of white collar criminal defense. He's a former clerk to the United States Supreme Court justices John Paul ...

Bank Financings: Commercial Paper and Certificate of Deposit Programs 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: May. 9, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing-- Bank Financing, Commercial Paper and Certificate of Deposit program. Before we begin, I some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing through the course materials ...

Discrimination in Price and Promotions

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Recorded on: May. 8, 2014

STAFF: All right. HARVEY I. SAFERSTEIN: Welcome back to the afternoon and the last sessions of the Antitrust Institute. You've all been wonderful students. And we really appreciate your paying attention, asking questions, and being involved. And if there's anything that you think should be improved for next year, please tell us. And if there's anything, as we go on, that you want to ask, feel free to ask. This next to last session is the Robinson-Patman ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics

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Recorded on: May. 8, 2014

HARVEY I. SAFERSTEIN:Well welcome back from the break. Your last round up here. We're going to go into last session, which is your ethics. We got Ted Banks back, who's from Chicago. Who not only knows the Robinson-Patman, he knows his ethics. He was in-house at Kraft for-- How many years? THEODORE L. BANKS: 32 HARVEY I. SAFERSTEIN: 32 years. That's a good career at Kraft. That's a lot of cheese, as they say. THEODORE L. BANKS: You bet. HARVEY ...

Current Legal Problems at the Interface of IP Law and Competition Law

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Recorded on: May. 8, 2014

J THOMAS ROSCH: Well, I have the great pleasure of introducing Gil Ohana, which is-- as I say-- a great pleasure. And he is the senior director at Cisco Systems in San Jose-- or in-- I don't know. Where is-- MALE SPEAKER: San Jose. J THOMAS ROSCH: San Jose. And he was a trial attorney at the Justice Department from 1993 to 1996. And he is from Harvard, as well. And Bob, I don't think needs any introduction because he's been a stalwart of this ...

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