2020 Federal Circuit Year in Review
Thu, March 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT
Presented by the BAMSL Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section
A review of the significant decisions by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affecting patent law from a patent prosecutor's and patent litigator's perspectives.
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Keith J. Grady — Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
Keith relies on more than 30 years of government and private-practice experience to develop, enforce, and defend clients' intellectual property. He has served as first chair in all phases of intellectual property litigation, appearing in hundreds of cases in courts nationwide to represent clients in preliminary injunction hearings, claim construction hearings, summary judgement hearings, and jury trials. He also has presented arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Keith represents publicly traded companies and major manufacturers in patent litigation in a variety of technological industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, software, medical device, and mechanical devices. He also regularly represents clients in litigation involving technology-related disputes, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, internet domain names, and trade dress. He frequently writes and speaks on topics including Hatch-Waxman litigation, patent litigation, trademark litigation, and copyright issues.
Before he entered private practice, Keith was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, a law clerk for Judge Charles A. Shaw and Judge George F. Gunn of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, and a law clerk for Judge R. A. (Jim) Randall of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. His valuable background with trial and appellate courts gives Keith particular insight into their decision-making process.
Bryan K. Wheelock — Principal, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Bryan’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and drafting intellectual property agreements, including non-compete agreements. He has brought and defended lawsuits in federal and state courts relating to intellectual property, and has participated in seizures of counterfeit and infringing goods.
Bryan prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for medical devices, mechanical and electromechanical devices, manufacturing machinery and processes, metal alloys and other materials. He also does a substantial amount of patentability searching, trademark availability searching and patent and trademark infringement studies.
In addition to his practice at Harness Dickey, Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law.
Missouri Bar, MCLE Department
Credit has been approved with the Missouri Bar, MCLE Department for 1.80 MO MCLE credits.
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Thu, March 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT
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