Annual Symposium

The Symposium Committee presents:

The IPLAC 2021 Annual IP Symposium
Perspectives from Judges and Inside Counsel 

December 7, 2021 • 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. CST • Virtual


IPLAC and Symposium Committee Leaders Jim Muraff of McDonald Hopkins LLC, Matt Marrone of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., and Viren Soni of Accenture, invite you to a series of panel discussions where you will hear directly from Judges and Inside Counsel about current patent and trademark litigation topics, trends, and insights.


Online Trademark Policing Panel

2:05pm – 2:50pm

Eric W. Gallender
Senior Counsel, Marketing and Intellectual Property
McDonald's Corporation

Selena Spritz
Senior Director & Managing Counsel,
Retail & IP Legal Group

Walgreen Co.

Colin O’Brien
UDRP Panelist for WIPO and Partner
Latimer Levay Fyock LLC

Moderated by

Kara Smith
Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP


TTAB Fireside Chat

2:50pm – 3:35pm


Judge Cindy Greenbaum
Administrative Trademark Judge
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Jennifer Elgin
Interlocutory Attorney
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Hosted by

Jessica A. Ekhoff 
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP


PTAB Fireside Chat

3:35pm – 4:20pm

Deputy Chief Judge
Jacqueline D. Wright Bonilla

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Hosted by

Julianne M. Hartzell
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP


Federal Court Panel

4:20pm – 5:30pm

Judge Sharon Prost
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Judge Matthew F. Kennelly
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Moderated by

Stephen Rosenfeld
McDonald Hopkins LLC


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