NVTC

Tech Law and Procurement Committee Event

May 6, 2015

Moderator
Daniel Vivarelli
Partner
Hunton & Williams


Dan Vivarelli focuses his practice on business method and software patent litigation, prosecution and counseling. Vivarelli has patent litigation experience with cases involving software-related innovations. He serves as lead counsel in several inter partes reexaminations. Vivarelli also manages the prosecution of several large patent portfolios and has experience prosecuting patents in numerous software-related technologies including financial transaction systems, consumer payment systems, mobile communications, and data storage systems.

Vivarelli is admitted to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.



Judge Justin Arbes
Patent Trial and Appeal Board
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Department of Commerce


Judge Justin T. Arbes was appointed as an administrative patent judge in February 2012. Prior to joining the Board, Arbes practiced IP law in the Washington D.C. area, primarily in the areas of patent litigation and prosecution. Arbes served as a law clerk to the Honorable Avern Cohn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He received a B.S. with high honors in computer science from Michigan State University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as a notes and comments editor of the University of Illinois Law Review.



Jeff Vockrodt
Associate
Hunton & Williams


Jeff Vockrodt has counseled clients on global patent procurement and enforcement strategies, represented clients in complex administrative proceedings within the United States Patent and Trademark Office and litigated patents in district court. He has represented both patent owners and challengers in disputes involving a diverse range of technologies, including semiconductors, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemical processing. Vockrodt serves as lead counsel in inter partes review proceedings before the newly created Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and has significant prior experience throughout all stages of ex parte and inter partes reexaminations as well as interference proceedings before that tribunal.

Prior to his admission to the bar, Vockrodt served as a patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he worked on patent applications in the semiconductor manufacturing arts. While serving as a patent examiner, he assisted administrative patent judges at the Board of Appeals and Interferences. He also served as a law clerk for the Office of Unfair Import Investigations within the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), where he assisted staff investigative attorneys at the institution, pretrial and trial stages of ITC litigation.