Meredith Martin Addy, co-founder and partner at litigation and intellectual property law firm AddyHart P.C., and a nationally recognized authority on practicing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, moderated a panel at IP Master Class: Strategies for the Federal Circuit, District Courts, ITC, and PTAB Virtual Seminar at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School on Friday, April 16, 2021.
The Hon. Kathleen M. O’Malley, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, joined Addy’s panel, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Practice, bringing together experienced IP attorneys including Laura Miller, partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP; Frank Porcelli, senior principal at Fish & Richardson. Erika Harmon Arner, partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, is invited to join the panel.
Addy co-founded AddyHart P.C. in January 2019 with long-time colleague Robert P. Hart. She has handled more than 60 appeals to the Federal Circuit and has testified to the US Congress on the state of patent law and the Federal Circuit. She has held leadership positions at several AmLaw 100 law firms and has also led more than 50 cases in US district courts.
Addy has received multiple accolades, including being the only female attorney named to Band 1 for IP Law in Illinoisfrom Chambers USA for multiple years in succession—as well as high rankings from Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and IP Stars. Addy has been named one of the Top 250 Women in IP from Managing IP and IPmetrics LLC, as one of the Most Influential Women in IP Law by IP Law360, as one of Law360’s Female Powerbrokers, and to the IAM 1000.
Part of an annual series at UIC Law, this year’s IP Master Class focused on four key areas of patent practice: the Federal Circuit, the district courts, the PTAB and the ITC. The Hon. Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was the keynote speaker for the online event.
About UIC Law’s IP Master Class Series
UIC Law’s IP Master Class Series presents comprehensive executive seminars on critical and emerging areas of IP law. One-day, intensive programs limit enrollment to maximize participant interaction with faculty from around the country. The annual event, held online, provides for networking opportunities, including private and small-group video chats at “virtual tables.” CLE credit is available. For information or to register, click here.