GBC Attorney Moderates Judicial Panel

GBC Shareholder Amy Ziegler moderated the 8th Annual Federal Judicial Panel hosted by IPLAC’s Women in IP Committee.  Panelists included The Honorable Chief Judge James F. Holderman, The Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow, The Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly, The Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, and The Honorable John W. Darrah from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  


The Judicial Panel event was originally founded by Ms. Ziegler and is one of IPLAC’s most successful events.  Nearly 90 members of the Chicago intellectual property legal community were in attendance. 

Topics were selected by Ms. Ziegler and included overall trends in patent litigation, changes under the America Invents Act, proposed amendments to the Local Patent Rules in the Northern District of Illinois, successful use of technology in the Courtroom, and the Patent Pilot Program.  


Pictured left to right at the event: Committee Chair Selena Spritz; Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Ed Lee; Greer Burns & Crain Shareholder Amy Ziegler; Northern District of Illinois Chief Judge James F. Holderman; Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow; Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly; Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer; Hon. John W. Darrah, and Committee Vice-chair Erin Wright Lothson.