Speaking

Speaking  |  Teaching

Ms. Samaras has presented and moderated continuing legal education programs for professional associations around the country on a variety of alternative dispute resolution and litigation topics. Those associations have included the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Owner’s Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. The following are a representative sample of her presentations. In addition see http://www.ablr.biz/presentations.html.

ADR Topics

November 17, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA)
ABA Women in Litigation Joint Conference – Panelist: Can Freud Help? The Interplay of Psychology and Mediation Strategy.

April 21, 2017 (San Francisco)
ABA Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Resolving Technology and IP Disputes with Online Dispute Resolution Technology.

March 22, 2017 (New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Geneva (WIPO))
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Live Webinar – Panelist: Arbitrating Patent Disputes: Innovative Approaches and New Concerns.

February 18, 2017
ABA Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar – Panelist: Can Freud Help? The Interplay of Psychology and Mediation Strategy.

December 6, 2016 (Live webinar)
ABA Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Online Dispute Resolution: What You Need to Know Now.

October 21, 2016 (Orlando, FL)
The College of Commercial Arbitrators 16th Annual Meeting – Panelist: Plenary Session: Arbitration Update.

October 6-7, 2016 (Phoenix, AZ)
ABA Dispute Resolution Section 14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute – Panelist: Plenary Session: Mediating Complex Cases.

June 16, 2016 (Greenbelt, MD)
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution 2016 Annual Conference – Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making – Speaker: Why Mediation for Patent and Trademark Disputes and Considerations for Using it in those Cases.

June 14, 2016 (Live Webinar, 5th of six-part series)
ABA, Dispute Resolution Section – Speaker: Closing the Deal.

June 2 – 3, 2016 (Chicago, IL)
ABA Dispute Resolution Section 9th Annual Arbitration Training Institute – Panelist: Plenary: Setting the Stage for a Successful Arbitration.

April 7, 2016 (New York, NY)
ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting – Panelist: Secrets of Success: Unique Problems in Commercial Arbitration and Best Practices For Managing Them.

November 16, 2015 (Video conference)
Baker Hostetler – Speaker: Effective Advocacy & Management in IP/Technology Arbitrations.

November 14, 2015 (Somerset, NJ)
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Annual Conference – Speaker: Mediation Advocacy for Commercial and Technology Disputes.

July 15, 1015 (King of Prussia, PA)
Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel (DELVACCA), Intellectual Property CLE Institute – Panelist: Structuring and Negotiating Patent Litigation Settlement.

June 2, 2015 (Live Webinar, 5th of six-part series)
ABA, Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Closing the Deal.

April 28, 2015 (Philadelphia – live, Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg – simulcast)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 9th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute – Panelist: Mediating IP Disputes.

April 16, 2015 (Seattle, WA)
ABA, Dispute Resolution Section, Spring Conference – Panelist: ADR in Innovation and Technology Cases – Are Tech Cases Special? What You Need to Know.

March 25, 2015 (Bethesda, MD)
ABA, Intellectual Property Law Section – Panelist: Mediating Patent Disputes – Taking a Strategic Approach.

February 24, 2015 (Live Webinar)
American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Explaining Complexity – How to Improve Your Presentation of Technical Information in Arbitration.

February 19, 2015 (San Diego, CA)
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) – Panelist: IP Track (Emerging IP Issues and Their Implications).

September 11, 2014 (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternate Dispute Resolution – Speaker: Conducting Effective Mediations – Lessons Learned for All Mediators from a Task Force Study.

January 30, 2014 (Live Webinar)
Intellectual Property Owners Association – Panelist: Mediation in Patent Disputes: Best Practices, Worst Practices.

August 8, 2013 (San Francisco, CA)
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Problems/Challenges in Effectively Using Arbitration and Mediation in Patent Litigation and Ways to Improve Their Use.

May 15, 2013 (Live Webinar)
American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Arbitration in IP/Technology Disputes.

May 14, 2013 (Live Teleconference)
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: ADR Practice Development Tips for Women.

May 7, 2013 (Chicago, IL)
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, ADR Committee – Speaker: Advocacy for Mediating IP Disputes: What you didn’t learn in law school . . . . . or later.

April 5, 2013 (Arlington, VA)
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section – Panelist: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution: “Effective Practices Protocol” for Patent Mediation.

August 28, 2012 (Alexandria, VA)
Patent and Trademark Office Society (Education Committee) – Speaker: The Basics of Mediating Patent Cases.

June 26, 2012 (Live Webinar)
American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Drafting Mediated Settlements that Stick.

January 19, 2012 (Philadelphia live; Mechanicsburg, Pittsburg simulcast)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Panelist: Mediation Advocacy for Commercial and Intellectual Property Disputes.

November 9, 2011 (Live Webinar)
American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Drafting Mediated Settlements that Stick.

May 20, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (International Law Section) and ABA Section of International Law – Moderator: Revised UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Revised IBA Rules of Evidence. What’s New? Were the Revisions Necessary?

April 26, 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia Bar Association (Women in the Profession) – Panelist: Mediation from the Mediator’s Perspective.

October 21, 2010 (Washington, D.C.)
AIPLA – Moderator: Effective IP Case Management and Cost Control Both Before and During Litigation.

October 13, 2010 (Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia Bar Association, Women in IP Committee – Panelist: Negotiating with Confidence.

July 13, 2010 (Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast)
ABA, Litigation Section – Moderator: Use of Settlement Counsel to Achieve Better Outcomes of Disputes.

June 4, 2010 (Washington, D.C.)
The International Trade Commission – Speaker (In-house Speaker Series): Mediation of Section 337 Cases.

May 12, 2009 (Valley Forge, PA)
RatnerPrestia/The Legal Intelligencer – Co-moderator: Managing IP & Commercial Disputes in a Challenging Economy.

April 3, 2009 (Washington, D.C.)
American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Spring Meeting – Moderator: Earn Your Passport Stamp: Learn Best Practices for Using Arbitration in International IP Disputes (No Visa Required).

March 6, 2009 (Philadelphia, IL)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Panelist: How to Make the Most of Your Settlement Discussions with Parties, Courts and Mediators.

August 8, 2008 (Chicago, IL)
American Bar Association Annual Meeting – Moderator (live webcast): How to be at the Top of Your Game as an ADR Advocate – Best Practices in ADR Advocacy for Intellectual Property Cases.

April 17, 2008 (Philadelphia, IL)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Intellectual Property Law Institute) Panelist: IP and ADR.

November 1, 2007 (Washington, D.C.)
Horizons Seminar Series of The Federal Circuit Bar Association – Panelist: Mediation Under the Federal Circuit’s Mediation Program.

September 11, 2007 (New York, NY)
Intellectual Property Owners Association – Panelist: Frequently Encountered Business Issues in IP Mediation.

April 17, 2007 (Philadelphia, PA)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Panelist: Intellectual Property Law Institute – ADR in Intellectual Property Cases, No Longer the Road Less Traveled.

October 6, 2006 (Philadelphia, PA)
American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Best Practices In Complex Case Arbitration.

May 18, 2006 (Washington, D.C.)
Horizons Seminar Series of The Federal Circuit Bar Association – Panelist: Mediation and Patents: Wrestling the IP Dispute.

September 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.)
Horizons Seminar Series of The Federal Circuit Bar Association – Panelist: Mediation and the Federal Circuit Practice, A Primer on Mediation.

September 12, 2005 (Seattle, WA)
Intellectual Property Owners Association – Participant: Mock Mediation of a Patent Dispute.

January 14, 2005 (New York, NY)
New York Intellectual Property Law Association – Moderator: Mediation in Intellectual Property Cases Practice Pointers From all Perspectives.

November 18, 2004 (Philadelphia, PA)
American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Ethical Considerations for Advocates in B2B Arbitration.

Litigation Topics

June 8 and 22, 2007 (Washington, D.C. and Portland, OR)
AIPLA Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar – Panelist: Practical Tips for Conducting a Patent Infringement Lawsuit – Pre-filing Considerations & Commencing the Litigation.

January 25, 2007 (New Orleans, LA)
AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute – Panelist: Pre-Litigation Preparation and Investigation.

May 11, 2005 (Philadelphia, PA)
AIPLA Spring Meeting – Panelist: Best Practices For Litigating IP Cases From The Inside Out.