SESSION 1: Plenary Sessions


1A. KEY CURRENT IP ISSUES

Bryan C. ZielinskiPfizer Inc., New York: The Value of IP—Where Are We Headed?
Richard ArnoldChancery Division, High Court, London: Website-blocking Injunctions
David J. KapposCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York: Availability of Injunctions Against Infringement of U.S. Patents: Going, Going, Gone
Robin JacobFaculty of Laws, University College London, London: IP Exhaustion of Rights – Should Different Kinds of Rights Have Different Rules?
Erich AndersenMicrosoft Corporation, Redmond: The Intersection of Intellectual Property Rights and Open Source – Changing Norms and Practices
David CarsonU.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria: Copyright in the Supreme Court:  Fourth Estate, Rimini Street, and Candidates for Certiorari

1B. IP – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Ralph Oman, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.: Copyright: The Reports of Her Death Were Greatly Exaggerated
Etienne Sanz de AcedoInternational Trademark Association (INTA), New York
Donald R. DunnerFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Washington, D.C.: Patent Eligibility: Coping with Alice, Mayo, Myriad, Bilski, et al.
Nicholas BanasevicDG Competition, European Commission, Brussels: The Interaction Between Competition Law and Standardization

1C. GOVERNMENT LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON IP

Andrei IancuU.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria: USPTO Updates: New Section 101 Guidance & Other Hot Topics
Paul MichelFormer Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
Karyn A. TempleU.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.: New Era in Copyright Legislation?
Maria Martin-PratDG Trade, European Commission, Brussels: The Current State of IP International Norm Setting 
Andrew C. FinchAntitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.: Antitrust and IP: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Marco GiorelloDG CONNECT, European Commission, Brussels: Europe’s Copyright Reform. The Final Outcome. 

SESSION 2: PATENT LAW


2A. PTAB 

Vanessa BaileyIntel Corporation, Washington, D.C.: Fostering Innovation Through IPRs: The Corporate Perspective
Patricia A. MartoneLaw Office of Patricia A. Martone, P.C., New York: Director Iancu Changes the Rules for IPR’s. Do the Changes Matter, and If So, to Whom?
George E. BadenochHunton Andrews Kurth LLP, New York: Standing, Privity and Estoppel in Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) Proceedings
Brian P. MurphyHaug Partners LLP, New York: Dueling Banjos – When Does a PTAB Invalidity Decision Unwind a District Court Infringement Judgment?

2B. PRIORITY

Maximilian HaedickeAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg: Pitfalls of the Transfer of Priority Rights for European Patent Applications 
Tobias BremiIsler & Pedrazzini AG, Zurich: EPO and entitlement to claim priority: possible new approaches?

2C. 2ND MEDICAL USE/PLAUSIBILITY 

Klaus GrabinskiFederal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe: Infringement of Second Medical Use Patents in German Case Law
Lennie HoffmannQueen Mary University of London, London: Staking Out the Genome
Robert BurrowsBristows LLP, London: Plausibility in the UK
Takeshi MaedaKobe University, Graduate School of Law, Kobe: Infringement of Medical Use Claims in Japan
John PegramFish & Richardson, P.C., New York: Plausibility—An American View

SESSION 3: COPYRIGHT LAW


3A. GOOGLE V. ORACLE

Lana K. GuthrieU.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.: To the Supreme Court and Back Again: The Ongoing Saga of Oracle v. Google

3B. DMCA: 20 YEARS LATER

William PatryGoogle, New York: Legislation and Business Solutions: The DMCA as an Example
J. Devlin HartlineCenter for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP), Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Arlington: Twenty Years Later, DMCA More Broken Than Ever
Jacqueline C. CharlesworthCovington & Burling LLP, New York: Beyond the DMCA Safe Harbors: The Shifting Winds of Liability
Joseph C. GratzDurie Tangri LLP, San Francisco: The DMCA: Twenty Years of Common Law Development

3C. EU COPYRIGHT REFORM

Eleonora RosatiUniversity of Southampton, London: The New EU Copyright Directive: Game Over?
N. Cameron RussellWestern Union, Denver: The European Copyright Directive:  Continued Leadership (and Disruption) of the Internet Economy?

SESSION 4: THREE CONCURRENT SESSIONS


4A. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Massimo SterpiGianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Rome: NEUROGRAPHY: The Rise of the Neural Artist
Carlo Scollo LavizzariLenz Caemmerer, Basel: Textbooks for AI and Clean Data to Train Machines? – How Machines Learn and What It Means for Authors, Publishers and Media Businesses
Katharine StephensBird & Bird LLP, London: Patentability of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: the EPO Publishes Guidelines for Examination

4C. IP IN CHINA

Spring ChangChang Tsi & Partners, Beijing: How to Deal with a Large Number of Trademark Squatters in China
He JingAnJie Law Firm, Beijing: Odd Chances or Real Changes After the US-China Disputes
James K. StronskiCrowell & Moring, New York: China’s Economic Aggression Through the Theft of Foreign IP, and a U.S. Response
James Moore BollingerTroutman Sanders LLP, New York: International Arbitrations – Why They Are Perfectly Suited for China/Chinese Life Science Companies

Sunrise Seminars


SUNRISE SEMINAR I: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Richard PriceJAMS International, London: Encouraging the increased use of the Mediation of IP disputes in the UK
James Moore BollingerTroutman Sanders LLP, New York: Dispute Resolution: By the Courts or ADR – A Contrast in Style and Effect
Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Former Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; JAMS International, New York

SUNRISE SEMINAR II: LIVE STREAMING PIRACY

Marie SellierVivendi SA, Paris: Live-Streaming Piracy
Michael J. MellisMajor League Baseball, New York: Internet Piracy of Live Sports Telecasts 

SUNRISE SEMINAR III: ICANN: RIGHTS PROTECTION MECHANISMS

Gerald M. LevineLevine Samuel LLP, New York: Evidentiary Demands in the UDRP Process Begin with the Complaint and Response
Gregory S. ShatanMoses & Singer LLP, New York: The Squared Circle: Fitting Trademark Law Principles into ICANN’s Rights Protection Mechanisms
Mary W.S. WongInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Los Angeles: Reviewing Trademark Rights Protection Mechanisms at ICANN: What have we achieved since this time last year?

SESSION 5: PATENT LAW


5A. BIOLOGICS & BIOSIMILARS

Brian D. CoggioFish & Richardson, P.C., New York: Biosimilars: The Patent Dance
Cordula SchumacherArnold Ruess, Düsseldorf: Biosimilar Patent Litigation – Same Same but Different
Nicola DaggKirkland & Ellis International LLP, London: The Patent Trials and Tribulations of Launching a New Biologic Medicine
Shimako KatoAbe, Ikubo & Katayama, Tokyo: Reasonable Protection of Antibody Patents – The Right Balance Between Patentees and Competitors 

5B. PATENT POTPOURRI

Tobias HahnHoyng Rokh Monegier, Düsseldorf: Liability for Infringement Abroad: The Phenomenon of the Extension of European Borders
Aloys HüttermannMichalski Hüttermann & Partner, Düsseldorf: T 1063/18 – Uproar at the EPO?
Myles JelfBristows LLP, London: International Exhaustion
Heinz GoddarBoehmert & Boehmert, Munich: Injunctive Relief and Proportionality
Suzanne MichelGoogle, Washington, D.C.: Subject Matter Eligibility Around the World
Justin WattsWilmerHale, The Doctrine of Equivalents – current status in UK

SESSION 6: COMPETITION AND COPYRIGHT LAW


6A. FRAND

Marc Sandy BlockIBM Corporation, Armonk, New YorkPotholes, Manholes, and Landmines Along the FRAND SEP Highway
Renata HesseSullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York: FRAND and the IP/Antitrust Interface: What Role Should Antitrust Play

6B. INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT

Mihály FicsorHungarian Copyright Council, Budapest: No “Online Exhaustion” of the Rights of Making Available to the Public and Reproduction (and Not Real “E-lending Either): Analysis of the Relevant International and EU Norms in the Advent of the Tom Kabinet Judgement
Jerker RydénNational Library of Sweden, Stockholm: Copyright – Progression or Regression? Does the Existing Copyright Regime Provide the Incentive for a Diverse and Sustainable Culture and Strike an Adequate Balance Between the Exclusive Right and Exceptions and Limitations?
Joel SmithHerbert Smith Freehills LLP, London: Can You Copyright a Smell or a Taste?  EU Position on Protecting Unconventional Copyright
Yoshiaki ShibataTokyo District Court, 46th Division, Tokyo: Linking Under the Japanese Copyright Act 

SESSION 7: ENFORCEMENT AND MULTILATERAL LAW


7A. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK ENFORCEMENT

Paul MaierEuropean Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante: Transatlantic Cooperation Between Enforcement Authorities and Joint Actions Fighting Counterfeiting and Piracy
Raymond J. DowdDunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York: New Help for Copyright Lawyers? How the Federal Communications Act Should Transform Television Antipiracy Strategies in the IPTV and OTT Era
Susan ScafidiFordham University School of Law, New York: Oxymoronic Infringement:  Do “Legal Fakes” Exist?
Gareth DicksonTaylor Vinters, Cambridge: The GDPR: Boon or Bust for IP Infringers?
Richard PfohlMusic Canada, Toronto: Online Copyright Enforcement Developments

7B. MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENTS

Annabelle BennettBond University, Robina, Queensland; 5 Wentworth, Sydney: Judges: Another Way to Harmonize the World for IP
Shira PerlmutterU.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria: WIPO Broadcast Treaty
James LoveKnowledge Ecology International, Washington, D.C.: What Is the Short-Term Future of IP in Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements?
Antony TaubmanWorld Trade Organization, Geneva: Centripetal Rules in Centrifugal Times: Where Is Multilateralism Heading?
Chomwan Weeraworawit, Mysterious Ordinary LLC, Bangkok; The Standard Hotels, Bangkok: Geographical Indications and the Textiles Industry in Developing Countries – the Case for Multilateral Protection

SESSION 8: COMPETITION AND PATENT LAW


8A. COMPETITION

Daryl Lim, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
Thomas F. Cotter, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis
Eleanor M. Fox, New York University School of Law, New York
Milan Kristof, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Suzanne Munck, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Baker Botts LLP, Washington, D.C.
Thomas D. Pease, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York

8B. SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES

Marleen van den Horst, BarentsKrans, The Hague: SPC Reform in the EU
Laëtitia Bénard, Allen & Overy LLP, Paris: Recent Developments on SPCs
Brian W. Gray, Brian Gray Law, Toronto: Canada’s Certificates of Supplementary Protection: One Year

8C. U.S. PATENT DEVELOPMENTS 

John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York: U.S. Patent Developments Overview
Kevin B. Collins, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.: Willfulness After Halo

SESSION 9: COPYRIGHT LAW


9A. U.S. COPYRIGHT DEVELOPMENTS

Joshua L. Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York: Taking Copyright a (Dance) Step Too Far
Nicholas Bartelt, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.: Copyright Modernization: Tuning up the “Engine of Free Expression”
Ralph Oman, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.: Congress and the Courts Rethink State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright

9B. MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT

Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles: The MMA – the Promise of a Better Deal for Creators and the Challenge of an Authoritative Database
Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle: Can the Music Modernization Act’s Database Actually Solve the Music Licensing Problem?
Richard H. Reimer, ASCAP, New York: Performance Rights Licensing After the Music Modernization Act

9C. FAIR USE

Pierre N. Leval, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York: Transformative Value and the Tradeoff with Fourth Factor Harm as Reflected in Recent Decisions

SESSION 10: TRADEMARK LAW


10A. ICONIC BRANDS: CREATING TRADEMARK LAW FOR THE FEW

Anderson Duff, Revision Legal, New York: How Luxurious?
Tobias Timmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Düsseldorf: Are There Specific Exceptions to the Principle of Trademark Exhaustion for Luxury Goods Under EU Law?
Peter Ruess, Arnold Ruess, Düsseldorf: CJEU Rules on Red Shoe – New Guidelines for Shape and Color Marks or More Uncertainty?

10B. EU TRADEMARK LAW UPDATE

James Nurton, Lextel Partners; IP Writer/Consultant, London: Recent CJEU and General Court Case Law on Trademarks and Designs
Gordon Humphreys, European Intellectual Property Office, Alicante: Of Celebrity Chefs, Gruesome Video Games and Astrophysicists: The Eclectic World of New Types of Marks – First Experiences at EUIPO
Maria Eugénia Martins de Nazaré Ribeiro, Former Judge of the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg: The CJEU Case-Law on Distinctive Character of EU Trademarks Acquired Through Use Revisited: The Mondelez Case
Edger F. Brinkman, Court of the Hague, The Hague: Descriptive Trademarks: How (Un)free Is It to Use Them?

10C. U.S. TRADEMARK LAW UPDATE

Marshall Leaffer, Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana, Bloomington: Recent U.S. Trademark Law Developments
Jeffery A. Handelman, Brinks, Gilson & Lione, Chicago: Noteworthy Developments at the TTAB
Magdalena Berger, Curi Platz LLP, New York: Marijuana Marks: The Struggle with the Lawful Use Requirement
Carey R. Ramos, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, New York: Game of Coins: Cryptocurrencies and Trademarks 

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