Papers and Presentations
SESSION 1: Plenary Sessions
1A. KEY CURRENT IP ISSUES
Bryan C. Zielinski, Pfizer Inc., New York: The Value of IP—Where Are We Headed?
Richard Arnold, Chancery Division, High Court, London: Website-blocking Injunctions
David J. Kappos, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York: Availability of Injunctions Against Infringement of U.S. Patents: Going, Going, Gone
Robin Jacob, Faculty of Laws, University College London, London: IP Exhaustion of Rights – Should Different Kinds of Rights Have Different Rules?
Erich Andersen, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond: The Intersection of Intellectual Property Rights and Open Source – Changing Norms and Practices
David Carson, U.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 Acedo, International Trademark Association (INTA), New York
Donald R. Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Washington, D.C.: Patent Eligibility: Coping with Alice, Mayo, Myriad, Bilski, et al.
Nicholas Banasevic, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels: The Interaction Between Competition Law and Standardization
1C. GOVERNMENT LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON IP
Andrei Iancu, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria: USPTO Updates: New Section 101 Guidance & Other Hot Topics
Paul Michel, Former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
Karyn A. Temple, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.: New Era in Copyright Legislation?
Maria Martin-Prat, DG Trade, European Commission, Brussels: The Current State of IP International Norm Setting
Andrew C. Finch, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.: Antitrust and IP: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Marco Giorello, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Brussels: Europe’s Copyright Reform. The Final Outcome.
SESSION 2: PATENT LAW
Vanessa Bailey, Intel Corporation, Washington, D.C.: Fostering Innovation Through IPRs: The Corporate Perspective
Patricia A. Martone, Law 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. Badenoch, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, New York: Standing, Privity and Estoppel in Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) Proceedings
Brian P. Murphy, Haug Partners LLP, New York: Dueling Banjos – When Does a PTAB Invalidity Decision Unwind a District Court Infringement Judgment?
Maximilian Haedicke, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg: Pitfalls of the Transfer of Priority Rights for European Patent Applications
Tobias Bremi, Isler & Pedrazzini AG, Zurich: EPO and entitlement to claim priority: possible new approaches?
2C. 2ND MEDICAL USE/PLAUSIBILITY
Klaus Grabinski, Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe: Infringement of Second Medical Use Patents in German Case Law
Lennie Hoffmann, Queen Mary University of London, London: Staking Out the Genome
Robert Burrows, Bristows LLP, London: Plausibility in the UK
Takeshi Maeda, Kobe University, Graduate School of Law, Kobe: Infringement of Medical Use Claims in Japan
John Pegram, Fish & Richardson, P.C., New York: Plausibility—An American View
SESSION 3: COPYRIGHT LAW
3A. GOOGLE V. ORACLE
Lana K. Guthrie, U.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 Patry, Google, New York: Legislation and Business Solutions: The DMCA as an Example
J. Devlin Hartline, Center 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. Charlesworth, Covington & Burling LLP, New York: Beyond the DMCA Safe Harbors: The Shifting Winds of Liability
Joseph C. Gratz, Durie Tangri LLP, San Francisco: The DMCA: Twenty Years of Common Law Development
3C. EU COPYRIGHT REFORM
Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton, London: The New EU Copyright Directive: Game Over?
N. Cameron Russell, Western Union, Denver: The European Copyright Directive: Continued Leadership (and Disruption) of the Internet Economy?
SESSION 4: THREE CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4A. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Massimo Sterpi, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Rome: NEUROGRAPHY: The Rise of the Neural Artist
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Lenz 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 Stephens, Bird & Bird LLP, London: Patentability of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: the EPO Publishes Guidelines for Examination
4C. IP IN CHINA
Spring Chang, Chang Tsi & Partners, Beijing: How to Deal with a Large Number of Trademark Squatters in China
He Jing, AnJie Law Firm, Beijing: Odd Chances or Real Changes After the US-China Disputes
James K. Stronski, Crowell & Moring, New York: China’s Economic Aggression Through the Theft of Foreign IP, and a U.S. Response
James Moore Bollinger, Troutman Sanders LLP, New York: International Arbitrations – Why They Are Perfectly Suited for China/Chinese Life Science Companies
SUNRISE SEMINAR I: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Richard Price, JAMS International, London: Encouraging the increased use of the Mediation of IP disputes in the UK
James Moore Bollinger, Troutman 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
SUNRISE SEMINAR III: ICANN: RIGHTS PROTECTION MECHANISMS
Gerald M. Levine, Levine Samuel LLP, New York: Evidentiary Demands in the UDRP Process Begin with the Complaint and Response
Gregory S. Shatan, Moses & Singer LLP, New York: The Squared Circle: Fitting Trademark Law Principles into ICANN’s Rights Protection Mechanisms
Mary W.S. Wong, Internet 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. Coggio, Fish & Richardson, P.C., New York: Biosimilars: The Patent Dance
Cordula Schumacher, Arnold Ruess, Düsseldorf: Biosimilar Patent Litigation – Same Same but Different
Nicola Dagg, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London: The Patent Trials and Tribulations of Launching a New Biologic Medicine
Shimako Kato, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, Tokyo: Reasonable Protection of Antibody Patents – The Right Balance Between Patentees and Competitors
5B. PATENT POTPOURRI
Tobias Hahn, Hoyng Rokh Monegier, Düsseldorf: Liability for Infringement Abroad: The Phenomenon of the Extension of European Borders
Aloys Hüttermann, Michalski Hüttermann & Partner, Düsseldorf: T 1063/18 – Uproar at the EPO?
Myles Jelf, Bristows LLP, London: International Exhaustion
Heinz Goddar, Boehmert & Boehmert, Munich: Injunctive Relief and Proportionality
Suzanne Michel, Google, Washington, D.C.: Subject Matter Eligibility Around the World
Justin Watts, WilmerHale, The Doctrine of Equivalents – current status in UK
SESSION 6: COMPETITION AND COPYRIGHT LAW
Marc Sandy Block, IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York: Potholes, Manholes, and Landmines Along the FRAND SEP Highway
Renata Hesse, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York: FRAND and the IP/Antitrust Interface: What Role Should Antitrust Play
6B. INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT
Mihály Ficsor, Hungarian 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 Rydén, National 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 Smith, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London: Can You Copyright a Smell or a Taste? EU Position on Protecting Unconventional Copyright
Yoshiaki Shibata, Tokyo District Court, 46th Division, Tokyo: Linking Under the Japanese Copyright Act
SESSION 7: ENFORCEMENT AND MULTILATERAL LAW
7A. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK ENFORCEMENT
Paul Maier, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante: Transatlantic Cooperation Between Enforcement Authorities and Joint Actions Fighting Counterfeiting and Piracy
Raymond J. Dowd, Dunnington 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 Scafidi, Fordham University School of Law, New York: Oxymoronic Infringement: Do “Legal Fakes” Exist?
Gareth Dickson, Taylor Vinters, Cambridge: The GDPR: Boon or Bust for IP Infringers?
Richard Pfohl, Music Canada, Toronto: Online Copyright Enforcement Developments
7B. MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENTS
Annabelle Bennett, Bond University, Robina, Queensland; 5 Wentworth, Sydney: Judges: Another Way to Harmonize the World for IP
Shira Perlmutter, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria: WIPO Broadcast Treaty
James Love, Knowledge Ecology International, Washington, D.C.: What Is the Short-Term Future of IP in Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements?
Antony Taubman, World 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
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
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