Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond: Copyright in the Age of AI
James Moore Bollinger, Troutman Sanders LLP, New York: Weaponized Patent: Recent Trends that Strengthen Patents
Dr. Thies Bösling, boesling IP Rechtsanwälte GbR, Hamburg: The CJEU’s Interpretation of “Establishment” – Will it Promote Forum Shopping or Effective Trademark Enforcement?
Hon. Edger F. Brinkman, Senior Judge, Court of The Hague, The Hague: Where does the CJEU’s Doceram v CeramTec case leave us re the technical function exception for EU designs?
Hon. Mr. Justice Henry Carr, Chancery Division, High Court, London: Conflict of laws: Does the UK Court have jurisdiction to rule on infringement and/or validity of a US Patent? Why are we getting involved? (Paper)
David Carson, Senior Counsel and Head of Copyright Policy Team, Office for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria:Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (13 – 17 November 2017) (Paper) and ide m emoir e of the Chair of the Special Commission (Paper)
Trevor Cook, WilmerHale, New York: Case C-501/15P – “Cactus of Peace”, The Practical Scope of the Retroactive Effect of Decisions, and the Nature of Genuine Use
Brian Cordery, Bristows LLP, London: The Latest Developments on Plausibility
Richard Dannay, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., New York: Factorless Fair Use? Was Melville Nimmer Right? (paper)
Gareth Dickson, Taylor Vinters, Cambridge: ICANN, GDPR and WHOIS
Dimitrios T. Drivas, White & Case LLP, New York: Current Developments in U.S. Patent Law
Stephane Drouin, VP Head Group Intellectual Property, UCB S.A., Brussels: Life Sciences
Charles R. Eloshway, Senior Patent Counsel, Office for Policy and External Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria: The Draft Hague Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Views from the USPTO
Janet E. Fair, Merck Office of General Counsel, Patent Department, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey: When Computers Invent
Dr. Mihály Ficsor, Member of the Presidential Board of the Council of Copyright Experts, Hungarian Copyright Council, Budapest: The Anti-IP Campaign: What Role Does it Have in Contemporary Multilateral IP Negotiations?
Jean-Luc Gal, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Unit F5 – Intellectual Property and Fight Against Counterfeiting, Brussels: The Draft Hague Convention : the European point of view
Jill (Yijun) Ge, Clifford Chance LLP, Shanghai: Recent Supreme Court Cases
Prof. John M. Golden, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin: Redundancy and Anti- Redundancy in Copyright and Redundancy and Anti-Redundancy in Copyright
Hon. Dr. Klaus Grabinski, Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe: Compulsory License – The Raltegravir case
Jeffery A. Handelman, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago: Noteworthy Developments at the TTAB
Gordon Humphreys, Chairperson of the Fifth Board of Appeal, Boards of Appeal, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante: EU Trademark Reform Update Non-conventional trade marks
Eiji Katayama, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, Tokyo: Damages Relating To Lowered National Health Insurance Price
Shimako Kato, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, Tokyo: Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion in Japan
F. Scott Kieff , McKool Smith, Washington D.C.: Many Agencies of the US Patent – Antitrust Systems
Prof. William E. Kovacic, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.: The application of competition policy vis-à-vis intellectual property rights: The evolution of thought underlying policy change and Creating a Respected Brand: How Regulatory Agencies Signal Quality (Paper)
Boris Kreye, Bird & Bird LLP, Munich: Doctrine of Equivalents – Simple, but Complicated (paper)
Anne Gilson LaLonde, Author, Gilson on Trademarks, South Burlington: Giving the Middle Finger to Section 2(a)
Prof. Jane C. Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, New York: Liability for Providing Hyperlinks to Copyright – Infringing Content: International and Comparative Law Perspectives (Paper) and U.S. (non)Compliance with its international copyright obligations under Berne-TRIPS
Gordon Humphreys, Chairperson of the Fifth Board of Appeal, Boards of Appeal, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante: EU Trademark Reform Update Non-conventional trademarks
Brian W. Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Toronto: Post Sales Rights Post Lexmark
Lord Hoffmann, Former Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, Queen Mary University of London, London: Doctrine of Equivalents
Boris Kreye, Bird & Bird LLP, Munich: Doctrine of Equivalents Simple, but Complicated
Gerald M. Levine, Levine Samuel, LLP, New York: The Impact on Businesses and Trademark Owners of the Secondary Market for Domain Names (Paper)
Stan McCoy, President & Managing Director, Motion Picture Association EMEA, Brussels: Multilateral Developments
Jesús Sepúlveda, Clarke, Modet & Co., Technical and Legal Services Manager, Mexico: Enforcement in Latin America: Recent Developments and Strategies.
Barry B. Sookman, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto: Copyright & Trademark Enforcement: FairPlay Canada’s Website-Blocking Proposal
Prof. Spyros Maniatis, Queen Mary University of London, London: Bad Faith and Intent to Use. A post-pre Brexit Reference
Patricia A. Martone, Law Office of Patricia A. Martone, P.C., New York: IPR Procedure- If We Have a Chance for a Do Over: Can, Would, Should We?
Prof. Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley: The Mixed Heritage of Federal Intellectual Property Law and Ramifications for Statutory Interpretation (Paper)
Jane Mutimear, Bird & Bird LLP, London: Exhaustion: protectionism v free market – US/EU/UK compared
John B. Pegram, Fish & Richardson P.C., New York: Inter Partes Review Survival Rates Based on Decision Statistics—A Preliminary Report (Paper)
Kripa Rajshekhar, Founder, Metonymy Labs, Chicago: Third Wave AI (3Wai) Next Generation AI & Patent Diligence
John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York: Federal Circuit control over PTAB in post- grant proceedings
Mark Ridgway, Allen & Overy LLP, London: Injunctions: Still the right remedy?
Dr. Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton, e-LAWnora, and IPKat, London: The EU Copyright Reform
Prof. Dr. Peter Ruess, International School of Management, Frankfurt; ARNOLD RUESS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Düsseldorf: Cross-Border-Strategies in EU-Litigation: Why national marks might be on the rise again
Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago: U.S. Patent Exhaustion after Impression Products v. Lexmark
Ted Shapiro, Wiggin LLP, Brussels: EU Copyright Developments in the Digital Single Market & CJEU
David Shen, Allen & Overy LLP, Shanghai: Reasonable expectation of success
Hon. Yoshiaki Shibata, Tokyo District Court, 46th Division (IP Division), Tokyo: Doctrine of Equivalents in Japan
Regan A. Smith, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.: Music Licensing, Termination & Territoriality: Time for Recalibration?
Dr. Tobias Timmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Düsseldorf: European Perspectives on the Protection of 3D Trademarks
Marleen H.J. van den Horst, BarentsKrans, The Hague: Plausibility in The Netherlands
Dr. Silke von Lewinski, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich: ISP Liability Including Linking and Embedding
Weerawit Weeraworawit, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Commission, Bangkok, Thailand: Empathy or Unreadiness in Protecting Emerging IP Rights
Annsley Merelle Ward, Bristows LLP, London: Globalized Trade Secrets: Which Court? What Law? What Enforcement?
Mary Wong, Senior Policy Director & Special Adviser for Strategic Policy Planning, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Los Angeles: Reviewing Trademark Rights Protection Mechanisms at ICANN: Where are we now, where are we going?
Prof. Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid, Visiting Professor, Fordham University School of Law, New York; Fellow, Yale Law School, Information Society Project (ISP), New Haven; ONO Academic Law School, Israel: GENERAI & IP OWNERSHIP & ACCOUNTABILITY A NEW MODEL FOR THE NEW HUMAN LIKE CREATORS

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