SESSION 1: PLENARY SESSIONS


1A. GOVERNMENT LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON IP

 

1B. KEY CURRENT IP ISSUES: REFLECTIONS & ANALYSIS

 

1C. VIEWS FROM THE JUDICIARY 

 

SESSION 2: PATENT LAW


2A. SUBJECT MATTER ELIGIBILITY

John B. Pegram, Fish & Richardson, P.C., New York, Let’s Seek a Better § 101

Shimako Kato, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, Tokyo, What Is the Proper Approach to Patent Subject Matter Eligibility in Japan?

2B. PATENTS AND THE PANDEMIC

John Todaro, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, The Role of IP Rights in the Development and Production of Medicines in Response to the Pandemic

Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Keeping Everyone to the Bargain

2C. U.S. PATENT DEVELOPMENTS 

Dimitrios T. Drivas, White & Case LLP, New York, U.S. Patent Developments Overview

 

SESSION 3: COPYRIGHT LAW


3A. EU COPYRIGHT REFORM

Eleonora Rosati, Stockholm University, Stockholm, An Overview of the Digital Single Market Directive 2 Years On: What Lies Ahead for EU Copyright Law

Jan Bernd Nordemann, Nordemann, Berlin, Author Remuneration in Copyright – New Mandatory EU Rules

Jerker Rydén, Senior Legal Advisor, National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Article 15 of the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market – From Theory to Praxis

3B. COPYRIGHT POTPOURRI

Steven J. Shapiro, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York,  IP Attorney to Supervisory Special Agent: An Overview of the Journey

3C. U.S. COPYRIGHT DEVELOPMENTS

Nick Bartelt, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C., A Fair Use Update: Embedding, Tattoos, Experimenting, and Seuss

Steven Tepp, Sentinel Worldwide, Washington D.C., Google v. Oracle: Cheat Code vs. Declaring Code

Kevin Madigan, Copyright Alliance, Washington D.C., Copyright Small Claims and Closing the Streaming Loophole: An Overview of the PLSA and CASE Act

SESSION 4: TRADEMARK LAW


4A. EU TRADEMARK LAW UPDATE

Peter Ruess, ARNOLD RUESS, Düsseldorf, Liability of Marketplaces Reloaded – CJEU on Coty v Amazon (C-567/18) and “Merely Storing”

Tobias Timmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Düsseldorf The F Word and Goethe: Freedom of Expression in EU Trademark Law

4B. TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT IN BAD FAITH

Alexander Tsoutsanis, DLA Piper Nederland N.V., Amsterdam, Skykick and Beyond

4C. TRADEMARK POTPOURRI

Joel Smith, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, Extended Protection Across Europe for Geographical Indications

Daan Erikson, Husch Blackwell LLP, Chicago, Say, “Gruyere”: USPTO Deference to FDA and USDA

Gordon Humphreys, European Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Getting Real: The Empirical Evidence Toolkit in EU Trademark Law

SESSION 5: PATENT LAW


5A. REMEDIES

Maximilian Haedicke, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Proportionality and Injunctive Relief in German Patent Law – A Paradigm Shift?

Adrian Howes, Nokia, London, Anti-Suit Injunctions: A New Fad or Here to Stay?

5B. PATENT LITIGATION

Ronald E. Dimock, Gowling WLG, Toronto, What Keeps the Doctrine Away?  PowerPoint

5C. INTERNATIONAL PATENT DEVELOPMENTS

Heinz Goddar, Boehmert & Boehmert, Munich, Second Medical Use Patents and Compulsory Cross-Licenses

5D. PTAB

Patricia Martone, NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, New York, Has the AIA Finally Hit the Wall in the Arthrex Cases? (Paper), Has the AIA Finally Hit the Wall in the Arthrex Cases? (PPT)

George E. Badenoch, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, New York, Discretionary Denial of Inter Partes Review

SESSION 6: COPYRIGHT LAW, COMPETITION & TRADEMARK LAW


6A. PLATFORM LIABILITY IN THE U.S. AND EU

Julia Reda Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Cambridge, Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: a Fundamental Rights Assessment

Maria Strong, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C., Five on 512

Stanford McCoy, President & Managing Director, Motion Picture Association EMEA, Brussels, Cybercrime and the Proposed EU Digital Services Act

 

6B. COPYRIGHT & MUSIC

6C. FRAND

 

6D. U.S. TRADEMARK LAW UPDATE

Gerald M. Levine, Levine Samuels LLP, New York, UDRP and ACPA: 21 Years On

 

SESSION 7: COMPETITION & FOUR CONCURRENT SESSIONS


7A. IP IN CHINA

Guan H. Tang, Queen Mary University of London, London, Social Media, Copyright and Censorship: Will Technology Be the Saviour?

7B. ANTITRUST: AI AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Angela Zhang, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, In China, Behave or Face a Campaign

7C. ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE

Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Lenz Caemmerer, Basel, “Feed Me!” Said the Machine, and so Said Its Feeder: How to Square IP with AI, TDM and Machine Learning (2021); Textbooks for AI and Clean Data to Train Machines? – How Machines Learn and What It Means for Authors, Publishers and Media Businesses (2019)

Ian C. Ballon, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Palo Alto, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING, AND DATA PRIVACY; DATA SCRAPING, DATABASE PROTECTION AND THE USE OF BOTS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO GATHER CONTENT AND INFORMATION

7D. TRADE SECRETS

 

7E. IP AND COURTS: CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES

Carl Josefsson, European Patent Office, Haar, The Boards of Appeal of the EPO – Judicial Authority of First and Final Instance: Recent Developments in the Appeals Procedure

 

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