SESSION 1: PLENARY SESSIONS


1A. GOVERNMENT LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON IP

 

1B. KEY CURRENT IP ISSUES: REFLECTIONS & ANALYSIS

Richard D. Arnold, UK Court of Appeal, London, Legally Enforceable Global Arbitration of SEP/FRAND Disputes (View PowerPoint)

 

1C. VIEWS FROM THE JUDICIARY 

Peter Charleton, The Supreme Court, Dublin, Ireland, Extending patent protection in the EU by administrative action: or is it something more?

SESSION 2: PATENT LAW


2A. UNIFIED PATENT COURT

Klaus Grabinski, Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe, The UPC Is Coming – Outline and Update

Aloys Hüttermann, Michalski, Hüttermann & Partner, Düsseldorf, Keeping the Cake and Eating It When Opting out at the UPC? – The Hüttermann-Gambit

2B. PATENTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

 

2C. U.S. PATENT DEVELOPMENTS

Nicholas P. Groombridge, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, US Patent Developments

Nicholas P. Groombridge, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, Standing Order Regarding Third-Party Litigation Funding Arrangements

SESSION 3: COPYRIGHT LAW & CONCURRENT SESSION


3A. EU COPYRIGHT DEVELOPMENTS 

 

3B. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE  

 

3C. COPYRIGHT POTPOURRI 

Mehdi Ansari, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, Emerging Trends in NFTs 

SESSION 4: TRADEMARK LAW


4A. EU TRADEMARK LAW DEVELOPMENTS

Joel Smith, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London, Bad Faith – Why Sky v. SkyKick Is a Peculiarly British Challenge? 

Paolo Catallozzi, Supreme Court of Italy, Rome, Public Order and Morality as Ground of Trademark Registration Refusal in the EU and Freedom of Expression: Where Are We Going? 

 

4B. THE FUNCTIONALITY DOCTRINE IN DISARRAY? 

Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School, Stanford, The Functionality Doctrine under US Law 

 

4C. IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION TEST GETTING OUT OF HAND?

Daniel R. Bereskin, Bereskin & Parr LLP, Toronto, Likelihood of confusion: the irrational basis of trade mark protection 

Jeffery A. Handelman, Crowell & Moring LLP, Chicago, Is the Likelihood of Confusion Test Getting Out of Hand?

 

KICKOFF SESSION: WHAT WILL CHINA’S IP SYSTEM LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS?


 

SESSION 5: PATENT LAW


5A. PATENT PROSECUTION AND LITIGATION

Kenneth R. Adamo, Law Office of KRAdamo, Chicago, Is It Possible to Steer Your US Litigation Towards a Particular Court, Judge and/or Jury?

Carl Josefsson, European Patent Office (EPO), Haar, The Boards of Appeal and the National Courts, Power Point

5B. PATENT POTPOURRI

Sepehr Shahshahani, Fordham University School of Law, New York, Measuring Follow-On Innovation

Ari Laakkonen, Powell Gilbert LLP, London, UK Infringement by Equivalents: The Role of Formstein

5C. INTERNATIONAL PATENT DEVELOPMENTS 

Peter Charleton, The Supreme Court, Dublin, Ireland, Supplementary Protection Certificates – Extending Patent Protection in the EU by Administrative Action: Or Is it Something More?

Brian Cordery, Bristows LLP, London, Plausibility and Undue Burden – The Fibrogen v Akebia Ruling 

John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP, New York, Plausibility, PowerPoint

Heinz Goddar/Melanie Müller, Boehmert & Boehmert, Munich, 2nd German Patent Modernization Act – On the Way to E-Bay-Scenario in Germany 

5D. PTAB

Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Arlington, Leviathan and Innovation: The Administrative State Assimilates the Patent System

Patricia A. Martone, NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, New York, The USPTO’s Resistance to Following the Arthrex Decision Imperils the Constitutionality of All AIA Review Decisions 

SESSION 6: COPYRIGHT LAW & COMPETITION LAW


6A. FAIR USE

Daan G. Erikson, Husch Blackwell LLP, Chicago, Fair Use After Google v. Oracle

6B. COPYRIGHT PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLISHERS 

 

6C. FRAND

Jorge L. Contreras, The University of Utah, College of Law, Salt Lake City, Anti-Suit Injunctions and Jurisdictional Competition in Global FRAND Litigation: The Case for Judicial Restraint   

 

6D. U.S. COPYRIGHT DEVELOPMENTS

David O. Carson, Copyright Claims Officer, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C., Copyright Claims Board

SESSION 7: COMPETITION, TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS & TRADEMARK LAW


7A. ANTITRUST: DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS

Eleonor M. Fox, New York University, New York, The Decline, Fall, and Renewal of U.S. Leadership
In Antitrust Law and Policy

 

7B. MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENTS 

 

 

7C. TRADE SECRETS 

Camilla Alexandra Hrdy, University of Akron, School of Law, Akron, The Value in Secrecy 

Max Haedicke, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Protection of Trade Secrets in German Patent Litigation   

James Pooley, James Pooley, A Professional Law Corporation, Menlo Park, California, Compliance With the “Reasonable Efforts” Element of Trade Secrecy

 

7D. U.S. TRADEMARK LAW DEVELOPMENTS

Marshall Leaffer, Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana, Bloomington, US Trademark Case Law Update, Including the Status of the Well-Known Marks Doctrine in the US

Gerald M. Levine, Levine Samuel LLP, New York, Reclaiming Stolen Domain Names under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

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