Emerging technologies. Rapidly evolving markets. Changing regulatory frameworks. Businesses around the globe are affected by these influences and intellectual property (IP) plays a central role. Hogan Lovells, Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute, and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology are bringing together the IP industry’s thought leaders to discuss these issues and start a conversation around how to turn them into IP opportunities.
As part of the event, join a live video conference connecting Silicon Valley and London. This panel, featuring speakers in both locations, will provide updates on patent reform in Europe (namely, the Unitary Patent) and the U.S. (namely, patent reform legislation), and a dialogue about those reforms’ impacts on international patent strategy. Held concurrently with Hogan Lovells’ annual Patent Seminar in London.
Symposium Topics Included:
- Patent Office Invalidation Procedures: A Comparative Analysis
- Patent Reform in the EU and US: Impacts on International Patent Strategy
- Peering Over the Horizon: Key IP Issues for Cutting-Edge Technologies
- Technology Transfer, Licensing and Trade Secret Protection in China
- Comparative Patent Quality
- FRAND Commitments – and Obligations – for Standards-Essential Patents
- Hacking Tech’s Diversity Problem: Applying Bias Interrupters
- Developments in Digital Copyright
- Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Hon. Zhou Yunchuan, Judge, IP Tribunal, Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China
- Colleen V. Chien, former Senior Advisor for Intellectual Property and Innovation, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Law School
- Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
- Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Professor of Law, Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
- Paik Saber, IP Licensing Executive and Senior Corporate Counsel, IBM Corporation
- Matt Swafford, Associate General Counsel, Intel Corporation
- John J. Cheek, Senior Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar Inc.
- Gary LaFever, Chief Executive Officer, Anonos, Inc.
- Mike Trinh, Senior Product Counsel, Google Inc.
- Kristin Westgard, Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property Management and IP Litigation, Koch Industries
- Wendy Anna Herby, Associate General Counsel, Coursera
- Renee Dubord Brown, Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Knowles Corporation
- Brian Napper, U.S. Head of Dispute Advisory Services, Global Head of Intellectual Property, FTI Consulting
- Peter Yu, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law
Co-sponsored by Hogan Lovells, the High Tech Law Institute and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology