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  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    IPO has been closely monitoring IP issues related to the evolving situation in Russia. During this webinar, our panelists will provide updates related to protection and enforcement of IP in Russia, including the impact of sanctions on the maintenance of Russian IP and developments in Russian laws and in Russian courts impacting IP owners.

    IPO has been closely monitoring IP issues related to the evolving situation in Russia. During this webinar, our panelists will provide updates related to protection and enforcement of IP in Russia, including the impact of sanctions on the maintenance of Russian IP and developments in Russian laws and in Russian courts impacting IP owners.

    Russia has taken numerous steps to lessen protections for IP rights held by owners from “unfriendly countries.” The measures include no longer requiring patent royalty payments to be made to these companies for a small set of COVID-19 related goods. Several trademark applications that blatantly copy famous marks have already been filed at Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent). In addition, Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development will be allowing the importation of certain goods (as identified by Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade) without authorization by the trademark holder. 

    In addition, payments for acquiring and maintaining IP go through The Central Bank of Russia (CBR), which is a sanctioned entity. Payments to sanctioned entities are prohibited under U.S. law; however, General License 31 allows payments for patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

    Our panelists will update our members on these and any other late-breaking IP developments related to the situation in Russia and discuss how IP owners should proceed in these uncertain and unprecedented times.

    Janet Cord

    Partner

    Ladas & Parry LLP

    Janet Cord is a Partner of Ladas & Parry. Janet has wide-ranging experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and non-US patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, chemistry and medical devices for companies and universities. She has drafted and negotiated global license agreements and material transfer agreements with a focus on health care. She carries out due diligence for licensing, mergers and acquisitions  and financial investment. Janet also advises clients on issues relating to marketing of products including clinical testing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products, medical devices and medical test kits in the U.S. and abroad.

    Mark P. Mathison P.E.

    Partner

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

    Mark Mathison builds patent assets for businesses and universities through patent prosecution. His practice spans all manner of electronics & software and mechanical patents, including a flourishing expertise in electronic medical devices. He counsels startups, Fortune 100 companies, high-net worth individuals, and small and medium sized businesses looking to build something new and protect it against other market players. Those looking for real business-sense protection of inventive concepts, whether in pursuing patents, fortifying trade secrets, or technological protection, find a trusted and articulate counselor in Mr. Mathison.

    Jason M. Vogel

    Partner

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

    Jason Vogel focuses his practice on US and international trademark portfolio and conflict counseling. His experience includes advising on complex multi-jurisdictional trademark clearance, protection, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, litigation, and licensing programs for leading companies in the film, television and music; technology; apparel; consumer products; and financial industries. Mr. Vogel has served as Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trademark Law at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has written and spoken extensively on the Madrid Protocol, Asian and European trademark practice and other topics.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/07/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will provide strategies and best practices for sharing and protecting your business’ data. Speakers will discuss considerations when licensing data including who owns the data, where it can be stored, whether it can be manipulated, what it can be used for, etc. They will also discuss when to choose an open data model vs. a closed model.

    This session will provide strategies and best practices for sharing and protecting your business’ data. Speakers will discuss considerations when licensing data including who owns the data, where it can be stored, whether it can be manipulated, what it can be used for, etc. They will also discuss when to choose an open data model vs. a closed model.

    Carl Kukkonen, III

    Partner

    Jones Day

    Carl Kukkonen is a partner at Jones Day and has more than 20 years of experience helping clients build litigation-ready patent portfolios, minimize risk through invalidity and freedom-to-operate analyses, and develop and implement litigation strategies including inter partes reviews (IPRs). Carl also performs due diligence for financing and M&A transactions, assists clients when licensing IP, and advises regarding brand protection matters.  Carl has prosecuted, analyzed, and litigated patents across various technologies including high-technology, life sciences, and energy with a special emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and natural language processing (NLP) innovations.

    William Mansfield

    Head of Consulting and Customer Success (US+CEMEA)

    LexisNexis

    William Mansfield is the Head of Consulting and Customer Success in Americas + CEMEA for LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions. Responsible for overseeing the negotiation, creation, and delivery of global consulting work along with managing the Customer Success team. He works closely with numerous international and Fortune 500 companies and others to ensure effective deployment of patent analysis for Business Strategy, M&A due diligence, Portfolio Management, and other cases. Will has an Economics background and experience in Market and R&D strategy in the semiconductor industry.

    Stephen Mortinger

    Associate General Counsel - Data Governance

    IBM

    Stephen Mortinger is Associate General Counsel - Data Governance for IBM.

    Hugh Pasika

    Vice President, Intellectual Property

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Hugh Pasika leads a global intellectual property team to develop and defend robust IP assets, provide reasoned risk-mitigation strategies for new products, and develop IP strategy in the areas of physics-based instrumentation, artificial intelligence and software. With rich dispute-resolution experience, he has a practical sense for the challenges of leveraging intellectual property and has been successful in achieving material business outcomes. In his time with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hugh has led IP teams in the company’s Genetic Science, Materials and Structural Analysis, and Chemical Analysis Divisions.  He has been successful at integrating IP teams coming to the company through acquisition and building teams in new business areas. He now leads the IP function for Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Instruments Group.  With a doctorate in machine learning and a deep passion for science, Hugh enjoys the challenge of protecting complex technical solutions serving the life sciences, semiconductor, and scientific discovery markets. 

    Caroline Pinkston

    Senior Counsel, IP Transactions

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Caroline Pinkston is Senior Counsel, IP Transactions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With over a decade of experience, she has worked in both private and corporate practices.  In her current role, she leads and advises a services-led business and sales teams over various IP transactional matters. Her expertise in this role includes commercial agreements, technology transfer agreements, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, portfolio management, and open source and standards matters.  She is the current Chair of IPO’s Artificial Intelligence and New Emerging Technologies Committee.  Outside of her intellectual property practice, she is also invested in pro bono initiatives. In April 2018, Caroline was awarded the Milan Miskovsky award by the Washington DC Archdiocese Legal Network for outstanding pro bono representation of clients facing eviction and immigration proceedings. Aside from her legal experience, she enjoys watching horror movies after she puts her two children (7yos, 8months) to bed and finding great local restaurants. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/02/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    This panel will delve into the PTAB’s use of Fintiv to thwart would be challengers from attacking patent claims in AIA proceedings. The panel will look at the changing landscape and evaluate the import of the various factors over time, consider whether Fintiv makes sense given the sliding trial schedules in some jurisdictions, consider how Fintiv impacts different technology areas, and consider how parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions have been impacted. Further the panel will consider where we are now and how changes to Patent Office leadership and proposed legislation might impact future proceedings.

    The precedential decision in Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., Case IPR2020-00019, Paper 15 (May 13, 2020) addresses the PTAB’s discretion to deny institution of AIA proceedings based on parallel proceedings in other forums. Under Fintiv, the PTAB weighs factors, coined “Fintiv Factors” in its analysis whether to grant or deny institution of a trial before the PTAB. The use of Fintiv by the PTAB to deny institution has been praised by patent owners and cursed by patent challengers. This panel will delve into the PTAB’s use of Fintiv to thwart would be challengers from attacking patent claims in AIA proceedings. The panel will look at the changing landscape and evaluate the import of the various factors over time, consider whether Fintiv makes sense given the sliding trial schedules in some jurisdictions, consider how Fintiv impacts different technology areas, and consider how parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions have been impacted. Further the panel will consider where we are now and how changes to Patent Office leadership and proposed legislation might impact future proceedings.

    This webinar is sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

    Emily Johnson

    Head of IP Policy & Advocacy

    Amgen, Inc.

    Emily Johnson is Senior Counsel, IP Litigation at Amgen, one of the world’s most innovative biotechnology companies. Emily oversees Amgen’s U.S. and foreign patent litigations and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and she provides counsel regarding Amgen’s intellectual property strategies.  Before joining Amgen, she represented clients in private practice, litigating nearly 100 intellectual property disputes in both judicial and administrative tribunals.  Emily had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Arthur Gajarsa at the Federal Circuit.  Emily co-chairs the PTAB Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and chairs the U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association.

    Jessica Marks

    Senior Patent Counsel

    Unified Patents

    Jess Marks prepares and litigates post-grant proceedings before the PTAB for Unified Patents. Prior to joining Unified, Jess practiced at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner, LLP for over ten years. At Finnegan, Jess litigated post-grant proceedings, district court cases, and International Trade Commission proceedings. Jess is also experienced in licensing negotiations, patent prosecution, due diligence investigations, and opinions on patent infringement, patent validity, and freedom-to-operate. Jess’ cases included electrical, business method, and biological technologies ranging from video surveillance systems, Blu-ray disc players, image processing, artificial intelligence, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Jess earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland (now Francis King Carey) School of Law and her M.B.E. and B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Todd Walters

    Patent Office Litigation Group Chair & Shareholder

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Todd Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is a current Vice-Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a past Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a past Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. Todd was named the Best Lawyers ® 2020 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/17/2022

    This presentation will review the ethics issues arising from cases in the last 12 months for intellectual property law attorneys.

    This presentation will review the ethics issues arising from cases in the last 12 months for intellectual property law attorneys.

    John Steele

    Attorney at Law

    JohnSteeleLaw

    John Steele is a solo practitioner, representing clients on matters of legal ethics, professional liability, risk management, and the law of lawyering. For over fifteen years, he served as the top internal ethics lawyer at an AmLaw 100 firm, where he was Special Counsel for Ethics, and at an AmLaw 200 firm, where he was a trial lawyer and litigation partner. He also provides expert witness opinions in cases involving legal ethics, alleged legal malpractice, and fee disputes. He has taught professional responsibility for about forty semesters at UC-Berkeley School of Law, Stanford Law School, Santa Clara University, UC-Hastings School of Law, Golden Gate University, and Indiana University – Maurer School of Law. He has served on a variety of professional committees, including the State Bar of California’s standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), and serves an arbitrator in fee disputes. Mr. Steele graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1985 and from Bucknell University in 1982. He is licensed as a lawyer by the State Bar of California. 

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Our panel will discuss the USPTO’s efforts to increase global harmonization and focus on case studies on strategies used by US and the EU/UK practitioners in preparing industrial design applications that meet their client’s needs in both the priority country and internationally.

    Industrial designs form a critical part of a company’s portfolio for protecting their investment in the products they produce. However, unlike utility patents where there is substantial commonality in formal requirements for the application, there is substantially less international harmonization on the requirements for obtaining an industrial design. Our panel will discuss the USPTO’s efforts to increase global harmonization and focus on case studies on strategies used by US and the EU/UK practitioners in preparing industrial design applications that meet their client’s needs in both the priority country and internationally.

    This webinar is sponsored by Cantor Colburn LLP.

    William Burrell

    Partner, Patent Attorney

    D Young & Co LLP

    Will Burrell joined D Young & Co in 2018, having first started in the profession back in 2010. He is a UK and European Patent Attorney, with particular experience in design matters. In relation to design matters, he has considerable experience in registering designs both in the UK via the UKIPO and across the EU via the EUIPO, and is well-versed in protecting the design of products, games, user-interfaces, and brands via the use of registered design rights in territories all over the world. He is also a member of the CIPA Design & Copyright Committee. From the patent perspective, alongside his experience in prosecuting patent applications at the UKIPO, EPO, and other patent offices, he has a wealth of experience in patent searching and drafting. He specializes in subject matter relating to consumer devices, and also inventions relating to mechanical and automotive engineering.

    Dave Christensen

    Partner

    Cantor Colburn LLP

    Dave Christensen co-chairs the firm’s Mechanical Engineering Practice and Additive Manufacturing Practice Groups, leading teams dedicated to responsive client focused service, and overseeing the workflow and providing of high quality work product to clients. He focuses his practice on assisting clients in protecting their inventions in both U.S. and foreign patent offices in a variety of technical fields, including consumer products, electrical power distribution and transmission, renewable energy, and optical measurement systems. He also has significant experience in assisting clients in developing cost effective strategies for managing risk in their developing of new products, and the building and managing their intellectual property portfolios. Dave further counsels startup to medium-sized clients in preparing their portfolios for investment financing and associated due diligence activities. Before beginning his career as an IP attorney, Dave was an engineer and product development manager, where he gained hands-on experience in leading multi-functional teams in developing commercial products using a wide range of manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, high precision machining, and high volume manufacturing technologies. Dave is also an inventor on 37 U.S. patents related to medical products and electrical distribution equipment. Dave is active in thought leadership, especially related to how technology is changing both manufacturing and legal business operations. He is on the Editorial Review Board of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine, where he helps set the direction of the magazine’s content, guest edits, and contributes articles. His series of articles on Patent Prosecution are a go-to guide for patent prosecution basics. Dave is the co-chair of the Board of Directors of MakerspaceCT, a nonprofit dedicated to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education in manufacturing skills to the under-served in the Hartford area.

    Courtney Stopp

    Patent Attorney

    United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

    Courtney Stopp is a patent attorney in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In her role at the OPIA, she has worked closely IP offices around the world in multilateral fora such as the IP5, ID5, WIPO, and the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Additionally, Courtney promotes the development of robust intellectual property systems both domestically and internationally and consults with foreign governments and other U.S. Government agencies on substantive intellectual property laws. Courtney started her career at the USPTO as a primary patent examiner in the area of business methods. Prior to coming to the USPTO, Courtney focused on commercial sales and technical maintenance terms of agreement, export issues, and intellectual property concerns as a contracts negotiator at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut. Courtney received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What do sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and intellectual property all have in common? Many companies are publicly pledging to lower carbon footprints, increase diversity within their organizations, and share IP in the fight against COVID. This session, which was originally presented during the IPOwners Spring Summit™ in March, will discuss the origin of pledges, how they can impact your organization, and whether they work.

    What do sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and intellectual property all have in common? Many companies are publicly pledging to lower carbon footprints, increase diversity within their organizations, and share IP in the fight against COVID. This session, which was originally presented during the IPOwners Spring Summit™ in March, will discuss the origin of pledges, how they can impact your organization, and whether they work. 

     

    Brett Alten

    Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Brett Alten is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 

    Dr. Bowman Heiden

    Executive Director of the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital

    UC-Berkeley

    Dr. Bowman Heiden is currently the Executive Director of the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital at UC-Berkeley. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), which is a joint center for knowledge-based business development between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, and co-chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Intellectual Property program at the Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU School of Law. Dr. Heiden holds degrees in engineering, technology management, and economics, and his research is at the interdisciplinary interface of economics, law, and innovation, in particular, intellectual property and open innovation in knowledge-intensive sectors. Before turning his focus to the field of knowledge-based business, Dr. Heiden played professional basketball in a number of European countries. 

    Allen Lo

    Deputy General Counsel and VP for Product, IP, and Legal Operations

    Meta Platforms

    Allen M. Lo is Deputy General Counsel and VP for Product, IP, and Legal Operations at Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), where he leads a team of 400 legal professionals responsible for managing legal risk for Meta’s products globally, protecting and enforcing Meta’s IP rights, and providing operational support for Meta’s legal department. To demonstrate its commitment to open innovation and diversity in innovation, over the past two years, Meta has launched or joined the Open COVID Pledge, the Low Carbon Patent Pledge, and the Diversity Pledge while continuing to grow its patent portfolio at a rapid pace. Before joining Meta in 2017, he served as Deputy General Counsel for Patents and IP Litigation at Google for six years, during which time he led Google’s efforts to build a world-class patent portfolio and defend against patent threats. Before Google, he served as Vice President of IP at Juniper Networks for 12 years as well as worked in private practice and government. Throughout his career, Allen has dedicated himself to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. He serves as co-chair of the D&I Committee for the US IP Alliance, a non-profit organization founded to improve the IP ecosystem for the benefit of US citizens. He has received numerous awards for his diversity work, including the Top 50 General Counsels award from the National Diversity Council in 2021, the Top 50 Diverse Leaders award from the California Diversity Council in 2020, and the Business Impact Award from the Asian Law Alliance in 2020. 

    Corey Salsberg

    Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs

    Novartis

    Corey Salsberg is Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs for Novartis, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical innovators.  He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the not-for-profit legal aid society California Lawyers for the Arts. A graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University, Corey is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of global experience.  He is one of the founders of the WIPO-World Economic Forum Inventors Assistance Program, which provides pro bono legal services to under-resourced inventors in developing countries; Pat-INFORMED, an online database of medicine-related patent information co-sponsored by WIPO and IFPMA; and the IP PACT, a groundbreaking set of public principles that sets forth the patient-centric approach to IP shared by its company signatories. A recognized thought leader, Corey has testified before the United States Senate, speaks regularly around the world, and frequently appears in media and on public webcasts and podcasts.

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will take an in-depth look at the new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, including requirements for filing a petition and USPTO procedures for initiating a proceeding.

    Effective December 18, 2021, the USPTO has implemented the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, providing brand owners with new tools to clear away unused trademark registrations from the federal trademark register.  This webinar will take an in-depth look at the new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, including requirements for filing a petition and USPTO procedures for initiating a proceeding.  The speakers have also analyzed petitions filed to date, and will discuss best practices for filing petitions as well as other strategic considerations from a brand owner’s perspective, including how to incorporate these new proceedings in your overall clearance and enforcement strategies and defend against any potential challenges to your registrations.

    This webinar is sponsored by Finnegan & Dykema Gossett

    Jennifer Fraser

    Member

    Dykema Gossett

    Jennifer Fraser is a Member in Dykema Gossett's Washington, D.C. office and is Chair of the Trademark Practice Group.  Ms. Fraser represents many Fortune 500 companies and well-known brands across a variety of industries, and her practice includes trademark prosecution, counseling and litigation. She has been recognized as a leading trademark practitioner in the Washington D.C. area by World Trademark Review for enforcement and litigation and prosecution and strategy.  Ms. Fraser is also a former Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Ms. Fraser is a frequent speaker on trademark issues including Trademark Office Practice and is active in many IP associations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).    She  served as the INTA subcommittee chair of the U.S. Trademark Office Practice committee during the period leading up to passage of the Trademark Modernization Act in 2020. In that capacity and her current committee roles, she met with lawmakers to provide input on the draft legislation and provided comments on the proposed rules. She is also involved with the PTO on other policy issues and legal developments affecting stakeholders.

    Jenny L. Greisman

    IP Law Counsel

    IBM

    Jenny Greisman is an IP Law Counsel from the IBM Global Trademark Legal Department. Reporting directly to the IBM Chief Trademark Counsel, Jenny is the Trademark and Domain Name Team Leader for the Americas region. Jenny handles many aspects of trademark and domain name matters such as IBM global trademark portfolio management, trademark and domain name searches, filings, prosecution, licensing and brand protection. She also leads a team to provide centralized trademark and domain name support for all IBM deals worldwide.

    Katie McKnight

    Of Counsel

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    Katie McKnight, a former attorney at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, brings a unique perspective to the firm’s trademark group. As a TTAB attorney, Katie was responsible for researching, drafting and collaborating with administrative trademark judges on eight precedential decisions and issuing orders on all non-dispositive procedural and substantive motions. Motion practice and strategy before the TTAB remains an important part of Katie’s practice at the firm, where she also focuses on strategic portfolio management and enforcement counseling. Her private practice experience includes advising clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations.

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will address key TTAB developments and trends from 2021. Important TTAB decisions from the last year will be highlighted, with a focus on fraud on the TTAB, false association, descriptiveness, and functionality.

    This webinar will address key TTAB developments and trends from 2021. Important TTAB decisions from the last year will be highlighted, with a focus on fraud on the TTAB, false association, descriptiveness, and functionality.

    This webinar is sponsored in part by Ropes & Gray LLP.

    Lara Ameri

    Associate

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    Lara Ameri joined Ropes & Gray's IP litigation practice group in 2021. During law school, Lara interned at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in the Commission’s Honors Program. Lara served as a teaching assistant for intellectual property and patent law classes. Prior to law school, Lara worked as a paralegal in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group.

    David Armendariz

    Associate

    Pirkey Barber

    David Armendariz practices trademark and copyright law with a primary focus on litigation and policing. David represents clients in contentious matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and federal courts throughout the country. His experience includes four years with Vinson & Elkins LLP. Before entering private practice, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Debra H. Lehrmann on the Supreme Court of Texas. David earned his J.D. with High Honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a Chancellor. David also served as Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

    Peter M. Brody

    Partner

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    Peter Brody has been successfully litigating intellectual property cases and other complex disputes in federal and state courts across the United States for over 30 years. A member and former chair of Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group, Peter has litigated every type of IP case –patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and false advertising - as well as a wide range of constitutional, administrative, and contract disputes. Peter also has substantial experience in alcoholic beverage laws and regulations. In addition to his trial and appellate practice, Peter has served as lead counsel in numerous domestic and international arbitrations, as well as hearings and proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies. Peter’s broad-based litigation experience enables him to see the big picture and to present complicated and technical matters in a clear and easy to understand manner.

    Jon Jekel

    Senior Associate

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Jon Jekel is an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and author in California, where he advises clients on a wide variety of domestic and international copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, data privacy, and business-related matters. In his free time, he writes science fiction, practices yoga, rides a Peloton, kayaks around San Diego, builds furniture, and collect LPs.

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    This webinar will provide an overview of significant IP policy concerns across different countries and regions based on IPO’s comments made during the U.S. Trade Representative’s Special 301 review. The panelists will go around the world in one hour, noting issues that IP practitioners need to be aware of and pointing out global trends in IP law and policy.

    This webinar will provide an overview of significant IP policy concerns across different countries and regions based on IPO’s comments made during the U.S. Trade Representative’s Special 301 review.  The panelists will go around the world in one hour, noting issues that IP practitioners need to be aware of and pointing out global trends in IP law and policy.  

    The Special 301 Report is the U.S. Trade Representative’s Congressionally mandated annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Each year, USTR invites public participation in the review process and solicits comments to help in its assessment.  IPO’s International Patent Law and Trade Committee (IPLTC) has lead IPO’s engagement in this public process and consolidated input from IPO committees and IPO member companies and firms to assist in the preparation of IPO’s comment letter.  IPO’s comments, among other things, highlight many of the issues and concerns raised within IPO committee discussions throughout the year. 

    Our panelists, who have been involved in the preparation of IPO’s comments, will cover issues such as trade secret protection, counterfeiting, compulsory licenses, and issues in IP enforcement.  For practitioners whose practices cross borders, it will be a webinar that is not to be missed.

    This webinar is sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland.

    Steve W. Bauer

    Retired

    Medtronic, Inc.

    Starting in 2018, Steve has been a Co-Chair (and now Immediate Past Co-Chair) of the IPO International Patent Law and Trade Committee. In this role, Steve worked as a member of the IPO Special 301 Comment team. This team consolidated input from IPO committees and members to prepare drafts of IPO’s Special 301 comment letters to the U.S. Trade RepresentativeBefore 2018, Steve was an active member and Vice Chair of the IPO Asian Practice Committee. 

    During Steve’s twenty years at Medtronic, Steve was Senior Legal Director - International IP and IP Policy, Chief IP Counsel – Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, and Lead IP Counsel Neuromodulation. Prior to that he was IP Counsel at 3M representing various medical device businesses and handling IP transactions, particularly medical device acquisitions and divestitures. Following his recent “retirement” from Medtronic, Steve continues to volunteer for IPO.

    Dean Harts

    Vice President Data Privacy, Associate Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, and Interim Chief Privacy Officer

    3M Innovative Properties Co.

    Dean Harts is Vice President Data Privacy, Associate Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, and interim Chief Privacy Officer for 3M Company.  He also leads 3M’s Global Trade Secret Protection Program team.  Prior to his current role, for the past seven years, he was the Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for 3M’s international operations, with over 50 employees in more than 10 countries.  Earlier in his 3M career, Dean served as the Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for 3M’s healthcare business, and 3M’s electro & communications business.  Before these IP management roles, Dean was IP counsel to several different 3M businesses in St. Paul, Minnesota and Austin, Texas.  Dean earned his Juris Doctor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has been admitted to practice with the Minnesota bar, US District Court of Minnesota, and the US Patent and Trademark office.  Dean earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    Sharon Reiche

    Senior Corporate Counsel

    Pfizer Inc.

    Sharon Reiche is Senior Corporate Counsel and Head of Pfizer’s Global Intellectual Property Policy & Advocacy team.  In her role she leads a team that works on intellectual property policies that advance the protection of Pfizer’s substantial investment in research and development.   She also co-leads the Legal Division’s undergraduate summer student worker program at Pfizer.

    Sharon represents Pfizer on the IP Committee of various industry trade organizations, and is the co-Chair of the International Patent Law & Trade Committee at the Intellectual Property Owners Association.   She holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New York.

    Bill Warren

    Partner

    Eversheds Sutherland

    Bill Warren is a Partner in the law firm of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, advising clients on strategic intellectual property issues primarily in the life sciences sector, but also in a number of other industries. Bill prosecutes patents, counsels clients on patent validity and infringement issues and prepares product clearance opinions and development strategies. He also negotiates technology transfer licensing agreements and conducts intellectual property due diligence. 

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    Employee restrictive covenants have traditionally played a key role in most companies’ trade secret protection strategies. Managing to divergent state and foreign laws in this area has always been difficult, but businesses are now faced with two new challenges. First, states and also the federal government are weighing in with new restrictions and penalties; and second, remote work has raised new concerns over enforceability. This webinar will address how companies can adapt and contain the legal risk while guarding the integrity of the information entrusted to their employees.

    Employee restrictive covenants have traditionally played a key role in most companies’ trade secret protection strategies. Managing to divergent state and foreign laws in this area has always been difficult, but businesses are now faced with two new challenges. First, states and also the federal government are weighing in with new restrictions and penalties; and second, remote work has raised new concerns over enforceability. This webinar will address how companies can adapt and contain the legal risk while guarding the integrity of the information entrusted to their employees.

    This webinar is sponsored by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    Russell Beck

    Founding Partner

    Beck Reed Riden LLP

    Russell Beck, founding partner of the Boston firm of Beck Reed Riden LLP, is a business and trade secrets litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secret and noncompete experience. He assisted the White House as part of its small working group on noncompete policy, drafted much of the language in the Massachusetts noncompete law, revised language in the Massachusetts trade secret statute, has been cited as an expert in academic research papers and by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Fortune, Le Monde, and has appeared on National Public Radio, PBS, and the BBC World News Service. Mr. Beck is also a frequent author and lecturer on trade secret law and noncompete agreements and litigation. He writes and administers the award-winning Fair Competition Law blog, co-hosts the podcast, Fairly Competing, and authored the books, Negotiating, Drafting, and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Related Restrictive Covenants (6th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2021), and Trade Secrets Law for the Massachusetts Practitioner (1st ed., MCLE, Inc. 2019), and the chapters, Trade Secret Misappropriation and Noncompetition Agreements, for the book, Intellectual Property Practice (4th ed., MCLE, Inc. 2020). He also created and teaches Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law.

    Jim Pooley

    Trade Secret Expert & Attorney

    James Pooley, PLC

    Jim Pooley focuses on trade secret law and management, as an advocate, advisor, testifying expert and neutral.  He is an author or co-author of several major IP works, including his treatise Trade Secrets (Law Journal Press) and the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (Federal Judicial Center). His most recent business book is Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage (Verus Press 2015). The Senate Judiciary Committee relied on Jim for expert testimony and advice regarding the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act. From 2009 to 2014 Jim served as Deputy Director General of WIPO in Geneva, where he managed the international patent system. He is a past President of AIPLA and Chairman of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He currently serves as Chair of the Sedona Conference Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets. In 2016 Jim was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame for his contributions to IP law and practice.

    John M. Williamson

    Partner

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    John Williamson is a patent and trade secret attorney with more than 20 years of litigation experience in complex intellectual property disputes. He currently co-leads the firm’s trade secret litigation group. His practice centers on litigation before state and federal trial courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), arbitration panels, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. John’s litigation experience spans a wide range of technical subject matter areas, including telecommunications, robotics, software, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and medical devices. John currently serves as a Vice Chair of IPO's Trade Secrets Committee.