Strategies for Patent Enablement in the US, Europe, and Japan (RECORDING)
Recorded On: 01/24/2024
A panel of highly experienced patent attorneys from the US, Europe and Japan will discuss recent court decisions on patent enablement, the impact for future decisions, and strategies for addressing enablement in patent applications and litigation. They will provide a brief overview of patent enablement in each country and discuss recent decisions including the US Supreme Court decision in Amgen and the Amgen cases in Europe and Japan. In addition, they will compare and contrast the patent enablement requirements for each country and provide strategies for complying with enablement.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
John Augustyn is a shareholder in Leydig’s Chicago office. He successfully represents clients in high stakes litigation, opinions, licensing, due diligence, and prosecution. In the Amgen, Inc. v. Sanofi case at the US Supreme Court. John was Counsel for Amicus Curiae, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC). He has provided over 30 CLE seminars for attorneys, has authored numerous articles and chapters for books, and has appeared on multiple television and radio programs. In the evenings, John has taught several law school courses. Prior to attending law school, he worked in engineering and management at two Fortune 100 companies. John has received several honors including Best Lawyers, Super lawyers, IAM Patent 1000, and Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. For more info, see https://www.leydig.com/professionals/john-augustyn/
Cass Dottridge has more than twenty-five years’ experience in intellectual property, with qualifications to practice in three jurisdictions (the UK, Europe and the US). She worked as an Examiner in the UK, and as an attorney in private practice, before moving to Belgium to join global food company Cargill as in-house counsel. She is now part of the IP Leadership Team for Cargill based in Minneapolis, where she works closely with both business and R&D leaders to drive growth though innovation. She was recently appointed co-chair of the IPO’s European Practice Committee.
Group Leader for Corporate Group IP Department
Toshinao Yamazaki has had a long, successful career in IP, starting in 1999 as Patent Examiner in the field of chemistry at the JPO; the International Division of JPO as a coordinator, responsible for Japan US EP Trilateral Cooperation and IP 5; Visiting Researcher at Department of Aerospace Engineering of UCLA; Japan External Trade Organization (at Dusseldorf office in Germany); International Policy Division of JPO, as a negotiator, responsible for EPA; Deputy Director in Policy Planning and Research Division of JPO; Administrative judge in 25 the department (of Board of Appeal of JPO); Director in Information Technology Management Department of JPO; Director in International Policy Division of JPO, responsible for EPA, WTO and WIPO; Director in Information Economy Division of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and currently is with the Intellectual Property Department of Sumitomo Chemical.