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2019 GS



  • The Economics of Patent “Value ” 
  • Perspectives of Patent Adjudication: Fact Finding 
  • Perspectives of Patent Adjudication: “On Review I” 
  • Perspectives of Patent Adjudication: “On Review II” 
  • Corporate Challenges – IP, Financial, and Economic Factors 
  • Corporate Challenges – Patents and Existing Industry 
  • Corporate Challenges – Innovation and Patents 
  • Innovation and Key European Developments 
  • Innovation and Key Pacific Rim Developments 
  • Innovation, Competition, Markets, and Trust 
  • Innovation and Patent Systems: Global Review 
  • SEP and FRAND: The Current Landscape 
  • SEP and FRAND: Opportunities for Solution 
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy 
  • Extraterritoriality: Where are the Lines 
  • Global Series Major Challenges: Enforcement, Damages, and Injunctions 
  • Patent Litigation in the United States 
  • Trade, Economics, and the Value of IP 
  • Trade Agreements and IP: Tools and Techniques


Sabine Age, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier
John Allcock, Partner, DLA Piper (USA) LLP
Vanessa Bailey, Global Director - Intellectual Property Policy, Intel Corporation
Jim Calkins, Sr. Director, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated
Liu Chuntian, Professor of Law, Renmin University
Larry Coury, Executive Director, Dispute Resolution, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Patrick Coyne, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Andy Culbert, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Chester Day, Senior Litigation Counsel, Google Inc.
Catherine Diao, Tencent
Ernst Dieter, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Francis DiGiovanni, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Ron Dimock, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Robert Earle, Vice President - Patent Assertion and Enforcement, Ericsson
Michael Franzinger, Partner, Sidley Austin
Claudia Frost, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Penny Gilbert, Partner, Powell Gilbert LLP
Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Boehmert & Boehmert
Nicholas Groombridge, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Klaus Haft, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Ed Haug, Managing Partner, Haug Partners LLP
Philip Hirschhorn, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Robert Huffman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
He Jing, Senior Consultant, Anjie Law Firm
Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Patrick Keane, Executive Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Nathan Kelley, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Stephen Kho, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Ute Kilger, Patent Attorney, Boehmert & Boehmert
David Killough, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Joo Mee Kim, Member, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
Sandra Kuzmich, Partner, Haug Partners LLP
Catherine Lacavera, Director, Global Litigation, Google Inc.
Joe Lavelle, Partner, DLA Piper (USA) LLP
Kat Li, Principal, McKool Smith
Jane Licata, Founder and Partner, Licata & Tyrrell
Otto Licks, Partner, Licks Attorneys
Catherine Maresh, VP of IP Portfolio Management and Litigation, Immersion
Laura Masurovsky, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Bobby Mukherjee, Chief Counsel, IP & Technology Law, BAE Systems
Emily O'Brien, Senior Patent Litigation Counsel, Google Inc.
Seongsoo Park, Partner, Kim & Chang
Robert Parker, Partner, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Corey Salsberg, VP, Global Head IP Affairs, Novartis Pharma AG
Michael Sandonato, Partner, Venable Fitzpatrick
Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network
Michael Shen, Deputy Director, Chief Counsel - Patent Litigation, TSMC
Clyde Siebman, Managing Partner, Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith LLP
Greg Slater, Intel Corporation
Eman Sojoodi, Senior Legal Counsel - IP, Dell Inc.
Jonathan Spadt, CEO & President, RatnerPrestia
Robert Stoll, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Christopher Storm, Senior IP Counsel, Uber
Jamie Underwood, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
David Vondle, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alice Want, Head of IP, Bitmain
Yan Wang, Partner, Han Kun Law Offices
Alexandra YANG, Partner, Fangda Law
Jennifer Yokoyama, Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation, Microsoft Corporation
Jay Zakaïb, Partner, Gowling WLG

Klaus Bacher, Judge, German Federal Court of Justice
Beijing Supreme People's Court (4 judges)
Raymond Chen, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Timothy Dyk, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Rodney Gilstrap, Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Richard Hacon, Presiding Judge, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Rian Kalden, Judge, Court of Appeal, The Hague
Kimberly Moore, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Kathleen O'Malley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Sharon Prost, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Jimmie Reyna, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Timothy Stanceu, Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade
Leonard Stark, Chief Judge, United State
District Court for the District of Delaware
Makiko Takabe, Chief Judge, IP High Court of Japan
Richard Taranto, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Anna Wu, Chairperson, Competition Commission of Hong Kong
Jeong Yunhyung, Judge, Patent Court of Korea
Albert de Vries, Chairman, Technical Board of Appeal - Mechanics, European Patent Office
China National Intellectual Property Administration (invited)

Global Series sessions, part of an on-going dialogue, address topics of global significance at a senior level of discussion. Working closely with government representatives, adjudicators, corporate leaders, litigation leaders, academics, and others in the global community, the Series responds, in real time, to emerging challenges. The on-going Series includes participants from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, Canada, Brazil, and other countries.

Although global systems share many common challenges, 2019 trade and intellectual property communities confront fast-paced and extraordinary global policy developments. These affect not only systems but also societal betterment. Among these are trade and trade agreements and their legislative implications. In the midst of these challenges, the 2019 Session will weigh: corporate perspectives on innovation, quality, and enforceability; on trade, barriers, economics, and intellectual property; trade agreements; and commercial predictability. The Series builds upon accomplishments of Global Series Special Session Ottawa (2018), London (2017), Global Series Europe Paris, October, 2016, addressing challenges in intellectual property adjudication (the global judges’ views); adjudicatory change; patent litigation challenges in various countries; patenting strategies; licensing considerations (including antitrust, standards essential patents, and international exhaustion); and, the globally most challenging issues (e.g., injunctions, damages).

Recognized as a leading senior level global dialogue on fundamental challenges in commerce, trade, and intellectual property, the Global Series 2019 has two components. The first component will be held in Washington, DC on April 29, 2019 followed by the second component in Hawaii on October 14-16, 2019. The Washington session will explore the key global challenges being presented to the world's innovation, IP and trade systems. With those insights, the Hawaii session will engage the challenges in more detail responding to rapidly emerging national and international focal points in these sectors.

The Series 2019 Session is an outreach of Global Series partners, EPLAW, the Federal Circuit Bar Association®, and others. To engage in some dialogue, join corporate policy and legal leaders, government representatives in trade and intellectual property, trade and patent adjudicators, patent office leaders, and others. Session participants are expected to include government officials and judges of Canada, the United States, Germany, Korea, and other countries.

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