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The 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.

Recognizing the challenges of 2020, the Global Series session in the Fall of 2020 were moved to a virtual setting. Panels took place from late September through late January 2021 on current hot topics in the international community. 2021 Sessions were held virtually in the Spring and in the Fall. 

Fall 2021 Schedule (times in Eastern US)

October 19 – 11:00 AM ET The Next Evolutions in SEP/FRAND (DG GROW / anti suit injunctions / FRAND venue)
October 20 –10:00 AM ET Global FRAND Issues: Precious metals, Auto, and IoT
October 26 – 1:00 PM ET Discussion of non-aligned interests between licensors and licensees (e.g., patent holdout/holdup) in the context of FRAND commitments
October 28 – 11:00 AM ET Breaking Global Developments (AI, UPC)
November 2 – 11:00 AM ET Patent Valuation:  Crystallization or Ambiguity
November 3 – 11:00 AM ET Competition Law:  Shifting Plates?  (FTC antitrust competition policy - balance b/t competition and IP)
November 4 – 11:00 AM ET Patent Subject Matter Globally:  the US (Section 101) and other countries
November 16 – 11:00 AM ET Geopolitical Realities Impacting Business and Trade Policy with China
November 18 – 11:00 AM ET International Innovation and Patents:  TRIPS and Vaccine waivers













Past Schedule for the Spring 2021 Sessions 

March 30 – 5:00 PM ET SEP/Frand Challenges: The Gate to Tomorrow or Innovation’s Unmaking
April 1 –1:00 PM ET Protecting Technology in a Time of Vanishing Borders and Rising Nationalism 
April 6 – 9:00 AM ET The Pharma and Biologics Challenges
April 8 – 1:00 PM ET Courts of First Instance
April 13 – 1:00 PM ET The Data Challenges: Collection, Enterprise, Governance
April 15 – 1:00 PM ET Appellate Perspectives
April 20 – 11:00 AM ET Global Patent System Challenges
April 22 – 10:00 AM ET Dispute Resolution Challenges:  Innovation, Self-Help, and Judicial Systems
April 29 – 11:00 AM ET Trade Challenge: Commerce, Growth, and Data Nationalism
May 4 – 11:00 AM ET UK and Continental Challenges: Innovation and IP
May 6 – 1:00 PM ET The Patent Office Perspective





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Global Series 2021 Sponsorship Information

• Year-round involvement with other Global Series sponsors in planning and in nominating topics and participants
• Year-round recognition in Global Series materials, including the FCBA website and Newsletters
• 18 seats to be used at each session (if virtual, this applies to each panel)
• 18 seats at the special guest Friends of the Series dinner and reception (if in-person)
• Small group gatherings
• Participation in Global Series webcasts
• On-site sponsor signage (if virtual, sponsors will be advertised in promotions for each session)
• 8 new annual FCBA Memberships

Expressions of sponsorship interest in Global Series 2021 are requested to be sent to either Jeremy Atkinson,, or Roseanna Quinlan, 





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