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Global Series 2021 Spring Sessions

March 30 - May 6, 2021
FCBA Remote Program
Washington, District of Columbia


Tentative Schedule (times in Eastern US)
 

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 Challenges: Managing Today’s New Dynamics on Commerce, Technology Distribution, and Data Policy
May 4 – 1:00 PM ET UK and Continental Challenges: Innovation and IP
May 6 – 1:00 PM ET The Patent Office Perspective

 


Panelists, times, and registration links will be updated below as available.
 

March 30 – 5:00 PM ET

REGISTRATION

 

SEP/FRAND Challenges:  The Gate to Tomorrow or Innovation’s Unmaking 

Moderator:            
Dave Djavaherian, Senior Partner, Founder, PacTech Law

Panelists:
Chris Burrell, Partner, Faegre Drinker
Fabian Gonell, Senior VP/Legal counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated
Otto Licks, Partner, Licks Attorneys
Robynne Sanders, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (Australia)
Muran Sun, Partner, Han Kun Law Offices

April 1 – 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION

Protecting Technology in a Time of Vanishing Borders and Rising Nationalism

Moderator:            
Andy Culbert, Partner, Perkins Coie

Panelists:
Bill Harmon, Director, IP and Trademarks, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Erik Puknys, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Robert Parker, Member, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst and Manbeck, P.C.
Roberto Rodrigues, Partner, Licks Attorneys
Dr. Stephan Wolke, CEO, thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH

April 6 – 9:00 AM ET

REGISTRATION

The Pharma and Biologics Challenges

Moderator: Ute Kilger, Patent Attorney, Boehmert & Boehmert
Jane Licata, Founder and Partner, Licata & Tyrrell
Corey Salsberg, VP, Global Head IP Affairs, Novartis
Paul Higgins, VP Law – Global IP Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Christof Bull, Associate General Patent Counsel, UCB

April 8 – 1:00 PM ET

REGISTRATION

Courts of First Instance

Moderator:            
Jennifer Wu, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 

Panelists:
The Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
The Honorable Leonard Stark, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
The Honorable Virginia Kendall, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
The Honorable Michael Manson, Justice, Federal Court of Canada
Beate Schmidt, President, German Federal Patent Court

April 13 – 1:00 PM ET

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The Data Challenges: Collection, Enterprise, Governance

Moderator:            
Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert

Panelists:
Pat Coyne, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Philip Hirschhorn, Partner, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Samantha Hsu, Senior Counsel, IP, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Krishna Sood, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Corporation

April 15 – 1:00 PM ET

REGISTRATION

Appellate Perspectives

Moderator:            
Nick Groombridge, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind & Wharton LLP

Panelists:
The Honorable Timothy Dyk, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Kathleen O'Malley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Jimmie Reyna, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Klaus Bacher, Presiding Judge, 10th Civil Senate, Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice, FCJ)
The Honorable Peter Meier-Beck, Presiding Judge, Antitrust Senate, Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice, FCJ)

April 20 – 11:00 AM ET

REGISTRATION

Global Patent System Challenges

Moderator:            
Michael Sandonato, Partner, Venable | Fitzpatrick

Panelists:
Dr. Roman Bonn, Vice President Intellectual Property, Continental AG
Haifeng Huang, Partner, Jones Day
George Sevier, Category Head – IP Enforcement, Dyson
Robert Stoll, Partner, Faegre Drinker

April 22 – 10:00 AM ET

REGISTRATION

Dispute Resolution Challenges:  Innovation, Self-Help, and Judicial Systems

Moderator:            
Sabine Age, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Panelists:
Roberto Carapeto, Partner, Licks Attorneys
Claudia Frost, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Greg Gramenopoulos, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Nick Matich, Principal, McKool Smith
Claus Melarti, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, RPX

April 29 – 11:00 AM ET

REGISTRATION

Trade Challenges: Managing Today’s New Dynamics on Commerce, Technology Distribution, and Data Policy

Keynote presentation by Peter Beyer, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, German Federal Foreign Office followed by panel discussion.

Moderator:            
Jonathan Spadt, CEO & President, RatnerPrestia

Panelists:
Jason Kearns, Chairman, International Trade Commission
Scott Kieff, Founder, Kieff Strategies LLC
Dr. Bernard Fischer, Chief IP Attorney, Vice President, SAP
Michael Franzinger, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

May 4 – 1:00 PM ET

REGISTRATION

UK and Continental Challenges: Innovation and IP

Moderator:            
Penny Gilbert, Partner, Powell Gilbert

Panelists:
Dr. Clemens Heusch, VP, Head of Global Litigation and Disputes, Nokia Corporation
Ludwig von Reiche, Board Member, IP2Innovate
Muriel Morel-Pecheux, VP, IP Head of Synthetic Molecules, Sanofi
The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, University College London
Klaus Haft, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier

May 6 – 1:00 PM ET

REGISTRATION

The Patent Office Perspective 

Moderator:            
Patrick C. Keane, Executive Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Panelists:
Konstantinos Georgaras, Chief Executive Officer (Interim) of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Thomas Krause, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

There are three ways to attend these sessions, via:
•  Sponsored Seat
•  Individual Registration

•  Seasonal Pass

Registration links are found on the agenda tab and require creating a profile if you do not already have one with the FCBA.

Sponsoring organizations receive a certain number of seats that can be allocated as they please by contacting Jeremy Atkinson (atkinson@fedcirbar.org).

 

 


Individual Registration Pricing:

FCBA and EPLAW members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $75 USD

Seasonal Pass:

$150 for all GS Webcasts listed on agenda page

 

Global Series programs encourage high level discussions among participants from around the world. This format is not generally conducive to CLE credit from US jurisdictions, and therefore, CLE is not applied for by FCBA.

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