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Applications for the 2023-24 class of Global Fellows are now closed.  The sessions will take place October 17-20, 2023 in DC and March 5-8, 2024 in Munich.  To be placed on a list to reach out to for next year's class when applications open, please email

2023-24 Flyer found here  


Background on Past Year's Programs

March 2023 - Munich - Daily Agenda

October 2022 - Washington - Daily Agenda

March 2018 - Munich - Daily Agenda

October 2017 - Washington - Daily Agenda

March 2017 - Munich - Daily Agenda

September 2016 - Washington - Daily Agenda

March 2016 - Munich - Daily Agenda

September 2015 - Washington - Daily Agenda

March 2015 - Munich - Daily Agenda

September 2014 - Washington - Daily Agenda

March 2014 - Munich - Daily Agenda

September 2013 - Washington - Daily Agenda

March 2013 - Munich - Daily Agenda

September 2012 - Washington - Daily Agenda




"I found my participation in the 2012-13 Global Fellows Program to be very helpful for my practice. The program gave the participants a thorough understanding of the ways in which German patent law and patent litigation practice differs from US law and practice and an explanation of the efforts underway to use certain aspects of each to form a model for global patent rules and procedures."


John P. Hanish, Ph.D
Goodwin Procter LLP





"Great insights obtained into the prosecution and litigation of patents in Europe, particularly Germany. Plus great friendships and contacts made and reinforced. Perhaps expand to other jurisdictions next time - Asia?"


Piers A. Blewett
Of Counsel at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner


What is the cost?
The fee for the program will be $3250 US. This single fee covers both sessions. If paying for each session individually, a $500 processing fee will be added on. The payments are due no later than 30 days before the beginning of each session. 

What is included in the price?
The price includes registration for all eight days of meetings, including course materials and some breakfast and mid-day lunch meals. Participants are responsible for lodging expenses and non-provided meals. Convenient hotel recommendations will be provided. Travel to or from Washington, DC and Munich is not included.

How does one become a Fellow?
Applications for 2023-2024 Global Fellows are due by August 31, 2022. Early applications are encouraged in May, June and July, as early applicants may be notified of their acceptance by August 1, 2023. Fellows’ slots are limited in number. Hence, those who apply early will have a better opportunity for selection. An application form can be filled out online here. 

Who should participate as a Global Fellow?
The program is intended for intellectual property lawyers, including patent attorneys, who have been in practice for 8- 15 years, who expect to have a strong international focus in their practice in years to come, and who have achieved recognition within their own organizations as potential future leaders.

How many Global Fellows will there be?
One of the fundamental aspects of the program is to limit the number of participants both in order to maximize the quality of instruction and to foster connections that will last for many years. With this in mind, participation will be limited to a maximum of 24 Fellows.

Do participants have to attend both sessions?
Yes, fellows are expected to attend all four days of both sessions in order to get maximum benefit from the program. if you are unable to attend one of the two sessions, a substitute will be accepted. if no substitute can be found, a refund for half of the program cost, minus a $500 processing fee will be provided.

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