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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 has moved to a virtual setting. Panels will take place from late September through early December on current hot topics in the international community.  The tentative schedule is below:

September 25: The SEP/Frand Challenges: Unwired Planet--The Issues, the Parties, the Courts, and the Implications
October 16: The SEP/Frand Challenges: Unwired Planet: The Implications and Strategies
October 28: Challenges arising in SEP/Frand: Global Judicial Perspectives
October 29: Waseda University (Tokyo) School of Law, Penn Law, and the Global Series 2020: Patent Litigation
October 30: Waseda University (Tokyo) School of Law, Penn Law, and the Global Series 2020: Claim Construction
November 11: Rapid Evolution in Innovation: Biologics
December 1: COVID 19: Its Innovation and Governance Implications
December 8: Patent Enforcement: Global Strategies
December 15: Global Corporate Agreements: In the Wake of Brexit and COVID 19


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2017 Global Series - London
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2016 Global Series - Paris

Global Series 2020 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 the October Tokyo Session
• 18 seats at the special guest Friends of the Series dinner and reception
• Small group gatherings
• Participation in Global Series webcasts
• On-site sponsor signage
• 8 new annual FCBA Memberships

Expressions of sponsorship interest in Global Series 2020 are requested to be sent to either Jeremy Atkinson,, or Roseanna Quinlan,




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