March 7-10, 2022
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Part of the Masters Symposia Series

International IP Masters™ 2022

Join us for the inaugural International IP Masters™ 2022 program, presented by IPWatchdog®, which will take place March 7-10, 2022. This virtual program will be co-chaired by Dr. Tobias Wuttke, Head of Litigation at Meissner Bolte, and Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. We will have panel discussions focusing on solutions to the global proliferation of counterfeits, PCT mistakes and misconceptions, German patent law and litigation, UK patent law and litigation, unwilling standard essential licensees, global IP monetization, the global IP landscape, and the unitary patent and unified patent court.

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8:30 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/07/2022 8:30 AM 03/07/2022 8:45 AM America/New_York International IP – Day 1 – Opening Thoughts

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8:45 AM EST

The Global Fight Against Counterfeits: Reality, Solutions & Strategies – CLE Available

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world, from consumer goods, to software, to pharmaceuticals, counterfeits have become nearly ubiquitous. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand owners many hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Given the low risk of getting caught, high profit margins and often lackluster and uncoordinated enforcement regimes, fighting counterfeits is an…

Gene Quinn
Paolo Beconcini Paolo Beconcini
Jens Petry Jens Petry
Alaina van Horn
Ken Rochford
Add to Calendar 03/07/2022 8:45 AM 03/07/2022 10:00 AM America/New_York The Global Fight Against Counterfeits: Reality, Solutions & Strategies – CLE Available

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world, from consumer goods, to software, to pharmaceuticals, counterfeits have become nearly ubiquitous. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand owners many hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Given the low risk of getting caught, high profit margins and often lackluster and uncoordinated enforcement regimes, fighting counterfeits is an…

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10:00 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/07/2022 10:00 AM 03/07/2022 10:30 AM America/New_York KEYNOTE: Alaina van Horn, Chief, Intellectual Property Enforcement, U.S. Customs

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11:00 AM EST

US-PCT: Best Practices and Common Mistakes at the USPTO – CLE Available

The provide a minefield for practitioners only casually familiar with its many nuances. Mike Neas, Deputy Director of International Patent Legal Administration at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and John White, Special Counsel at Harness IP, will discuss best practices and common mistakes.

Gene Quinn
John White John White
Michael Neas
Add to Calendar 03/07/2022 11:00 AM 03/07/2022 12:15 PM America/New_York US-PCT: Best Practices and Common Mistakes at the USPTO – CLE Available

The provide a minefield for practitioners only casually familiar with its many nuances. Mike Neas, Deputy Director of International Patent Legal Administration at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and John White, Special Counsel at Harness IP, will discuss best practices and common mistakes.

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12:15 PM EST

Add to Calendar 03/07/2022 12:15 PM 03/07/2022 12:30 PM America/New_York International IP Masters 2022 – Day 1 – Closing Remarks

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8:30 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/08/2022 8:30 AM 03/08/2022 8:45 AM America/New_York International IP – Day 2 – Opening Thoughts

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8:45 AM EST

The International IP Landscape 2022

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) recently released its 10th annual International IP Index, which analyzes the IP framework in more than 50 of the leading global economies. The GIPC report scores economies across 50 unique indicators. Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President of the GIPC, will join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., and Tobias Wuttke, partner with Meissner Bolte, to discuss the international intellectual property framework.

Kelly Anderson
Patrick Kilbride Patrick Kilbride
Gene Quinn
Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Add to Calendar 03/08/2022 8:45 AM 03/08/2022 10:00 AM America/New_York The International IP Landscape 2022

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) recently released its 10th annual International IP Index, which analyzes the IP framework in more than 50 of the leading global economies. The GIPC report scores economies across 50 unique indicators. Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President of the GIPC, will join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., and Tobias Wuttke, partner with Meissner Bolte, to discuss the international intellectual property framework.

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10:00 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/08/2022 10:00 AM 03/08/2022 10:30 AM America/New_York KEYNOTE: András Jókúti, Director, Patent and Technology Law Division at WIPO

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11:00 AM EST

Germany: Patent Law & Litigation

Approximately two-thirds of all European patent litigation cases are tried in German courts, which makes Germany an extremely important European venue for patent litigation. German patent litigation bifurcates invalidity and infringement, with nullity actions handled by the Federal Patent Court and patent infringement matters concentrated by law to specific patent chambers in 12 district courts: Munich, Nuremberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Saarbrucken,…

Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Gene Quinn
Ralph Nack Ralph Nack
Philipp Rastemborski
Add to Calendar 03/08/2022 11:00 AM 03/08/2022 12:15 PM America/New_York Germany: Patent Law & Litigation

Approximately two-thirds of all European patent litigation cases are tried in German courts, which makes Germany an extremely important European venue for patent litigation. German patent litigation bifurcates invalidity and infringement, with nullity actions handled by the Federal Patent Court and patent infringement matters concentrated by law to specific patent chambers in 12 district courts: Munich, Nuremberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Saarbrucken,…

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12:15 PM EST

Add to Calendar 03/08/2022 12:15 PM 03/08/2022 12:30 PM America/New_York International IP Masters 2022 – Day 2 – Closing Remarks

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8:30 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/09/2022 8:30 AM 03/09/2022 8:45 AM America/New_York International IP – Day 3 – Opening Thoughts

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8:45 AM EST

The “Unwilling Licensee” in Global SEP Negotiations & Litigation

Those contributing patented technologies to the development of a standard agree to provide a FRAND assurance, in essence committing to providing access to patents that are or may become essential to the implementation of the standard. A relatively simple concept that becomes quite complicated and messy in practice. One of the issues dogging the FRAND debate is the unfortunate reality…

Gene Quinn
Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Adrian Howes Adrian Howes
Peter Damerell Peter Damerell
Add to Calendar 03/09/2022 8:45 AM 03/09/2022 10:00 AM America/New_York The “Unwilling Licensee” in Global SEP Negotiations & Litigation

Those contributing patented technologies to the development of a standard agree to provide a FRAND assurance, in essence committing to providing access to patents that are or may become essential to the implementation of the standard. A relatively simple concept that becomes quite complicated and messy in practice. One of the issues dogging the FRAND debate is the unfortunate reality…

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10:00 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/09/2022 10:00 AM 03/09/2022 10:30 AM America/New_York KEYNOTE: Camille-Rémy Bogliolo, Head of PCT at the EPO

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11:00 AM EST

United Kingdom: Patent Law & Litigation

The courts in the United Kingdom have been a forum of choice for the resolution of disputes between international parties, with the promise of an experienced judiciary and a cost-efficient approach to discovery and expert testimony. The English Patents Court is no exception, with multi-jurisdictional patent disputes often featuring an English action. In addition to the availability of specialist judges…

Gene Quinn
Siddharth Kusumakar Siddharth Kusumakar
Tim Powell Tim Powell
Roland Schwillinski
Ryan Lindsey
Add to Calendar 03/09/2022 11:00 AM 03/09/2022 12:15 PM America/New_York United Kingdom: Patent Law & Litigation

The courts in the United Kingdom have been a forum of choice for the resolution of disputes between international parties, with the promise of an experienced judiciary and a cost-efficient approach to discovery and expert testimony. The English Patents Court is no exception, with multi-jurisdictional patent disputes often featuring an English action. In addition to the availability of specialist judges…

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12:15 PM EST

Add to Calendar 03/09/2022 12:15 PM 03/09/2022 12:28 PM America/New_York International IP Masters 2022 – Day 3 – Closing Remarks

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8:30 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/10/2022 8:30 AM 03/10/2022 8:45 AM America/New_York International IP – Day 4 – Opening Thoughts

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8:45 AM EST

Global Perspectives on Monetization: The International Landscape

Patent portfolio licensing has long been a critical part of the way innovators and implementers organize their affairs, trade rights and assets, and stay out of court. Over much of the last generation, however, an imbalance has taken hold in the United States, which has forced innovators and implementers to increasingly turn to the judicial system rather than coming to…

Bruce Berman
Patrick Farley Patrick Farley
James Pooley
Daniel Papst Daniel Papst
Thomas Moga Thomas Moga
Add to Calendar 03/10/2022 8:45 AM 03/10/2022 10:00 AM America/New_York Global Perspectives on Monetization: The International Landscape

Patent portfolio licensing has long been a critical part of the way innovators and implementers organize their affairs, trade rights and assets, and stay out of court. Over much of the last generation, however, an imbalance has taken hold in the United States, which has forced innovators and implementers to increasingly turn to the judicial system rather than coming to…

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10:00 AM EST

Add to Calendar 03/10/2022 10:00 AM 03/10/2022 10:42 AM America/New_York KEYNOTE: Grant Philpott, COO, EPO(ret.) & Graham Ashley, Chairman of the Board of Appeal, EPO (ret.)

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11:00 AM EST

The Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO, making the procedure simpler and more cost effective for applicants. The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is an international court set up by participating EU Member States to deal with the infringement and validity of both…

Gene Quinn
Dr. Tobias Wuttke
Michael Fröhlich
Niklas Mattsson Niklas Mattsson
Add to Calendar 03/10/2022 11:00 AM 03/10/2022 12:15 PM America/New_York The Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO, making the procedure simpler and more cost effective for applicants. The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is an international court set up by participating EU Member States to deal with the infringement and validity of both…

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12:15 PM EST

Add to Calendar 03/10/2022 12:15 PM 03/10/2022 12:30 PM America/New_York International IP Masters 2022 – Day 4 – Closing Remarks

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7:00 PM EST

Navigating the Patent and Innovation Landscape in China

Less than two generations ago China did not have a patent system, and today the country is aggressively using patent policy to create an innovation pathway to the future. From allowable patent subject matter to litigation reforms, there is a strong desire by China to be perceived as a level playing field for all parties. The massive volume of filings…

Gene Quinn
Liaoteng Wang Liaoteng Wang
Wen Xie
Shui Li
Xiaofan Chen
Add to Calendar 03/10/2022 7:00 PM 03/10/2022 8:15 PM America/New_York Navigating the Patent and Innovation Landscape in China

Less than two generations ago China did not have a patent system, and today the country is aggressively using patent policy to create an innovation pathway to the future. From allowable patent subject matter to litigation reforms, there is a strong desire by China to be perceived as a level playing field for all parties. The massive volume of filings…

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