2023 Global Series Spring Session | Washington DC

April 20, 2023
The Army and Navy Club
Washington, District of Columbia

8:00am – Check-in Open and Breakfast

8:55am – Welcome Remarks

9:00am – 9:55am Unified Patent Court – Expectations from Potential Users In and Out of the EU

Moderator: Klaus Haft, Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Greg Gramenopolous, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Wouter Pors, Partner, Bird & Bird
Tess Waldron, Partner, Powell Gilbert
José Arochi, Associate, Arochi & Lindner

10:05am – 11:00am Trade Policy - Impact of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act on trade with EU and Asia

Moderator: Jonathan Spadt, Chief Executive Officer and President, RatnerPrestia

Elizabeth Baltzan, Senior Advisor to the United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Bryan Jacobs, VP, Government and External Affairs, BMW
David Talbot, Associate Vice President, International Government Affairs, Eli Lilly

11:10am – 12:05pm How Artificial Intelligence is reshaping Copyright Law, Legal Practice, and the Creative Industries

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

Lauren Chamblee, Senior Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Kevin Duan, Partner, Han Kun Law Offices
Kevin Sartorio, Partner, Gowling WLG

12:05pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 1:55pm Case Management from an Adjudicatory Perspective

Co-Moderators: Ron Dimock, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Michael Sandonato, Partner, Venable LLP

Sharon Prost, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Virginia Kendall, District Judge, United States District Court Northern District of Illinois
Trent Horne, Associate Judge, Federal Court of Canada
Clark Cheney, Chief Judge, United States International Trade Commission

2:05pm – 3:00pm Patent Office Perspectives

Moderator: Robert Stoll, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

David Gerk, Principal Counsel and Director for Patent Policy, Office of Policy and. International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office
David Jones, Executive Director, High Tech Inventors Alliance
Patrick Keane, Executive Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Kenneth Smith Ramos, Partner, AGON

3:10pm – 4:05pm The Legislative Landscape for Intellectual Property Rights

Co-Moderators: Vishal Amin, Head of IP Policy, Intel
Corey Salsberg, Vice President, Global Head of IP Affairs, Novartis

Jeff Hantson, Senior Counsel (D), Senate Judiciary Committee
Joe Keeley, Chief Counsel (R) , Senate Judiciary Committee (pending clearance)
John Lee, Chief Counsel (R), House Judiciary Committee
Jamie Simpson, Chief Counsel (D), House Judiciary Committee (pending clearance)

4:15pm – 5:10pm New Developments at the Intersection of Antitrust and Intellectual Property

Moderator: Claudia Frost, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

David Hyman, Professor of Health Law & Policy, Georgetown University Law School
Otto Licks, Founding Partner, Licks Attorneys
Rui Luo, Partner, Han Kun Law Offices
Alice Wang, Senior Counsel, Guantao Law Firm

5:10pm – 6:30pm Reception

Contact Jeremy Atkinson at for more details.

  FCBA / EPLAW Members Non-FCBA Members
Private practitioner $200 $400
Government/Academic/Retired $50 $100

Pricing includes breakfast, mid-day Lunch, refreshment breaks, and post-event Reception.

As is typical of Global Series sessions, CLE will not be applied for by the Association. 

Sponsoring firms attend for no additional registration fee.  Sponsoring firm's POCs please contact Jeremy Atkinson,, for more information.

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