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Global Intellectual Property, International Trade, and Legislative Developments

Global Intellectual Property, International Trade, and Legislative Developments

April 15, 2024
Army & Navy Club
Washington DC

More details on the agenda will be posted at the registration link

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM The Current International Intellectual Property Legislative Landscape

  • Updates on EU Commission Issues
    • EU Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Proposals
    • EU Pharma Package Insights
  • Potential impact of the 2024 European Parliament election in Germany
  • Antisuit injunctions

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM Insights & Updates from the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

  • Exploration of Key Decisions and Emerging Patterns
  • Considerations Regarding Injunctions and Securities
  • Accessibility of Documents and Transparency

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM Artificial Intelligence (AI), Copyright, and Data Privacy

  • Global Trends and Recent Rulings
  • Regulatory Oversight Implications
  • PTO guidance on patents and AI inventorship
  • Incorporation of AI in Courtroom Proceedings

12:00 PM – 12:55 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM Current State of International Trade

  • The treatment of confidential and other information is going through transition. The CIT recently issued a decision on BPI information in an ITC case. The Federal Circuit issued its decision in Royal Brush about the agency’s authority to issue protective orders. The Federal Circuit has also recently changed its court rules about using confidential information in briefs. The panel will discuss these recent events through the lens of trade and customs practice in the CIT and Federal Circuit.

2:00 PM – 2:55 PM The Current U.S. Intellectual Property Legislative Landscape

  • U.S. Congressional Staff Perspectives
  • Potential IP and Trade Implications of the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM Networking Break

3:10 PM – 4:05 PM Global Litigation Insights

  • Litigation Funding
    • Examining the Implications on National Security in External Funding Sources
    • Comparative Analysis of Jurisdiction-specific Approaches
    • Ethical Considerations in Litigation Funding
  • 1782 Petitions / discovery
  • Remedies
  • Unified v Bifurcated systems

4:10 PM – 5:05 PM Life Sciences and Pharma Considerations

  • Evaluating the Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Unpacking Bayh-Dole and March-in Rights
  • Compulsory Licensing

5:05 PM – 6:30 PM Networking Reception

Individual Registration Pricing:

FCBA Members: $200
FCBA Government/Educator Members: $50
Non-members: $400
Government/Educator Non-members: $100

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