Thursday, February 20, 2014

          UC Hastings to Host World's Top Patent Jurists

          The two most influential patent jurists in the world and some of the brightest scholars and experienced practitioners will speak at UC Hastings at Feb. 24, 2014 at a daylong IP program.

          Hon. Kong Xiangjun, chief justice of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court of China, is the highest-ranking judicial officer on intellectual property in China and an eminent legal scholar. He opens the program, “Law in the Global Marketplace: Intellectual Property & Related Issues.”

          Hon. Randall RaderAlso speaking at the event, and closing the program, is Hon. Randall Rader, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a distinguished author and teacher.

          The event is co-sponsored by Hogan Lovells, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and UC Hastings.

          Other speakers include UC Hastings Professor Robin Feldman and Pamela Samuelson, the Richard J. Sherman Distinguished professor of law, and Co-Director of the Center for Law & Technology at UC Berkeley. Panel discussions feature Hogan Lovells partners Burkhart Goebel and Sarah Turner, and top in-house counsel from BioBricks Foundation, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Intel and Motorola Mobility.

          The Brightest Minds in Intellectual Property

          Robin Feldman“This event is a fantastic cross-section of some of the brightest minds in intellectual property today,” said Chris Mammen, a partner with Hogan Lovells and adjunct professor at UC Hastings, in the college’s patent program.

          “Increasingly, IP law is played out on a global stage and marketplace. We think we here in San Francisco, and in particular Hogan Lovells, UC Hastings and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, are ideally positioned to bring together people from across the U.S., Asia and Europe to brainstorm on these developments.”

          China is changing its approach to IP, Mammen noted. “There are definitely signs that China is taking IP seriously. There is a relatively new set of laws protecting IP, relating to IP litigation. The Chinese judiciary for IP litigation has expanded staggeringly.”

          In the U.S., Chief Judge Rader has been outspoken about the role of courts in patent litigation, and striking the appropriate balance between IP rights and “troll-like behavior,” Mammen said. “That is the hot debate.”

          Both Samuelson and Feldman have written extensively on patent law. Samuelson, in particular, has written and spoken on the challenges that digital technologies pose for existing legal regimes. Feldman has done empirical research on the scope and role so-called patent trolls play and how they harm innovation.

          The program is pending approval for seven CLE credits in California and New York. An evening reception follows. Read more about the event here.

          To register, contact LITGM@hoganlovells.com

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