Hogan Lovells Co-Hosts IP Conference Featuring World’s Top Patent Jurists

Hon. Randall Rader to speak at UC Hastings event co-sponsored with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Hogan Lovells.

San Francisco, CA - 12 February 2014 – Two of the world’s most influential patent jurists and some of the brightest scholars and practitioners will speak at UC Hastings at a 24 February 2014 daylong IP program, “Law in the Global Marketplace: Intellectual Property & Related Issues.”

The event features an opening keynote address delivered by Hon. Sung-Mei Hsiung as well as panel discussions involving top in-house counsel from IBM, Qualcomm, Intel, Ericsson, and Motorola Mobility, as well as lawyers in Hogan Lovells’ global intellectual property practice. Notable speakers include:

  • Hon. Randall Rader, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, is a distinguished author and teacher.
  • Hon. Sung-Mei Hsiung, High Court Judge of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court.
  • UC Hastings Professor Robin Feldman and Pamela Samuelson, a Professor at Berkeley Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, have written extensively on patent law. Samuelson focuses on the challenges that digital technologies pose for existing legal regimes, while Feldman has done empirical research on the scope and role so-called patent trolls play and how they harm innovation.
  • Mark Jackson, Senior Patent Counsel, Genentech, Inc.

“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 that San Francisco, and in particular UC Hastings and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, as well as Hogan Lovells, 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. The Chinese judiciary for IP litigation has expanded significantly in recent years.”

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 a hot debate.”

The program is pending approval for seven CLE credits in California and New York. Co-sponsored by Hogan Lovells, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and UC Hastings, the event is free and will conclude with a reception.

To register, contact: LITGM@hoganlovells.com.

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