Hogan Lovells to Co-Host Second Annual Law In the Global Marketplace Symposium

SAN FRANCISCO, 13 October 2015 – Hogan Lovells, together with Santa Clara University School of Law’s High Tech Law Institute and the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, will host the Law in the Global Marketplace Symposium at Santa Clara University on November 4, 2015.

For the second year, the symposium will bring together some of the industry’s top Intellectual Property (IP) thought leaders to discuss the trends and influences affecting businesses across the globe, including emerging technologies, evolving markets, and changing regulations and policies.

The event will host about 150 professionals in the global IP, technology, and business industries, including executives, general counsel, IP counsel, and various technology industry members. The symposium will transcend continents by offering a live video conference connecting Silicon Valley and London. It will provide updates on European and United States patent reform and the international impact of both, and will be held alongside Hogan Lovells’ annual Patent Seminar in London.   It will also provide substantial focus on developments in Chinese IP law, with keynote and panel discussions.

“The symposium will provide an excellent platform for us to meet with our peers and explore the topics that are of greatest interest in our industry,” says Dr. Christian Mammen, IP partner at Hogan Lovells. “Together, we look to share personal insight, collaborate with one another, and discover solutions to transform industry issues into brilliant opportunities.”

Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Patent Office Invalidation Procedures: A Comparative Analysis
  • Patent Reform in the EU and US: Impacts on International Patent Strategy
  • Peering Over the Horizon: Key IP Issues for Cutting-Edge Technologies
  • Technology Transfer, Licensing, and Trade Secret Protection in China
  • Comparative Patent Quality
  • FRAND Commitments - and Obligations - for Standards-Essential Patents
  • Hacking Tech’s Diversity Problem: Applying Bias Interrupters
  • Developments in Digital Copyright

Speakers include: 

  • Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Hon. Zhou Yunchuan, LLM Candidate ’16, UC Berkeley, Chinese IP Judge
  • Colleen V. Chien, former Senior Advisor for Intellectual Property and Innovation, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Law School
  • Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Professor of Law, Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Paik Saber, IP Licensing Executive and Senior Corporate Counsel, IBM Corporation
  • Matt Swafford, Associate General Counsel, Intel Corporation
  • John J. Cheek, Senior Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Gary LaFever, Chief Executive Officer, Anonos, Inc.
  • Mike Trinh, Senior Product Counsel, Google Inc.
  • Kristin Westgard, Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property Management and IP Litigation, Koch Industries
  • Wendy Anna Herby, Associate General Counsel, Coursera
  • Renee Dubord Brown, Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Knowles Corporation
  • Brian Napper, U.S. Head of Dispute Advisory Services, Global Head of Intellectual Property, FTI Consulting
  • Peter Yu, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law

In 2014, Hogan Lovells, Berkeley Center for Law &Technology, and UC Hastings College of the Law co-hosted the inaugural Law in the Global Marketplace Symposium. The symposium was attended by more than 140 executives and in-house counsel and other members of the IP community, who discussed issues relating to IP law.

About The High Tech Law Institute

The Santa Clara University School of Law has a long tradition of leadership in the study of high tech and intellectual property law. The High Tech Law Institute helps coordinate Santa Clara Law’s many programs, initiatives, and events that foster strong ties among our faculty, students, alumni, and the thriving high tech and IP community in our backyard. For more information, see law.scu.edu/hightech.

About Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Established in 1995, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is the focal point at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law for teaching, research, convening, and student activities on issues at the intersection of law and technology. For more information, see law.berkeley.edu/bclt.

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