Events 2018 Patent Law Forum

September 20, 2018

Monday, 22nd October, 2018
2:00-5:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00-5:15 p.m. Forum

Imperial Hotel, Ran Room (2nd Floor, Main Building)
1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8558, Japan

We invite you to join our distinguished patent prosecution and litigation experts for this informative and interactive discussion, which will position you to preserve and enhance your company’s ability to protect and commercialize intellectual property in a global environment.

Our speakers will discuss:

U.S. Patent Law Update – The courts continue to grapple with emerging technologies, Supreme Court legal pronouncements, and procedures newly created in 2011. Mr. Isbester will summarize the key decisions of the past 12 months, correlate those decisions to existing trends, and discuss how the most recent law affects the value of individual patents and patent portfolios.

The Alice Saga Continues: Further Developments in Section 101 Case Law and Practice) (Kristopher L. Reed) – Since issuing in 2014, both courts and practitioners have struggled to understand and apply the principles set forth in the Supreme Court’s seminal Alice decision. Mr. Reed will discuss recent developments in Alice case law under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the impact on both patent litigation and prosecution practice.

What to Do when a Manufacturer Patents Your Company’s Inventions and Using Utility Model Applications: The Hidden Gem of China – A review of a common problem in China in which a competitor or manufacturer files for patent protection in China on your company’s technology. Mr. Gray will discuss this issue in detail and the associated problems that arise from such filings. Further, he will discuss potential remedies, including the use of preemptive utility model filings. Mr. Gray will also discuss utility models generally.

Simultaneous translation services will be provided.

Who Should Attend?

In-house counsel, benrishi, business managers, patent agents, patent engineers, and others tasked with understanding and managing patent litigation and strategy will benefit from this timely analysis of recent and upcoming changes in U.S. law.

Our panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception for our honored clients, special guests, and colleagues.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ritsuko Saito at