Events 2021 Kilpatrick Townsend Intellectual Property Seminars

Nov 18, 2021

You are invited to join us at Kilpatrick Townsend Intellectual Property Seminars (KTIPS). KTIPS is a patent strategy and protection seminar designed to provide insightful training related to current developments in patent law. This year, we are pleased to offer three sessions to our Japanese-based clients and guests. See below for more information on each session.


10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. JST


Online | Link will be provided upon registration.


Hitoshi Akiba will moderate and provide interpretation for this seminar.

  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. JST
    Session 1 | Patent Law Update

    This session will highlight hot topics at the Federal Circuit in 2020 and 2021. The session will focus on patent-eligible subject matter, venue, post grant review, and recent U.S. Supreme Court petitions.
    Presented by Jamie Isbester

  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. JST
    Session 2 | Patent Litigation in the Western District of Texas

    Is the Western District of Texas becoming the new center for U.S. patent litigation? This session will highlight recent trends in the Western District of Texas.
    Presented by Bob Hollingshead and Steve Moore

  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. JST
    Session 3 | ITC Trends and Recent Important Decisions

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is tasked with stopping the importation of infringing goods into the United States, and the ITC is more popular than ever. This session will provide a brief overview of ITC practice and highlight recent trends and decisions that have impacted practice before this unique federal agency.
    Presented by Dario Machleidt, Kris Reed and Aarti Shah

For questions or more information, please contact Ritsuko Saito at or Alex Vidaure at


Kilpatrick Townsend’s patent practice goes back more than 160 years. We have considerable experience, not only prosecuting patent applications, but also litigating patent claims and other IP and complex technology issues. All of our patent attorneys, and many of our litigators, have an engineering or science background, often with deep experience in the technologies our clients want to protect. Unlike many other law firms, we do not have expertise solely in one or two technical areas, but in a wide variety of technical specialties to advance and develop our client’s entire patent portfolio. Learn more at