Events 2022 Kilpatrick Townsend Intellectual Property Seminars

November 2, 2022

We are excited to bring Kilpatrick Townsend Patent Law Forum back in-person this year. Please join our distinguished speakers 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.

Those interested in participating our seminar should be aware the seminar may be cancelled due to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances.


Wednesday, November 2, 2022: 1:30 p.m. Registration, 2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Program,  5:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception


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


Hitoshi Akiba will moderate and provide interpretation for this seminar.

  • Patent Law Update and the Impact on In-House Counsel

    2022 appears to be another busy year as the pandemic did not slow down patent litigation. This session will discuss recent decisions that will impact in-house counsel and the future of patent litigation. Presented by Kristopher Reed

  •  International Arbitration of IP Disputes: Strategies for Maximizing the Advantages of the Arbitral Forum

    This session will share experiences arbitrating international IP disputes, discuss the key differences between IP disputes and general commercial disputes, and focus on ways that clients can maximize the arbitration process in order to improve the prospects for a winning result and an enforceable arbitration award. Presented by Thomas Allen

  • Update on Venue Selection and Transfer Issues for Patent Infringement Cases in U.S. Federal Courts: Transfer Tips, Trends and Takeaways

    This session will discuss trends in U.S. venue selection and venue transfers for patent cases, including the impact of the recent change in the Western Districts of Texas. Presented by Robert Hollingshead and Steve Moore


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.


For more information or to RSVP, 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