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MIP Global Patent Roadshow 2017 - Chicago Agenda

25 April, Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
27 April, Hyatt Regency Chicago




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8.30 Registration

9.00 Opening remarks by Michael Loney, America's editor, Managing IP

9.10 Updates from the Unified Patent Court & Unitary Patent

  • Unified Patent Court progress update: are we nearly there yet?
  • Long term implications of Brexit on European enforcement
  • What does the next year hold for the UPC
Michael Loney, Americas Editor, Managing IP (moderator)
George Jonas, downstream managing counsel, global patents & technology law, BP
Patrick Gattari
, partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

10.00 Introduction to the patent landscape in the Middle East
  • Portfolio considerations (GCC patent filing v national filings)
  • Challenges in the Middle East for rights holders
  • Doing business and considerations for R&D in the region 
  • The road ahead, what does the future hold for patents in the Middle East? 
Jon Parker, partner, Gowling WLG

10.50 Coffee break and networking

11.20 Business card exchange

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to introduce yourself and exchange business cards with other conference delegates. Start with the people closest to you and then move around the room to learn more about other attendees and their companies and projects.

11.30 Examining recent legislative developments in China
  • Assessing the developments, aims and achievements of the new judicial system in China
  • SPC judicial interpretation
  • Latest litigation and filing trends to strengthen patent applications of foreign invested business
Allen Tao, managing partner, Liu Shen & Associates
Hongming Liu, patent counsel, HERE
Jun Qiu, partner, Liu Shen & Associates

12.20 International patent issues

  • PCT developments: latest data and trends
  • Advantages and pitfalls of using PCT
  • Emerging global issues
Matt Dushek, associate, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
Sylvia Chen, patent counsel, head of operations, Google
Ivan Kirchev, IP sales and licensing, business strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Sal Karottki
, vice president, legal & corporate affairs, Nielsen

13.10 Lunch and networking

14.10 Protecting your IP in Russia

  • Russia's IP Court three years on
  • Effective strategies for protecting patents in Russia
  • Understanding the benefits of judicial protection of IP in Russia
Sergey Dorofeev, partner, Gorodissky
Sergey Vasiliev
, senior associate, Gorodissky

15.00 Tracking the recent IP developments in Mexico
  • An up-date on the Doctrine of Equivalents in México
  • How has Alice affected Mexican patent practice
  • The linkage system in México; its differences with the Orange Book

César Ramos, senior patent counsel, Calderon & De La Sierra (moderator)
Carlos Perez De La Sierra, senior partner, Calderon & De La Sierra

15.50 Coffee break and networking

16.10 Highlights of patent protection in Colombia: from prosecution to compulsory licenses

  • Patent prosecution of software related patents: has anything changed in the last five years?
  • Patent litigation in Colombia: what can you expect?
  • The road to compulsory licenses in Colombia: declaration of public interest

Ian Raisbeck, partner, Raisbeck & Castro

17.00 Closing comments

17.10 Networking drinks


Baker McKenzie Calderon & De La Sierra

Gowling WLG

Liu Shen
Raisbeck & Castro

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