How Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Will Affect You: Current Issues and Trends in U.S. Intellectual Property Law (Tokyo Presentation)




This seminar will address some of the more notable recent developments, including trends regarding new and impending inroads on patent protection from the U.S. Supreme Court's eBay decision to the patent reform proposals in Congress, expansion of trademark rights from the anti-dilution amendment to the increasing use of the doctrine of initial interest confusion for expanded protection on the Internet, and possible major changes to copyright law from orphan works legislation and the AAP v. Google litigation. Other topics addressed will include current issues and licensing strategies relating to the doctrines of patent exhaustion and implied license, including the impact of the recent decision by the Federal Circuit in LG Electronics, Inc. v. Bizcom Electronics. We will also discuss potential damages for patent infringement under the Entire Market Value Rule and the impact of that rule on license negotiations. Finally, we will take a fresh look at the strategic use of re-examination procedures, particularly in the wake of recent U.S.P.T.O. procedural changes.

Speakers will include:

Mr. Owen W. Murray, PwC Advisory Co., Ltd.
Alan Cope Johnston, Morrison & Foerster
Paul Goldstein, Morrison & Foerster
A. Max Olson, Morrison & Foerster
David L. Fehrman, Morrison & Foerster

MCLE Accredited:
Morrison & Foerster LLP (provider # 2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.75 hours.




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