McDermott IP Focus - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott IP Focus


Join our complimentary monthly webinar series, McDermott IP Focus, to hear from our speakers on insightful commentary on IP developments from around the world, with a particular emphasis on those of interest to our Japanese clients. During these sessions we will explore global developments in IP including disputes, transactions, and procurement, with a significant focus on what Japanese companies need to know during this post-pandemic era.

These sessions are delivered in English with a Japanese overview provided.


Session 1: Roll Call: Improper Inventorship in US Litigations 

Tuesday, October 4, 10-11am (JST)

Speakers:  Art Dykhuis (Orange County) | Mandy Kim (Orange County)

  • How the US defines inventorship and what this means for innovative companies
  • Challenges to improper inventorship
  • How to mitigate risk of inventorship challenges

Session 2: How to Effectively Use Redesigns when Facing an ITC Investigation 

Wednesday, November 9, 10-11am (JST)

Speakers: Amol Parikh (Chicago) | Jay Reiziss (Washington, DC)

  • Best strategy and tips for addressing redesigns during an ITC proceeding
  • Best strategy and tips for addressing redesigns with US Customs to ensure frictionless importations

Session 3: At Long Last: Europe to Launch a Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Thursday, December 8, 4-5pm (JST) 

Speaker: Dr. Henrik Holzapfel (Düsseldorf)

  • Get to know the new single patent court covering 24 countries
  • See the disruptive change to patent litigation in Europe, new litigation strategies and implications on portfolio management
  • Learn about a new type of IP in Europe: European patents with unitary effect
  • And it is not about litigation and prosecution only: discuss with us the effects on R&D agreements

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