Global Intellectual Property: A Different Approach than in the US

Two reports published by the World Intellectual Property Office demonstrate that patent filing is back on the rise and is of increasing value to stakeholders. The presentation will emphasize medical device technologies, but should be of interest to anyone involved in obtaining, enforcing or defending against foreign intellectual property.

This presentation will cover:

  • A look at trends in global intellectual property and the significant amount of monies spent
  • A review of strategies for positioning patent applications for foreign markets
  • An overview of patent litigation in foreign countries, especially Europe
  • Where and how you should enforce your patents
  • Proactive strategies for when you are likely to get sued for infringement

About the Speaker: Steven C. Carlson, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Steve Carlson, Principal at Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office, litigates cases across the technology spectrum. Recent successful representations include a bench trial victory on behalf of a pioneering pharmaceutical developer of glaucoma medications, a jury trial victory over intrusion detection software, and successful enforcement of patents to polymerase chain reaction technology. Carlson is an active speaker and writer on issues of patent law drawing on his experiences as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul R. Michel of the Federal Circuit and to the Honorable Roderick R. McKelvie of the District of Delaware. He is co-author of the book Patents in Germany and Europe: Procurement, Enforcement, and Defense, written in tandem with Fish’s Munich team. He is also co-author of the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, published by the Federal Judicial Center and on the shelves of judges nationwide.

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