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GIPA - Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law and Policy Program - November 5-8, 2007, Amman, Jordan

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United States Patent and Trademark Office
Global Intellectual Property Academy
Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Enforcement - Law and Policy
November 5-8, 2007, Amman, Jordan


Location: Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers
Dushara Ballroom
5th Circle, P.O. Box 840064,
Amman 11184, Jordan.

Coordinators:   Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor
Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Karin Ferriter, Attorney-Advisor
Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Cynthia Henderson, Attorney-Advisor
Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Todd Reves, Attorney-Advisor
Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Monday, November 5, 2007
Time
Event
Speaker
 9:00 — 9:30 Program Registration  
 9:30 —9:45 Opening Remarks Salem Khaza’aleh, Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade
 9:45 —10:00 Program Overview Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 10:00 —10:20 The Importance of Protecting IP Robert Stoll, Dean of Training and Education, USPTO
 10:20 — 10:40 Break  
 10:40 — 11:20 Overview of Copyright
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 11:20 — 11:50 Copyright in the Digital Age
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 11:50 — 13:30 Lunch (Keynote speaker) Mamoun Talhouni, Director General National Library

 13:30 — 14:20

Cooperation with Right Holders: Private Sector Perspectives on Copyright Piracy Trends – Objectives, Challenges, Experiences, and Best Practices Scott Butler, Chief Executive Officer Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance
14:20 — 15:10 Secondary Liability & ISP Liability Limitations
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Marla Poor, Policy Planning Advisor, United States Copyright Office
 15:10 — 15:30 Break  
 15:30 — 16:30 Open Discussion / Question and Answer Session Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 18:00 Meet Buses at Front of Sheraton Hotel  
 18:30 — 20:00 Reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador David Hale Place: Ambassador’s Residence

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Time
Event
Speaker

9:00 — 9:50

Overview of Patents: TRIPS and the US Patent Examination Process
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]

Minna Moezie, IPR Attaché U.S. Embassy- Cairo

 9:50 —10:40

Patent Processing - Examination Issues
  • Brief Introduction to the important US Statutes
  • Claim Interpretation
  • Ownership
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Karin Ferriter, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 10:40 —11:00 Break  
 11:00 — 11:50 Patent Processing - Examination Issues cont.
  • Novelty
  • Obviousness/Inventive Step
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Minna Moezie, IPR Attaché U.S. Embassy- Cairo
 11:50 — 13:30 Lunch (Keynote speaker) Dr. Laila Jarrar, Director of Drugs Jordan Food and Drug Administration

 13:30 — 14:20

Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Karin Ferriter, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 14:20 — 15:10

USPTO Home Page, and Other Internet Patent Resources for Patent Information and Searching
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materials in Arabic [ppt]
Karin Ferriter, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 15:10 — 15:30

Break  

 15:30 — 16:30

Open Discussion / Question and Answer Session Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Time
Event
Speaker
 9:00 — 9:50 Overview of Trademarks
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materails in Arabic [ppt]
Cynthia Henderson, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 9:50 —10:40

Geographical Indications (GIs)
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materails in Arabic [ppt]
Nancy Omelko, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 10:40 —11:00

Break  
 11:00 —11:50 Well-Known Marks
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materails in Arabic [ppt]
Cynthia Henderson, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 11:50 — 13:30 Lunch (Keynote speaker) Zain Alawamleh, Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry and Trade
 13:30 — 14:20 International Agreements: Paris Convention, TRIPS, Madrid Protocol, Trademark Law Treaty, and Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materails in Arabic [ppt]
Nancy Omelko, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO
 14:20 — 15:10 Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting Shahan Islam, Senior Corporate Counsel Pfizer

 15:10 — 15:30

Break  

 15:30 — 16:30

Open Discussion / Question and Answer Session Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

Thursday, November 8, 2007
Time
Event
Speaker
 9:00 — 9:50 Coordinating Intellectual Property Protection, Policy, Enforcement, and Training
Presentation Materials in English [ppt]
Presentation Materails in Arabic [ppt]
Robert Stoll, Dean of Training and Education USPTO

 9:50 —10:40

Border Enforcement Best Practices: Experiences, Legal Framework and Risk Analysis
Presentation Materials in English [pdf]
J. Todd Reves, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 10:40 —11:00

Break  

 11:00 —11:50

Product Identification Symposium J. Todd Reves, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 11:50 — 13:30

Lunch (Keynote speaker) Dr. Sakher Jenedi, Head of IPR Department Jordan Customs

 13:30 — 14:20

Open Discussion / Question and Answer Session Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

 14:20 — 15:10

The Role of Special 301 and Free Trade Agreements Jennifer Choe-Groves, Director for Intellectual Property Office of United States Trade Representative

 15:10 — 15:30

Break  

 15:30 — 16:30

Open Discussion / Question and Answer Session Benjamin Nils Hardman, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, USPTO

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