Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a full-day CLE program entitled, "Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives" in San Jose from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PT) on Monday, October 31, 2016.  Registration will begin at 8:45 AM.

Are you looking to take your business overseas but not sure how to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights?  Or do you represent businesses and want to hear about the latest developments in global IP systems?

This valuable seminar is also a great networking opportunity to build relationships with government officials, legal professionals and representatives from other legal associations!

Highlights:

  • Protecting your inventions internationally using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • The Hague System; a Simplified Application Process for Obtaining “Registered Designs” (or, “Design Patents”), for the Protection of Industrial Designs in many International Jurisdictions
  • The international registration of trademarks, using the Madrid System
  • How WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services (Which Provide Alternatives to Conventional Court Actions) May Be Used to More Efficiently Settle IP Disputes
  • How WIPO Databases and Tools may be used to Support the Knowledge Economy

The event is open to the public with limited space, please register here with the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) (external link).  The associated registration fee is not charged by the USPTO.

This event is provided in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Association of Intellectual Property Firms.

Agenda:

8:45AM - 9:00AM  Registration
9:00AM - 9:10AM  Opening Session
  • John Sandage,  Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), WIPO
  • Susan Anthony, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
9:10AM - 9:40AM Introduction to WIPO Development of the International Legal Framework Major Intellectual Property Economic Studies 
  • John Sandage,  Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), WIPO
9:40AM - 11:10AM Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Matthew Bryan, Director, PCT Legal Division, Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), WIPO
  • Charles Pearson, Director, International Patent Legal Administration, USPTO
  • Subroto Bose, Senior Director Global Patent Strategy and IP Operations, Dolby Laboratories
11:10AM - 11:25AM Refreshment Break 
11:25AM - 12:55PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The Hague System; a Simplified Application Process for Obtaining "Registered Designs" (or, "Design Patents"), for the Protection of Industrial Designs in Many International Jurisdictions
  • Päivi Lähdesmäki, Head, Legal Section, The Hague Registry, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS), WIPO
  • Charles Pearson, Director, International Patent Legal Administration, USPTO
  • James Nachtwey, Carr & Ferrell, LLP
12:55PM - 1:35PM Lunch 
1:35PM - 2:35PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The International Registration of Trademarks, Using the Madrid System
  • Matthew Forno, Senior Counselor, Information and Promotion Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS), WIPO
  • Charles Pearson,  Director, International Patent Legal Administration, USPTO
  • Morgan Smith,  Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
2:35PM - 2:50PM Refreshment Break 
2:50PM - 3:50PM How WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services (Which Provide Alternatives to Conventional Court Actions) May Be Used to More Efficiently Settle IP Disputes 
  • Matthew Bryan, Director, PCT Legal Division, Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), WIPO
  • Susan Anthony,  Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
  • Noel Cook, Principal, Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C.
3:50PM - 4:50PM How WIPO Databases and Tools May be Used to Support the Knowledge Economy 
  • Irene Kitsara, Industrial Property Information Officer, Access to Information and Knowledge Division, Innovation and Technology Support Section, Global Infrastructure Sector (GIS), WIPO
4:50PM - 5:00PM  Closing Session 
 

 

Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives Programs

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host full-day CLE programs entitled, "Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives" in San Jose, San Diego, and Salt Lake City.  For more information including registration instructions, please visit the below external websites.