1. USC Gould School of Law is hosting the 2017 Intellectual Property Institute on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21, in Santa Monica, California. As part of the event, there will be a special IP Remedies Roundtable and Workshop on Monday, March 20 from 1:30 to 5:45. From the promotional materials:
This interactive roundtable will feature two Federal judges, damages experts, and litigators exploring how financial remedies and injunctive relief should be evaluated and presented in cases involving multiple types of IP rights. Attendees will engage in a roundtable discussion in the context of a hypothetical fact pattern and hear from experts in the field. Panelists include: Ian Ballon (Greenberg Traurig), David Eberhart (O'Melveny & Myers), Andrea Weiss Jeffries (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr), James Malackowski (Ocean Tomo), Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell (C.D. Cal.), Christian Tregillis (Hemming Morse), Michael Wagner (LitiNomics), and Judge George Wu (C.D. Cal.). The session is moderated by Karen Vogel Weil (Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear).
Continuing education credit is available for lawyers (4 hours of MCLE credit) and accountants (4.5 hours of CPE credit).
Here is a link to the full program and registration information.
2. The ABA Section of Antitrust Law will be hosting its 65th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting from March 29-31, 2017 at Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. (Link here.) On Friday, March 31, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. there will be a panel titled Standard-Essential Patents and Patent-Assertion Entities: International Developments. Here is the description:
Investigations and litigation involving standard-essential patents and patent-assertion entities continue to be hot topics in jurisdictions around the world. Join this panel of experts to learn the latest trends and theories, hear international reactions to the US FTC’s report, and gain practical guidance on litigating and defending such actions.CHAIR/SPEAKER:Koren W. WONG-ERVIN, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University, Arlington, VAMODERATOR:Anne LAYNE-FARRAR, Charles River Associates, Chicago, ILSPEAKERS:Suzanne MUNCK, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Donald J. ROSENBERG, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, CA
G. P. MITTAL, Member, Competition Commission of India, New Delhi
This should be an interesting discussion!
3. On March 30, 2017 in Mannheim, Germany there will be an event titled FRAND-FORUM: Patente und Standards, at the Institut für Management GmbH. (Here is a link. There was also an insert in a recent issue of one of the German IP journals, from which I'm getting some of my information on this.) Speakers will include Dr. Martin Fähndruck (on the competition law defense in the Mannheim district courts post-Huawei, and on damages calculation for FRAND-committed SEPs); Dr. Ingo Rinken (discussing the case law in the Düsseldorf courts); Dr. Gunnar Wolf (on the post-Huawei case law of the EU member states from the perspective of the European Commission); Dr. Claudia Tapia (on open FRAND questions from the perspective of industry); Alex Wilson (on the British perspective on FRAND); and Mannheim Presiding Judge Andreas Voß, who along with the others will participate in a FRAND forum.