1. Tomorrow (October 4) the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, will be hosting a conference titled "Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement at Trade Shows: International Perspectives and Best Practices Conference." The conference webpage is available here. USPTO Director Andre Iancu will be the keynote speaker. I will be moderating Panel 2, titled "Courts and Intellectual Property Rights Disputes at Trade Shows." Panel 2 speakers include Judge Anne-Kristin Fricke (Landgericht München I, Munich, Germany); Judge Florencio Molina López (Juzgado Mercantil nº 5 Barcelona, Spain); West Allen (Howard and Howard, Las Vegas); and fellow blogger Mark Cohen (UC Berkeley Law). I expect we will be covering TROs, preliminary injunctions, protective letters, and other related topics as they relate to Germany, Spain, China, and the U.S.
2. On October 19, I will be guest lecturing on patent remedies and FRAND issues, for my former colleague Ruth Okediji's Intellectual Property Law class at Harvard Law School.
3. The Federal Trade Commission is in the process of holding a series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. On October 23, I will be speaking at the hearing on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy, on the topic of the role of patents in promoting innovation.
4. On November 2, I will be participating in a panel session on patentable subject matter, in connection with John Marshall Law School's 62nd Annual IP Conference. Conference webpage is available here. Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman will be the featured speaker.