Sunday, 31 May 2009

International Patent Litigation: the conference

On 14 September there's going to be a really big International Patent Litigation conference in London, at the Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, Kensington. The number of star performers is embarrassingly large. Presumably they will be severely rationed in the number of words they're allowed -- but they'll be fair game during the coffee break and lunch sessions. The panel of speakers includes
From the United States
The Hon. Judge Randall Rader, Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Washington D.C.)
Donald R. Dunner, Name Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP (Washington D.C.)
Tom Sanchez, Vice President, Patent Operations, Research in Motion (Irving)

From Europe
The Hon. Judge Rian Kalden, Vice-President & Head of IP Division, District Court of The Hague
(The Hague)
Prof. Jan Brinkhof, Former Presiding Judge, IP Chamber of the Court of Appeal (The Hague);
Partner, Brinkhof (Amsterdam) 
Richard Vary, Head of European Patent Litigation, Nokia (London)
Jochen Pagenberg, Co-Founder & Senior Partner, Bardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenberg Geissler (Munich)
Michael Silverleaf QC, Head of Chambers, 11 South Square (London)
Prof. Adriano Vanzetti, Founding Partner, Studio Vanzetti e Associati (Milan)
Dr. Thomas Reimann, Senior Founding Partner, ROKH-IP (Düsseldorf)
Miquel Montañá, Head of IP, Clifford Chance (Barcelona)
Simon Dack, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam)
Benoît Strowel, Head of IP - Europe, Howrey LLP (Brussels)
Pierre Véron, Founding Partner, Véron & Associés Avocats (Paris)
Gordon Harris, Head of IP, Wragge & Co (London)
Bert Oosting, Partner & Head of IP, Lovells (Amsterdam)
Michael Burdon, Partner & Head of Commercial Group, Olswang LLP (London), and member of the PatLit blog team

From Asia
Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand (Delhi)
Dr. Benjamin Bai, Partner, Jones Day (Shanghai)
Eiichiro Kubota, Partner, Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo (Tokyo)
Chun Yang, Partner, Kim & Chang (Seoul)
Tony Chen, Partner, Jones Day (Shanghai)
The cost of this event is not insubstantial -- particularly if you plan to combine it with a day's worth of post-conference workshops -- which is why PatLit is particularly pleased to tell its readers that there's a 10% reduction on the registration fee for any PatLit reader who registers using this form. This discount is in addition to the early bird savings discount, which -- if you book by 12 June -- can be worth up to £400.

See you there?

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