Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy


2015 High Technology Protection Summit

Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, 2015

July 24, Morning

8:30 a.m.

Welcome: Prof. Sean O’Connor, Assistant Dean for Law, Business & Technology Initiatives, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA

Keynote: Patent Eligibility – A Different Approach

8:40 a.m.

Honorable Justice Annabelle Bennett AO, Judge, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, Australia

Patent Eligibility: Comparative Law Perspective

9:10 a.m.

Challenging Software-Business Method Patent Eligibility in Civil Actions and Post Grant Review

Mr. Paul Meiklejohn, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle, WA

Panel Discussions


  • Mr. Robert Stoll, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington D.C.
  • Mr. Bill LaMarca, Associate Solicitor, USPTO, Alexandria, VA
  • Mr. Shinjiro Ono, Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo, Japan
  • Prof. Heinz Goddar, Boehmert & Boehmert, Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Esther Pfaff, Hoffmann & Eitle, Munich Germany

10:30 a.m.

Open Discussion

10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.

Biotech and Pharma Patents Eligibility: Challenges for Harmonization

Prof. Martin Adelman, George Washington University School of Law, Washington D.C.

Prof. Randall Rader, Jurist-in-Residence, University of Washington School of Law

11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Andrew Serafini, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Denise M. Kettelberger, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, Boston, MA
  • Mr. Jim Haley, Ropes & Gray, New York, NY
  • Dr. Jan Krauss, Boehmert & Boehmert, Munich, Germany

12:15 p.m.

Open Discussion


12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton)

1:20 p.m.

Speech by Honorable Pavana Sugandhavanij, Chief Justice of IP Court, Thailand

July 24, Afternoon

Global Patent Enforcement Strategy

1:30 p.m.

Border Measures for Patent Infringement

Mr. Douglas Stewart, Bracewell & Giuliani, Seattle, WA

Panel Discussions


  • Mr. Steve Kunin, Oblon Spivak, Washington D.C.
  • Mr. John Rabena, Sughrue Mion, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. Tilman Mueller-Stoy, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich, Germany
  • Mr. Ryoichi Mimura, Nagashima & Ohno, Tokyo, Japan

2:45 p.m.

Open Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

Patent and Trade Secret Interface: Developments in U.S. Europe and Asia

3:15 p.m.

Enforcing Trade Secrets at Japanese Courts

Prof. Robert Gomulkiewicz, University of Washington School of Law

Honorable Kazuhide Shimasue, IP Division, Tokyo District Court, Tokyo, Japan

3:35 p.m.

Panel Discussion


  • Mr. Hiro Hagiwara, Ropes & Gray, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mr. Scott Mosko, Finnegan Henderson, Palo Alto, CA
  • Mr. Zhiyong Wang, Beijing Jingchun Law Firm, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Christof Karl, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich, Germany
  • Ms. Mitsuko Miyagawa, TMI Associates, Tokyo, Japan

4:45 p.m.

Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Reception (Hosted by Seed IP Law Group)

July 25, Morning

Monetizing Patents: Licensing and Ethical Issues

9:00 a.m.

Prof. Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA


  • Mr. Nick Psyhogeos, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
  • Mr. Peter Ayers, Lee & Hayes, Austin, TX
  • Dr. Ralph Nack, Noerr, Munich, Germany
  • Mr. Kazuhiko Yoshida, Nakamura & Partners, Tokyo, Japan

10:30 a.m.

Open Discussions

10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Ethical Issues in Patent Litigation: Abuse of Process

11:00 a.m.

Mr. Jeff Sakoi, Seed IP Law Group, Seattle, WA


  • Mr. Rik Parker, Baker Hostetler, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mr. David Tellekson, Fenwick & West, Seattle WA
  • Mr. Benjamin Grzimek, EIP Europe LLP, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Mr. Toshiaki Iimura, Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo, Japan

12:30 p.m.

Open Discussion

12:45 p.m.


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