Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property


2014 High Technology Protection Summit

Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014

July 25, Morning

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remark: Prof. Toshiko Takenaka, University of Washington School of Law

Associate Dean Patricia Kuszler, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington

Software and Biotech Patents and International Competitiveness

8:40 a.m.

Honorable Randall Rader, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.

9:10 a.m.

Software Patent Eligibility and Protection Scope Moderator
Prof. Robert Gomulkiewicz, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA

Panel Discussions


  • Prof. Mark Lemley, Stanford University Law School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Mr. Micky Minhas, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA
  • Mr. Bill LaMarca, Associate Solicitor, USPTO, Alexandria, VA
  • Mr. Shinjiro Ono, Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo Japan

10:15 a.m.

Open Discussion

Discussant: Honorable Toshiaki Iimura, Former President, IP High Court of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

Anti-Patent Litigation Abuse Bills: Views from IT and Biotech Industries and Its Impact Outside U.S.

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

Mr. Robert Stoll, Drinker Biddle & Reach, Washington D.C.

Panel Discussion


11:05 a.m.

  • Prof. John Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA
  • Mr. Jim Haley, Ropes & Gray, New York, NY
  • Dr. Christof Karl, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich, Germany
  • Professor Mario Franzosi, Franzosi Dal Negro Setti, Milan, Italy

12:00 p.m.

Open Discussion


12:15 p.m.

Lunch (Sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton)

July 25, Afternoon

Patent Enforcement Strategy

1:15 p.m.

Challenging Validity at USPTO and Civil Action under AIA

Mr. Douglas Stewart, Bracewell & Giuliani, Seattle, WA
Honorable Paul Grewal, U.S. District Court, Northern District Of California, San Jose, CA

1:35 pm

Panel Discussions


  • Mr. Steve Kunin, Oblon Spivak, Washington D.C.
  • Mr. Ed Haug, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, New York
  • Mr. Chris Schenck, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Seattle, WA

2:20 p.m.

Open Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

2:45 p.m.

Challenging Validity at Patent Offices and Civil Action in EU and Asia

Mr. Clint Conner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP., Minneapolis, MN


  • Honorable Ryuichi Shitara, President, IP High Court of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Honorable Huei-ju (Grace) Tsai, Intellectual Property Court of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Mr. Shunichi Doi, Director-General, Trial and Appeal Department, Japan Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan

3:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion


  • Prof. YoungTaek Shim, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Dr. Tilman Mueller-Stoy, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich, Germany
  • Mr. Zhiyong Wang, Kangxin IP Counsel, Beijing China
  • Mr. Andy Culbert, Microsoft Corporation Redmond, Washington
  • Mr. Ryoichi Mimura, Nagashima & Ohno, Tokyo, Japan

5:15 p.m.

Open Discussion

5:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Reception (Hosted by Seed IP Law Group)

July 26, Morning

Ownership of Inventions Made by Employees and University Researchers

9:00 a.m.

Patent Protection for Self-Replicating Biological Materials: Impact of Bowman and Myriad
Prof. Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA


  • Prof. Heinz Goddar, Boehmert & Boehmert, Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Paul Liu, Cornerstone Intellectual Property Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Ms. Kristen Leute, Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford, CA
  • Prof. Yves Reboul, University of Strasbourg, France

10:30 a.m.

Open Discussions

10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Ethical Issues in Patent Licensing

11:00 a.m.

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


  • Mr. York Faulkner, Finnegan Henderson, Reston, VA
  • Mr. Hiro Hagiwara, Ropes & Gray, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mr. Jeffrey Andrews, Bracewell & Giuliani, Houston, TX
  • Mr. Benjamin Grzimek, EIP Europe LLP, Dusseldorf, Germany

12:30 p.m.

Open Discussion

12:45 p.m.


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