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Intellectual Property in the International Arena:  WIPO Comes to Stanford

Agenda

November 19, 2010

Agenda*

9:00am: Welcome

James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology, WIPO

9:15am – 10:30am:   The Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

  • ACTA’s proposed scope
  • State of the negotiations
  • Transborder enforcement issues (judgments, injunctions)
  • Worldwide protection of famous marks
  • IP enforcement in the digital environment (secondary liability issues)
  • Plurilateralism vs. Multilateralism

Moderators:

Eric Goldman, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Director of the High Tech Law Institute

Speakers:

Steven J. Metalitz, Partner,  Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Richard Owens, Director, Copyright Law Division, WIPO

Fred Von Lohmann, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google


10:30am – 11:00am: Break


11:00am – 12:15pm: Copyright in a Networked World – What’s next on the agenda?

  • User-Generated Content
  • Protection of audiovisual performances
  • Protection of the rights of broadcasting and cable casting organizations
  • Limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights protection

Moderator:

Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Speakers:

Richard Owens, Director, Copyright Law Division, WIPO

Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman, Distinguished Professor of Law; Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Berkeley Law School

Scott Martin, Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property, Paramount Pictures

Tom C. Rubin, Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property Strategy, Microsoft Corporation


12:15pm – 12:30pm:  Break


12:30pm – 1:30pm: Luncheon Keynote Address – James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology (WIPO)


1:30pm – 2:00pm:  Break


2:00pm – 3:15 pm:

Track A: International Patent Harmonization

  • Substantive patent harmonization update (first to file v. first to invent)
  • Procedural patent harmonization update (PCT)
  • US Patent Reform

Moderator:

Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law; Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School

Speakers:

James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology, WIPO

Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Robert L. Stoll, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO

Track B: The Importance of International Industrial Design Protection to US Companies: the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement

Moderator:

Alan Datri, Senior Counsellor, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Sector, WIPO

Speakers:

Eileen Hughett, International Design Filing Manager, The Proctor & Gamble Company

William Fryer III, Professor Emeritus, University of Baltimore School of Law


3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break


3:30pm – 4:45pm:

Track A: The Madrid Protocol: Successful Filing Strategies for US Companies

Moderator:

Alan Datri, Senior Counsellor, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Sector, WIPO

Speakers:

Russell C. Pangborn, Associate General Counsel – Trademarks, Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Christopher E. George, Senior Attorney – Trademarks, Intel

Michelle Brownlee, Trademark Counsel, Bose Corporation

Track B: ADR for Intellectual Property Disputes

Moderator:

Scott Donahey, Arbitrator and Mediator

Speakers:

James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology, WIPO

Michael Jacobs, Co-founder and co-chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Kevin Kramer, Associate General Counsel – IP Litigation and Conflicts, Yahoo!


5:00pm: Reception

*details and times subject to change