U.S. Federal Circuit Bar Association IP conference coming to Toronto

September 10th, 2013 by Barry Sookman Leave a reply »

The U.S. Federal Circuit Bar Association is holding an IP conference in Toronto on September 17, 2013. The conference title is Trade, Intellectual Property and Recovering Economies: A Search for Best Practices. 

This unique event, sponsored by the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA), has a fabulous program that includes the following topics:

  • Innovation
  • Patent, Internet and Copyright Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Views from the Courts and the Patent Offices

Some key speakers include the following:

  • Chief Judge Randall R. Rader – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Justice Judith Snider – Federal Court of Canada
  • Judge Charles Bullock – Chief Administrative Law Judge, United States International Trade Commission
  • Judge Timothy C. Stanceu – United States Court of International Trade
  • Serge Frechette – Vice Chair, Canadian International Trade Tribunal
  • Teresa Stanek Rea – Acting Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Sylvain Laporte – Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

I am on a panel speaking on the subject of Significant Recent Developments:  Internet and Copyright along with Michael Remington of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

The event kicks off with a reception at my firm McCarthy Tetrault Monday evening September 16.  The event is taking place at The Munk House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario.

To register for the event contact Kristin Rafferty, event coordinator at 571-242-4200.

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