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International and Foreign Practice



Contact:  international@bpla.org



The International and Foreign Practice Committee concerns itself with keeping committee members and the Association at large current on substantive changes in foreign national and international law in all areas of IP practice. We coordinate with foreign practitioners and officials from foreign patent authorities to present programs of interest to the membership.

 



Chairpersons: 
Eric Raciti, Finnegan
Keith Wood, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

 

     

    PAST COMMITTEE EVENTS AND MEETINGS INCLUDE*:

     

    Date Event Where Speaker
     9/14/2018 Breakfast Mixer with Delegation from State Intellectual Property Office, Jiangsu, China  Finnegan    
     9/13/2018 International & Foreign Practice Committee: Post Grant Oppositions in Japanese Patent Practice  Finnegan  Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Patent Attorney

    Shiga International Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan

     
     6/7/2018  Technical Inventions in European Patent Law  District Hall

    Miguel Domingo Vecchioni, Team Manager, Sector ICT Team Applied Mathematics & Natural Language Processing, European Patent Office

    Justin Woods, EPO, Patent Examiner, Team Applied Mathematics and Natural Language Processing

    Mei Feng, EPO, Patent Examiner, Team Physical Layer

    Saba Kues, EPO, Formalities Examiner, Sector ICT

    Edward J. Kelly, Partner, Ropes & Gray

    Regina Sam Penti, Ropes & Gray

     
    3/28/2018  Kickoff Lunch for the International & Foreign Practice Committee  Finnegan    
    4/25/2017

    Strategies for Prosecuting Biotech and Life Science Patents in China 

    Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds  Dr. Luke Zuo, patent attorney at China NTD  
    3/7/16 Committee Meeting-Brown Bag Lunch  Finnegan     
    9/15/16 Leveraging IP Initiatives in Singapore to Facilitate International Prosecution Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Ms. Jessica Chua, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
    8/5/16 IP Consequences of Brexit Hamilton Brook Kelda Style and David Roberts
    5/13/16  Future of EP Patent System  WilmerHale    
    1/14/15 Inventive Step at the European Patent Office District Hall Phillip Cupit, Meenakshy Chakravorty

     *This listing includes events and other meetings in which this committee helped plan since 2010. The list is not necessarily exhaustive.

     

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