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[Webinar held in December] US Patent Litigation at the International Trade Commission

[Online Seminar co-sponsored by Knobbe Martens / FRONTEO held on 12/8]

In this webinar, an attorney with abundant experience and knowledge will address the key features of United States patent litigation at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and their impact on Japanese corporations doing business in the United States.
We start by discussing the increased use of the ITC as a forum for patent litigation. We follow this discussion by examining the key and unique features of litigation at the ITC, such as jurisdiction, discovery, and trial. We then turn our attention to the use of this forum against foreign companies, and specifically Japanese companies.   Relatedly, we will present specific impactful ways Japanese Corporations can use this form, both offensively and defensively.  Finally, we will update our audience on recent developments in U.S. law concerning the ITC proceedings, such as the interplay with Patent Office proceedings, use of the pilot program, updates on domestic industry, and the latest on public interest.  This webinar will then conclude with an overview of key takeaways for Japanese corporations.

 

 


【Webinar Summary】

◆ Title: US Patent Litigation at the International Trade Commission
◆ Date: 2021/12/8 (Wednesday) 10: 00-11: 00
◆ Fee: Free webinar
◆ Webinar type: Zoom Webinar
◆ Moderator: Shiho Tanaka, VP, Sales & Marketing Division (FRONTEO USA)
 
 

◆ Speaker:
Irfan Lateef, Partner (Knobbe Martens)
 
Irfan Lateef is head of the firm’s Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology Litigation committee and also leads the firm’s Japan practice. With over two decades of experience, Irfan ranks among the premier IP litigators in the "World's Leading Patent Professionals" for the Patent 20 guide by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.  He has been listed in the “Legal 1000,” and he is included among the Daily Journal’s “500 leading IP attorneys in California” for his extraordinary representation of Toshiba Corp. He is an expert in representing Japanese companies in IP disputes. He has been counsel to Toshiba, Canon Medical, Furuno, Keylex, Takata, Panasonic Avionics and others.  He appreciates cultural nuances, can build consensus in evaluating risk, and maintains clear, prompt communications.  He also has a beginner’s level of Japanese language proficiency.
 
Sheila Swaroop, Partner (Knobbe Martens)
 
For nearly 20 decades, Sheila Swaroop has served as a passionate advocate and formidable litigator representing businesses of all sizes, ranging from small, fast-growing companies to major, established brands and market leaders. Her industry experience and technological know-how is extensive, and includes life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical and dental devices, and consumer goods. A registered patent attorney, Sheila advises on pre-litigation strategy and enforcement, as well as the litigation of disputes through trial and appeal in district court, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Tenacious and responsive, Sheila makes a point of knowing the facts and details of every claim in order to create an advantage for her clients. Because she has served as both plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel, Sheila offers a holistic point of view when identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a case and then presenting the most effective argument. Because her client’s business objectives ultimately drive the litigation strategy, Sheila is reasonable, and her approach to advocacy and negotiation supports the settlement process if and when appropriate.
 
 
◆ About the Law Firm:
Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused intellectual property and technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with over 275 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas. We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting-edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.

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