Conversations on Cross-Border IP Protection and Enforcement

Hosted by Robins Kaplan LLP and Lewis Silkin LLP

April 13, 20, and 27, 2021

Remote
Conversations on Cross-Border IP Protection and Enforcement

Christopher K. Larus

Partner

Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

Christine Yun Sauer

Partner

Chair, Attorneys of Color Resource Group

In this three-part seminar, seasoned lawyers from the United States and United Kingdom will share perspectives on cross-border IP issues related to standard essential patents and FRAND, trade secret litigation, and data disputes in the U.S., UK, EU, and beyond. 

Program Details

Session I | Navigating Unique Challenges Of Cross-Border Standard Essential Patent and FRAND Litigation: What Patent Holders and Implementers Need To Know About Anti-Suit Injunctions, Unwilling Licensees, Component-Level Licenses, and Coordinating Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT / 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm. BST

The licensing of standard essential patents is a global issue which requires an understanding of the different jurisdictions in play. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of decisions in Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Huawei v. ZTE; developments related to anti-suit injunctions and anti-anti-suit injunctions as seen in cross-border cases like Lenovo v. IPCom, Continental/Daimler v. Nokia, Conversant/Huawei; an understanding of the unwilling licensee as seen in cases like TQ Delta v. ZyXel; as well as knowledge of supply chain issues and related obligations to grant component-level SEP licenses. Join litigators from the U.S. and UK as we discuss these trends and more through the lens of recent case law while illustrating key features of alternative jurisdictions including the U.S., UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Brazil.

Moderator:

Christopher K. Larus
Partner; Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group
Robins Kaplan LLP

Panelists:

Antony Craggs
Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP

Christine Yun Sauer
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Session II | Key Issues in Cross-Border Trade Secret Protection and Litigation
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT / 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. BST

Trade secret protection provides an alternative avenue to protect company investments in technology innovation and its marketplace advantage. But not everything that is considered company confidential is necessarily a trade secret, and when confronted with a misappropriation event, having a grounded understanding of the scope of trade secret protection and how to enforce those rights is necessary for making prudent business and litigation decisions. In this session, practitioners from the UK and U.S. will discuss 1) what is a trade secret; 2) an overview of trade secret protection; 3) tactical considerations to asserting a lawsuit involving trade secret misappropriation; and 4) jurisdiction and venue considerations for suing.

Moderator:

Christopher K. Larus
Partner; Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group
Robins Kaplan LLP

Panelists:

Giles Crown
Joint Managing Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP

Oliver Fairhurst
Senior Associate
Lewis Silkin LLP

David A. Prange
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Tarun Tawakley
Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP

Session III | Scrapping Over Scraping: U.S. and UK Perspectives on Data Litigation
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT / 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. BST

High profile data disputes involving IP and privacy claims are taking center stage in forums around the world. Join us as litigators from the U.S. and UK leverage an exemplar fact pattern involving scraping to highlight their respective perspectives on key themes of cross-border data disputes. Presenters will discuss IP rights of data owners, including copyright, database rights, personality rights, and more; data privacy rights and related legislation; as well as tactics that in-house counsel can employ to protect and enforce their data in the global marketplace.

Moderator:

Christopher K. Larus
Partner; Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group
Robins Kaplan LLP

Panelists:

Giles Crown
Joint Managing Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP

William E. Manske
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Michael D. Reif
Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP

Ali Vaziri
Managing Associate
Lewis Silkin LLP

CLE Accreditation
Robins Kaplan LLP will seek approval with Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board in Minnesota for 1.0 hours of standard credit for each session.

Questions? Please contact Christine Berndt at CBerndt@RobinsKaplan.com or 612.349.8404.

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