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2018 Hands-on Training in Patent Search Techniques (Bangalore)

Hands-on Training in Patent Search Techniques
Jointly Organized by Origiin IP Academy (OIPA), Bangalore and E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati

June 21–23, 2018
Jain University Campus
Jayanagar, 9th Block
Bengaluru, Karnataka-560069



Patent Search can be defined as a process to identify right kind of patents or patent application for a specific purpose and analyze the results. Identification of right prior art using right techniques is the skill and needs lots of experience and practice to learn. In this course you will learn fundamental Patent Search Technique with help of lots of practical examples and case studies. Further, you will learn how to use your search results to perform novelty search, FTO, validation search as well as Patent Landscape.

Target Audience

Programme is open to Faculty Members, Research Scholars, PG & UG Students, Lab Technicians and Project Staffs from Universities, Colleges & Schools. Industry Personnel working in the concerned/allied discipline may also apply.

Course Coordinators

  • Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee, Principal Investigator, E&ICT Academy, IIT-G
  • Dr. Gaurav Trivedi, Co-Principal Investigator, E&ICT Academy, IIT-G
  • Dharini Dinesh, Coordinator, Origiin IP Academy LLP, Bangalore

Experts from Industry

  • Dr. S. Rama Murthy, Senior Advisor, Origiin IP Solutions LLP
  • Bindu Sharma, CEO, Origiin IP Solutions LLP
  • Priyadharshini V.M., Senior Patent Analyst, Origiin IP Solutions LLP
  • Tanu Singh, Patent Analyst, Origiin IP Solutions LLP

Course Outcome

The participants will be given a thorough understanding of the following topics:

  • Understanding inventions and identification of novel elements
  • Identification of right key words and search by key work, IPC classification, Assignee name and so on
  • Analysis of search results and compiling these results in right way to assess novelty and patentability of the invention
  • Infringement analysis and FTO
  • Technology landscape
  • Invalidation/validation search
  • Analysis of prior art and writing reports

CFP: 2018 BYU Copyright & Trademark Symposium—Emerging Issues in the Digital Age

Call for Papers:  2018 BYU Copyright & Trademark Symposium—Emerging Issues in the Digital Age

October 18–19, 2018
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah



The BYU Copyright & Trademark Symposium is an annual gathering of legal scholars and practitioners focusing on advanced copyright, trademark and related intellectual property topics. The 2018 Symposium Program Committee is seeking papers on intellectual property issues confronting emerging technology industries such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Online Media and Streaming
  • Social Networking
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Service Providers

Papers should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words. Accepted proposals will be presented at discussion paper sessions, in which authors will present their papers and receive feedback from other symposium attendees. Authors of accepted proposals will receive a travel stipend to cover the cost of attending the symposium.

Initial papers are due by October 1, 2018. Final papers are due by November 12, 2018. Accepted papers will be published in a special BYU Copyright & Trademark Symposium issue of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, a publication housed at the George Washington University Law School, which is edited and managed by an Editorial Board of intellectual property experts and a staff of law students.

CFP: AALS 2019 Annual Meeting Remedies Section—”IP Remedies at the Supreme Court and Worldwide”

Call for Papers: IP Remedies at the Supreme Court and Worldwide
AALS 2019 Annual Meeting, Section on Remedies

Friday, January 4, 2019
2019 AALS Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA


  • Deadline for Abstracts and (if available) Drafts Papers:  June 1, 2018
  • Submit Abstracts/Papers to:  Alexandra D. Lahav, UConn School of Law, Chair of the Section on Remedies (
  • Eligibility:  All scholars, both those new to remedies and/or the legal academy and those who have been teaching for some time


The AALS Section on Remedies is hosting a program called “Intellectual Property Remedies at the Supreme Court and Worldwide” during the upcoming AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans from January 2 to January 6, 2019 The remedies panel is currently scheduled for Friday, January 4.  One speaker on the panel will be chosen from a call for papers on the general themes of the panel, which are described below.

The United States Supreme Court’s docket shows the Court’s increased interest in the availability and scope of IP remedies. Global enforcement of IP remedies spans a variety of forms of relief, ranging from enhanced damages to tailored injunctions.  This panel will feature discussion among experts on provocative IP-remedies topics including the legacy of the Supreme Court’s eBay decision on injunctions, approaches to assessing reasonable royalties, and the propriety of recovery of an infringer’s profits in light of the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.  The panel will explore such questions as: should the status of the right holder affect the relief, especially if the holder uses the remedies process to extract exorbitant licensing fees; are reasonable royalties legal or equitable; what are the implications of FRAND licensing commitments on reasonable royalties; what level of intent and fitness relative to other remedies should be required to obtain a gain-based remedy?

CFP: Progression 2018—Using Law to Facilitate an Efficacious Innovation Economy (Nova Southeastern)

Call for Papers: Progression 2018—Using Law to Facilitate an Efficacious Innovation Economy
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review

Annual Nova Law Review Symposium
October 8, 2018
Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad College of Law
Fort Lauderdale, FL


  • Please submit materials to
  • Submission Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2018
  • Submission Deadline for Articles: September 15, 2018
  • Symposium Date: October 8, 2018


Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review seek submissions for its annual Symposium on October 8, 2018. During these stimulating times of flourishing innovation in various sectors worldwide, it is important to discuss and highlight the various underlying issues that coincide with these novel developments. Progression 2018: Using Law to Facilitate an Efficacious Innovation Economy, will address the intersection of law and business as it focuses on new technologies, ethics, and regulation.

The Symposium presents an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students in a variety of legal, business, and technology fields to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics including but not limited to the following:

New and Evolving Technologies

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Data Analytics
  • Professional Duties for Lawyers
  • TRIPS and Other Trade Agreements
  • Virtual Reality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Evolution of Media
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Ideation and Ownership
  • Meaningful Disclosure in Tech Financing
  • Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and Crowd


  • Funding Sources and New Markets
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Risk and Process Management

Technology in Health Care

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Genetic Patents
  • Genomic Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Medical Devices
  • Cybersecurity of Medical Devices
  • E-health
  • Patent Evergreening
  • Neuroscience

Intellectual Property

  • Patentability and Enforcement
  • Employee Ownership of Innovation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Publicity Rights across Industries and


  • Privacy
  • Copyright and Media Legislation
  • Education policy for tomorrow’s workforce
  • Artificial Intelligence Regulation
  • Foreign IP Law Regimes Effects on Domestic Affairs

Law Review Published Article

The Nova Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2019 Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes. Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the July 1, 2018 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

Presentations (Without Publication) based on Abstracts

The Nova Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium. If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation must be submitted by the July 1, 2018 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

For More Information Please Contact

  •, (954) 262-6295, or the individuals below
  • Professor Kathy Cerminara,, (954) 262-6193
  • Professor Marilyn Uzdavines,, (954) 262-6265
  • Associate Dean Vicenç F. Feliú,
  • Dean Jon M. Garon,, (954) 262-6229
  • Bryan Siddique, Editor-in-Chief, Nova Law Review,
  • Thomas Sternberg, Goodwin Alumni Editor, Nova Law Review,
  • Karen Rose, Director of Alumni Relations,, (954) 262-6189


2018 Stanford Conference on IP Law and the Biosciences

2018 Stanford Conference on IP Law and the Biosciences

Sheraton Palo Alto
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301



Join us on April 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for the Stanford IP Law and the Biosciences Conference, an informative discussion with leading experts from academia, industry and the judiciary on the latest developments in intellectual property law and the biosciences. Judges, top legal scholars and experienced practitioners from across the country will examine some of the key legal and policy issues raised by the biosciences industry.

Time Event
Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School; Durie Tangri LLP
William Lee, WilmerHale
Seth Waxman, WilmerHale
Hon. Beth Freeman, United States Court for the Northern District of California
Hon. Todd Hughes, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Hon. Susan Illston, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Hon. Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Hon. Richard Taranto, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
10:45 am BREAK
Justin Watts, WilmerHale
Jürgen Dressel
Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan Law School
Dr. Klaus Grabinski, German Federal Court of Justice
Lord Leonard Hoffmann, Brick Court Chambers
Jacob Sherkow, New York Law School
12:30 pm LUNCHEON
1:30 pm KEYNOTE
Hon. Michelle K. Lee, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
2:15 pm BREAK
Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Stanford Law School
David O’Brien, Haynes and Boone
Stefani Shanberg, Morrison Foerster
Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law
Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School; Durie Tangri LLP

*subject to change

CLE Materials and Presentations

UNIGE/WIPO/WTO Call for Applications: 1st Intellectual Property Researchers Europe Seminar (IPRE) / Geneva

1st Intellectual Property Researchers Europe Seminar (IPRE) / Geneva
Organized by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO)

June 29, 2018
World Intellectual Property Organization
Geneva, Switzerland


  • Website:
  • Application Deadline:  May 18, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances:  May 24, 2018
  • Deadline for Accepted Participants to Circulate Presentation Documents:  June 20, 2018 (powerpoint slides, selected research questions to be discussed at the IPRE)
  • Scientific Coordinators:  Jacques de Werra, Irene Calboli, et al.
  • Questions:
  • Junior researchers are most welcome to apply.


The School of Law of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the first IP Researchers Europe Seminar (IPRE), which will take place on Friday, 29 June, 2018 at WIPO.

As part of broader efforts to promote scholarly exchanges in the field of intellectual poperty (IP), and recognizing the unique role of Geneva as an international hub for IP law and policy, IPRE aims to promote scholarly exchanges in the field of IP, to build the engagement between scholars and policy development, and to provide an opportunity for selected IP scholars to present and discuss their work-in-progress with IP experts and other IP researchers, with an emphasis on including European-based research of wider comparative and international interest.

The IPRE will form an integral part of the programmes of both the 2018 WIPO – WTO Colloquium for IP Teachers and the 2018 WIPO-UNIGE Intellectual Property Summer School. Participants in both programmes will therefore be able to engage directly with IP experts on current and cutting-edge research topics, thus effectively furthering the objectives of the two activities.

Call for Applications

Report Release Conference: Innovate4Health—How IP and Innovation Are Solving Global Health Challenges (ITIF & CPIP)

Innovate4Health: How IP and Innovation Are Solving Global Health Challenges
Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) & Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3:30–6pm EDT
The Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place NW
Washington, DC 20009



Far from being incongruous, innovation and the property rights that secure it are key enablers toward meeting global health challenges. In fact, throughout the developing world, stronger intellectual property rights are proving foundational to unlocking latent innovation potential within entrepreneurs and diverse biological ecosystems.

Please join the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) for an event releasing a new report that documents 25 cases of primarily developing-world entrepreneurs meeting global health challenges by “innovating for health.” The event will discuss what policies, including intellectual property, are needed to underpin successful life-sciences innovation in both the developed and developing world and feature presentations from several developing-country healthcare innovators who are leveraging IP, science, and technology to create a better world.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #Innovate4Health.


3:30-5:00 PM Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Stephen EzellVice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Aadli Abdul-KareemManaging Partner & Co-Founder, Electronic Health Network
  • Eddy AgboFounder & CEO, Fyodor Biotechnologies
  • Sathya ElumalaiCo-Founder & CEO, Multisensor Diagnostics
  • Patrick KilbrideSenior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center
  • Prof. Mark SchultzDirector of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

5:00-6:00 PM Networking Reception

Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

September 24–29, 2018
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC


  • Website:
  • Call for Proposals/Papers Deadline:  May 15, 2018
  • Discussion Draft Deadline:  September 21, 2018
  • Session:  September 28, 2018
  • Finalized Paper Deadline:  February 15, 2019
  • Publication:  Those who plan to submit full-length law review articles can have them considered for publication in sponsoring journals (including American University Law Review, American University International Law Review, and The IP Brief).


You are invited to join us in DC at the end of September for a unique gathering of intellectual property scholars and public interest advocates from around the world. This will be a week-long event, with the bulk of activity taking place at American University, but also with networking events around the city. PIJIP is hosting the Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at American University Washington College of Law from September 24-29, 2018. [Agenda at] We expect more than 200 scholars and policy advocates from more than 80 countries to be in attendance.

Call for Proposals/Papers

In particular, we are calling for proposals for a session on Friday, September 28, 2018, in which we will pair a scholar who has a law reform proposal with a panel of advocates who will provide responses and discussion.  Law reform proposals can be from prior work and can be domestic or international in scope. This could be all or part of an already published article or a new work. We would like to (re)publish submitted papers in the PIJIP Working Paper Series.

Presentation times are limited to 15 minutes with 5 minutes reserved for questions from a panel of advocates in the field. Discussion drafts are due on September 21, 2018, and finalized papers are due on February 15, 2019. Those who plan to submit full-length law review articles can have them considered for publication in sponsoring journals (including American University Law Review, American University International Law Review, and The IP Brief).

This agenda for this meeting is a mix of organizer-driven and participant-driven sessions.  If you would like to organize a session at this meeting, see below.  Applications are due by May 15, 2018.

What is the Global Congress?

The Global Congress is the largest and most important international convening of academics and advocates working at the intersection of intellectual property law and the promotion of the public interest. The core goal of the Congress is to promote evidence-based policy-making by fostering partnerships between academics and policy advocates from around the world.  The specific policy goals of the Congress were summarized the 2011 Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest This year’s Congress will feature several days of Members-only training, action, and strategizing before a multi-day public conference webcast to the world.

Prior Meetings

The Global Congress was launched at AUWCL in 2011, where it produced the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest — a set of research and advocacy priorities that have given shape to a broad international community.  Subsequent Congress meetings were hosted by Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade, FGV Direito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by University of Cape Town IP Unit, Cape Town, South Africa, and by the Centre for Internet and Society, New Delhi, India. Each Congress took stock of new research and advocacy priorities and published agendas for promoting evidence-based intellectual property and information policy.

Applications to Present or Host

The Congress is now accepting applications to present or host sessions, to sponsor, or to request an early invitation for the purposes of securing a travel visa. Applications are due May 15, 2018.

An application to attend the Congress, including the Pre-Congress Training and Strategy Sessions, will be released May 15, 2018.

For more information on the Global Congress:


Michael W. Carroll
Professor of Law and Director,
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

CFP: Third Copyright Scholarship Roundtable (Penn Law CTIC)

Call for Papers: Third Copyright Scholarship Roundtable

Friday–Saturday, June 8–9, 2018
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition
Philadelphia, PA



The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be hosting the Third Copyright Scholarship Roundtable in Philadelphia on June 8–9, 2018. The Roundtable is designed to be a forum for the discussion of current copyright scholarship, covering a range of methodologies, topics, and perspectives. Approximately 8-10 papers will be chosen for discussion at the Roundtable, with each paper allocated an entire hour for presentation and commentary. Penn Law will cover the domestic travel and hotel expenses of presenters whose papers are selected for presentation at the Roundtable. A conference dinner will take place on the evening of Friday, June 8.

The Roundtable organizers invite submissions from academics working on any aspect of copyright law. Submissions must be of full drafts. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 30 and decisions on participation will be made shortly thereafter.

Please email your submissions and any questions to Shyam Balganesh (Penn Law): and Matthew Sag (Loyola Chicago):

28th Annual Dayton Program in Law and Technology Seminar

28th Annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar: Exploring the Future of Cyber Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation
Program in Law and Technology (PILT), University of Dayton School of Law

Friday, June 8, 2018
University of Dayton School of Law
Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772



Please join the University of Dayton School of Law on June 8, 2018, for the 28th annual Program in Law and Technology (PILT) Seminar: Exploring the Future of Cyber Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation.

This year’s seminar features keynote speaker Pamela D. Morgan, Esq. discussing the topic, “Bitcoin, Blockchain and Smart Contract Essentials.”


8:00 –8:30 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast in the Atrium
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome to the 27th Annual PILT Seminar
Professor Tracy Reilly, PILT Director

Introduction: Dean Andrew Strauss, University of Dayton School of Law

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Smart Contract Essentials
Pamela D. Morgan Esq., Empowered Law PLLC
Blockchains are changing the landscape of finance, tech, culture, and law. The world will be changed by this technology in ways we can’t yet imagine. This session is a great first step to prepare you to understand and participate in this emerging field.
9:45 – 9:55 a.m. Break
9:55 – 10:55 a.m.


Trademark Enforcement at the Border: Customs Does Not Just Seize Counterfeits
Barry F. Irwin, Partner/Founder, Irwin IP, Chicago, IL
The United States Customs and Border Protection is empowered by many statues to detain, seize, and ultimately destroy counterfeit goods entering the United States.  This session will discuss these statutory provisions, how Customs enforces these laws, how a rights owner can interface with Customs to better protect their rights, as well as strategies and options available to a defendant looking to challenge a wrongful determination by Customs that their products are counterfeits or that their products infringe the marks asserted by Customs.  The discussion will touch on a few real examples of said challenges in action, as well as implications for the future
10:55 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon


The Intellectual Property Holding Company: Tax Use and Abuse from Victoria’s Secret to Apple
Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Professor and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Indiana University School of Law
This presentation will focus on how and why IP Holding Companies are created for tax and non-tax reasons, provide discussions of the Gore-TexVictoria’s SecretSherwin-WilliamsLee Jeans and Nordstrom cases, and explain how legislators and courts in various states have responded to the use of the IP Holding Company in state tax avoidance transactions.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Atrium
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  BREAKOUT SESSION ONE
Session 1-1

Room 201

Patent Breakout:
Alice Update: Recent Developments In Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
William S. Morriss, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cincinnati, OH
This discussion of recent decisions addressing the application of 35 U.S.C. 101 to various types of inventions will focus on areas where the rules laid down by the Federal Circuit are in tension with the practices of the patent office and what this tension may mean for prosecutors.
Session 1-2


High-Tech Track Breakout: 
David V. Croft, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, Cleveland, OH
2:00 – 2:10 p.m. Break
2:10 – 3:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION TWO
Session 2-1

 Room 201

Patent Track Breakout:
Diving into Digital Health and Connected Devices
Jennifer Orr Mitchell, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, Cincinnati, OH and
Geoffrey L. Oberhaus, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, Cincinnati, OH
The presentation will present a brief review of data generated in medical environment (from diagnostic devices up through complex EMR and billing systems) and how that data is utilized and shared in a medical environment. With this understanding, the discussion will then focus on managing privacy and data protection in the digital health era (including review of the complex global regulatory environment such as FTC Act, FDA, HIPAA, HITECH, COPPA and GDPR) with a focus on data privacy analysis for digital health and Privacy by Design. Next the presentation will review a few recent US patent prosecution case studies for connected medical devices to provide potential prosecution tactics. Finally, the presentation will look at the data flow of connected wearable devices and electronic medical records and the cybersecurity challenges related to the same.
Session 2-2


High-Tech Track Breakout II:
Yes, there is an “I” in Blockchain
Matthew R. Schantz, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Indianapolis, IN
Sean Riggs, Chief Digital Officer, RGA Creative, Cincinnati, OH
As the Internet became more and more ubiquitous, those simple protocols were used by more and more people to do more and more iThings and create more and more iBusiness models that had never been seen before. Now Blockchain technology is changing the way businesses use data and is creating still more novel things, business models, and opportunities. Of course, with the opening of new vistas and opportunities comes uncertainty in the law, risks to the naïve, and often-long periods of uncertainty as the expectations of governments, consumers, and businesses themselves catch up to the new landscape. During this session we will cover a variety of ways blockchain technology has been and is being applied to a vast array of technical and business issues, from medical studies and supply chains to property rights and payments. We will identify a host of legal issues that the technology raises and these businesses’ IP, contract, technology, and legal professionals need to solve. We’ll even cover some solutions.
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45  – 4:45 p.m.
The Three C’s – Communication, Conflicts, and Client Trust Accounting
Emil J. Ali, Carr Butterfield LLC, Lake Oswego, OR
This CLE will cover topics relevant to patent and trademark practitioners, and provide an in depth discussion subject matter conflicts, common communication issues, and how poor accounting practices can lead to discipline. This event is a must for in house and law firm practitioners to learn best practices, and get a chance to walk through hypothetical situations.  We will also discuss how the ABA Model Rules of Professional conduct compare to the USPTO Rules.
4:45 p.m. Adjournment


There is no charge for parking in Lot S1 (on Brown Street at the corner of Stewart Street). No parking passes are required. PARKING IS LIMITED TO LOT S1. If you require handicapped parking, please go to the Visitor Center at College Park and L Streets.