IPWatchdog Master of Life Science 2022 Cybersecurity Efforts at DHS and Quarterly Update on Developments in China’s Intellectual Property Law

This week in Washington IP News, both houses of Congress remain quiet during regularly scheduled business periods, but IPWatchdog debuts its new headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia with Life Science Masters 2022 on Monday and Tuesday. In Seoul, South Korea, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance is hosting a two-day summit focused on strengthening strategic ties in innovation economies among member countries. ITIF is also hosting an event this week to explore the upcoming COP 27 climate change conference and how stronger innovation policies can get foreign governments to meet the climate commitments made at that meeting. Elsewhere, the Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting two events looking at cybersecurity efforts within the US Department of Homeland Security, while the US Patent and Trademark Office is hosting a regular quarterly update on the latest legislative and judicial developments in the field of intellectual property in China.

Monday, October 24

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Life Science Masters™ 2022

From 8:00am on Monday to 3:00pm on Tuesday, IPWatchdog will host the IPWatchdog Life Science Masters™ 2022, which will be held at our brand new IPWatchdog headquarters in Ashburn, VA and will explore the law, the politics and business of life sciences. The two-day program will focus on the intersection of intellectual property law and the biopharmaceutical industry and will feature high-profile speakers from many different areas of the intellectual property world. Learn more here.

Tuesday, October 25

United States Patent and Trademark Office

China IP: Quarterly Update on Legislation and Case Law

At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, online video webinar.

On Tuesday morning, the USPTO will host its final quarterly workshop providing an update on intellectual property law and case law in China, a country that has quickly become very important to American intellectual property owners due to the sheer size of that country’s consumer class. This quarterly intellectual property update will include major case decisions and policy changes from China on forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

New America

LEO Satellite Constellations: Why Smart Sharing Rules Matter in Space

At 11:45pm on Tuesday, in person and online.

Major technology firms, including SpaceX and Amazon, have developed plans to offer wireless broadband networks from satellites deployed in low-Earth orbit (LEO) space. While such satellite constellations could greatly improve wireless broadband access, they also raise concerns about crowded spectrum as well as space debris, as these constellations can include tens of thousands of satellites. This event will feature a discussion on how best to shape LEO satellite policies to ensure safety and spectrum sharing with a panel including Julie Zoller, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Amazon’s Project Kuiper; David Goldman, Senior Director of Satellite Policy, SpaceX; Whitney Lohmeyer, assistant professor of engineering, Olin College of Engineering; and Harold Feld, senior vice president, Public Knowledge. The event will also include keynote presentations by Jeffrey Starks, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission; and Nathan Symington, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

SOaR Presents Collaborative Voices Training and IP Education Workshop: Featuring Highlights from the USPTO Midwest Regional Office

At 1:00 pm on Tuesday, online video webinar.

The USPTO’s Proposals and Stakeholder Resources (SOaR) program provides educational workshops that teach basic concepts in IP to entrepreneurs and innovators in the United States. This particular workshop will introduce attendees to the unique resources available at USPTO’s Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan, and gives attendees the opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer session with experts from the Midwest Regional Office West.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Branding Essentials Boot Camp Module 4: Application Requirements

At 14:00 on Tuesday, online video webinar.

This workshop, the fourth in the USPTO’s eight-part Trademark Essentials Boot Camp series, is designed to teach small business owners and entrepreneurs about the requirements of an initial trademark application for federal registration. Topics covered during this workshop include drawings, identification of goods and services, archival bases, and patterns and ornaments.

Wednesday, October 26

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Global Alliance for Trade and Innovation Policy

Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Summit 2022

At 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday in Seoul, South Korea.

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) is a coalition of global policy institutes, led by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), supporting liberalized trade policies and government support for innovation economies. The first day of this two-day GTIPA Summit will feature keynote addresses on the trade challenges facing the international community from Robert Atkinson, ITIF President; and Gwangdoo Kim, President, ifs POST. These keynotes will be streamed live on the ITIF website. Panel discussions on the first day of the summit will focus on adapting innovation policies to the Great Transition era, strengthening strategic alliances between GTIPA member countries, addressing supply chain issues that have developed since the start of the pandemic from COVID-19, and the transition of economies to cleaner renewable energy sources. The only event on the second and final day of the meeting is a two-hour round table discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of South Korea’s innovation and entrepreneurship environment.

Thursday, October 27

Center for Strategic and International Studies

A conversation with Chris Inglis and Anne Neuberger

At 10:00 a.m. Thursday, online video webinar.

The Biden administration has taken several actions to help improve the nation’s resilience against cyberattacks, particularly those targeting critical energy and transportation infrastructure. In mid-September, the White House announced a cybersecurity grant program created through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide up to $1 billion in federal funding to state, local, and territorial governments for IT projects that address cyber risks to their information systems. systems. This CSIS event will feature a discussion on the Biden administration’s cybersecurity efforts with the Honorable Chris Inglis, National Cyber ​​Director, Executive Office of the President; Ann Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber ​​and Emerging Technologies, National Security Council; and James Andrew Lewis, senior vice president and director, strategic technology program, CSIS.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Mission Critical: Accelerating Innovation at COP 27

At 12:00 on Thursday, online video webinar.

In mid-November, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) will convene to seek new commitments to meet climate goals from countries that have joined the Paris Agreement , including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and financial support for climate change mitigation programs. Organized by ITIF in partnership with the IIT-Delhi School of Public Policy and the Climate Policy Lab at The Fletcher School, this event will explore ways in which stronger innovation policies can help signatories to the Paris Agreement achieve these goals in the light of past failures to fulfill commitments from previous conferences. This event will feature a panel discussion including Hoyu Chong, Senior Policy Analyst, ITIF; Kelly Sims Gallagher, Academic Dean, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; David M. Hart, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Clean Energy Innovation; Amy Myers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director, Climate Policy Lab, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Zdenka Mislikova, Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Ambuj Sagar, Professor of Policy Studies, IIT-Delhi School of Public Policy; and moderated by Nicky Dean, Editor-in-Chief, Natural energy.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

PTAB The Inventor’s Hour – Episode 13

At 12:00 on Thursday, online video webinar.

This Thursday, the USPTO will host the 13th episode of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) Inventor’s Hour, which educates patent applicants and owners about the basics of ex parte appeals of examiner denials and America Invents Act (AIA) patent validity trials proceeding before the PTAB. This episode will include ex parte an appellate case that demonstrates the importance of proper pleading drafting, as well as a discussion with Victoria F. Phillips, Director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

The Road to a Patent, Part III: Patent Search

At 14:00 on Thursday, online video webinar.

This workshop, the third in the USPTO’s eight-part Road to a Patent series, is designed to teach prospective patent applicants the basics of preliminary patent searches. Participants will be taught how to conduct patent searches using USPTO resources and the suggested seven-step search strategy.

Friday, October 28

New America

Annual Convening of the University Network of Technologies in the Public Interest

At 9:00 a.m. Friday, online video webinar.

The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) is a collection of 48 higher education institutes working to foster the next generation of civic-minded technologists who can apply the latest innovations to address societal issues. The first day of this year’s PIT-UN Annual Convocation, hosted by the City University of New York (CUNY), will feature a keynote address by Julian Brave Neuskett, Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Data Advancement and Director of Narrative Change, Museum of Natural History. The second and final day of this year’s PIT-UN convocation will feature closing remarks by Ingrid LaFleur, founder of the Institute for Afrofuture Strategies.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

DHS Cyber ​​Priorities for Next Year: A Conversation with Deputy Secretary Rob Silvers

At 11 a.m. Friday at CSIS headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for implementing much of the executive branch’s strategy to protect the United States from cybersecurity risks. New DHS cybersecurity initiatives this year include the creation of a Cybersecurity Review Board in February, which was created by executive order from the Biden administration and will evaluate significant cyber events to find vulnerabilities to be addressed by the broader security community. This event will feature a fireside chat about DHS’s plans to improve cyber reporting mechanisms with Rob Silvers, Under Secretary for Policy, DHS; and Susan Spaulding, Senior Advisor, Homeland Security, International Security Program, CSIS.

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