Save the date for the 2020 AIPLA Spring Meeting

Concurrent Afternoon Track 3: International

May 7, 2020 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM


Karen M. Landolt, UT Austin McCombs School of Business, Austin, TX

Fasten Your Seatbelts! Prosecuting Design Patents in a Fast-Changing
World: When Not to File a Utility Patent, Balancing Design Patents and Copyright
on Fast Developing Technologies in China, Europe and Japan

Akihiko Okuno, SK IP Law Firm, Tokyo, Japan

Patent Eligibility for Computer Functions: A Comprehensive Look at Computer
Simulation Before the Expanded Board of Appeals and Insights Into Approaches For Canada, China, The EPO and the UK

Christian Heine, KEENWAY Patentanwälte, Düsseldorf, Germany


  • Heine, Christian

    KEENWAY Patentanwälte | Partner

    Dr. Christian Heine has been a partner at KEENWAY since 2008 and advises national and international clients in particular on patent granting and infringement proceedings as well as on questions of German employee invention law.
  • Landolt, Karen M.

    UT Austin McCombs School of Business | Lecturer

    I have been teaching, coaching, and leading in nonprofit, legal, and academic settings for over 20 years.
  • Okuno, Akihiko

    SK IP Law Firm | Managing Partner