Emerging IP Abroad: Approaches to Protecting Computer Functionality and Designs Outside the US

May 11, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


60 Minutes of MCLE

Moderator: Richard Stockton, Banner Witcoff


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
Mr. 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
Dr. Christian Heine, KEENWAY, Düsseldorf, Germany


  • Stockton Photo Stockton, Richard

    Banner Witcoff | Attorney

    Richard advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including tactical and strategic counseling, portfolio management, litigation and prosecution matters.
  • Heine Photo 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.
  • Okuno Photo Okuno, Akihiko

    SK IP Law Firm | Managing Partner