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April 04, 2014
Brattle Senior Associate Pallavi Seth to Moderate Panel at the American Bar Association’s 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

Brattle senior associate Pallavi Seth will moderate a panel at the upcoming American Bar Association’s (ABA) 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, taking place April 2-4, 2014 in Arlington, VA.

The conference will bring together intellectual property experts and practitioners from around the world to share and discuss the most critical issues in intellectual property law. The conference will also introduce the first ABA Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium, which will provide an opportunity for intellectual property law scholars and practitioners to discuss the latest issues. The Symposium will feature three concurrent sessions, focusing on patent, trademark or copyright topics.

Dr. Seth will moderate a panel on “International Trade Commission (ITC) in Flux: Learning from Recent Developments.” Panelists will discuss, among other things, issues pertaining to Section 337 investigations that have been highlighted in White House announcements as well as Congressional hearings, such as issues related to Patent Assertion Entities, Standard Essential Patents, and standards for the issuance of exclusion orders; newly-issued ITC rules and procedures, including a pilot program directed to reach early initial determination on issues such as domestic industry, importation and standing through expedited fact discovery and limited hearings; issues relating to the technical prong of domestic industry; and impact of the opinion issued by the Federal Circuit in Suprema, et al. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n that may significantly affect the ability of the ITC to issue a remedy regarding certain imported articles. They will discuss the knowledge gained from these recent developments, including merits and drawbacks of the new rules and regulations and challenges faced by ITC practitioners.

For more information please visit the conference website.