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A Year in Review—The Finnegan IP Case Law Seminar

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP


Thursday, 6 February 2020

12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 16:30 Program 
16:30 - 18:00 Reception 

1 London Bridge
London, SE1 9GB


Get your continuing professional development for 2020 off to a flying start by attending our free three-hour annual case law review.

Finnegan attorneys will discuss recent IP law developments in Europe and the United States, covering all fields of technology and trade marks. The speakers will guide you through last year’s most significant decisions from the courts of the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the European Patent Office. They will also provide practical advice, identifying how the decisions can act as useful tools, as well as guidance for avoiding pitfalls.

Some of the topics and decisions to be covered include:

UK & EPO Updates

  • UK Supreme Court reviews inventive step—Actavis v ICOS
  • The UK courts start applying the doctrine of equivalents: Regen Lab v EstarMarflow v Cassellie, Technetix v Teleste
  • It could be you (but it probably won’t be)—Shanks v Unilever
  • Questions of Purity: T1085/13

Trade Mark Update

  • Bad faith
    • Sky v Skykick ([2018] EWHC 155 (Ch))
    • Hasbro v EUIPO - Kreativni Dogadaji (MONOPOLY) 1849/2017
  • Big problems for big brands
    • T-307/17 adidas AG v EUIPO
    • T-601/17 Rubik’s Brand Ltd v EUIPO
  • Interaction between TMs and other rights
    • BMB vs. Ferrero

US Update

  • Update from PTAB and how it continues to evolve and diverge from Opposition practice
  • The current state of patentable subject matter in the US
  • Navigating double patenting and its impact on patent term 

Clare A. Cornell
Nicholas Fox
Yelena Morozova
Maeve O’Flynn
Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D.
Elena Valuiskich

*Please note: we welcome our trade mark guests at 12:30 (Registration) or at 14:30 just prior to our trade mark update.

RSVP: For more information, please email by 31 January. Admission is free, but space is limited. 


6 February 2020
London, United Kingdom