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14 April 2010


  • Gary M. Hnath
    T +1 202 263 3040

New cross-border IP issues affecting the chemicals industry

In this webinar, we focus on three important developments affecting patents and their enforcement by chemical companies, all with a cross-border flavour.

  1. Recent developments under Section 337 - protecting US intellectual property rights at the border.

    Gary Hnath, Partner, Washington DC

    Gary Hnath has been involved in over 30 investigations at the US International Trade Commission under Section 337 of the Tariff Act 1930, one of the principal forums for litigating IP disputes involving imported products. He will speak about recent developments which could make Section 337 a more attractive forum than litigating in a US District Court when chemical companies are faced with infringement of process patents outside the US.

  2. Impact of Brazil President's authorisation to suspend certain US IP rights as part of the WTO trade retaliation.

    Evelyn Montellano, from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP, Rio de Janeiro.

    On the 10th of February 2010, the President of Brazil issued an executive order authorising measures to limit and suspend IP rights, including temporary blocks on royalty payments. On the 15th of March, the Brazilian Chamber of External Trade (CAMEX) issued a list of the industries that will be first affected by retaliation measures which include the chemicals industry. This move arises out of a Word Trade Organization dispute between Brazil and the US. Evelyn Montellano, head of IP at Tauil & Chequer, will examine the impact of the order on chemical companies with interests in Brazil.

  3. Sinking the torpedo: will it affect the bringing of parallel patent infringement and validity claims in different European countries?

    Ian Wood, Partner, London

    Ian Wood was victorious in the recent English case of M”lnlycke v. BSN, which made new law on the topic of when a pre-existing patent case in one European country does not prevent a parallel case from being brought elsewhere in Europe. Ian will explain how to make strategic use of European patent litigation.

Gary M. Hnath
Evelyn Uliana Montellano
Ian Wood

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CEST
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BST

United States
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MDT
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT

Webinar Access
Instructions for accessing the program will be sent prior to the event.

CLE credit is pending. CPD credit is available.

For additional information, please contact Bukky Ogunyemi at or +44 20 3130 8842 or Michelle DeAndrea at or +1 312 701 8374.

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