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Global Series sessions, part of an on-going dialogue, address topics of global significance at a senior level of discussion. Working closely with government representatives, adjudicators, corporate leaders, litigation leaders, academics, and others in the global community, the Series responds, in real time, to emerging challenges. The on-going Series includes participants from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, Canada, Brazil, and other countries.

Although global systems share many common challenges, 2019 trade and intellectual property communities confront fast-paced and extraordinary global policy developments. These affect not only systems but also societal betterment. Among these are trade and trade agreements and their legislative implications. In the midst of these challenges, the 2019 Session will weigh: corporate perspectives on innovation, quality, and enforceability; on trade, barriers, economics, and intellectual property; trade agreements; and commercial predictability. The Series builds upon accomplishments of Global Series Special Session Ottawa (2018), London (2017), Global Series Europe Paris, October, 2016, addressing challenges in intellectual property adjudication (the global judges’ views); adjudicatory change; patent litigation challenges in various countries; patenting strategies; licensing considerations (including antitrust, standards essential patents, and international exhaustion); and, the globally most challenging issues (e.g., injunctions, damages).

Recognized as a leading senior level global dialogue on fundamental challenges in commerce, trade, and intellectual property, the Global Series 2019 has two components. The first component will be held in Washington, DC on April 29, 2019 at the Army and Navy Club followed by the second component in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 14-16, 2019 at the Alohilani Resort. The Washington session will explore the key global challenges being presented to the world's innovation, IP and trade systems. With those insights, the Hawaii session will engage the challenges in more detail responding to rapidly emerging national and international focal points in these sectors.

The Series 2019 Session is an outreach of Global Series partners, EPLAW, the Federal Circuit Bar Association®, and others. To engage in some dialogue, join corporate policy and legal leaders, government representatives in trade and intellectual property, trade and patent adjudicators, patent office leaders, and others. Session participants are expected to include government officials and judges of Canada, the United States, Germany, Korea, and other countries.

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