Oct 22 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Seoul, KR
Patrick C. Keane and Philip L. Hirschhorn will present at the 2013 International Series: Korea-US IP Judicial Program in Seoul, South Korea on October 21-22, 2013. Keane speak as a panelist on “Patent and Fair Trade” along with Judge Theodore Essex of the International Trade Commission. Hirschhorn will address “Pharma: Patent Approval Linkage System” on the advent of Korea’s new generic drug legislation with a panel including Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The conference will be attended by thought leaders in all sectors: government, judicial, litigation and corporate and consisted of meetings with judges from each nation, parallel seminars, observations from the heads of the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a mock trial.

Notable attendees will include:
  • Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Judge Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Judge Kathleen O'Malley, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Judge Jimmie Reyna, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Judge S. James Otero, United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Chief Judge Charles Bullock, Chief Administrative Law Judge, United States International Trade Commission
  • Judge Theodore Essex, United States International Trade Commission


The two day conference is a collaboration of The Judiciary of Republic of Korea, including the Korean Patent Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, along with IP-related state agencies, academia and businesses from both nations.