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FRONTEO webinar with Knobbe Martens: US Patent Litigation at the International Trade Commission 12/7 (PT) | 12/8 (JST)
In this webinar, an attorney with abundant experience and knowledge will address the key features of United States patent litigation at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and their impact on Japanese corporations doing business in the United States.

We start by discussing the increased use of the ITC as a forum for patent litigation. We follow this discussion by examining the key and unique features of litigation at the ITC, such as jurisdiction, discovery, and trial. We then turn our attention to the use of this forum against foreign companies, and specifically Japanese companies.   Relatedly, we will present specific impactful ways Japanese Corporations can use this form, both offensively and defensively.  Finally, we will update our audience on recent developments in U.S. law concerning the ITC proceedings, such as the interplay with Patent Office proceedings, use of the pilot program, updates on domestic industry, and the latest on public interest.  This webinar will then conclude with an overview of key takeaways for Japanese corporations.

5:00 – 5:05 PM (PT) | 10:00 - 10:05 AM (JST)
Panelist Introduction

5:05 – 5:35 PM (PT) | 10:05 - 10:35 AM (JST)
How Patent Litigation at the ITC is Different & Impact for Japanese Companies―
Speaker: Sheila Swaroop (Knobbe Martens); Irfan Lateef (Knobbe Martens)

5:35 – 5:50 PM (PT) | 10:35 - 10:50 AM (JST)
Analytics and Technology’s Role in Cross-Border Patent Litigation (Moderated Discussion)
Panelists: Sheila Swaroop (Knobbe Martens); Irfan Lateef (Knobbe Martens); Vlad Lobatchev (FRONTEO); Shiho Tanaka (FROTNEO)

5:50 – 6:00 PM (PT) | 10:50 - 11:00 AM (JST)
Audience Q&A
Panelists: Sheila Swaroop (Knobbe Martens); Irfan Lateef (Knobbe Martens); Vlad Lobatchev (FRONTEO); Shiho Tanaka (FRONTEO)

Dec 8, 2021 10:00 AM in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

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Shelia Swaroop
Partner @Knobbe Martens
For nearly two decades, Sheila Swaroop has served as a passionate advocate and formidable litigator representing businesses of all sizes, ranging from small, fast-growing companies to major, established brands and market leaders. Her industry experience and technological know-how is extensive, and includes life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical and dental devices, and consumer goods. A registered patent attorney, Sheila advises on pre-litigation strategy and enforcement, as well as the litigation of disputes through trial and appeal in district court, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Irfan Lateef
Partner @Knobbe Martens
Irfan Lateef is head of the firm’s Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology Litigation committee and also leads the firm’s Japan practice. With over two decades of experience, Irfan ranks among the premier IP litigators in the "World's Leading Patent Professionals" for the Patent 1000 guide by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.  He has been listed in the “Legal 500,” and he is included among the Daily Journal’s “100 leading IP attorneys in California” for his extraordinary representation of Toshiba Corp. He is an expert in representing Japanese companies in IP disputes. He has been counsel to Toshiba, Canon Medical, Furuno, Keylex, Takata, Panasonic Avionics and others.  He appreciates cultural nuances, can build consensus in evaluating risk, and maintains clear, prompt communications.  He also has a beginner’s level of Japanese language proficiency.
Knobbe Martens
Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused intellectual property and technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with over 275 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas. We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting-edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.
Vlad Lobatchev
Director of Engagement Management and Data Science (FRONTEO USA) @FRONTEO USA
As an Engagement Manager and a Director of Data Science and Strategy, Vlad Lobatchev is responsible for ensuring that our clients always receive top-tier customer experience and best-in-breed technology to enhance their e-Discovery workflows. He draws on his extensive professional experience and legal background to guide development and implementation of innovative technological solutions and workflows on client engagements. Prior to joining FRONTEO, he was an attorney for two years specializing in general corporate and finance law – taxation, contracts, corporate formation, and administration.
Shiho Tanaka
VP at Sales & Marketing @FRONTEO USA