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An Update on Patents and Antitrust

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Join us as our experts give an update on the intersection of patent and antitrust issues including, but not limited to, recent developments in standard essential patents, the pros and cons of patent counting, patent pools and whether current remedies for patent infringement suffice. Featuring: -- Hon. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust, United States Department of Justice -- Hon. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce, Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Join us as our experts give an update on the intersection of patent and antitrust issues including, but not limited to, recent developments in standard essential patents, the pros and cons of patent counting, patent pools and whether current remedies for patent infringement suffice. Featuring: -- Hon. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust, United States Department of Justice -- Hon. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce, Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Join us as our experts give an update on the intersection of patent and antitrust issues including, but not limited to, recent developments in standard essential patents, the pros and cons of patent counting, patent pools and whether current remedies for patent infringement suffice. Featuring: -- Hon. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust, United States Department of Justice -- Hon. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce, Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office

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English


Episodes

A Special Relationship: U.K. and U.S. Trade Deal on the Horizon?

6/3/2020
The revolutionary "Brexit" vote heard round the world happened almost four years ago, and it will likely take even longer before the full global ramifications are realized on an international level. One of the key aspects to these ramifications has been the concept of a new trade deal between the United States and the United Kingdom. Just recently, trade negotiations have begun in full between the long-time allies, and many are hoping that a new trade deal could greatly aid the economies of...

Duration:00:57:33

What's Next in the Flynn Case?

6/3/2020
Gen. Mike Flynn, at one time the President's National Security Advisor, pleaded guilty to making false statements to an FBI agent who interviewed him shortly after the President took office. The charge was brought by the Office of Special Counsel and Robert Mueller. Recently, the Justice Department moved to dismiss the prosecution on the grounds that the materiality of Flynn's statements was in doubt, and that the case being developed fell short of the standards the Justice Department...

Duration:00:59:55

Capital Conversations: Brent J. McIntosh, Under Secretary, International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

6/3/2020
Join us as Brent J. McIntosh, Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, discusses the priorities and work of his office before, during and after COVID-19. Featuring: -- Brent J. McIntosh, Under Secretary, International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Duration:00:53:45

Litigation Update: Associational Privacy at the Supreme Court

6/3/2020
In NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson, the Supreme Court recognized a First Amendment right to privacy of association and belief. Almost 60 years later, while California's Attorney General began requiring charities to provide their office with a federal form listing major donors. That document -- Schedule B to IRS Form 990 -- is provided directly to the IRS, and its privacy is guaranteed by federal law. The California Attorney General asserted that her office would also protect donors'...

Duration:01:08:41

Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

6/3/2020
The Supreme Court released the decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund on April 23, 2020. By a vote of 6-3, the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was vacated, and the case remanded. Justice Breyer's majority opinion was joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Kavanaugh. Justice Kavanaugh filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas dissented, joined by Justices Gorsuch and Alito. Justice Alito also filed a...

Duration:00:29:31

Diversity and Elimination of Bias CLE Teleforum: An update to the Harvard Case and the Meaning of Diversity in a Multi-Racial Era

6/3/2020
On September 30 a federal district judge in Massachusetts issued a ruling rejecting discrimination claims in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170309 (D. Mass.), a case that many expect to go to the U.S. Supreme Court and potentially redefine affirmative action law. In the case, Asian-American students allege that Harvard’s racial preferences for other minority groups discriminate against them in violation of Title VI of the 1964...

Duration:00:56:36

Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: NY State & Rifle Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York

6/2/2020
Please join Amy Swearer of the Heritage Foundation and David Thompson of Cooper & Kirk for a discussion of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in NY State & Rifle Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York. The presenters will cover the contents of the decision, its import, and the future of Second Amendment litigation at the Supreme Court. Featuring: -- David Thompson, Cooper & Kirk -- Amy Swearer, Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies

Duration:00:42:34

COVID-19 & Property Rights: Do Government Actions in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic Create Compensable Takings?

6/2/2020
Numerous businesses around the country have been shuttered by state government shutdown orders adopted to try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some have filed lawsuits claiming that such forced closures are takings requiring compensation under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. On the other side, state governments contend that no compensation is due, because the shutdowns are exercises of state police power to protect public health broadly. This teleforum will consider...

Duration:01:00:05

Nuclear Arms Agreements and Human Rights

6/2/2020
Governments that seek to acquire nuclear weapons, such as Iran and North Korea, are sometimes serious violators of the rights of their citizens. Is it appropriate for the United States and other democratic nations to negotiate agreements with these governments to prevent or roll back their acquisition of weapons of mass destruction without also addressing internment camps, severe persecution of political and religious dissidents, and other conduct? Our speakers will be Roya Hakakian, who...

Duration:01:11:43

Courthouse Steps Decision: Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian

6/2/2020
On April 20, 2020, the Supreme Court, by a vote of 7-2, held that owners of polluted land within designated Superfund sites are “potentially responsible parties” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Dozens of Montana landowners sued Atlantic Richfield for trespass and nuisance over its dumping of tons of heavy metals, arsenic, and lead on their properties—pollution which led EPA to designate a 300 square mile area as a Superfund site. In...

Duration:00:32:17

Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: CO Dept. of State v. Baca and Chiafalo v. WA

6/2/2020
On May 13, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a pair of cases concerning the Electoral College. In Colorado Department of State v. Baca, Case No. 19-518, the Court will consider the claim of a presidential elector in Colorado who attempted to vote for someone other than Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won Colorado's popular vote, and was replaced by another elector. In Chiafalo v. Washington, the Court will hear the claims of three presidential electors who...

Duration:00:38:31

Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Vance

6/2/2020
Three cases before the Supreme Court consider the ability of grand juries and congressional committees to subpoena the personal tax records of the President. In Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Deutsche Bank, three House committees subpoenaed the President’s tax records. In Trump v. Vance, a local grand jury has subpoenaed these tax documents as well. There are several issues at play in determining if these subpoenas are valid. Starting with the Congressional subpoenas, the President claims...

Duration:00:40:09

Courthouse Steps Oral Argument Teleforum: McGirt v. Oklahoma

6/2/2020
Tribal jurisdiction is again before the Supreme Court. Following November 2018 arguments, Chief Justice John Roberts first requested additional briefing and then announced new arguments would occur in Sharp v. Murphy. Instead, the Court granted certiorari in McGirt v. Oklahoma, and Justice Gorsuch, who had recused himself from the earlier case, will participate. Jimcy McGirt sought post-conviction relief of his rape, molestation, and sodomy convictions, citing Murphy, and arguing his crimes...

Duration:00:55:24

The Restoring Internet Freedom Order on Remand: Next Steps for the Federal Communications Commission

6/2/2020
In Mozilla v. FCC, the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom Order in which the current Commission rejected the Obama Administration’s 'net neutrality' efforts to impose legacy common carrier regulation on the Internet and returned broadband Internet access service to a “light touch” regulatory regime under Title I of the Communications Act. Mozilla was not a complete victory for the Commission, however. Not only did the D.C. Circuit...

Duration:01:01:55

Courthouse Steps Oral Argument Teleforum: Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru

6/1/2020
In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & Sch. v. EEOC, the Supreme Court, in 2012, unanimously held that, under the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses, “it is impermissible for the government to contradict a church’s determination of who can act as its ministers.” Accordingly, the Court recognized that there is a “ministerial exception” that precludes application of employment-discrimination laws to claims concerning the relationship between a religious institution and its ministers....

Duration:00:56:12

"Junk Science" and Legal Testimony in a COVID World

6/1/2020
COVID-19 has disrupted the world like few other events in recent history. The disruptions are sure to lead to disagreements and serious legal disputes. As matters are sorted out in courts across the country, how should and how will science and expert testimony be used? How will the 'battle of experts' be engaged in the courts? Will standards of expertise change in either direction, either in sympathy for people who have suffered, or in anticipation of opportunistic plaintiffs seeking a...

Duration:00:48:57

Drive-In Churches and the Constitution: Balancing the Religious Belief in Corporate Worship and Health Concerns Related to COVID-19

6/1/2020
Almost every religious institution closed its doors in mid-March in response to requests and then order from various levels of government in the name of slowing or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Many religious institutions responded to the shutdowns with ingenuity by finding ways to meet and still remain in compliance with the CDC’s recommendations of physical distancing and limits on meeting sizes. One of those solutions – drive-in services – became the target of growing government...

Duration:00:57:53

Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: Kelly v. United States

6/1/2020
Bridget Anne Kelly and William Baroni were convicted of wire fraud, federal program fraud and conspiracy for orchestrating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September, 2013, as a political punishment against the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey for refusing to endorse the Governor re-election. On appeal, Bridget Anne Kelly v. United States was the latest in a series of political corruption cases to reach the Supreme Court. In an unanimous decision written by Justice Kagan, the...

Duration:00:36:05

Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: United States v. Sineneng-Smith

6/1/2020
Today the Supreme Court released the decision in United States v. Sineneng-Smith. By a vote of 9-0, the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was vacated and the case remanded. Although every member of the Court joined Justice Ginsburg's opinion, Justice Thomas also issued a concurring opinion indicating his doubt about the validity of the overbreadth doctrine. Join us today as Brian Fish discusses the decision in this case. Featuring: -- Brian M. Fish, Special...

Duration:00:39:33

Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP

6/1/2020
In Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP (Supreme Court, April 20, 2020), the Supreme Court held that the Patent Office decision to hear an inter partes review (“IPR”) challenge is not subject to judicial review on time-bar grounds. The majority found that ruling otherwise would “unwind the agency’s merits decision” and “operate to save bad patent claims.” While this case deals largely with an issue of IPR appellate procedure, it should be interesting to a wider audience because it...

Duration:00:41:08