Patent Protection in Russia: Implications of USPTO Actions and U.S. Sanctions for Safeguarding IP Rights

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

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This CLE webinar will review the implications of U.S sanctions on Russia and recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions for patent owners and applicants. The panel will also address the steps that Russia has taken in response and what they may mean for U.S. companies holding patents in Russia. Finally, the panel will discuss what U.S. companies might do to protect their patents and minimize the risk of infringement.

Description

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. government imposed sanctions on several Russian entities, some of which affect U.S. companies with patent holdings and applications in Russia. For example, payments to Russia's patent and trademark office are or will be forbidden by U.S. sanctions. The same applies in some respects to the Eurasian Patent Organization, which is also based in Russia. This not only impacts patent applications but also annual maintenance fee payments on granted Russian patents. Paying these fees would violate the sanctions, but not paying them would result in the patents expiring.

Russia's response to sanctions has been to punish U.S companies and those from other "unfriendly nations." Several developments from the Russian courts and government have apparently decimated the value of foreign IP in Russia, leaving U.S. companies holding patent portfolios in Russia scrambling to find a way to minimize the risk of infringement.

Listen as our authoritative panel of patent attorneys examines the implications of the recent U.S sanctions on Russia for patent owners and applicants. The panel will also address the steps that Russia has taken in response and what they mean for U.S. companies holding patents in Russia. Finally, the panel will discuss what U.S. companies might do to protect their patents and minimize the risk of infringement.

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Outline

  1. U.S. sanctions on Russia
  2. Current state of the relationship between the USPTO and Rospatent and other relevant patent offices
  3. Russian response and implications for U.S. companies holding patents in Russia
  4. What U.S. companies might do to protect their patents and minimize the risk of infringement
  5. Best practices

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What do the U.S. sanctions mean for maintaining patents in Russia?
  • What are the implications of the USPTO breaking ties with the Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) and the Eurasian Patent Office?
  • What steps can U.S. companies and their counsel take to minimize the risks of infringement?

An encore presentation with live Q&A.

Faculty

Mathison, Mark
Mark P. Mathison, P.E.

Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Mr. Mathison builds patent assets for businesses and universities through patent prosecution. His practice spans all...  |  Read More

Solberg, Sean
Sean D. Solberg

Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron

Mr. Solberg works with businesses and entities ranging from startups and universities to Fortune 500 companies to...  |  Read More

Wilusz, E. Jay
E. Jay Wilusz

Senior Corporate Patent Counsel
Bristol Myers Squibb

Prior to his position at BMS, Mr. Wilusz established a patent law firm in Washington State. His clients included...  |  Read More

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