Events


16

May 2018

Introduction to Intellectual Property: What Every Business Owner, Consultant, and Non-IP Lawyer Needs to Know about Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets

Osha Liang will be hosting a seminar on “Introduction to Intellectual Property: What Every Business Owner, Consultant, and Non-IP Lawyer Needs to Know about Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets”.  Managing Partner Jonathan Osha and Litigation Partner Tammy Dunn will be covering the following topics in this one-hour informative seminar: What are the different types of intellectual property (IP)? How are these rights protected and what...

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30

Apr 2018

Meetings with WIPO, WTO and EPO

In his role as first deputy reporter general of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Jonathan Osha joined the bureau delegation that recently visited the WIPO and the WTO in Geneva and the EPO in Munich. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) The AIPPI delegation met with WIPO in Geneva on Monday, March 26, 2018.  After introductory remarks by Director General Francis...

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30

Apr 2018

Osha Liang Attended the Hangzhou High-Tech District Intellectual Property Service Symposium

By: Han-Mei Tso On April 18, 2018, Ms. Nan Bi, Director of the Department of Planning and Development of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C., visited Hangzhou High-Tech District (Binjiang) with her group who conducted a survey on the intellectual property (“IP”) service industry in the area. Accompanied by officials from Zhejiang Provincial Intellectual Property Office and Hangzhou High-Tech District (Binjiang) Government, Ms....

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17

Apr 2018

20th Anniversary Seminar and Reception in Paris

On April 12, 2018, Osha Liang celebrated the firm’s 20th Anniversary by hosting a Seminar and Reception at the Musée Rodin in Paris, France.   Partners Jonathan Osha, Carlyn Burton, and Seema Mehta presented on Maximizing IP Value and Minimizing Risk”.  To download a copy of the presentation, click here. Photos from the event:


10

Apr 2018

Osha Liang sponsors USJC Japan-Texas Economic Summit

Osha Liang is sponsoring the 2018 Japan-Texas Economic Summit hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council.  The event will take place on May 7-9, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the Marriott Marquis.  The Japan-Texas Economic Summit will bring together business leaders, investors, state and local officials, and economic development organizations from across Texas and Japan. Texas is a leading destination for foreign direct investment from Japan, and...

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05

Apr 2018

Osha Liang Sponsors DCFemTech’s 4th Annual Awards

Osha Liang is once again a proud sponsor of DCFemTech, the coalition of women leaders aimed at lowering the barriers to entry for women in tech by amplifying the efforts of women in tech organizations. The DCFemTech Awards will recognize Power Women in Code, Design, and Data based in the Washington, DC region. Nominated by their community, these women are working in the trenches of tech to...

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30

Mar 2018

20th Anniversary Seminar and Reception in Tokyo, Japan

On March 2, 2018, Osha Liang celebrated the firm’s 20th Anniversary by hosting a Seminar and Reception at the Tokyo Station Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.  Approximately 100 people attended the event.  Seminar topics included: SEMINAR TOPICS Restriction Requirements Patent-Eligible Subject Matter US patent application process in the biotechnology and chemistry fields European patent prosecution US Patent Acts 101 and 112 Litigation risk management for Japanese...

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28

Mar 2018

Industry Trilateral and Trilateral Patent Office Meetings

The latest meeting of the Industry Trilateral was held in Tokyo, Japan on February 27 and 28, 2018.  The Industry Trilateral is made up of industry delegations from the United States, Europe and Japan and focuses on substantive patent law harmonization.  Key issues under consideration include grace period, prior user rights, conflicting applications, 18 month publication, and the definition of prior art.  Following the two...

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30

Jan 2018

Intellectual Property Policy Promotion & Intellectual Property Service Introduction Conference of Hi-tech District (Binjiang), Hangzhou

By: Han-Mei Tso The Intellectual Property Policy Promotion and Intellectual Property Service Introduction Conference of the Hi-tech District (Binjiang), Hangzhou (the “Conference”) was held on January 5, 2018 at “Intelligent e-Valley” in Binjiang District. More than 200 people from enterprises, as well as intellectual property service institutions and agencies in the Hi-tech District, attended the Conference. Mr. Chunmin Yang, the Associate Counsel of Science and...

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18

Jan 2018

2018 AIPLA IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting

Osha Liang is sponsoring the 2018 IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting during the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in La Quinta, CA. The Pre-Meeting begins with breakfast on Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:00 am and ends on Wednesday, January 24th at 12:00 pm.  Presentations will be provided by a number of organizations including the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property in Japan...

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10

Jan 2018

2018 Discover IP Japan Conference

Partners Yuichi Watanabe and Peter Schechter are speaking at the Discover IP Japan Conference organized by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) at The Houston Club on January 30, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  The conference is sponsored by the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) and is aimed at introducing the Japanese IP system to U.S. practitioners and companies.  Lunch will be provided, as well...

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27

Nov 2017

US Bar/JPO Liaison Council Meeting

On November 9, 2017, the US Bar/JPO Liaison Council delegates met with 18 judges of the Japanese IP High Court in Tokyo, Japan.  The Liaison Council gave presentations providing updates on U.S. law.  Osha Liang Associate Ko Nakamura, representing the Houston Bar Association, gave a detailed presentation on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding patent exhaustion in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.   Judge...

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27

Nov 2017

Foreign Excellence Webinar: The Intelligent Attorney’s Guide to Patenting in Japan

Japanese Patent Attorney, Shigeki Takeuchi, is co-presenting a webinar titled, “Foreign Excellence Webinar #02: The Intelligent Attorney’s Guide to Patenting in Japan.”  In this advanced webinar, attendees will learn how to patent in Japan, Japanese country data, patent protection scope/cost, patent enforcement, the basic on how to file, and prosecution.  The webinar will take place on November 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST. To register...

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17

Nov 2017

Giles S. Rich Inn of Court Meeting

Attorneys Jeffery P. Langer and David S. Forman led a panel discussion at the Giles S. Rich Inn Court program titled, “IP and Vice” on November 16, 2017 at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. The program focused on how intellectual property law has evolved to address various “vice” products including cigarettes, pornography, adult sexual products, marijuana, and alcohol.  Panelists included...

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06

Nov 2017

IIPCC HKEX Innovation Commercialization Conference

Partner Jeffery P. Langer is moderating a panel on “Best Practices for Commercialization” in Hong Kong at the International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC) on December 11 from 2:00-5:30 PM. To support and achieve success in innovation requires an understanding both of how innovation and entrepreneurship truly operate, and why innovative companies can no longer afford to ignore Intellectual Property (IP).  This event provides an unprecedented opportunity...

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27

Oct 2017

2017 AIPPI Congress in Sydney, Australia

Osha Liang Partners Jonathan Osha and Peter Schechter attended the AIPPI 2017 World Congress from October 13-17, 2017 in Sydney, Australia, one of the world’s most beautiful and vibrant cities.  In John’s role as AIPPI’s Deputy Reporter General and Peter’s as Chair of one of the 2017 Study Questions, they actively took part in AIPPI’s comprehensive Educational Program, featuring all areas of IP law and all...

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11

Oct 2017

Hangzhou Seminar: The Latest Practice and Strategy of Invalidation Procedure for Chinese and American Patents

Osha Liang co-hosted a half-day seminar titled, “The Latest Practice and Strategy of Invalidation Procedure for Chinese and American Patents” in Hangzhou with Yuyang IP on September 13, 2017.  The seminar was organized under the aegis of the Zhejiang Science and Technology Market. The opening speech was given by Mr. Wang Jinsheng, the Director of Zhejiang Science & Technology Market. Over 20 companies and IP...

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28

Sep 2017

New Legal Challenges in 3D Printing Technology

Attorney Han-Mei Tso is presenting at the Nangang IC Design and Development Center Business Lecture on 3D Printing Technology and new legal challenges on September 29, 2017 in Nangang District, Taipei, Taiwan.  She will be joined by the general manager of science and technology consultant, Zhu Xinrui, who is discussing the practical case analysis of patent map production, observation and analysis. For more information, visit...

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27

Sep 2017

Comp-U-Dopt’s Oktoberfest Sponsorship

Osha Liang is proud to support Comp-U-Dopt and its 10th Anniversary Oktoberfest Celebration on October 19th at 6:30 pm at Axelrad Beer Garden in Houston, Texas. Join us as we celebrate not only Comp-U-Dopt’s 10 year anniversary, but also the distribution of their 10,000th computer to a deserving Houston student. Oktoberfest is Comp-U-Dopt’s largest fundraiser.  Outside of being a great evening, by attending this event...

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25

Sep 2017

2017 Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting

Partner Yuichi Watanabe is speaking at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s 91st Annual Meeting on October 11-13, 2017 in Niagara Falls.  He is co-presenting on the topic, “Post-Final Practice – Understanding Your Options at the End of the Line” with Daphne Lainson (Smart & Bigger). Points of discussion include: Flexibility of Final Practice –creative ways to get to issuance Objectives and Options – understanding...

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14

Sep 2017

Houston Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s 2017 Annual Fall Institute

Osha Liang is sponsoring the 2017 Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law presented by the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) on October 5-7, 2017 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.  HIPLA has put on the Fall Institute in association with the University of Houston for the past thirty-three years, and we are planning an exciting, not-to-be-missed program for 2017. Partner Carlyn...

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07

Sep 2017

The Special Operations of Patent War – The Latest Practice and Strategic Application of the Invalid Procedure of Chinese and American Patents

Dr. Jeffery P. Langer is presenting at the seminar “The Special Operations of Patent War – The Latest Practice and Strategic Application of the Invalid Procedure of Chinese and American Patents” on September 13, 2017 at Zhejiang Science and Technology Market Report Hall in Hangzhou, China.  Topics to be discussed include: When patents of important value encounter an ineffective challenge in the U.S. When product and...

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11

Aug 2017

Global Innovator Conference 2017

Osha Liang partner Dr. Jeffery Langer is speaking at the 2017 Global Innovator Conference (GIC) in Shenzhen, China held on September 8-10, 2017. The GIC provides an opportunity for global innovators to exchange ideas in every aspect of the world: science, technology, business, health, education, design, entertainment, arts, and culture.  The event is co-hosted by YINTELLIGENCE Community and APEC China Business Council.  Dr. Langer is...

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11

Aug 2017

2017 International Congress of Intellectual Property – ABPI

Partner Peter Schechter is speaking at the International Congress on Intellectual Property organized by the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 20-22, 2017.  This year’s theme is “Intellectual Property in the New Global Political Context.”  Peter is speaking on the panel titled, “IP in a World of Change: Europe and Brexit; United States and its exit from the TPP: Where does...

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11

Aug 2017

2017 IPO Annual Meeting

Osha Liang attorneys John Osha, Robert Lord, Jeff Bergman, and Carlyn Burton will be attending the 2017 Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting on September 17-19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. Robert Lord serves as vice chair of IPO’s Software Related Inventions Committee.  Jeff Bergman is a member of the Asian Practice Committee, and Carlyn Burton is a member of...

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20

Jul 2017

Galveston Oil Rig Museum Training Experience

On July 18, 2017, Partners Carlyn Burton and Aron Griffith led a group of Osha Liang employees, including Kevin Szymczak, Manak Basra, Keelin Hargadon, Emily Boggs, Sherrie Holdman, and Zac Schaefer, through the Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum in Galveston, TX.  A retired rig turned learning center, the museum tells the story of the U.S. Gulf Coast’s oil and gas industry through three...

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25

Jun 2017

Efforts continue toward substantive patent law harmonization; Significant achievements in IP office cooperation are celebrated

Osha Liang managing partner, Jonathan Osha, participated as a member of AIPLA’s Harmonization Task Force in a series of recent meetings relating to international harmonization of patent law, developments in inter-Office cooperation, and improvements to the overall user experience.  On May 29 and May 30, the Industry Trilateral group, including representatives from AIPLA, IPO, Business Europe, and JIPA, met in Valletta, Malta.  Issues discussed included harmonization...

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16

May 2017

Osha Liang Sponsors 2017 HELPING HEROES Charity Golf Tournament

Osha Liang is a proud sponsor of the 20th Anniversary HELPING HEROES Charity Golf Tournament Sponsorship on May 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. This event is proudly presented by Total Safety and is aimed at helping heroes nationwide improve the lives of children, families and service men and women.  Last year, the event donated over $175,000 to support the mission of the HEROES at Sky...

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