Professor Toshiko Takenaka, Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law, Director, CASRIP, and Mrs. Anna Bakhmetyeva, Law, Technology & Arts Group, University of Washington School of Law made a series of presentations on the U.S. IP Law in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in September, 2013.
During their five-day visit, they attended several Russian IP government and academic institutions such as Russian Patent and Trademark office, ROSPATENT, The Higher School of Economics, Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ushinsky State Scientific Pedagogical Library, Moscow, and Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Saint-Petersburg.
Professor Takenaka and Mrs. Bakhmetyeva made 12 presentations on the following topics:
- Employee inventions under U.S. Patent Law,
- Doctrine Works Made for Hire under U.S. Copyright law,
- IP Protection of Software under the U.S. Patent, Copyright, and Trade
- The America Invents Act: an Overview and Issues. A New Patent System in
- U.S. Trade Secret Law,
- Comparative Analysis of Employee Inventions under the U.S., Japan, German,
and other European Patent Laws,
- Sources of law and the reform of the U.S. Patent Law.
On behalf of the University of Washington School of Law and CASRIP, Prof. Takenaka signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration Agreement with our new partner school Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property. We plan to have a team of Russian IP students and professors at the Transnational IP Institute 2014 in Dresden and 2014 CASRIP Summer Institute.