PERMIT NO. 3038
N OT FOR P ROFIT
U.S. P OSTAGE
C HICAGO , IL.
PA I D
Location – The conference is held at The John Marshall Law
School, Room 1200, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois,
60604. For driving directions, contact The John Marshall Law School,
Department of Event Management – Voice: 312.987.1420; e-mail:
email@example.com or visit the Mapquest website at www.mapquest.com.
Housing – The following hotels are within walking distance of
The John Marshall Law School. Due to city-wide conventions taking
place around the time of the conference, room availability may be
limited. Rooms have not been blocked at these hotels for the
conference. Room rates vary from $99.00 to $350.00 depending on
the hotel and room availability. Please call the hotel promptly to
ensure a room:
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street, 800.445.8667 or 312.726.7500
172 West Adams, 800.621.2360 or 312.332.1200
225 North Wabash, 800.397.7661
Silversmith Hotel and Suites
10 South Wabash, 312.372.7696
315 S OUTH P LYMOUTH C OURT C HICAGO , I LLINOIS 60604
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Hotel Allegro Chicago
171 West Randolph, 800.643.1500
The Congress Plaza Hotel
November 1 & 2, 2007
520 South Michigan Avenue, 800.635.1666 or 312.427.3800
The Chicago Hilton & Towers
720 South Michigan Avenue, 800.932.3322 or 312.922.4400
The Essex Inn
800 South Michigan Avenue, 312.939.2800
Club Quarters Hotel*
111 West Adams Street, 312.214.6400
*Refer to The John Marshall Law School as the member when
making reservations. For additional hotel listings in the downtown
Chicago area, visit these websites: ®
chicago.hotelchannel.com/chicago_hotels.htm 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Still can’t find a room? Try the Hotels.Com Hotline, 800.964.6835,
Freising Munich, Germany
EUROPEAN PATENT PRACTICE SEMINAR
November 1 & 2, 2007
Re g ist r at io n Fo r m
Please complete the registration information. For each individual, make a photocopy of the form.
Registrations will not be taken over the telephone. Payment must be received with the registration.
Co-sponsored with Registration Deadline is October 19, 2007
(Please print or type)
The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property Law
Faculty: Intellectual Property Law Firm - Kuhnen & Wacker —
is one of the oldest and most comprehensive intellectual property programs
in the country. The Center sponsors conferences, seminars, courses and Freising Munich, Germany Firm/Company________________________________________________________________________________
workshops of the highest quality, and has been serving the educational Rainer A. Kuhnen is a founding partner of the Kuhnen & Wacker Intellectual Property Law _______
Firm in Freising (Munich), Germany and specializes in patent prosecution, litigation and M&A.
needs of intellectual property practitioners and students for more than 65 Kuhnen was awarded a master’s degree of Diplom-Ingenieur in mechanical engineering from ___
City___________________________________________ State______________ ZIP______________________
years. This highly successful and intensive program on European Patent the Technical University of Munich. He was qualified as a patent attorney in 1974. Among other
Telephone________________________________________ Fax____________________________ ____
organizations, he is a member of the European Patent Institute, FICPI (International
Practice has been offered for the past several years and has been extremely Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys), LES (Licensing Executives Society) and ABA ____
well-received by attendees. If you or your firm has an international (American Bar Association). He is frequently invited to lecture on German and European
Patent Practice by U.S. and Japanese law firms and schools, including The John Marshall Law
intellectual property practice — you won’t want to miss this seminar. School, Chicago, George Mason University and the George Washington University Law General Registration: $295.00 Includes admission to the program, extensive course materials,
School, Washington D.C. Rainer Kuhnen was the responsible attorney that handled the continental breakfast and lunch on November 1 and 2.
Seminar Agenda landmark case “Epilady v. Remington” and has been selected to appear in the “Guide to the
World’s Leading Patent Law Experts” issues 2005 and 2007 published by Legal Media Group. METHOD OF PAYMENT
Thursday, November 1, 2007 Friday, November 2, 2007 Check (Made payable to The John Marshall Law School)
Dr. Heribert Muensterer is a chemical patent attorney working with Kuhnen & Wacker and
8:00 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Recent EP Case Law Credit Card: Select one MasterCard VISA
specializes in polymer and life-science technology. Muensterer was awarded a degree of
8:30 a.m. European Patent System and EP Claim Drafting Specialties Diplom-Chemiker (chemistry) in 1979, a Ph.D. in 1981, and qualified as a patent attorney in ___
Account Number_____________________________________________ Exp. Date_____________ __________
The Impact of The Revisions Ahead: Patent Infringement Litigation 1986. He is a member of the European Patent Institute among other organizations. He also
Steps towards grant, opposition in Europe including has a desk in the United States for comparative studies of U.S. patent practice and is
and appeal, including: Doctrine of Equivalents registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mail to: The John Marshall Law School Department of Event Management
NEW! “EPC 2000” – The new, Cross Border Injunctions Both Rainer Kuhnen and Heribert Muensterer are German and European Patent Attorneys. 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
revised European Patent Convention Enforcement Directive (Credit card orders may be faxed to 312.427.7128)
to come into effect still this year (all by Rainer A. Kuhnen)
Alexandra Beschorner is an Attorney at Law and Partner at Kuhnen & Wacker where she
(by Dr. Heribert Muensterer) Confirmation A confirmation will be sent by e-mail or fax. The confirmation will include directions to the law
In the pipeline: specializes in the fields of licensing, trademark, design, competition and copyright law. Prior school, receipt for payment, and additional conference information.
12:00 p.m. Lunch Future Common Litigation: to joining Kuhnen & Wacker, Alexandra worked for several years with a Munich law firm active
EPLA in the intellectual property sector. She then headed the art licensing sector of the legal Cancellations Must be received by October 19, 2007, to receive a full refund. After that date, refunds are
1:00 p.m. Worldwide Patent Litigation
from the U.S. Perspective Validation Cost Reduction department of MM Merchandising Muenchen GmbH/ArtMerchandising & Media AG, one of the subject to a $50.00 processing charge.
(by James A. Forstner) Patent Law Treaty + SPLT largest merchandising and licensing agencies in Germany. Alexandra now manages Kuhnen
Future Community Patent Special Service Requirements Requests must be received by October 19, 2007.
& Wacker’s major trademark, design and copyright portfolios for a wide variety of industries,
European Community Design: (all by Alexandra Beschorner) including media, merchandising, film, automobile, pharmaceutical, clothing, food, e-commerce, Please indicate below any ADA service needs.
Chances, Risks and Outlines
and computer hardware and software. In addition to counseling clients in identifying, clearing, Attending in a wheelchair or other personal transport device
of Procedure 12:00 p.m. Lunch
evaluating and protecting IP portfolios, she is responsible for the legal and strategic planning Other/additional ADA Service requirement_______________________________________________________
NEW! Community Design Soon 1:00 p.m. Recent German Litigation of client activities throughout Europe.
Linked to the Hague Design Case Law
Registration Convention? CLE Credit: Approx. 12.0 Hours
(by Alexandra Beschorner) European Filing Strategies and James A. Forstner has a Ph.D. in chemistry as well as a J.D. He is Of Counsel to the The John Marshall Law School will advise the appropriate state bar or agency indicated below of the presentation of
Cost Reduction Kuhnen & Wacker firm and has more than 30 years of experience at E. I. DuPont de Nemours its program. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each state’s approval. It is the responsibility of the individual to
Workshop Group A: (by Rainer A. Kuhnen) meet the requirements of each jurisdiction. The John Marshall Law School is an approved MCLE provider with the
working on international intellectual property matters. At DuPont, he served as Managing State Bars of Illinois, California, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The John Marshall Law School will assist
Patents in Chemistry and Biotech Counsel and Corporate Counsel. After retirement from DuPont, he was Senior Counsel at with applications to Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island and Texas, but attorneys must apply individually for credit for
(by Dr. Heribert Muensterer) 4:00 p.m. Conclusion Alston and Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was courses and submit payment directly to these states.
Workshop Group B: recently a member of the Council of the IPL Section of the American Bar Association, and (Complete only if you require CLE credit. Be sure to list all states where you require credit.)
Software-related Inventions, served on and chaired many committees and boards of these organizations. He also served
Bar No.: ______________________ State: ____________ Bar No.:______________________State: ___________
Business Methods as a chair of the U.S. Bar/European Patent Office Liaison Council, a member of the U.S.
(by Rainer A. Kuhnen) Bar/Japanese Patent Office Liaison Council and the U.S./C.I.S. Bar Association. He will give Non-Discrimination Policy
an overview of strategies in international patent enforcement.
The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic
inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services or employment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age or disability.