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SABA-DC Intellectual Property Law Section: The Supreme Court Patent Year in Review

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Troutman Sanders, 401 9th Street, N. W. Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20004


Historically, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided only a handful of intellectual property cases.  But during the past term, the Court signaled its willingness to take a more active role in shaping intellectual property law.  Will the Court’s decisions have far-reaching affects on patent, copyright and related antitrust cases?   Will these decisions fundamentally change the value of intellectual property protection?  Why is the Supreme Court so interested in IP issues and is this part of a trend of a growing prominence for IP issues?   

Please join the SABA-DC IP Section on September 24th for a thought-provoking panel discussion where our panelists will address these questions and discuss the impact of ten IP-related decisions from the last Supreme Court term.  Lunch will be provided.


Please RSVP to Rahul Das at by noon on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.



Charan Brahma, a partner at Troutman Sanders, focuses his practice on patent and other intellectual property litigation, appeals and counseling. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented IP clients before various federal district courts, the Court of Federal Claims and arbitration panels, and has argued an appeal before the Federal Circuit.  His clients have included global branded and generic pharmaceutical companies, leading software, Internet and networking companies, and multinational chemical, industrial equipment and medical device manufacturers. 

Charan also regularly advises clients on IP portfolio development, provides pre-litigation and freedom-to-operate opinions and prosecutes patents relating to a variety of technologies.  Charan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.


Kakoli Caprihan, an Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, appeals and counseling. She has represented clients in various federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and in arbitration. 

Kakoli has broad experience in varying aspects of litigation, including fact discovery, depositions, expert discovery, discovery motions, claim construction briefs, summary judgment motions and other pleadings, settlement discussions, mediations, binding arbitration, trial preparation, direct and cross-examination of fact witnesses, and appellate briefs.  Kakoli previously served on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.


Glenn Manishin, a partner at Troutman Sanders, concentrates his complex litigation practice principally in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, telecommunications and technology policy. Glenn has nearly three decades of significant experience in high-tech litigation, with an emphasis on the impact of convergence and legal uncertainty between legacy industries and the new economy, including enforcement agency Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) clearance of M&A transactions in evolving markets. 

He has represented major software and Internet-centric companies in matters involving domain name competition, standards, cybersecurity, privacy, intellectual property, broadband access, universal service, Internet regulation and spam. Glenn has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in numerous high-profile cases arising out of regulation and competition in network effects markets and on the interface between intellectual property and competition law. These include a landmark 2004 appellate reversal of the FCC's media concentration rules, the largest reported jury verdict in Maryland in 2005, and the first federal litigation challenging the regulated status of VoIP technology. He also serves as Senior Legal Analyst for the popular Disruptive Competition Project blog of his client CCIA.


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