24th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute


Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building
Stanford University


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BCLT is thrilled to announce that the 24th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute is SOLD OUT!

Interest in this important, premier patent law event continues to grow and registration this year is unprecedented! Stay tuned to the BCLT Events page for 2024 APLI dates.



The launch of the UPC could significantly alter patent law around the world.  Whether you are a patent litigator, a patent prosecutor, or product counsel you need to understand this new global landscape and the impact that it could have on your existing domestic practices.

This year, we bring you a special focus on the future of innovation protection in this changing environment.  We have an intriguing fireside chat between the Director of the United States Patent Office and the Director of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.  We also have two keynotes from leading global jurists and thought leaders on protecting innovation: Hon. Dr. Klaus Grabinski, the President of the UPC Court of Appeal, and Lord Justice Colin Birss, U.K.’s Deputy Head of Civil Justice.


Keynote Speakers:

Lord Justice Colin Birss Lord Justice Colin Birss
UK Courts & Tribunals Judiciary
Klaus Grabinski Klaus Grabinski
President of the Court of Appeal/Chairperson of the Presidium of the Unified Patent Court

Fireside Chat Special Guest Speakers:

konstantinos_picture Konstantinos Georgaras
Director, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
vidal-kathi photo Kathi Vidal
USPTO Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director

WIPO Panel Special Guest Speakers:

Judge Fogel Judge Jeremy Fogel (Ret.)
Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute, UC Berkeley School of Law
Eun-Joo Min photo Eun-Joo Min
Director, WIPO Judicial Institute

Chat with PTAB Leadership Special Guest Speakers:

Judge Scott Boalick Judge Scott Boalick
Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO
Judge Jackie Bonilla Judge Jackie Bonilla
Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge and Senior Legal Advisor, USPTO

Elimination of Bias in Courtrooms Panel Judges:

Judge Chung photo Judge Frederick Chung
 Superior Court of California – Santa Clara County
Judge Freeman photo District Judge Beth Freeman
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
Judge Kang photo Magistrate Judge Peter Kang
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California


Plus Key Leadership In-house Counsel from:

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Hotel Accommodations: We recommend booking at the nearby Sheraton Palo Alto.  To make a reservation book through this website

Parking: We have purchased a limited number of parking spaces on levels 3 (LL3) & 4 (LL4) of the Wilbur Field Garage only. These are EA, ES or SO spaces. You must fill out this form to register your vehicle or else you will receive a parking ticket. The Wilbur Field Garage is an underground parking garage located at 560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA 94305. The entrance is on Wilbur Way, accessed from Campus Drive. This garage is about a 5-6 minute walk to Paul Brest Hall.

Co-organized with Stanford Law School, the APLI presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice.

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