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The 2012 German & United States 
Bench and Bar Gathering
"A New Bridge Across the Atlantic"
May 18, 2012
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

Critical practice skills bind German and United States practitioners and their tribunals together at the same time that their systems have distinct and important differences.  Judges of German and Federal Circuit tribunals and practitioners and corporate communities will drill down into these topics and recent developments in the intellectual property communities of both systems on May 18.  This focused program will explore recent patent law developments in both systems, the role of technical judges in the up-coming European Unified Patent Court, effective and efficient case management, and the roles of Bench and Bar.
Whether in our own district and appellate courts or in the judicial institutions of Germany, these are familiar challenges which place demands on institutions, systems, practitioners, stakeholders, innovation, and economy.