The Naples Roundtable™ was established in 2016 and is now headed by Co-Presidents Teresa Summers and Andy Baluch, with advisory input from David Kappos, The Naples Roundtable Executive Committee and Advisory Board. The Naples Roundtable is engaged in the advanced study of intellectual property law and policy, in fostering the exchange of ideas, viewpoints, and scholarly papers among leading jurists and practitioners in the intellectual property field.
In 2018, The Naples Roundtable initiated the Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies to continue its groundbreaking efforts to bring together recognized experts to explore ways to strengthen and improve the patent system. The Leahy Institute meets annually in Naples, Florida for in-depth discussions aimed at patent and litigation reform. …Read More
In an Op-Ed published in Law360, Dave Kappos, Teresa Summers, and Andrew Baluch identified further concrete steps the USPTO can take to help Ukraine’s economy and patent office (Ukrpatent). Read the article here.Read More →Read More »
STATEMENT ON UKRAINEThe Naples Roundtable issued a statement condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and encouraged the USPTO to take further concrete steps to suspend cooperation with the national patent offices of Russia and Belarus and with the Eurasian Patent Organization. Press …Read More »