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. We are honored to work with Senator Leahy to maintain the vital role of our patent system as an engine of innovation.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 →

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 release linked hereRead More →

The Naples Roundtable is pleased to announce the formation of the Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies Conference, promoting the patent system as an “engine of innovation”.  The first annual event of the Leahy Institute was held at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on February 17-20, 2018. The Naples Roundtable conducts an annual winter conference, bringing together major thought leaders involved in patent law to identify issues in need of clarification and discuss challenges confronting the patent system.  The participants have been from law firms, corporations engaged in a range of technologies, academia and the judiciary from the United States and globally.  TheyRead More →

The Naples Roundtable is honored to announce that, for the first time under the banner of the Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies, The Naples Roundtable held its third annual conference in Naples, Florida, on February 18-20, 2018. The purpose of the annual conference is to improve the patent system by bringing bring together leaders in Intellectual Property from around the world to dialog on significant patent issues percolating in judicial, legislative and academic forums in the U.S. and abroad. Senator Leahy provided opening comments via video to the sold-out room of attendees, including over 10 Judges (sitting and retired), USPTO officials, and thought leadersRead More →