Professor Cross to present on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Roundtable

Professor John Cross has been asked to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Roundtable in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 18. The subject of the roundtable is how the attorney-client privilege applies to both U.S. and foreign “patent agents” (people licensed to apply for a patent, but who do not have a general license to practice law).

Professor Cross has been involved with this issue for several years now, having given presentations on it in Seattle, Hong Kong, Paris and Toronto.

At Brandeis, Cross' two main areas of focus include intellectual property law (both domestic and international) and the law governing court systems(Civil Procedure, Conflicts, Federal Jurisdiction, and Comparative Systems).