The market potential of cannabis has been continuously expanding along with its growing legalization in the US.  With the rise of commercial opportunities, patenting activities in the cannabis industry also increased, posing new challenges to patent owners and applicants alike. One of the most significant issues surrounding cannabis patent is the assumption that early applicants received an overly broad scope of patents which might affect market flow and development in the long run.

While current cases including Canopy Growth Corporation v. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC could provide awareness on the existing regulations for cannabis patent litigation, others believe that will also open additional uncertainties in the wider industry.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished IP professionals and thought leaders to provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the recent development in cannabis patent litigation. Speakers will also discuss recent notable cases that impact the litigation proceedings.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Recent Developments in Cannabis Patent Litigation
  • Cannabis Commercialization: Challenges and Pitfalls
  • Canopy Growth Corporation v. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC: Updates
  • Other Notable Cases: Impact on Cannabis Industry
  • An Outlook


Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:

Speaker Panel:

James A. Gale, Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation
Cozen O'Connor

James A. (Jim) Gale is the co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Litigation Department and focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property counseling and litigation. He is a registered patent attorney with over 38 years of experience and is Chambers Band 1 ranked in Florida, Martindale AV Preeminent© rated, Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar, an AAA Arbitrator and the former inaugural chair of the IP Board Certification Committee. Jim has handled hundreds of cases involving patents, theft of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademarks, unfair competition, and internet disputes. He has appeared in over 400 federal cases in more than 48 federal district and circuit courts, as well as handled hundreds of injunctions in over 35 different states around the nation.

Kevin M. Bell, Partner
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Kevin Bell is a partner and co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice, a leader of the Patent practice, a member of the Litigation practice, and co-chair of the Dietary Supplements industry team.

Kevin represents U.S. and international companies in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, dietary supplement, software, semi-conductor and computer science related matters. He has successfully implemented novel economic theories, resulting in substantial monetary damages awards for his clients at trial. He regularly represents clients before agencies, such as FDA, FTC, DOJ, CBP, National Advertising Division (NAD) of the BBB, and state Attorneys’ General.

Kevin is highly sought after for his success with global strategies to protect and enforce their intellectual property and execute complex, regulatory enforcement efforts in the U.S. and abroad. Kevin has also developed a significant presence in the areas of cannabis and CBDs, as it relates to regulatory, IP and legislative issue.


James A. GaleCo-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation

Cozen O'Connor


Kevin M. BellPartner

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


Coming Soon.

Please check back again later.

Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Lawyers and Consultants
  • Cannabis Law Attorneys
  • Cannabis Business Owners
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Legal and Compliance Executives
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers and Consultants


James A. GaleCo-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation
Cozen O'Connor
Kevin M. BellPartner
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP



View Details


View Details


View Details

Join Over 150,000 Professionals Empowering Their Careers

Learn anywhere from over 1800+ live and recorded CLE CPE & Technology webcasts.