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Roundtable Workshops

1.45 - 3.05pm
What is a Round-table?

Round-tables are informal interactive 20-minute discussions which provide an excellent opportunity to exchange professional insights with peer-level IP Experts. The sessions bring together attendees in confidential, dynamic, cross-industry groups to learn from each other’s experience and discuss common themes.

Reasons to attend?

Gain practical insights from your peers and share your own discoveries with others. Only real life examples and educational discussions.

Round-table 1
Best Practices for Handling Notices of Infringement

Significant changes to the legal landscape in patent litigation—willful infringement, Section 101, personal jurisdiction in declaratory judgment actions, IPR success rates, and the anticipated venue changes (TC Heartland)—give cause to reevaluate strategies for handling notices of infringement. Should you ignore the notices until sued? Get an opinion letter? File a DJ action to preserve venue? File an IPR? There is not a one-size fits all answer. This roundtable will address how to weigh the various considerations in order to formulate the best strategy in today’s landscape.

Round-table 2
Unintended Consequences: What Patent Owners Need to Know about Nautilus, Octane, Highmark and Alice

Recent attempts by the courts to combat patent troll behavior and protect patent holders are, unintentionally, hurting all patent holders. With Alice, software patents are placed in jeopardy, with Nautilus, the Court changed the standard for proving indefiniteness, and with Octane and Highmark, fee shifting is likely to become more common and may deter legitimate lawsuits. We will discuss strategies to protect your portfolio in a changing and challenging landscape.

Round-table 3
Patent Litigation: Strategic Alternatives in View of an IPR

The America Invents Act and the jurisdiction given to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to conduct post grant review proceedings has changed the strategic landscape for companies facing patent infringement and validity disputes. This roundtable will address the issues considered when planning for enforcement or defense of patents in the U.S. today.

Round-table 4
Demonstrating Strength by Controlling Your IP

Your organization can defend its IP before litigation even begins. Know your IP. Know your partners. Know what others are doing with your IP. 

This roundtable will address how your organization can implement proactive strategies, from IP cataloging, partner due diligence and contract drafting to portfolio management and monitoring, to protect your IP as part of routine business practices.