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ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

1:45 - 3:00pm
What is a Roundtable?

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Round-tables are informal interactive 15-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
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 2
Damages and Design Patents

For many companies, design patents are more important than ever, both offensively and defensively. But will the U.S. Supreme Court change all this soon in Samsung v. Apple? 

Join this roundtable discussion to explore new and creative ways to use design patents, and to consider how the U.S. Supreme court might change damage awards for design patent infringement in light of briefs and recent oral argument, and in view of other factors.



Round-table 3
Strategies to Avoid Willful Infringement Under the Evolving Standard for Willfulness


Round-table 4
How Does a Patent Holder Value its Case Against You?

Understanding how a patent holder values its case against you can aid in developing an effective strategy. Recent developments regarding liability and damages have implications for how patentholders, including NPEs, and defendants, value cases. This roundtable discussion will address:

  • Components of Model for Evaluating Economics of a Patent Infringement Matter
  • Significant Differences in Viewpoint for Patentholders and Defendants
  • Developments in Damages Case Law that Impact Valuation
  • Other Developments that Impact Valuation