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1.45 - 3.00pm
What is a Roundtable?

Roundtables 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. All real life examples and educational discussions.

Rountable 1
Strategies for In-house Creation and Management of a Patent Program

Roundtable 2
Don't Win the Battle & Lose the War: Preparing to Prevail at the Federal Circuit Through Proper Prosecution and Litigation Strategies

The Federal Circuit has historically been very willing to reverse district courts decisions. This round table will discuss how to best position yourself to preserve a trial win or to reverse an unfavorable decision.  Success on appeal depends on the record developed and the issues preserved at the trial level.  We will discuss how to create a compelling record and pitfalls in issue preservation.  Patent appeals are often affected by what happened during prosecution.  Fatal prosecution mistakes will be discussed as well.

  • What works on appeal and what does not
  • Avoiding common litigation mistakes that are fatal to an appeal
  • Prosecution pitfalls that weaken appellate positions


Roundtable 3
A Balanced Enforcement Strategy For Operating Companies

Wielding the power of a strong patent portfolio can create complex challenges when viewed against the landscape of litigation expense, corporate strategy and outcome uncertainty. Understanding the scope of your patent assets and the impact of proactive enforcement is fundamental in developing a sound IP strategy. This roundtable will examine:

  • Aligning your enforcement strategies with your company’s business goals
  • Litigation financing pros and cons
  • Assessing your portfolio: Is there strength in numbers?
  • Choosing the correct forum
  • Developing a winning litigation approach

Roundtable 4
Implications of an Active Supreme Court in IP Litigation