Roundtable Discussions

1.45 - 3.00pm
What is a Roundtable?

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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. Only real life examples and educational discussions.

Roundtable 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.

Roundtable 2
Competitive Intelligence: Efficient Ways to Monitor Your Environment

Roundtable 3
Cross-border Patent Strategies for the U.S. and Europe

This roundtable discussion will focus on, and briefly discuss, four specific areas:

1) Cross-border patent development

2) Cross-border patent litigation and management

3) Cross-border post grant proceedings (IPRs and Oppositions)

4) The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and its effect on patent enforcement

Roundtable 4
Post Issuance Proceedings Strategies