Horton and Patel to Speak at 2014 IP Defense Summit: Chicago
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP attorneys will speak at the 2014 IP Defense Summit: Chicago, to be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, IL. IP Litigation partner Benjamin T. Horton will be a member of a panel titled, "Strategies for Dealing with NPEs – Fight or Flight," during which participants will discuss how to deal with non-practicing entities, including understanding when it makes sense to fight or settle.
Partner Sandip H. Patel will conduct an "invitation only" lunch and learn for operating companies on inter partes review, titled "Preparing Patents to Withstand AIA Trials and Defending a Patent in AIA Trials." Details are as follows:
News of AIA trials in the Patent Office strikes fear in the hearts of patent owners based on the statistics that most instituted proceedings result in the challenged claims of the patent being canceled. But, patent owners can take steps to avoid that fate. Those steps begin during the early stages of developing an application preparation and filing strategy, through prosecution, and after issuance when preparing to defend the patent in a trial. Further, there are now enough AIA trial dispositions that offer patent owners a roadmap to better success. This session will review steps current and prospective patent owners may take to better ensure success in keeping their patents alive.
The IP Defense Summit: Chicago will cover many aspects of IP defense, including best and latest defense strategies, preparing for trial, considerations when settling, managing internal resources and expectations, and AIA post-issuance proceedings. For more information, click here.