Tom Duston to Speak at IP Defense Summit 2017 – Chicago

May 17, 2017
Chicago, IL

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is proud to co-sponsor the 2017 IP Defense Summit – Chicago. IP Litigation partner Thomas L. Duston will be a roundtable speaker who will lead the discussion “Fee Shifting in Patent Litigation.”

IP Defense Summit 2017 – Chicago
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Fairmont Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

The Summit will cover the following topics:

  • The Evolution of Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Management
  • IP Litigation in China: How to Defend and Protect Your Patents in Today's China (Case Study)
  • NPE Defense: What is the new normal?
  • Operating Company vs Operating Company Litigation: A Proactive Defense
  • Risk Management & Strategic Defensive Litigation
  • 2017 Defensive Perspectives on Post Issuance Proceedings
  • Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel

To learn more about the Summit, click here.

Thomas L. Duston is a hands-on trial lawyer who focuses on patent litigation for some of the world's most sophisticated companies. With thirty years' experience, Mr. Duston has been lead counsel in more than 60 patent infringement matters in U.S. Federal courts. Mr. Duston is praised by clients and adversaries alike for both his creativity and tenacity as a trial attorney. Mr. Duston has represented Amazon.com, Groupon, Abbott Laboratories, CDW, Newegg, T-Mobile, Charter Communications, Express LLC, GE Aviation, TRINOVA (now part of Eaton), Russell Athletic, Raytheon, Home Depot, Classified Ventures, as well as Zappos.com, to name but a few. Leading Lawyers, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, has named him a Leading Lawyer in IP Litigation and profiled him in its September 2014 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly listed him as among “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice area of Litigation - Intellectual Property. Thomson Reuters has repeatedly identified him as among the “Top 100” attorneys in Illinois and named him to the Illinois Super Lawyers list. American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell selected him as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property.” He has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™. The IP Stars Survey (fka the World IP Handbook and Survey) named him an "IP Star.” He has authored a number of articles in the areas of patent and trade secret litigation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Duston was named by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of "Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch,” a list of the State’s most talented and well-regarded lawyers.