Tom Duston to Present at IP Strategy Summit 2016 – Boston

May 19, 2016
Boston, MA

IP Litigation Partner Thomas L. Duston will participate in the panel, “Adapting Your Defensive Litigation Strategy” at the 2016 IP Strategy Summit, held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA.

Post AIA, the pendulum has shifted in favor of the defendants. However, non-practicing entities (NPEs) still pursue their business objectives via litigation and operating companies seize on litigation to bring competitors to the negotiation table. The defensive strategies against operating companies are very different from those against NPEs—making it essential to adapt. Panelists will examine the following topics:

  • You will be sued: proactive preparation strategies
  • What to do when approached: engaging and understanding you opponent’s motivation
  • Preparing your defense: buy time, maximize resources, know the endgame
  • Anticipating enforcement strategies and formulating your responses
  • Considering the consequences when defending against rivals

Mr. Duston will be joined on the panel by corporate leaders, including:

  • Denise C. Lane, IP Counsel, Velcro Group Corporation
  • Steve Reynolds, VP and GC, Sensata Technologies

Mr. Duston is a hands-on trial lawyer who focuses on patent litigation across a wide spectrum of technologies, from aerospace and biochemistry to Internet/e-Commerce and medical devices. Mr. Duston is praised for both his creativity and tenacity as a trial attorney. The Leading Lawyers Network 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. Thompson Reuters has identified him as among the “Top 100” attorneys in Illinois, and repeatedly named him among its list of “Super Lawyers.” American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell selected him as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property.” The IP Stars Survey (fka the World IP Handbook and Survey) named him an "IP Star.”

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