Tom Duston to Present at PLI Patent Litigation Program 2015 – Chicago
IP Litigation partner Thomas L. Duston will present “NPEs – The Special Issues Arising from Disputes with NPEs,” at Practising Law Institute (PLI)’s 2015 Patent Litigation Program, held October 8–9, 2015 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center. Mr. Duston will speak on Friday, October 9 at 11:15 a.m.
The majority of IP infringement and litigation suits are brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs). Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” strategy for dealing with them, so IP leaders must develop a coherent understanding of when to fight and when to settle. In his presentation, Mr. Duston will examine strategies to confront the unique challenges presented by these formidable entities.
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Mr. Duston is a hands-on, lead trial attorney who handles intellectual property litigation across a wide spectrum of technologies, from aerospace and biochemistry to Internet/e-Commerce and medical devices. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 60 matters in federal courts throughout the country. He is recognized by his peers and opponents alike as a talented and skilled advocate. Mr. Duston's clients benefit from his understanding of technology, his creativity, and his tenacity. He has been named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Illinois, repeatedly named one of the Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation by U.S. News and World Report, voted a "Leading Lawyer" in the areas of Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition by his peers, selected by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property," and named by Managing IP as one of its "IP Stars." The Leading Lawyers Network profiled him in September 2014’s Leading Lawyers Network Magazine - Business Edition.
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