Welcome to IPWatchdog LIVE 2021! Whether you agree or disagree, be prepared for thought provoking content with top leaders from across all sectors of our industry. Fair, balanced, opinionated, and... Read More
IPWatchdog is pleased to have the Honorable Alan D. Albright, District Court Judge for the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, to kickoff IPWatchdog® LIVE 2021 with opening remarks. He will be introduced by David G. Henry, Chair of the IP Litigation Group at Gray Reed, and Co-Chair of the IPWatchdog® Patent Litigation Masters program.
The United States Supreme Court has issued its long anticipated decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., the case that challenged whether Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial and... Read More
Many had believed litigation of patent matters in Texas would be over after the Supreme Court decided TC Heartland. While some patent litigation has moved from the state, Texas courtrooms remain very active. This panel will explore the realities of litigating in all Texas districts, trends, and best practices.
A Google search of the term ‘patent strategy’ returns no fewer than 123 million references. Unfortunately, the term patent strategy is as misunderstood as it is overused. Patent strategy cannot... Read More
Topics will include: challenging petitions on discretionary matters under 314(a); 325(d); preliminary response evidence; petition preparation; joint defense dynamics; development of declaration testimony; briefing matters of significance, not wasting money on distractions, direct testimony, cross-examination, and the Amendment Pilot program.
This panel will take the attendees through the due diligence process through the eyes of a small to medium-sized pharmaceutical company interested in making a transaction with its intellectual property.
With a weakened U.S. patent system, trade secrets continue to increase in value and the availability of injunctive relief in the form of exclusion orders makes the venue quite attractive. This panel will discuss the growing importance of trade secrets at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Intangible assets, comprised mostly of IP, represent 85% or more of the value of S&P 500 companies. Still, IP typically escapes the balance sheet and business leaders known shockingly little... Read More
Efficient infringement is a business calculation whereby technology implementers decide it will be cheaper to use patented technology without paying than to license and pay a fair royalty to the... Read More
Gloria Steinem wrote Moving Beyond Words: Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking Boundaries of Gender in 1994. Steinem was an iconic figure in a movement that began several decades earlier and... Read More
Drafting patent applications and prosecuting patent applications can be a daunting task, particularly today where virtually every commercially valuable patent will likely be challenged at the Patent Trial and Appeal... Read More
This panel at IPWatchdog LIVE will explore what we know about how the Biden Administration is likely to handle SEPs from both a patent and antitrust perspective, the changing face of patent litigation in Germany and what this all means for global enforcement and licensing, and other pressing issues.
The World Intellectual Property Organization estimates that more than a third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital”, such as branding, design and... Read More
The transformation of intellectual property (IP) management within commercial companies is driving the adoption of new practices and technologies to more closely align IP objectives with growth strategies, unlock greater... Read More
In addition to a litany of inventions that have fallen as patent ineligible under the Supreme Court’s Alice-Mayo framework, the Federal Circuit recently ruled — over a strong dissent by Judge... Read More
Keynote Speaker: Makan Delrahim. Mr. Delrahim served as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Trump Administration. Lunch Sponsor: Sponsorship Still Available
The fight over damages at the conclusion of a patent infringement trial is always contested, and one issue lost can easily skew the math dramatically. Factor in compounding pre-judgment and... Read More
“Jurassic patents” explores the possibility of patenting discoveries and inventions based on nature – including revived dinosaurs and other extinct species. But the life science, chemistry, and pharmaceutical industries have... Read More
Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world. Counterfeiters trade on the good-will of name brand products, making cheap knock-offs. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand... Read More
As the strength of patent protection has been eroded in this country, venture capital and entrepreneurship have shifted their focus. Is there still enough interest in patents to motivate the... Read More
This session will discuss practical and ethical issues relating to discovery in patent infringement litigation in federal district court. We will will cover many topics including: Be Prepared for Rule... Read More
This one-hour ethics presentation will cover the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, the presentation will discuss: (1) Rules and laws relating to the... Read More