September 1-30, 2020

IPWatchdog Virtual CON2020

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Program

This series of online programs will run from September 1-30, 2020.
Registration for all panels and keynotes is FREE! All Times EST.
Day 1
01 Sep 2020
Day 2
02 Sep 2020
Day 3
03 Sep 2020
Day 4
08 Sep 2020
Day 5
09 Sep 2020
Day 6
14 Sep 2020
Day 7
15 Sep 2020
Day 8
16 Sep 2020
Day 9
17 Sep 2020
Day 10
29 Sep 2020
Day 11
30 Sep 2020

Opening Remarks

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Litigating Patents in Texas: Trends, Best Practices and Differences Between Districts

Add event to calendar Many believed that litigation of patent matters in the Eastern District of Texas was going to come to an end when the Supreme Court decided TC Heartland....
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Jamie McDole
Jamie McDole
John Jackson
John Jackson
Sharon Israel
Sharon Israel
David Henry
David G. Henry

Patents at the PTAB: How the Times Have Changed (or Not)

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has been described as the most influential patent tribunal in the world. And as 2019 ended the very establishment of the PTAB was...
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Kenneth Weatherwax
Kenneth Weatherwax
Margaux Savee
Margaux Savee
Scott McKeown
Scott McKeown
Jim Carmichael
James Carmichael

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

The Future of the CAFC: Is the Court Still Relevant?

The Federal Circuit disposes of 50% of its docket with one sentence decisions merely saying “Affirmed”. The Court also repeatedly says it is handcuffed on patent eligibility even when all...
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Robert Stoll
Russ Slifer
Russell Slifer
Meredith Addy

Strategies for Protecting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning post-Alice

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) innovations are transforming industries. But AI and ML are a very broad terms, and development of the algorithms necessary to implement these innovations...
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Megan McLoughlin
Eli Mazour
Eli Mazour
David Hall
David Hall
Kate Gaudry
Kate Gaudry

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

In Search of Injunctive Relief in Patent Infringement Litigation

The International Trade Commission has emerged as an important forum for patent owners because the ITC is not required to follow the Supreme Court’s precedent in eBay v. mercExchange when...
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Jamie Underwood
Jamie Underwood
Evan Langdon
Evan Langdon
Mike Franzinger
Mike Franzinger
Judge Ted Essex
Theodore Essex

IP Transactions & Portfolio Management: Finding What You Need & Backfilling a Portfolio

Today, many high-flying Silicon Valley success stories have raced out with little or no organic patent protection in an attempt to be first to market, and to dominate by growing...
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Kent Richardson
Kent Richardson
Dan McCurdy
Dan McCurdy
Louis Carbonneau
Louis Carbonneau
Kurt Brasch
Kurt Brasch
Russ Binns
Russel Binns

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

The Current State of Patent Eligibility Caselaw

Description forthcoming.
Stephen Schreiner
Stephen Schreiner

A Bridge of Tears for Life Sciences

We are gazing into at a future where more groundbreaking and breathtaking medical innovations cannot be predictably and reliably protected in the United States. Just recently, in early January 2020,...
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Donald Zuhn
Donald Zuhn
Hans Sauer
Hans Sauer
Kevin Noonan
Kevin Noonan
Sherry Knowles
Sherry Knowles

Hatch-Waxman and IPR Strategy

In recent years, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have created an alternative path to challenge those same patents. Supporters of the Hatch-Waxman...
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Sarah Spires
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Mark Feldstein
Mark Feldstein
Courtenay Brinckerhoff
Courtenay Brinckerhoff

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

IP as an Asset Class: Valuing Assets in Support of Monetization Strategy

Intellectual property and technology asset classes are highly valuable, but they often are illiquid and difficult to value. Although patents and other forms of intellectual property are often critical to...
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Michael Gulliford
Michael Gulliford
Ron Epstein
Ron Epstein
Brad Close
Brad Close
Russ Binns
Russel Binns

Litigation Finance: Funding Patent Infringement Litigation

Law firms and businesses increasingly rely on alternative financial solutions including litigation finance for complex legal matters like patent litigation.  Varying combinations of cases, funders, attorneys and clients create the...
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Chris Lee
Christopher Lee
Phil Harstein
Phil Hartstein
Adam Gill
Paul Ehrlich
Paul Ehrlich

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Enforcing & Licensing 5G SEPs: An Innovator’s Perspective

Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) exist to identify and select the best innovations entire industries will build upon. Those contributing patented technologies are asked to provide fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory assurances....
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Shival Virmani
Shival Virmani
Mike Renaud
Mike Renaud
Kurt Kjelland
Kurt Kjelland
Robert Earle
Robert Earle

High-Tech Patent Litigation Trends: 101 and the Return of Competitor Lawsuits

In 2017, there was an increase in cloud patent lawsuits filed by NPEs, and a trend of high-volume plaintiffs filing multiple lawsuits against cloud customers. Today, we see an increase...
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Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson
Anthony Meola
Anthony Meola
Bart Eppenauer
Bart Eppenauer

Three Prospective Myths

We will examine USPTO prosecution data to debunk some of the top misconceptions that attorneys have about the prosecution process. Un-learning some of these myths can ultimately lead to better...
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Megan McLoughlin

Preparing and Prosecuting Patents that Hold up to Challenge

Patents have been and continue to be an important asset for innovators. Unfortunately, however, a patent is not an asset that typically possesses flexibility and adaptability. Given the evolution of...
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Todd Van Thomme
Todd Van Thomme
Bernie Tomsa
Bernard Tomsa
Kristin Murphy
Kristin Murphy
Lynne Borchers

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Identifying, Valuing and Protecting Trade Secrets in the 21st Century

According to recent research from Baker McKenzie, 48% of ~400 senior executives consider Trade Secrets more important than their patents and trademarks, and 69% foresee trade secret protection becoming more...
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Peter Toren
Peter Toren
Jim Pooley
James Pooley
Brian Hinman
Brian Hinman
Bill Coughlin
William Coughlin

Ericsson – Patently Pioneering Women’s Research and Innovation

This discussion will focus on Ericsson’s support of women inventors and IP
Bridget Petruczok

The Gender Gap: Addressing STEM Education, Funding & Inventorship

The number of women inventors has quintupled since the 1970s, yet fewer than 20% of issued U.S. patents have at least one woman inventor, fewer than 12% of U.S. patent...
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Hope Shimabuku
Hope Shimabuku
Sandra Nowak
Sandra Nowak
Efrat Kasnik
Efrat Kasznik
Delicia Clarke
Dr. Delicia Clarke
Megan Carpenter

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Japanese Trademark Practice for U.S. Practitioners

Description forthcoming.
Rebecca Chen
Rebecca Chen

Trademark Strategy: Fighting Knock-offs, Counterfeits & Brand Abuse

Companies like Nike and Adidas, as well as professional sports leagues like the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association are constantly fighting what...
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Monica Riva Talley
Monica Riva Talley
Peter Sloane
Peter Sloane
Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
Megan Carpenter

The Business and Ethics of IP

The business and ethics of IP continues to evolve and shift dramatically but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for better tools and processes to address changes.  Most technology...
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Michael Frechtman
Domenic Leo

Ethics for IP Attorneys

This two-hour MCLE approved ethics presentation will be divided into three segments. First, we will discuss challenging ethical issues for in-house intellectual property attorneys. We will begin this segment by...
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John White
John White
Kirk Goodwin
Kirk Goodwin
Will Covey
Will Covey
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Efficiency in Draftsman Communications

One of the most common and easily addressed problems seen in the drafting industry is the communication (or lack thereof) between the drafting team and the practitioner. Unfortunately, there are...
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Cole Holman
Cole Holman

Strategic Use of Design Rights

Design rights can be a useful tool in your arsenal, particularly when attempting to create overlapping protection. This panel will summarize the various design-related legal rights (i.e., design patents, trade...
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John White
John White
Tracy Durkin
Tracy-Gene Durkin
Christopher Carani
Christopher Carani

Establishing a Patent Strategy for the Innovation Lifecycle

A sound strategy continues to be to organically grow a strong patent portfolio; maintain a true understanding of your portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses; and make sure that portfolio strength and...
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Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
Kirupa Pushparaj
Kirupa Pushparaj
David Hall
David Hall
Carlo Cotrone
Carlo Cotrone

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Keynote: Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, EPO

Innovation in batteries and electricity storage: A global analysis based on patent data
Yann Ménière
Yann Ménière

The Future of Monetization

The patent policy landscape in the US has caused an uptick in interest in Europe and China in recent years. With the marketplace in flux many continue to take a...
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Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Daniel Papst
Daniel Papst
Adam Gill
Shawn Ambwani
Shawn Ambwani

Everyone Wants to Be a Unicorn – But What About Patents?

A study of the IP positions of Unicorns (i.e., startups with valuations of over $1 Billion) conducted in 2015 revealed that 30% of US Unicorns have no US patent assets...
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Mark Roche
Mark Roche
Efrat Kasnik
Efrat Kasznik
Kurt Brasch
Kurt Brasch
Carole Boelitz

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

How China is Changing the Global Patent System

The massive volume of filings at the Chinese Patent Office exceeds the filings of the next four most active patent offices combined. This filing surge in China signals a rapid shift to China as the center for the leading-edge technologies that will enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Robert Greene Sterne
Robert Greene Sterne
Eric Robinson
Erick Robinson
Chief Judge Rader
Chief Judge Randall Rader

Solutions for the U.S. Patent System

WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators report for 2019 is eye-opening. In 2018, the U.S. saw a 1.6% decline in the number of patent applications filed, which is the first decline...
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Jamie Underwood
Jamie Underwood
Terry Rea
Teresa Rea
Chief Judge Rader
Chief Judge Randall Rader
Brian O'Shaughnessey
Brian O’Shaughnessy
Bart Eppenauer
Bart Eppenauer

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