Best Practices in Battling the New IPR Trolls: What Patent Owners and Businesses Need to Know and Do?
Shortly after the introduction of the America Invents Act (AIA), several ways to strengthen the patent system have been enforced. Compared to other procedures, the inter partes review (IPR) has gained more popularity when it comes to challenging patent validity, with thousands of IPR petitions over the years. However, the rise of IPR trolls only shows that IPR proceedings may be misused to extort money from innovative small businesses. Thus, it is imperative for companies and patent owners to keep themselves abreast with the recent developments in patent litigation process to identify and avoid the costly consequences of misleading post grant reviews.
In this one-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends and critical issues with respect to the emergence of New IPR Trolls. Speakers will also help them understand the important aspects of this significant topic and will offer best practices in developing and implementing effective strategies to combat these trolls.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- America Invents Act - An Overview
- Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings
- The Rise of IPR Trolls
- Significant Implications to Patent Owners and Businesses
- Notable Cases
- Best Practices in Battling IPR Trolls
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- Motion Practice – Section 101 to Venue
- PTAB Strategies
- A Great Defense on a Shoe String Budget
- Giving Fuel to “Octane”: Making Attorney Fees A Point of Leverage
- Definition of an IPR Troll
- Techniques for Combating IPR Trolls and IPRs More Generally
- Statistics on IPRs/CBMs & Motions to Stay
- Other Uses for IPRs (Claim Construction and Leverage)
- What May PTAB or Congress Do to Curb the Problem
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Lawyers
- Patent Licensing Lawyers
- Patent Litigators
- Patent Owners
- Patent Agents
- IP Attorneys & Related Consultants
- Multinational Companies
- Private Companies
- Top Level Management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Mr. Findlay has been practicing law and helping people for more than 20 years. He began his practice as a trial lawyer, focusing much of his energy on personal injury cases, and was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Since that time, and as a result of continued success, his experience and expertise has dramatically expanded into numerous aspects of commercial and business litigation.
Long before Facebook, iPhones, and Twitter existed, and before “Google” was a verb, Mr. Findlay astutely recognized the new issues and challenges that the impending explosion of Internet commerce meant for traditional legal jurisprudence. In 1999 he wrote an article on the challenges of determining personal jurisdiction in a purely online context that was published by the Texas Bar Journal, Litigation on the Net: Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace 62 Texas Bar Journal 334 (1999). Since then Mr. Findlay has written and spoken on various Internet and cyber law topics at conferences and educational gatherings around the world.
Since the late 1990s Findlay Craft has become increasingly involved in patent litigation in East Texas and beyond. Mr. Findlay and Findlay Craft provide much more than “local counsel”. From voir dire to closing arguments, Mr. Findlay has successfully represented dozens of clients in patent litigation matters in addition to providing invaluable assistance and advice to national counsel. One testament to that success is the nearly 500 patent cases that Findlay Craft has appeared in over the past 15 years.
Mr. Findlay has been practicing law and helping people for more than 20 years. He began his practice as a …
Daniel Valenzuela is a registered patent attorney and a member of Dentons' Intellectual Property and Technology practice. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and experience in defending multiple companies in lawsuits filed by non-practicing entities ("NPEs"). He focuses his practice on complex patent litigation in US district courts involving various technologies/fields, such as location tracking systems, Internet business methods, two-way radio communications over the Internet, personalized marketing technology, navigation and mapping systems, gaming technology, light emitting diodes (LED) solar-powered and color-changing lighting products, heat dissipation in low-profile LED lighting fixtures, asexually reproduced plants and plant patents, aircraft maintenance systems and telecommunications.
Daniel has been involved in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, drafting and responding to complaints, temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, motion practice, hearings, offensive and defensive discovery, invalidity contentions, claim construction, depositions, mediation and trial. Daniel also has experience in post-grant proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPRs).
Further, Daniel has been recognized as a Texas “Rising Star” (2014-2015), Intellectual Property - Litigation, by Texas Super Lawyers.
Daniel Valenzuela is a registered patent attorney and a member of Dentons' Intellectual Property and Technology practice. He has a …
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Findlay Craft is a Law Firm serving individuals and businesses in a broad and ever-expanding range of fields, from complex patent litigation to immigration law and transactional matters. But Findlay Craft is much more than simply what we do. Founding Partners Eric Findlay and Brian Craft work in tandem to provide a dynamic and relatable legal presence strengthened by years of experience and knowledge. That experience spans the areas of personal injury, employment, civil rights, business and complex commercial litigation, as well as governmental and transactional representation.
With more than 300 Intellectual Property and Technology (IP&T) lawyers and advisors worldwide, Dentons covers all aspects of strategic intellectual property portfolio management, including patent prosecution and appeals, counseling and due diligence opinions, inter partes reviews, patent interferences, patent reissues and reexaminations, infringement litigation, licensing and risk management. We specialize in the handling of high-value patents, including on some of the largest and best-known technologies, in sophisticated areas of prosecution that many other firms rarely undertake. And we always prosecute patents with an eye toward withstanding the challenges they may later face in licensing negotiations or litigation. Indeed, our accomplishments on behalf of our clients have been recognized, most recently, Dentons received top honors as one of six firms named an "IP Litigation Powerhouse" and also named as one of the "Fearsome Foursome" (the four firms that legal decision-makers say they would least like to see as opposing counsel in litigation), BTI Litigation Outlook 2017. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' agile global team builds tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 140 locations serving 50-plus countries.