Significant IP Strategies for Wearable Technology in 2016 & Beyond
Wearable devices and related technology are electronics or computers incorporated into clothing and other accessories worn by people. Although smaller such wearable devices can perform the same computing tasks as mobile phones and laptop computers. However, some also incorporate sensors and scanners that can monitor, control, and provide tracking or bio-feedback of physiological activity. These devices are used in education, health, medicine, security, sports, gaming, and many other activities. Such devices include caps, contact lenses, headbands, jewelry, glasses, 'smart' fabrics, watches, and other paraphernalia.
Although wearable technology offers new capabilities, it lacks a genuinely evident need in the current market. It is possible that, like Bluetooth headsets, Google Glass, white Apple ear-buds, and Beats Bat-eared headphones, many of these small devices may not be worn by people, other than for health and fitness, once the fad wears off.
Irrespective of the technology, all such devices need intellectual property (IP) protection. Protection must be considered for registered appearance, operation, and branding. This includes the design, content, components, methods, functions, and patents and trademarks.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of notable technological and legal leaders and other seasoned professionals in this two-hour LIVE Webcast to offer the audience a noteworthy review and discussion of the Intellectual Property Protection of Wearable Technology in 2016 & Beyond. The panel of speakers also will provide the audience their insights and opinions on safeguarding the IP rights of wearable devices.
- IP Strategies for Wearable Technologies – An Overview
- IP Rights for Wearable Devices
- IP Issues in the Wearable Technology Sector
- Legal Challenges to Wearable Technologies
- Regulatory Developments
- Best Practices in IP Protection
John M. Augustyn, Shareholder
Leydig, Voit & Mayer
- Utility Patent Clearance and Protection
- Design Patent Clearance and Protection
- Trademark Clearance and Protection
- Trade Dress Clearance and Protection
- Copyright Clearance and Protection
- Data Privacy and Security
David N. Makous, Attorney
Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
- Trademark Overview
- Examples for wearables
- Trade Dress
- Trade Dress Overview
- Examples for wearables
Christopher Agrawal, Partner
Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC
Current events / landscape
- Apple Watch
- Google Glass
- Sports equipment
- Bluetooth antenna
- NFC antenna
- USB interface
Patent eligibility (35 USC 101 post-Alice v. CLS Bank)
- Business methods
- Joint/divided infringement by wearables users & third parties
- Indirect (contributory and induced) infringement by wearables users & third parties
Standards issues (e.g., Bluetooth)
Who Should Attend:
- IP and Related Lawyers
- Privacy and Security Lawyers
- Trademark Litigators
- Patent Licensing Officers
- In-house and Outside Counsel
- Project Managers
- Wearable Technology Entrepreneurs
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Mr. Augustyn is active in all facets of patent litigation, client counseling, and prosecution. His litigation experience has involved several industries, including medical devices, electrical devices, magnetic devices, printing processes, agricultural equipment, manufacturing equipment, automotive equipment, fuel storage containers, and consumer products. He also manages the patent prosecution for several international corporations. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to intellectual property, including patent licenses, technology licenses, joint venture agreements, and research and development agreements.
Mr. Augustyn received a B.S. in Engineering, with honors, from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a J.D. degree in 1987 from Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated at the top 10% of his class. In law school, he received several awards for scholarship and writing, and was on the National Moot Court Team. He has authored articles and chapters for books, has appeared on television and radio, and has provided seminars for attorneys and clients.
Mr. Augustyn was an instructor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law for over five years. In addition, he was the advisor of the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team at Loyola University Chicago for over fifteen years. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an engineer at a large equipment manufacturer in the areas of Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality Engineering.
Mr. Augustyn has received several legal awards, including Super Lawyer, Top Rated Lawyer, and Leading Lawyer.
Mr. Augustyn is active in all facets of patent litigation, client counseling, and prosecution. His litigation experience has involved several …
David presently works with the international law firm Lee Hong Degerman Kang Waimey in Los Angeles. He has acted as global IP counsel for a number of products and brands, acting on IP litigation, including class action claims, regulatory matters and complex licensing for companies large and small, in many countries. David has appeared in many federal district courts and courts of appeal. He also publishes , has lectured to engineering and business students about IP matters, and taught Conflicts of Law at a local law school. David previously chaired the IP group at a national law firm for 20 years, and is also a registered patent attorney. His firm presently acts as patent counsel for LG.
David presently works with the international law firm Lee Hong Degerman Kang Waimey in Los Angeles. He has acted as …
Chris Agrawal is a patent counseling partner with Bookoff McAndrews, one of the country’s premier patent prosecution and counseling boutiques. Chris was named a 2015 “Rising Star” in Washington D.C. by Super Lawyers and is retained by several of the region’s largest tech companies for developing patent portfolios and analyzing patent-related risks and opportunities. Chris focuses especially in Internet, mobile, and wearables technologies, and on developing and implementing patent strategies that help leading innovators secure market exclusivity and freedom to market new products and services. Chris counsels clients on portfolio strategies, patent infringement, validity, and clearance, especially for clients growing into new business areas. Chris also has particular experience in patent transactions and related activities, such as searching for target patent acquisitions, conducting due diligence investigations, and negotiating patent sales and licenses. Chris’s experience also includes several district court litigations, providing significant insights for developing high-value patent portfolios and evaluating third-party patents. For more information, please click here.
Chris Agrawal is a patent counseling partner with Bookoff McAndrews, one of the country’s premier patent prosecution and counseling boutiques. …
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About Leydig, Voit & Mayer
At the forefront of intellectual property law for more than a century, Leydig, Voit & Mayer provides valued advice and trusted counsel on intellectual property issues to industry leaders around the world. Our IP litigation, licensing, and prosecution services encompass patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, Internet and other IP issues, including post-grant proceedings. Our clients’ industries include pharmaceutical, chemical and chemical engineering, software, electronics, manufacturing and machine design, biotechnology, medical devices, financial services, and consumer products. The wealth of litigation and technical experience of the firm’s attorneys and staff enables the firm to tailor its services to the unique needs of each client.
About Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
Established in 1991, and with offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Seoul, London and DC, LHDK&W has helped industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy by utilizing the firm's exceptional and experienced attorneys, supporting professionals and staff, we are able to provide our clients with comprehensive tailored solutions to their business-related legal issues.
LHDK&W's attorneys and supporting professionals come from different backgrounds and experience. Yet, we share a common goal of exceeding our clients' expectations and satisfying their needs in multiple areas: Admiralty & Maritime, Banking & Financial Services, Business & Corporate, Litigation, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice, Labor & Employment, Products Liability, and Real Estate.
More can be learned about us at lhlaw.com.
About Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC
Bookoff McAndrews (BoMc) has emerged to be recognized and valued by corporations around the world for its unequivocal focus on providing the highest quality patent counseling and prosecution services. Since opening just three years ago, BoMc has experienced great success, growing from two attorneys to 18 attorneys. This rapid growth continues to be fueled by clients trusting its attorneys’ ability to provide tailored, strategic, and timely advice on all aspects of patent counseling, including patent prosecution; portfolio development and management; clearance, validity, and infringement opinions; contested proceedings before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO); licensing; and due diligence investigations for acquisitions and investments.
BoMc’s co-founders, Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews, were previously featured by Legal 500 and more recently in IAM Patent 1000 as top IP practitioners. BoMc’s attorneys counsel startups, midsize, and Fortune 100 companies as well as venture capital firms and universities across diverse industries and technology areas spanning medical devices, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, materials, heavy machinery, software, electrical and computer technology, consumer products, alternative energy and green technology, chemistry, Internet, and e-commerce. BoMc’s attorneys continue to engage scores of new clients each year by providing the same high-quality patent prosecution, strategic counseling, and transactional representation that contributed to its attorneys’ success prior to the firm’s formation.