Legal Series: Defending Yourself Against Patent Trolls in 2013
Patent Trolls have exacted enormous costs on technology companies through litigation expenses, settlement payouts and compliance efforts. The significant economic toll caused by patent trolls has been the subject of renewed focus of state legislatures, the US Congress and the Obama administration. In this live webcast, we will explore and examine strategies that our experienced practitioners have used or observed in dealing with and defending against patent troll assertions. Their discussion will also include key issues, such as:
– Strategies to Minimize The Threat of Patent Trolls
– Steps to Take Once Sued For Infringement
– Litigation Tactics and Trends
– Up-to-the-minute Legislative and Regulatory Proposals
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Litigators
– In-House Counsel likely for technology-based industry
– Patent Licensing Attorneys
– IP Attorneys & Related Consultants
– IP and Copyright Consultants
– Other Related Professionals
Sid Venkatesan is an IP litigation partner at Orrick. His practice focuses on high stakes, highly complex patent and trade secrets litigation on behalf of technology companies located in Silicon Valley and internationally. Most recently, Sid has helped Brocade Communications and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals each obtain eight figure awards from their adversaries for IP infringement following high profile and hotly contested litigations.
Sid also counsels technology companies on their intellectual property portfolios and maintains an active appellate practice. He has substantial trial experience and has published numerous articles on emerging IP issues. Sid also devotes a considerable amount of time to pro bono. Sid has a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell and received his law degree from NYU. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sid was an internet engineer at two technology startups.
Sid Venkatesan is an IP litigation partner at Orrick. His practice focuses on high stakes, highly complex patent and trade …
Sid Leach’s practice includes intellectual property, patent and technology litigation, especially in the area of electronics and computer technology. He has successfully litigated patent cases, trade secret cases, trademark cases, proceedings before the International Trade Commission, Patent Office interference proceedings, and copyright cases, including ex parte seizures of infringing goods, as well as deceptive trade practices and contract cases. In 2009, Sid obtained one of the top ten jury verdicts in Arizona. He successfully defended against multiple district court suits and ITC proceedings brought against electronics manufacturers by patent trolls, and recovered $2.26 million on claims of malicious prosecution and abuse of process asserted against patent trolls. Sid obtained another jury verdict resulting in a judgment of over $4 million in a malicious prosecution suit based upon a patent infringement case filed against his client without probable cause. He represented a publicly held electronics manufacturer in a number of patent cases involving litigation over patents covering math coprocessor chips, EPROMs, microprocessors, semiconductor manufacturing methods, DRAMs, sense amplifier circuits, and read-only memories, and successfully represented the same client in ITC proceedings.
Sid Leach’s practice includes intellectual property, patent and technology litigation, especially in the area of electronics and computer technology. He …
Jeremy P. Oczek is an Intellectual Property & Technology attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC. Mr. Oczek has an accomplished track record and substantial experience in litigating high-stakes IP disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters. He has successfully assisted his clients in enforcing their IP, and has helped his clients defeat multi-million dollar claims of alleged infringement. He has litigated patent cases around the country – in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, and Virginia – and has significant trial and appellate experience. Mr. Oczek has provided commentary on a variety of IP issues to the national legal media such as The National Law Journal, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, and Law360. His most recent article, “Rethinking Defense in Patent Troll Cases,” was published by Corporate Counsel (Law.com) on March 27, 2013.
Jeremy P. Oczek is an Intellectual Property & Technology attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC. Mr. Oczek has an …
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About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick is a global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. Founded in San Francisco and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013, Orrick is recognized by Law360 as one of the “Global 20″ leading firms. The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and consistent global quality across 25 offices. Orrick’s lawyers are known for delivering commercially oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have an extraordinary record of wins in high-stakes disputes. Selected by Financial Times among the top five most innovative US law firms in 2011, Orrick was the only one of the five cited for innovation in both legal advice and the business of law. Collaboration, one of the firm’s core values, defines the firm’s relationships with its clients, among its lawyers and staff, and with its communities.
About Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Representing corporations, small businesses and individuals, our mission is to take a genuine interest in our clients, understand their objectives and meet or exceed their expectations.
About Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
For over a century, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has helped protect our client’s innovations and technologies. Today, Bond’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group represents technology clients throughout United States, including Fortune 100 companies, high-tech start-ups, service-oriented businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, major universities, and research organizations. The Group has considerable experience in all areas of intellectual property, including our core areas of patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio development, intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution, and technology transfer and licensing. Our Group, comprised of nearly 20 attorneys, includes registered patent attorneys who hold various Bachelor of Science degrees and several who hold Ph.D.s or Masters degrees. With respect to intellectual property litigation, our trial attorneys have successfully litigated high-stakes technology cases and have considerable experience in trials and dispute resolution. We offer “big city” expertise at business-friendly rates, an attraction for a surprisingly varied clientele.