IP Counsel Café Spring Meeting: Patent Reform: The Second Wave – What Does It Mean for Your IP?

IP Counsel Café Spring Meeting: Patent Reform: The Second Wave – What Does It Mean for Your IP?
Sponsored by: IP Counsel Café

April 1-4, 2014

The America Invents Act (AIA) has done little to curb abuses by patent assertion entities (PAEs). In fact, suits brought by PAEs have tripled in just the last two years, rising from 29% to 62% of all infringement suits. We are now in the throes of a second wave of patent reform. Multiple bills are in the House, the Supreme Court has been asked to rule on patentability issues, even State governments have become active players through their consumer protection laws. As we grapple with patentability, other countries are fortifying and even accelerating their patent protection laws. What does this second wave of reform mean for U.S. intellectual property? Are the stakes higher? What long-term effects do IP Counsel need to confront today?

April 3, 2014 | 8:15 - 9:00 AM
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.)

Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion: Mediation is an Art, Not a Science
Rising litigation costs and reduced legal budgets have made mediation a very attractive option for conflict resolution.  But what factors should companies
consider in deciding whether to mediate, and when to do it? 
- What factors should you consider in choosing the best mediator? 
- How do you mediate with a PAE?

Location:
Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

For further details and to register, please visit the IP Counsel Café event page.

Featured People

Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.)