2010 IP Counsel Café

14 April 2010 Palo Alto, CA Past Event

Location

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

Contact Information

Pagette Fischer
pfischer@foley.com

Agenda

April 14-15, 2010
Foley is proudly sponsoring the 2010 IP Counsel Café in Palo Alto, California on April 14-15. This forum addresses the balance needed in today's recovering economy and in turn aims toward establishing strategic alliances and facilitating interactive discussions among venture capitalists, start-ups, chief IP counsel, senior counsel, IP litigators, and patent prosecutors on the future of IP protections and entrepreneurship.

Foley at the Conference:

Reexaminations Under the New Administration
April 14, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

Reexaminations are used more frequently than expected as a litigation tool rather than a pre-litigation tool. 

  • What should your strategy be?
  • How have reexaminations changed under the USPTO’s new Director, David Kappos? 
  • Are examiners handling it differently? 
  • How has the process changed over the last year? 
  • What have companies’ experiences been?

Foley Presenter:

  • Matthew Smith, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

Guest Presenters:

  • Jeff Draeger, Director of Patent Analysis, Intel
  • David Foster, IP Counsel, Actel Corporation

Patent Pools: Solution to Standards and Fragmented IP Rights?
April 15, 2010 at 8:45 a.m.

Standard setting is increasingly vital to the commercialization of new technologies, but it also poses many challenges to innovation. 

  • Is patent pooling a solution to the problem of access?
  • What are the recent trends in standard setting?
  • Are patent pools a solution to fragmented IP rights?
  • Are patent pools creating more problems?
  • What is the status of patent pool regulation?
  • What are the anti-trust challenges?
  • What are the conditions under which pools are easy or difficult to perform?
  • Will we see more patent pools in the future?

Foley Presenter:

  • Peter Albert, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Guest Presenters:

  • Doug Luftman, Associate General Counsel, IP, Palm
  • Marc R. Mayer, Managing Counsel, IP Practice Group, Agilent Technologies
  • Paul Bawel, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Corp.
  • Dan Lang, Director of IP, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Bill Geary, Vice President, MPEG LA

2010 IP Counsel Café

Location

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

Contact Information

Pagette Fischer
pfischer@foley.com

Agenda

April 14-15, 2010