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?
- Matthew Smith, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
- 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?
- Peter Albert, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
- 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