As the value of intellectual property (IP) rises, so does the level of risk. Insurance and preventative measures have become an important source of risk mitigation for companies in all industries.
Please join Foley and Barney & Barney LLC as we discuss the state of IP risk today, what you can do to protect your intangible assets, and the process of posting an appeal bond if you are involved in IP litigation.
Douglas H. Carsten, Foley
Mr. Carsten is a Partner and member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice at Foley, and will be addressing how to avoid being a target for IP litigation. He also is a member of the Life Sciences Industry Team and focuses his practice on complex patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.
Kimberly Cauthorn, Samian Underwriting Agencies Ltd
Ms. Cauthorn is a Director at Samian — an underwriting agency specializing in insurance products designed to address IP risks. She has spent the last seven years working with companies to address and manage risks related to, and maximizing the value of, intangible assets. She also has unrivalled experience in IP claims management acting on behalf of Lloyd’s syndicates for both enforcement and infringement liability disputes.
Rich Hallett, Barney & Barney LLC
Mr. Hallett is the Director of Surety at Barney & Barney and shares his expertise in the field of appeal bonds and processes as they relate to IP infringement litigation. With 15 years of successful experience in commercial and contract surety, Mr. Hallett has a depth of experience in managing large dollar surety programs as well as assisting emerging businesses with their bond needs.