San Francisco ACC To Discuss Indemnification Clauses

Monday, May 4, 2009 - 00:00

The San Francisco/Bay Area ACC has scheduled a lunchtime CLE event titled Have You Checked Your Indemnification Clauses Lately? What Quanta v. LG Means for Your Customer and Supplier Relationships for Thursday, May 7,from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Boulevard Restaurant, One Mission at Steuart in San Francisco.

Speaker Bijal Vakil, an intellectual property partner at White & Case LLP, will review the recent Supreme Court decision Quanta Computers v. LG Electronics, which has changed the rules of patent exhaustion. Prior to Quanta, because of the possibility of double discovery, customers and suppliers alike were potential targets of patent infringement lawsuits. As a result of the case, the focus has shifted and customers are becoming the primary target, and so customers are making increased demands on suppliers for indemnification. The upshot: how you negotiate your indemnification clauses today will affect your company's litigation expense tomorrow. Participants will discuss strategies, best practices, and pitfalls when drafting indemnification clauses.

For more information about credits and fees, see CLE Events at The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call DeeDee Ford at (510) 226-1838 or email her at ddford@sfba-acca.com.