Hon. Charles Everingham, IV, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Vanessa P. Bailey, sr legal counsel, Nokia Siemens Networks LLC; Tom Sanchez, chief patent counsel, Research in Motion; Douglas Luftman, vp & chief patent counsel, CBS
In a sector where the law often struggles to keep up with the science, in recent years the poles have reversed. The year 2011 was witness to some of the most high-profile patent litigation cases in the high-technology industry. Engulfing computer hardware, consumer electronics, medical devices and telecommunications manufacturers in courts from coast to coast, it seems the “smartphone wars” of 2011 may have been the tip of the iceberg for high-tech patent litigation between competitors. Participants in this seminar will learn what steps to take during a patent infringement case to ensure a client’s newest product is not rendered useless by costly patent litigation.