Managing & Settling Corporate Patent Litigation

Controlling costs and managing executive expectations

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

About

ACI's In-House Counsel Summit on Managing & Settling Corporate Patent Litigation was the only conference solely devoted to needs of in-house counsel. This conference focused on the everyday challenges faced by in-house counsel such as communicating the risk and expense of patent litigation to management, controlling the costs of litigation, and settling litigation. In this publication, have access to the strategies and best practices for overcoming these challenges from experienced in-house counsel from a wide array of industries.

Patent litigation is costly for any company regardless of size or industry. Not only does it drain internal resources, but verdicts in the millions have become commonplace. Learn how to avoid litigation when possible, reduce internal costs when litigation has become inevitable, and continue with business plans while litigation is pending in this publication.

Contents & Contributors

About

ACI's In-House Counsel Summit on Managing & Settling Corporate Patent Litigation was the only conference solely devoted to needs of in-house counsel. This conference focused on the everyday challenges faced by in-house counsel such as communicating the risk and expense of patent litigation to management, controlling the costs of litigation, and settling litigation. In this publication, have access to the strategies and best practices for overcoming these challenges from experienced in-house counsel from a wide array of industries.

Patent litigation is costly for any company regardless of size or industry. Not only does it drain internal resources, but verdicts in the millions have become commonplace. Learn how to avoid litigation when possible, reduce internal costs when litigation has become inevitable, and continue with business plans while litigation is pending in this publication.

Contents & Contributors


EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING TO MANAGEMENT A REALISTIC PICTURE OF THE LITIGATION
Joann M. Neth, Ph.D., Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Washington, DC)

EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING TO MANAGEMENT A REALISTIC PICTURE OF THE LITIGATION
Timothy X. Witkowski, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ridgefield, CT)

MANEUVERING THE CORPORATION THROUGH PRE-LITIGATION DEMANDS
Michael Bishop, BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation (Atlanta, GA)

THE PENDULUM HAS SWUNG: EBAY AND THE FATE OF NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES
Cynthia E. Kernick, Reed Smith LLP (Pittsburgh, PA)

RELIANCE AND WAIVER OF PRIVLEDGE OF OPINION COUNSEL IN DEFENSE OF A CHANGE OF WILLFULL PATENT INFRINGEMENT
Aditya Krishnan, Fujitsu American, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)

SOME THOUGHTS ON CONTROLLING LITIGATION COSTS
Quentin "Rick" R. Corrie, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (Falls Church, VA)

CONTROLLING PATENT LITIGATION COSTS
Todd G. Vare, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Indianapolis, IN)

CONTROLLING DISCOVERY COSTS IN US LITIGATION WHEN A NON-US PARTY IS INVOLVED
Marc A. Began, Novo Nordisk (Princeton, NJ)

STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE THE ECONOMIC POWER OF PATENTS "SHOW ME THE MONEY"
Glen P. Belvis, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

DEVELOPING CLEAR BUSINESS OBJECTIVES THAT WILL DRIVE LITIGATION STRATEGY
Glen P. Belvis, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)
Kevin H. Rhodes, 3M Innovative Properties Company (St. Paul, MN)

KEY LEGAL TACTICS IN-HOUSE COUNSEL NEEDS TO KNOW FOR DEVELOPING A WINNING LITIGATION STRATEGY
G. Andrew Barger, Thomas & Betts Corporation (Memphis, TN)

REEXAMINATION ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES IN PATENT LITIGATION
J. Michael Jakes, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Washington, DC)

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR AVOIDING LITIGATION
Michael Jaro, Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)

MANAGING & SETTLING CORPORATE PATENT LITIGATION
Ernest Higginbotham, Nortel Networks (Richardson, TX)
Brian H. Way, Apple Computer, Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Barry S. White, Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP (New York)

RESOLVING ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PATENT LITIGATION
Thomas H. Watkins, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. (Austin, TX)

RESOLVING ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PATENT LITIGATION
Timothy P. Ryan, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Pittsburgh, PA)



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