Patent Litigation 2019

Sponsors

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Gold sponsors

Conversant Intellectual Property Management

Conversant IPConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. is a company of patent licensing professionals and innovators offering IP management services. As the IP marketplace becomes increasingly complex, our partners turn to Conversant to help them realize the full potential of their portfolios as competitive tools and sources of income.

Our people have deep expertise in technology creation and innovation, patent prosecution, patent mining, global licensing, and patent litigation management. With these skills comes responsibility, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to transparency, due diligence, and respectful negotiation.

We believe that strong, reasonable, and ethical enforcement of high-quality patents is healthy for knowledge-based economies. IP enables innovation—it does not stifle it. Patents exist to encourage, reward, and protect the inventions that improve our lives.

Finjan

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Finjan is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in web and network security. It has been investing in innovation for decades, and this is captured in its patent portfolio, which is centered on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, behavior-oriented basis. Finjan has successfully licensed its patents and technology to several major software and technology companies around the world, and has generated more than $250 million in income from its licensing program to date.

Finjan's commitment to innovation in the security space continues through its investments, which have culminated in the launch of its consulting services business, CybeRisk; the development of mobile applications through Finjan Mobile; and the incubation of up-and-coming technology start-ups, pioneering a new generation of security technologies through its investment in Jerusalem Venture Partners Fund VII's Cyber Labs, alongside other technology companies.

 

Gilbert's

Gilbert's LLPGilbert’s LLP was founded to counsel innovation-driven companies. The firm excels where law, science, business, and government intersect. The firm’s history is rooted in advocacy, regulatory negotiations, and “bet-the-company” cross-border IP challenges.

Gilbert’s specializes in navigating innovative and creative industries, including pharmaceutical, software, technology, energy, clean tech, gaming, and media and entertainment. From identifying and monetizing IP assets to protecting and enforcing IP rights, Gilbert’s is at home in both the courtroom and the boardroom.

Gilbert’s provides deep industry knowledge and excellent, responsive client service. Offering a robust and well-rounded team of advocates, agents, and scientists, the firm succeeds for clients because it strives to make business sense of the complex.

Gilbert’s recognizes that innovators come in many shapes and sizes. While the firm represents large pharmaceutical and tech companies, it also offers an innovative contingency fee option to clients for whom the cost of legal services is a barrier.

Gilbert’s also investigates, vets, and incorporates the use of new software technologies—including secure communication tools—to streamline its intra-office work and create deliverables.

 

Han Kun Law Offices

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Han Kun Law Offices is a leading full-service law firm in China comprising more than 350 lawyers. It has been widely recognized and ranked as a top Chinese law firm in Asia-Pacific.

Han Kun’s IP practice provides clients with tailored, value-enhancing services which cover contentious and non-contentious patent, trademark, and copyright matters, including patent procurement, patent enforcement, due diligence, antitrust, trade secrets, and commercial transactions. It is particularly specialized in handling IP matters involving information and communication technologies, automobiles, and manufacturing.

Han Kun’s IP lawyers are graduates of top universities with diverse technical backgrounds, strong legal expertise, unique perspectives, and extensive experience. They work closely with clients to provide the latest legal insights, strategies, and advice. Han Kun’s IP practice has won the trust and praise of renowned domestic and multinational clients for the quality of its professional services and diligent work ethic.

IAM Market

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An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.

It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.

Oblon

Oblon Platinum SponsorCompanies around the world depend on Oblon to help them to establish, leverage and protect their IP assets in the United States and abroad. The firm is headquartered within steps of the US Patent and Trademark Office and has an affiliate office in Tokyo, Japan.

Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focusing exclusively on IP law. For more than 45 years, Oblon has provided the full range of IP services to some of the world’s leading innovators.

Oblon’s specialised team of over 130 IP attorneys, registered patent agents and technical advisers includes some of the most respected practitioners of IP law in the United States. Many of its professionals hold advanced-level degrees in computer and software engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, chemistry or materials science.

Ropes & Gray

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Science, technology, and business leaders turn to Ropes & Gray to handle their critical IP matters. Our IP practice is comprised of over 110 attorneys and technical advisers that are ranked globally by Chambers, U.S. News & World Report, the IAM Patent 1000, Benchmark Litigation, and Managing Intellectual Property. Our IP group offers the full range of IP services—from strategic counseling and litigation to licensing and transactions. Highly educated and experienced in science and technology, our IP lawyers consistently deliver results across a wide range of industries, including technology and media, life sciences, retail and consumer, private equity and financial services, and healthcare and education.

Ropes & Gray’s IP litigation group is renowned for its Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) expertise and has successfully navigated hundreds of proceedings on behalf of patent owners and challengers alike. Our PTAB team includes patent-focused district court litigators who are also registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our litigators are regular members of courtroom and International Trade Commission (ITC) trial teams and understand the issues that can arise in coordinating district court, ITC, and PTAB challenges.

Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with more than 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals and clients in major centers of business, finance, technology, and government. With offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul, the firm can address the complex legal issues that face global clients today.

Squire Patton Boggs

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IP is the lifeblood of most commercial enterprises. Squire Patton Boggs understand and live this with clients, who we assist in harvesting and protecting IP assets associated with their innovative products and services. Having a deep understanding of the interplay between IP rights and business goals enables us to serve as a strategic partner to clients.

IP disputes often arise, and clients entrust us to represent their interests around the globe. Our IP litigation team comprises a large and deep bench of IP litigators with long track records of success inside and outside the courtroom. They work to understand the client’s business goals in any dispute and drive toward results that achieve these. Our IP litigation team is diverse and includes numerous members with technology backgrounds and relevant industry or government experience. Moreover, our international trade and public policy teams complement the skills of the IP litigation team to provide comprehensive solutions to clients facing IP disputes.

Recognized as one of the top 20 global law firms by Law360 for six years in a row, our global presence in 44 offices across 19 countries enables us to quickly address IP needs anywhere in the world.

 

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s national patent litigation practice operates out of strong platforms in Silicon Valley, Texas, New York, and Washington, D.C. We provide clients with the comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional coverage that is a requirement for clients that sell products on a large scale, and frequently are sued in multiple venues. Our team is adept at handling all aspects of IP and patent disputes in district court litigation, and we offer particularly deep experience before the Federal Circuit and the PTAB. Weil’s patent litigators regularly litigate and try matters where the rulings are game-changing and where the law, facts, and technology are complex. Our work for industry leaders in tech and life sciences areas keeps us at the forefront of the fast-evolving IP space. Many of the attorneys in our practice hold advanced degrees in various technological disciplines, including electrical engineering, computer science, chemical engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, organic chemistry, and physics. These technical backgrounds allow our team to identify critical issues, understand the technology at the forefront of a case, and become trusted advisors and litigators for clients.

 

Winston & Strawn LLP

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With more than 200 attorneys, Winston & Strawn LLP’s IP practice is one of the most active and highly regarded in the United States. As such, we were recently selected by Chambers USA as an Awards for Excellence finalist in IP (including patents, copyright and trademarks). In addition, more than one-third of our IP partners have been honored by U.S. and international ratings organizations, including the IAM Patent 1000, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500. Our success has been driven by a simple strategy of attracting the best trial lawyers and supporting them with strong technical lawyers, creating teams which achieve results. Winston’s patent practice is unique in that no matter what venue, discipline, technology, industry, client, or case we are pitching, we have a strong story to tell. More than 70 of our lawyers have technical degrees, including more than 20 with advanced degrees. Our attorneys understand that IP litigation is a means of establishing a client’s future competitive position rather than simply resolving disputes that arise from past conduct, and we have substantial experience providing assistance to clients who use IP as part of their business strategy.

Bronze sponsor

Nokia

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Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services, and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sectors that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Our valuable IP portfolio spans more than 20,000 patent families, built from more than €126 billion invested in research and development over the past two decades. With active licensing programs, including for mobile phone, automotive, and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees.


Media Partners

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Global Innovation Policy Center

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through IP standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges. The GIPC is leading efforts to promote innovation and creativity globally by advocating for strong IP standards. This endeavor begins in Washington, D.C. and extends to countries and multilateral forums around the world.

International Law Office

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Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.

Lexology

Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

World Trademark Review

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World Trademark Review is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. In each issue the experienced editorial team and extensive panel of correspondents provide in-depth coverage of national and regional trends, profile the world’s major trademark offices (including how they function and handle important registration issues), and conduct interviews with leading trademark personalities.

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