8:45am – 5:00pm
For many years, technology companies have accumulated large numbers of patents based on the belief that doing so ensures their freedom to operate. This freedom has come under increasing threat from both patent-assertion entities (PAEs), who have enforced their patents against a wide range of high tech companies, and the growing number of lawsuits between product companies. The secondary market has fueled both trends by funneling patents to PAEs and by enabling practicing companies to acquire large patent portfolios, most recently from Nortel and Motorola Mobility.
Companies need to rethink how best to maintain their freedom to develop and launch innovative new products and services in light of these developments. This conference will bring together professors, attorneys and other patent experts to explore new defensive strategies for navigating the evolving patent landscape in the US and abroad.
CLE: This event will qualify for at least 5.5 hours of CLE. Santa Clara Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
The High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University
Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Special thanks to the High Tech Law Institute Benefactors