Patent Strategy: Winning Against Non-Practicing Entities

Presented on Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Materials:
  • Patent Strategy: Winning Against Non-Practicing Entities

    • Speakers:
    • Josh Death, AVP Legal, IP and Patentable Innovation, TD Bank Group,
    • Tim Kowalski, Senior Patent Counsel, Google,
    • Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network Inc,
    • Steve Mason, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP,
  • About this program:
  • Join our McCarthy Tétrault IP lawyers and guests from Google, TD Bank and LOT Network for an interactive panel discussion addressing the growing issue of non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) in Canada. Our compelling group of speakers with industry and subject matter expertise will share their insights from a decade of experience in addressing the NPE issue in the USA. The panel will focus on successful strategies that Canadian companies can immediately use to: (i) protect themselves from being targeted by NPEs; and (ii) determine what to do in the event a patent infringement lawsuit is commenced. The program is designed for business executives, general counsel and in-house lawyers.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    ¬ How recent developments in Canadian and US law can be used to combat litigation commenced by NPEs
    ¬ How to identify and address common tactics employed by NPEs
    ¬ How to create and implement a successful strategy for dealing with NPEs
    o How to avoid being targeted by NPEs
    o How to reach an early and favourable resolution
    o How to win at trial
    ¬ Whether, how, and when to involve indemnitors

  • Accreditation:

  • This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of eligible educational activity or CPD/MCE credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.