McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to be an official sponsor of the Managing Intellectual Property US Patent Forum 2015 set for March 24, 2015 in Palo Alto, California.
Following a year of heated debate about patent reform, trolls, antitrust considerations in Hatch-Waxman litigation and the Supreme Court killing software patents, IP managers across different sectors are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty. As former Chief Judge Rader bluntly says: “the law doesn’t make sense anymore”. Yet, the industry seems to becoming more active in trying to fix the system where laws fail to protect IP owners. From lobbying attorney generals to fight malicious law suits, to creating defensive patent pools, and all the way to utilizing trade secrets as an alternative to patent protection, patent-heavy industries are creating a self-help system to overcome legal uncertainty. Focusing on litigation, licensing, patent protection and IP commercialization, as well as on the most important global developments, the MIP US Patent Forum 2015 will take close look at these issues. It will shed light on the US IP landscape, provide you with different strategies to deal with uncertainty, give you best practices for today’s IP protection and analyze future developments so you can stay ahead of your competition.
MBHB partner Joseph Herndon is a speaker for the following panel presentation taking place at 3:00 p.m. on Tues., March 24:
Patenting Software and Business Methods