Partner, Chris Mammen will be speaking at the the Advanced Patent Law Institute in Palo Alto on Dec 6-7, 2018. The APLI offers a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice. Co-organized by BCLT and Stanford Law School, it presents an expert faculty of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations.
Chris will be discussing litigation financing. Even as the “patent troll” phenomenon has faded, litigation funding for patent cases seems to be growing. When should a patentee consider working with a litigation funder? How can you preserve privilege and work product while the funder conducts due diligence? How much can or should the funder be involved in managing (or settling) the litigation? Are there defense-side analogues to third party litigation funding? What other ethical pitfalls should you look out for when considering working with a litigation funder?
Other panels at the conference will cover the full range of patent law issues, including.
- the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions
- patentable subject matter
- claim construction
- PTAB strategy
CLE: UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved for 14 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour ethics and 1 hour elimination of bias.