Patent assertions by non-practicing entities (NPEs) — sometimes referred to as “patent trolls” — have been the subject of numerous press reports and are on the minds of many businesses in numerous industries. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation making various patent litigation changes, and now, the U.S. Senate is considering that legislation and its own in order to address these issues. The webcast will feature in-house attorneys from a cross-section of industries who will discuss the pros and cons of the legislation before the Senate. They will describe how it may impact your company and how you can get involved.
Phillip Johnson, Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Diane Lettelleir, Senior Managing Counsel, J.C. Penny
Dana Rao, Vice President, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Adobe
Evan Slavitt, Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs, AVX Corporation
Amar Sarwal, Vice President & Chief Legal Strategist, Association of Corporate Counsel