On June 2, 2015, Wolf Greenfield hosted a seminar entitled "IPRs: Strategies for Winning and Utilizing Them Effectively in Litigation."
In the nearly three years since inter partes review (IPR) - a mechanism for challenging the validity of a patent before the USPTO - went into effect under the America Invents Act, its use has skyrocketed. And for good reason - IPRs can be a more efficient and cost-effective way to resolve patent disputes. They are especially effective for companies targeted by patent trolls. One must, however, proceed with caution when it comes to IPR practice. Petitioners and patent owners alike need to employ thoughtful strategies, whether their goal is simply to win the IPR, or to use the IPR to settle or avoid patent litigation.
Our esteemed and experienced panel included the following people:
- Peter Toto, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property at Sony Corporation of America
- Jim Harrington, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Shire Pharmaceuticals
- Rich Giunta, Co-Chair, Post Grant Proceedings at Wolf Greenfield
- Mike Rader, Co-Chair, Litigation at Wolf Greenfield
- Moderator: Randy Pritzker, Co-Chair, Electrical and Computer Technologies at Wolf Greenfield