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4th Annual Patent Disputes Forum


The annual Santa Clara Patent Disputes Forum will feature in-house counsel and law firm litigators who will discuss the most relevant issues in today's patent disputes areas, as well as an ethics panel aimed specifically at IP practitioners. 

Keker & Van Nest Partner Ashok Ramani will moderate "Recent Developments Regarding Induced Infringement, Damages and Injunctive Relief" panel, which will discuss current cases and offers insight into the intricacies of one of the most important aspects of our conference. Additional topics will include:

  • Inter Partes Reviews: What Have We Really Learned?
  • Patent Aggregators and Their Influence on the Legal Landscape
  • Patent Law Before the Supreme Court in 2014
  • Recent Developments Regarding Induced Infringement, Damages and Injunctive Relief
  • Ethical Concerns for IP Lawyers

About Ashok Ramani

Netflix, TSMC, Google, HTC and other leading technology companies rely on Ashok Ramani to resolve their most complex intellectual property disputes. Having tried 15 jury and bench trials nationwide and before the US International Trade Commission, Mr. Ramani understands how to identify key issues early, and how to translate sophisticated technology and legal concepts to juries and judges alike.

Mr. Ramani focuses on bringing and defending patent and trade secret matters, particularly those which involve groundbreaking technology or lack legal precedent. For his plaintiff clients, Mr. Ramani has secured multiple nine-figure settlements (one of which followed a successful ten-week jury trial) and preliminary injunctions against former employees on trade-secret-misappropriation claims. For his defendant clients, Mr. Ramani has achieved mid-trial voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff (with Mr. Ramani's clients and the other defendant paying nothing), complete victory on multiple patents, and pretrial victory by summary judgment and motion to dismiss.