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International Women's Leadership Forum


The intellectual property landscape is changing with significant legal developments across the globe. Amendments to the America Invents Act (AIA), a more activist Supreme Court, as well as a raft of anti-patent troll bills are affecting practice around patents in the US and globally. Meanwhile patent reform in Europe moves ahead with the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC).

The debate around definition of a trade mark continues and recent trade mark dilution cases have provided interesting conclusions. In copyright, digital liability is still dominating and copyright legislation may soon be changing.

The aim is to provide an inclusive debate around building the talent pipeline as well as discussing the latest developments in IP. Join your women peers to: 

  • Find out the latest in licensing and litigation
  • Look at the current challenges in biotechnology
  • Debate how to deal with non-practising entities Engage in an update on global IP developments
  • Consider the trade mark and copyright issues
  • Discover changes and key issues in post-grant proceedings
  • Hear from leading general and IP counsel about how they progressed their careers
  • Discuss the importance of leadership and building your network

Christa Anderson will speak on the "Litigation and Technology Trends" panel, which will cover:

  • Best practice for IP litigation
  • The importance of the ITC as litigation increases
  • Injunctive relief in standard-essential patents litigation
  • Trends in technology
  • Avoiding litigation issues as the social media grows

For a complete agenda and registration information, please visit this link.

About Christa Anderson
Ms. Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for some of the country’s top corporations, including Google, SanDisk, Broadcom, American Honda, Sutter Health and Intel. She has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property (patent, copyright and trademark), breach of contract, antitrust, business torts and class actions. Ms. Anderson has litigated, mediated and tried cases in federal courts around the country (including California, Texas, and Virginia), as well as in California state court.