This conference brings together a distinguished faculty of the foremost patent attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel in the country. They will share their knowledge, experience, and insights on a variety of topics, including:
The impact of Apple v. Samsung
Best practices for litigating and managing disputes under the America Invents Act (AIA)
Understanding the new proceedings for patent review
Potential ethical concerns
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About the KVN Faculty
Co-chair and presenter, Ashok Ramani: Mr. Ramani focuses his practice on patent and trade-secret matters. He has represented clients in federal and state courts as well as before the US International Trade Commission in Section 337 investigations. Mr. Ramani's notable results include securing two nine-figure settlements (one of which followed a successful ten-week jury trial), obtaining preliminary injunctions against former employees on trade secret misappropriation claims, and achieving mid-trial voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff (with Mr. Ramani's clients and the other defendant paying nothing). In addition to patent and trade-secret matters, Mr. Ramani has served as lead counsel in trademark, contract, and fiduciary-duty matters. In his twelve years of practice, Mr. Ramani has tried 14 jury and bench trials.
Presenter, Asim Bhansali: Mr. Bhansali has extensive trial and litigation experience in antitrust, intellectual property, and complex commercial matters. His antitrust cases span a range of high-technology, financial, and life-science industries, and have included several of the largest private civil actions in U.S. history. Mr. Bhansali has defended clients in consumer class actions, including alleged violations of California unfair competition laws. His intellectual property cases have included patent and trade-secret actions in the pharmaceutical, computer-software, internet, and semiconductor industries.
Presenter, Matthias Kamber: With a background in mechanical engineering and a practice focused on patent and other intellectual property matters, Mr. Kamber protects his clients’ technology from aggressive competitors and trolls. Regardless of the type of case or technology, he quickly determines the most effective legal strategy while balancing each client’s corporate objectives. His approach has resulted in favorable early-stage dispositions, successful negotiated resolutions, and victories at trial. He has handled cases involving smartphone software and hardware, Internet telephony, wireless networking, microprocessor design, and medical devices throughout the country and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.