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IP Defense: Silicon Valley 2015


For today’s intellectual property executive, all roads converge toward Defense and Litigation: NPEs, corporate trolls, and the AIA have multiplied the number of IP lawsuits. In this environment, an effective, up-to-date Defense Strategy is a must-have for operating companies. This conference examines IP Defense from soup to nuts, including best and latest defense strategies, preparing for litigation, protecting trade secrets, defending against NPEs, and navigating post-issuance proceedings.

Keker & Van Nest Partner Ashok Ramani and his fellow panelists will present "Defensive Trial Strategies: Let the Games Begin." 

Defending IP cases can pose unique challenges when you go to trial, as the material is complex and new to jurors. Plus, this may be the first time that senior management is involved in this type of trial, and the stakes can be high. What are the best ways to manage the trial and how can you run it so that you achieve your goals?

This panel will explore:

• Calculating the risk factors
• How strong is their case, really?
• Working with outside counsel
• Settlement & post-trial strategy

For a complete agenda and other information, please visit the conference website at this link

About Ashok Ramani
Leading technology companies, including Netflix, TSMC, ConforMIS, and HTC call on Ashok Ramani to handle their most complex intellectual-property disputes. Having tried 15 jury and bench trials nationwide and before the US International Trade Commission, Mr. Ramani identifies key issues early and translates sophisticated technology and legal concepts to persuade juries and judges alike. Mr. Ramani focuses on bringing and defending patent and trade-secret matters, particularly those that involve cutting-edge technology or lack legal precedent.