June 19 – 20, 2017

Don Daley and Derek Richmond to Present at IIPLA Global Summit in Brussels

By Donald J. Daley, Principal; Derek Richmond, Of Counsel

Don Daley and Derek Richmond of the firm’s Reston, VA, office will travel to Brussels this summer to present at the IIPLA 3rd Global IP Summit taking place June 19 and 20.  Daley will present “Dealing with Patents of Others? Strengthen your Defense and Let your Offense help your Defense!” on the morning of June 19.  The presentation will focus on both the renewed importance of legal opinions in the U.S. and the importance of strengthening your client’s portfolio to capture the products of those alleging your client of infringement of their patents.  The second portion will serve as a follow up on Daley’s presentation last year during the IIPLA Summit in London entitled “Valuable Claims – The Union of Claim Drafting and Portfolio Management.”

The following morning, Richmond will present a discussion titled “A Day in the Life…,” which summarizes a discussion between U.S. Patent Office Examiners and in-house patent practitioners, and what each side believes might help the other be more successful.  This discussion was previously moderated by Richmond and included several discussion topics, including effective ways to reduce costs in the patent application process, how to shorten application pendency, and how to strengthen issued claims.

The International Intellectual Property Law Association, or IIPLA, describes the Summit on its website as follows:

“The IIPLA 3rd Global IP Summit 2017 is a leading event in the European region dedicated to bringing together a diverse set of IP professionals and expert from all over the world, including IP experts, owners and investors to discuss and find solutions for key issues and operational challenges faced by corporations and IP professionals today.

The Summit will provide valuable insights on all stages of the Intellectual Property Lifecycle including IP Development, IP Management, IP Protection, IP Enforcement and IP Monetization, so that you can maximize benefits from your intellectual property portfolio. The Summit aims to provide an IP networking platform to accelerate collaboration of all Stakeholders in Intellectual Property Industry.”

Visit the IIPLA website to learn more and to register for the event.