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How Recent Case Law and Post-Grant Challenges Affect Patent Valuation
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Vancouver Chapter Meeting

6/25/2015
When: Thursday, June 25, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP (note new address) Telus Garden
1800 - 510 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Canada

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Vancouver Chapter Meeting

DATE & TIME
Thursday, June 25, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

TITLE
How Recent Case Law and Post-Grant Challenges Affect Patent Valuation

LOCATION
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP (note new address)
Telus Garden
1800 - 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Enter from Richards Street
www.bht.com

SPEAKERS
David Sheldon, Member, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
Brandon Stallman, Member, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC 

DESCRIPTION
Determining the value of a patent asset is one of the first steps in any licensing transaction.  A licensee needs to know whether a license is even necessary, and conversely, a licensor needs to know how likely the asset to be licensed is to hold up under scrutiny.  While general strategies for determining the value of assets do not often change, the America Invents Act (AIA) and recent developments in the relevant case law have changed many of the details that need to be considered when valuing a patent portfolio.

This program will explore techniques for determining whether a patent is vulnerable to the new Post Grant Review, Inter Partes Review, and Covered Business Method Review procedures introduced by the AIA.  Recent decisions relating to indefiniteness (Nautilus), written description (Williamson and Bosch), and patent eligibility (Alice and its progeny) will be outlined to provide information for identifying red flags that could indicate a risk of patent invalidity.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
LES Member: $25
Non-Member: $35
LES Student Member: $15

The LES Vancouver Chapter uses online registration and all LES members and non-members may register online using their LES online account.

Register online and pay by credit card (USD)
or
Register online and pay by check (CAD) onsite
Make check payable to "Licensing Executives Society"

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after June 22, 2015. Substitutions permitted.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Lawyers, licensing professionals, tech transfer personnel, business development professionals and executives with an interest in technology licensing.

SPEAKER BIOS
David Sheldon is a member at COJK and a patent attorney in the firm's computer science practice group. His strong background in computer science and technical experience in software engineering help him assist his software industry clients with patent drafting, prosecution, and counseling. David’s technical expertise includes technologies such as encryption, wireless communication, information search and retrieval, digital signal processing, and social networking platforms. David also advises his clients on other vital issues relating to software products, including copyright, terms of use, and licensing.

Brandon Stallman is a member at COJK and a patent attorney in the firm’s mechanical practice group. His practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including strategic counseling, patent portfolio management, licensing and other technology agreements, and patent, trademark, and copyright procurement and counseling. His practice further includes the preparation of opinions regarding matters of patent infringement, validity, and enforceability, conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations, and related litigation, including post-grant proceedings with the United States Patent Office (USPTO).  Brandon is a former patent examiner at the USPTO, which provides him with valuable insights to both sides of patent prosecution.