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Uncovering the Latest Patent Litigation Shifts and Trends
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LES Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting

5/27/2015
When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mariani's Inn
2500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California  95051
United States

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DATE & TIME
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

LOCATION
Mariani's Inn
2500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95051

TITLE
Uncovering the Latest Patent Litigation Shifts and Trends

DESCRIPTION
As companies of all sizes increasingly recognize the importance of patents and intellectual property in driving growth, understanding the data behind business litigation has become indispensable to properly assessing strategic opportunities and risk, and budgeting accordingly.

Join us as our experts evaluate Lex Machina's second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report, providing unparalleled depth of insight into the major patent litigation trends and the forces behind them, including time to remedy, case findings, resolutions, and damages, and the major players.

PANELISTS
Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist & General Counsel, Lex Machina
Mike Sacksteder, Chair, Patent Litigation Group, Fenwick & West
Renny Hwang, Senior Litigation Counsel, Google

SCHEDULE
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration and Networking lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Program

REGISTRATION
Early, by Friday, May 22, 2015, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $45
Non-Members: $50

After Friday, May 22, 2015, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $50
Non-Members: $55

Online Registration Deadline: Monday, May 25, 9 PM PST

After May 25, contact James House, siliconvalleywriting@gmail.com

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after Friday, May 22
Substitutions are permitted

MCLE CREDIT
This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit

SPEAKER BIOS
Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist & General Counsel, Lex Machina
Owen Byrd is Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel.  He provides thought leadership in the domain of Legal Analytics and its application to the practice of law, via speaking engagements, publications, webcasts, blogging, social media and press.  He also assists with sales, marketing and customer success, and manages Lex Machina’s operations, including legal, finance and human resources.

Owen has previously founded and led data-centric software, real estate and non-profit ventures and operated his own law firm. He is a member of the California Bar and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Colorado College.

Renny Hwang, Senior Litigation Counsel, Google
Renny Hwang is Senior Litigation Counsel for Google. He focuses on intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright and open source issues. Mr. Hwang manages a team responsible for a wide number and variety of cases, both in the U.S. and internationally, related to various Google technologies, including Knowledge, Infrastructure and Mobile.

Prior to joining Google, Mr. Hwang practiced in the Intellectual Property group in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP. He also has experience in product management and software development, leading product and engineering teams in building Internet software technologies.

Mr. Hwang received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Mike Sacksteder, Chair, Patent Litigation Group, Fenwick & West
Mike Sacksteder is Chair of the Patent Litigation Group at Fenwick & West – a team of top-notch litigators with diverse legal and technical backgrounds at one of the foremost technology law firms in the country.  At Fenwick, he has led patent litigation teams for high-profile clients such as Intuit, Symantec, and Silver Peak Systems.  He has obtained trial successes in some of the most active patent litigation courts around the country, including those in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of California, and he has successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  His practice ranges from helping technology companies of all sizes fight off claims brought by non-practicing entities to representing clients in "bet-the-company" intellectual property litigation against competitors.

Mike is a magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, where he was editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Law Review.