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Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing and Associated Strategies
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LES Research Triangle Park Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy The Streets at SouthPoint
8030 Renaissance Parkway
Suite 890
Durham, North Carolina  27713
United States

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy
The Streets at SouthPoint
8030 Renaissance Parkway Suite 890
Durham, NC 27713

Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing and Associated Strategies

Steven Gardner, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

This presentation will address recent opinions from the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that impact patent licensing. Sub-topics will include the Supreme Court's affirmation of the rule prohibiting post-expiration royalties; the impact of field-of-use restrictions on the ability to enforce the patent (standing); transfers of rights after a suit is filed; the exhaustion doctrine; how assigning patents to a patent-holding company can lower their value if not done correctly; the impact of inter partes review procedures of licensing; and other sub-topics.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Registration, Networking and Appetizers
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Speaker

Early by September 2, 2015
LES Members: $35
Non-Members: $40

Regular & Onsite
LES Members: $40
Non-Members: $45

Please note that space is limited, so please register early and note that onsite registration will be subject to available seating.

Online Registration Deadline: September 10, 2015, 12 PM EDT

No refunds after Monday, September 2, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

Steve Gardner
is a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.  Steve maintains an active practice in patent litigation, counseling, licensing negotiations, and due diligence.  He has represented companies in over 80 patent suits in federal courts in California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, and other states.  He has represented multiple companies in major licensing and cross-licensing negotiations, including advocating the value (or lack thereof) of the patent rights at issue. 

Steve received a BS and MS from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a JD, with honors, from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review.  He clerked for the Hon. Frank W. Bullock, Jr., Chief Judge, US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1994-95, and the Hon. Alvin A. Schall, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1995-96.

For several years, Steve has been elected to Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite List as one of the top patent attorneys in North Carolina based on a survey of all members of the North Carolina bar.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for intellectual property law.  He is also one of only six attorneys in North Carolina named by Chambers USA as a “Band 1” attorney in intellectual property.  He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation newsletter.


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