Conference preview: ACI Expert Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement

24-01-2018

Conference preview: ACI Expert Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement

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The interplay of the PTAB and the ITC will be a key topic of the ACI’s 10th Expert Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement, in March 2018, as WIPR finds out.

General counsel and IP executives will convene in Washington, DC for the American Conference Institute’s (ACI’s) 10th Expert Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement, scheduled for March 5 and 6 at the Willard InterContinental.

The conference kicks off with a keynote address from the chairman of the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Once again, members of the ITC bench, US Customs and Border Protection, senior ITC attorneys, in-house counsel and leading law firms are also confirmed for this benchmarking and networking forum. The in-house faculty includes decision-makers from Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Qualcomm, Carbonite, Extreme Networks, Microsoft, Deka, Sony and LevelUp.

"Other sessions include a discussion on the enforcement of exclusion orders, with a focus on how to address the practical, 'on the ground' challenges affecting complainants and respondents."

Topics covered include the interplay of the PTAB and the ITC, the direction of standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory/reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND/RAND), the future of ITC filings and district court proceedings post-TC Heartland, as well as an ITC judges’ panel, an interview with a former administrative law judge and Q&A with former commissioners.

Interactive sessions, networking breaks and a cocktail reception will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect and further discuss their questions.

Panel discussions

Attendees will have access to sophisticated, practical panel discussions. In one session, in-house executives will discuss their approaches to budgeting, selecting outside counsel and managing ITC litigation. The panel will include insights on performing a cost-benefit analysis, and weathering internal pressures faced by corporate counsel.

Other sessions include a discussion on the enforcement of exclusion orders, with a focus on how to address the practical, “on the ground” challenges affecting complainants and respondents. This panel is followed by a Dialogue with the ITC Bench where audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from administrative law judges (ALJs).

The 2018 agenda also includes an enhanced focus on domestic industry, the 100-day proceeding (which enables the ITC to designate certain cases/issues for early decision by the ALJ within 100 days of institution of the investigation) and global patent litigation, along with a new session on cease and desist orders.

Register for the conference here. To enjoy a 10% discount, use the code 999-P10-WIPR18

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