Held June 20-21, 2023
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Panel #1 – Building an IP Portfolio: Deciding If and When Patent Protection Makes Sense*

June 20, 2023 @ 8:45 AM EST

8:45 AM ET
June 20, 2023

Panel #1 – Building an IP Portfolio: Deciding If and When Patent Protection Makes Sense*

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Patenting and secrecy are the two major methods of protecting technology that supports competitive advantage. Trade secrets protect a wide range of confidential information, ranging from customer lists to strategic plans and business methods. Patents, of course, protect innovations.

There can be substantial overlap between what can be protected with secrets and patents. Or, perhaps it is more accurate to say that historically there has been substantial overlap between what can be protected with secrets and patents.

If trade secret interests are in the ascendancy (as many experts believe), the feeling among the IP bar is that patents, if not directly under attack, have been weakened by a series of court decisions and the effects of the post-AIA procedures for challenging issued patents.

This panel will discuss the available choices for pursuing protection for innovation and building an IP portfolio considering examining realities and likely litigation outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on discussing patent eligibility concerns associated with building a portfolio, what patents are most likely to be challenged after issuance, licensing realities and the relative difficulty certain innovations face during enforcement proceedings at the ITC and in the district courts.

Materials:

It’s Time to Give Up on the Charade of U.S. Patent Protection

Choosing Between Patents and Trade Secrets, A Discussion Worth Revisiting

What is a Trade Secret

Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prosecution-2023-panel-1

Note: This panel was moderated by Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc.



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Patenting and secrecy are the two major methods of protecting technology that supports competitive advantage. Trade secrets protect a wide range of confidential information, ranging from customer lists to strategic plans and business methods. Patents, of course, protect innovations. There can be substantial overlap between what can be protected with secrets and patents. Or, perhaps it is more accurate to…

Session Speakers

Sivon Kalminov

Director, Intellectual Property Division

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Justin Mullen

Senior Counsel

Capital One

Michael Nye

Michael Nye

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.

Louisa Salomon

Louisa Salomon

Patent Counsel

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

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