Held June 20-21, 2023
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Panel #2 – Creating an Innovative Ecosystem to Drive Value

June 20, 2023 @ 10:00 AM EST

10:00 AM ET
June 20, 2023

Panel #2 – Creating an Innovative Ecosystem to Drive Value

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The concept of driving value in the patent context can mean many different things to different people. Conceptually, there is nothing new about the need for fiscal responsibility as a lead component in the value proposition. What is new, however, is what seems to be the sometimes-unrealistic expectations of the courts, which is diametrically inapposite to the often-indiscriminate cost-cutting measures imposed during times of economic downturn.

This panel will discuss the trials and tribulations facing innovators as they seek to cultivate, define, and protect as much innovation as possible without chasing (and maintaining) weak patents that only work to eat precious resources and divert attention from stronger innovation pathways.  Among other things, the panel will also discuss:

(1) Designing an optimal in-house patent department, including structure and personnel decisions (i.e., patent attorneys vs. patent agents vs. patent engineers vs. data scientists vs. IP Managers).

(2) Collaboration opportunities between innovators, in-house patent counsel and outside lawyers throughout the various stages of the innovation to commercialization cycle.

(3) What mechanism can be put into place to streamline processes, cut costs, and simultaneously maintain focused protection on core technologies that have business relevance?

(4) How can and should innovators triage innovation and determine where to direct their time and limited financial resources?

(5) What functions innovators can outsource to outside lawyers and vendors versus what should be done in-house.

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



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The concept of driving value in the patent context can mean many different things to different people. Conceptually, there is nothing new about the need for fiscal responsibility as a lead component in the value proposition. What is new, however, is what seems to be the sometimes-unrealistic expectations of the courts, which is diametrically inapposite to the often-indiscriminate cost-cutting measures…

Session Speakers

Randy Canis

Randy Canis

Senior Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property

EquipmentShare

Idris McKelvey

Vice President, Patent Counsel

The Estée Lauder Companies

Joseph Monaghan

Joseph Monaghan

Patent Counsel

Volvo Group

Derek Somogy

Derek Somogy

Assistant General Counsel, Patent Attorney

Caterpillar Inc.

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