The IP Strategy Summit: New York 2016
Cantor Colburn sponsored The IP Strategy Summit: New York on Thursday, October 27, in New York City where Co-Managing Partner Philmore Colburn II was a featured speaker.
Conference topics addressed a changing IP environment, including:
- ALICE v CLS cast uncertainty on the very nature of what's patentable
- Octane & Highmark decisions loosened up fee shifting standards
- Post issuance proceedings can create risky outcomes
Phil led a panel discussion entitled "The Pillars of an Aligned IP Strategy: Prosecution, Portfolio Management, Competitive Intelligence & Business Goals." The panel explored portfolio management and prosecution as the innovation gatekeeper; patent prosecution in the era of IPRs, CBMs, ALICE and Octane; due diligence - internal analysis, competitive landscape and the business goals; and evaluating your portfolio's health: signs of vitality and red flags. Also on the panel with Phil are Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black, Global Head, Intellectual Property at Merial Ltd., and Keith MacMillan, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Merck.