13th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute

Taking an in-depth look at winning strategies for prosecuting and litigating patents, with a special focus on the America Invents Act.

Join a nationally recognized faculty of leading district judges, academia, patent prosecution, litigation experts and senior IP counsel from major corporations such as Twitter, Netflix and Google, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Latham IP Partner Julie Holloway will be moderating a panel titled "What is That Patent Really Worth? Courts Take a Hard Look at the 'Reasonable Royalty.'" The Federal Circuit and district courts have recently begun requiring experts to link reasonable royalty calculations to real-world facts related to the specific invention. Courts are also taking a close look at what facts are admitted into evidence, excluding sales data (Uniloc) and license data (ResQnet) that were employed erroneously to "drive up" the royalty rate. These cases do not always make clear whether it is the expert's method or data that should be excluded. The need for better methods and better data is especially strong in the case of complex products, which may embody hundreds of patents. This panel examines recent cases and discusses new economic methods that hold promise for satisfying the new standards that have emerged in them.

The Institute is one of three Advanced Patent Law Institutes presented by The University of Texas School of Law, each uniquely tailored to its locale. This event is jointly presented with The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at UC Berkeley. 

For further information and to register, please click here.


December 6-7, 2012
Palo Alto, California, USA
Four Seasons Hotel
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