Previous Events

November 17, 2020 Meeting

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Description: Adrian Cyhan and Nicole Nan of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP presented on fostering ethical negotiations between parties – whether or not the participants are attorneys – and related considerations and practices.

 

October 20, 2020 Meeting

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Description: USPTO Administrative Patent Judge David McKone spoke about his experience on the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board and about how COVID-19 has affected PTAB hearings.

 

September 17, 2020 Meeting

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Description: Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, spoke about the management of patent risk in software, including parallels between open source technical and patent collaboration. More specifically, Mr. Bergelt presented on defensive patent aggregation and the parallels between open source technical development under a collaborative model and patent risk mitigation under a similar approach. Mr. Bergelt also addressed prospective solutions to enable open source hardware patent risk mitigation.