SOURCE: Chipworks


June 15, 2011 09:00 ET

Chipworks Brings Renowned Licensing Authorities to IP Business Congress Breakout Panel

John Desmarais, Tom Ewing, Michael Lennon, Daniel Papst and Terry Ludlow Address the Developing NPE Market

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Jun 15, 2011) - Chipworks (, the world's leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis for semiconductors and microelectronic systems, announced it will host "The Developing Non-practicing Entity (NPE) Market" breakout session June 20th from 4:10-5:40 p.m. during the IP Business Congress in San Francisco, June 19-21, 2011.

"New licensing models are emerging all the time. They can have significant implications for the way patents are enforced, now and in the future," said Terry Ludlow, CEO of Chipworks. "These experts will share fresh perspectives and insights on the impact of NPEs on today's patent landscape."

A Gold Sponsor, Chipworks has assembled a panel of distinguished licensing specialists including:

  • John Desmarais, President, Round Rock Research LLC
  • Tom Ewing, Principal Consultant, Avancept LLC
  • Michael Lennon, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Daniel Papst, Chief Patent Officer, Papst Licensing
  • Terry Ludlow, CEO, Chipworks

Although NPEs are a fact of life, the business models they employ are varied and always changing. The panel will discuss these business models under four major themes:

1. Privateers as a new development -- How are privateers different from the traditional NPE model?
2. NPE Developments in Europe -- What does the NPE landscape look like?
3. NPE Developments in the U.S. -- Is the privateer model shaping or driving new licensing business practices?
4. Changes in the legal environment -- How is US patent reform altering the IP environment for NPEs and privateers?

Chipworks invites delegates to stop by their exhibit booth (#3) before or after the session to play a game of Battleship and discuss ways in which the Company's patent evaluation and infringement analysis services can help strengthen semiconductor, systems, and software, patent licensing positions.

About Chipworks

Chipworks is the recognized leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis of semiconductors and electronic systems. The company's ability to analyze the circuitry and physical composition of these systems makes it a key partner in the success of the world's largest semiconductor and microelectronics companies. Intellectual property groups and their legal counsel trust Chipworks for success in patent licensing and litigation -- earning hundreds of millions of dollars in patent licenses, and saving as much in royalty payments.

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