March 24, 2011 12:10 ET

Corporate Counsel's 7th Annual IP Counsel Forum to Take Place March 30-31 in San Jose

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - ALM's Corporate Counsel today announced plans for its Seventh Annual IP Counsel Forum to take place March 30-31 at The Hilton San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

Developed for the benefit of general counsel, intellectual property counsel, IP managers and owners in all industries, the two-day conference will focus on issues related to protecting and monetizing intellectual property in the digital age. Panelists will include attorneys from Accuray Incorporated, Align Technology Inc., Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, IBM Systems Group, JDS Uniphase, Microsoft Corporation, Novellus Systems, Inc., Oracle America, Whirlpool Corporation, Xilinx, Inc., and Zoran Corporation. The complete conference agenda and details are available at

The conference will be chaired by Anne M. Rogaski, partner, Kilpatrick Townsend. Other panelists and speakers will include:

  • Bryan W. Butler, counsel, IP law -- storage products and networking division, IBM Systems Group
  • Brian Clarke, director-intellectual property, Accuray Incorporated
  • Andy Culbert, lead in-house patent litigator, Microsoft Corporation
  • Kirk Goodwin, senior counsel, patents, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Steve Luethje, director of IP, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
  • George Simion, senior patent counsel, Oracle America

Session topics to be covered at this year's event include:

  • "IP Business Strategies for the General Counsel & IP Counsel"
  • "Updates on Patent Reform 2011"
  • "Solid Strategies to Address Patent Reexaminations"
  • "Budgeting for Patent Prosecution"
  • "Damage Calculations"
  • "NPEs Before the ITC"
  • "False Marketing Claims -- The New Troll Cases"
  • "Patent Indemnities: Customers, Suppliers, Trolls and Damages"
  • "Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in IP Transactions"

Sponsors at this year's conference include: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, Kilpatrick Townsend, LexisNexis, Minesoft, Schiff Hardin LLP and Scully Scott Murphy & Presser.

Attendees will be eligible for MCLE credits. For additional conference information, or to register, contact Carl Seering at 212-457-7905 or e-mail or visit

The conference is presented by ALM's Corporate Counsel, in conjunction with ALM Events, a leading producer of educational and networking events for legal and business professionals.

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