Mobile Patent Wars

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:00 - 6:30 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 - 6:35 PM Opening Remarks
6:35 - 6:45 PM Introduction by Session Chair
6:45 - 7:35 PM Panelist Position Statements
7:35 - 8:45 PM Discussion & Q&A

Chair: Ken Korea
Organizer: Alan Weissberger

Session Abstract:Patent experts and representatives from various companies in the mobile space will discuss the impact of ever increasing patent litigation, including so-called "mobile patent wars", involving convergence devices such as mobile phones and tablets. They will address what drives current patent litigation landscape and what this ultimately means to consumers. The discussion topics would include whether the current patent system promote or stifles innovation, what role, if any, standardization plays in the current conflicts, and whether there is a better way to address the "royalty-stacking issue" associated with convergence devices.
This event is jointly sponsored by Qualcomm and Samsung.

Speaker: Ken Korea

Bio: VP and Chief IP Counsel at Samsung Electronics US IP Center

Title: Patent Wars

Abstract: Ken Korea will provide an overview of Mobile IP patent litigation issues.

Speaker: Colleen Chien

Bio: Professor Colleen Chien is nationally known for her research and publications surrounding domestic and international patent law and policy issues. Her work has been cited by the FTC and in Congress. She has testified before the DOJ, FTC and PTO on patent issues, frequently lectures at national law conferences and has published several in-depth empirical studies, including of patent litigation, patent amicus briefs, non-practicing entities (NPE), and the secondary market for patents. She is an expert on the International Trade Commission (ITC), a topic on which she has authored several articles and co-authors a practice guide, The Section 337 Patent Investigation Management Guide.
Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2007, Professor Chien prosecuted patents at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco, as an associate and then Special Counsel. She also served as an advisor to the School of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, worked as a spacecraft engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, and was an investigative journalist at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism as a Fulbright Scholar. She lives in the east bay with her husband and their two active sons.

Title: Patent Remedies

Abstract: Colleen Chien will cover Patent remedies - ITC vs. district court

Speaker: John Scott

Bio: John A. Scott is Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Incorporated, where he manages a portfolioof patent litigation and other intellectual property/commercial litigation matters. He joined Qualcommin 2007 and was previously with the IP litigation group at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto and San Diego. He currently serves as Chair of the Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and is a member of several other organizations with a focus on intellectual property. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) where he was on the editorial board for Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Abstract: John Scott will speak on patent suits between competitors - Apple vs. HTC/Motorola/Samsung, Microsoft vs. Motorola, etc.

Speaker: Josh McGuire

Bio: Joshua McGuire is Senior Patent Counsel at Google. He joined Google in 2009 - just in time for the mobile wars, the Nortel patent auction, and the Motorola Mobility merger. Joshua is responsible for strategic mobile patent issues including patent and company acquisitions, third-party threats, licensing, and patent prosecution. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California - Berkeley School of Law. Prior to joining Google, Joshua was a patent attorney for Fish & Richardson and was a founding partner of an IT and engineering consulting firm.

Abstract: Josh mcGuire will talk about acquiring patents for protection - CPTN's acquisition of Novell patents, Nortel patent auction, Google's purchase of IBM patents etc.

Speaker: Cynthia Bright

Bio: Cynthia Bright leads the IP litigation group at Hewlett Packard as Associate General Counsel since April this year. Cynthia joined HP in 2009 after more than five years at Atmel Corporation, where she had most recently been the Director of Litigation. Prior to Atmel, Cynthia spent over five years as a commercial and IP litigator at Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto.

Abstract: Cynthia Bright will talk about NPE patent suits - are they increasing or decreasing? Has the AIA had any impact?

Speaker: Tom Lavelle

Bio: Tom Lavalle is responsible for the overall legal direction of Rambus, including securities, compliance, intellectual property, and litigation. Mr. Lavelle served as vice president and general counsel at Xilinx, one of the world's leading suppliers of programmable chips, where he oversaw all legal matters. Mr. Lavelle joined Xilinx in 1999 after spending more than 15 years at Intel Corporation where he held various positions in the legal department. Mr. Lavelle earned his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Abstract: Tom Lavelle will address Companies' transfer of IP Assets to NPEs - Micron to RRR, Nokia to Mosaid, Apple to Digitude, etc.

Speaker: Jonathan Wells

Bio: Dr. Jonathan Wells provides litigation support, expert witness and expert consulting services in the areas of wireless patents, technology and business. Dr. Wells has a Management Diploma from Stanford University, an M.B.A. (with distinction) from Massey University, a Ph.D. in Physics, from the University of Bath and B.Sc., Physics with Physical Electronics (with 1st Class Honors) from the University of Bath.

Abstract: Jonathan Wells will guide us through what this means for engineers