IP Risk Management and Strategies for Defensive Litigation in District Courts and the Patent Office

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: June 21, 2017
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  • Willful patent infringement
  • Patent-eligible subject matter
  • Inter partes review
  • Attorney Fee Awards (35 U.S.C. Sec. 285)
  • Patent venue
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: June 21, 2017


Understanding how to manage risk before, during and after litigation is one of the fundamental skills for in-house counsel. The ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your portfolio allows you to avoid litigation without looking like an easy mark or weak. While understanding your main internal resources enables the ability to be more proactive whether litigation comes from an operating company or an NPE. The partnership with your law firm, when run effectively minimizes risk and allows the litigation process to move towards your business goals.

This panel will explore the risk management and the competitive landscape. They offer strategies on how to avoid litigation and also how to manage risk during litigation.

This program was recorded as part of the 17th Annual SuperConference on June 21st, 2017.

Provided By



Michael Cohen

Patent Counsel
Baxter Healthcare Company

Michael is the Senior Patent Counsel at Baxter Healthcare Company.

Prior to joining Baxter he was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
He received his JD at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005.

Lauren Schwartz

Senior Litigation Counsel

Lauren is the Senior Litigation Counsel at Groupon.

Katherine Tabor

Former Assistant General Counsel
Office Depot

Kathy is a solution-driven attorney who has over 20 years of intellectual property litigation experience both in-house counsel and in private practice. In addition, Kathy has managed patent and trademark portfolios for Fortune 500 and private companies. Kathy has complimentary experience in privacy law and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Kathy graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law with honors and received a chemistry degree from the University of Southern California.

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