The Decline of IP Protection in America:

Did We Go Too Far To Eradicate Weak Patents?

May 10-12, 2017


Is it time to abolish Section 101? Consider this: U.S. patent applications increased by 1.8% in 2015. Meanwhile, patent applications in China and the European Patent Office increased by a whopping 18.7% and 4.8% respectively.

Companies struggle to secure new patents in the U.S., while the validity of their existing patents continue to be challenged. Our ability to obtain and defend patents under Section 101 was frustrated by the Supreme Court's decisions in Mayo, Myriad and Alice. While the Enfish decision has offered some relief, we still face much uncertainty around patent-eligible subject matter.

Eradicating weak patents makes the American patent system stronger, but what are the unintended consequences of this evolving process? What does it mean to have a truly strong patent system? How can we balance the eradication of weak patents and the protection of true innovation? And what are the implications for our global IP strategy, particularly as patent value creation continues to accelerate in Asia and Europe? Don't miss this opportunity to find out how companies are tackling this new patent landscape.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Choosing the Right IP Valuation Methodology
  • Articulating to Your C-Suite Why IP Valuation is Context Driven
  • Patent Trolls on the Rise in Asia and Europe
  • Open Source: A Necessity and Threat
  • Trademark Portfolio Building: Engage Your Sales and Marketing Teams
  • Patent Sales: State of the Market
  • and more!

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