MNACCA 3rd Annual In-House Counsel Conference

Fish & Richardson is proud to be a sponsor the the 3rd Annual Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (MNACCA) Annual In-House Counsel Conference. On Thursday, June 12th, Fish Principal Matt Samuel (Twin Cities) will speak on “Legislative Patent Reform: Moving Forward, or Stalled in the Senate?” Details are included below and also available on the event website.

3rd Annual MNACCA In-House Counsel Conference
June 12, 2014
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown
618 2nd Avenue S., Minneapolis
2-3pm and 3:15-4:15pm

Legislative Patent Reform: Moving Forward, or Stalled in the Senate?
The recent rise in litigation and demand letters originating with Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) has resulted in a variety of proposed legislative reforms and potential executive action. Pending bills introduced in the House and Senate aim to increase the risks and costs of such litigation for PAEs, but may affect defendants as well. In addition, the Supreme Court has also weighed in recently on the standard for awarding attorney fees. Meanwhile, state legislation has targeted demand letters. Join Fish principal Matt Samuel for a lively discussion regarding the issues presented by PAEs, the proposals for curbing their actions, and the implications for companies at risk of being targeted.