Adam J. Gilbert and Stephen W. Larson of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group's LIVE Webcast

Top Quote This one and a half hour event is scheduled on June 14, 2017 @12:00pm - 1:30pm ET. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) June 01, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that partners Adam J. Gilbert and Stephen W. Larson of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP will speak at this webcast entitled "IP Portfolio Audits: Conquering the Odds in 2017."

    Event Summary:
    An intellectual property audit is a vital tool for a company to identify, organize and review its IP assets and potential liabilities. It helps the company protect its copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other forms of IP, thereby enhancing its competitive advantage and minimizing risk of third-party infringement. More than simple quantification, a properly done audit can identify ownership and infringement issues. It can also assist the company in setting down efficient procedures for guarding assets, licensing intellectual property and assigning IP in employment, consulting and other agreements.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the essential features of an IP audit and give practical guidance on when and how audits should be conducted and on their depth and scope.

    Key topics to be covered:
    • Objectives of Portfolio Audits
    • Who Should Perform Audits
    • Purpose and Frequency of Audits
    • Event-Driven IP Audits
    • Scope of Audits; Assets Covered
    • Gathering Necessary Data
    • Methodologies for Asset Valuation
    • Identifying Ownership and Liability Issues
    • Audit Reporting and Action Plans

    About Adam Gilbert
    Mr. Gilbert has over a decade of experience in strategic United States and international patent procurement, patent portfolio management, general counseling on infringement and licensing, competitive analysis, due diligence, and IP audits. Mr. Gilbert currently represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, semiconductor fabrication, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), chemical processes, and mechanical systems.

    In the medical device field, Mr. Gilbert has worked extensively with emerging-growth companies in the cardiovascular, neurological, ophthalmic, and prosthetic fields. He represents multiple companies with catheter-based technologies in a variety of body lumens. Mr. Gilbert also has extensive experience in neuromodulation and tissue ablation. His technical experience in both chemical engineering and medtech yields a unique perspective in the strategic development and assessment of global patent portfolios.

    About Stephen W. Larson
    Stephen Larson has a broad intellectual property practice, having handled cases involving patent, antitrust, trade secret, trademark, and breach of contract matters. His current practice primarily involves handling complex patent and antitrust cases.

    In 2014, Stephen served as trial counsel for Masimo Corporation in a three-week jury trial against Philips Electronics North America Corp. and Philips Medizin Systeme B๖blingen GmbH. Masimo obtained a $466 million verdict based on infringement of its patents relating to pulse oximetry technology. The verdict was featured in The National Law Journal's "Top Verdicts of 2014" as the top intellectual property verdict and number 5 verdict overall, and was also listed as the "Top IP Award of 2014" by Law360. Stephen also had a primary role in defending Masimo against allegations of patent misuse and antitrust claims alleging monopolization, attempted monopolization, conspiracy, group boycott, tying and restraint of trade.

    About Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
    Knobbe Martens is one of America's largest Intellectual Property firms -a team of smart, aggressive attorneys, scientists and technical experts committed to promoting and protecting innovation.

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.

    The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

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