The protection of patents and IP is critical to the financial services industry due to the increasingly competitive marketplace and the growth of patent trolls. You must ensure protection of your own innovation to remain competitive and take great care to avoid infringing on the patents of others. World Congress's 11th Annual Patents for Financial Services Summit is intended for in-house legal executives to engage in networking opportunities, shared best practices, hear cutting-edge case studies, and discuss new rules and regulations impacting financial services patent policies. This two-day Summit will consist of informative educational sessions and interactive panel discussions led by senior-level patent counsel and experts on patent trends and strategies.
WilmerHale Partner Gregory Lantier is a featured speaker at this event and will give a presentation entitled, "Recover Litigation Expenses in Patent Infringement Actions." He will discuss precedent and proposals for shifting discovery costs to patent plaintiffs, analyze the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions in Octane Fitness v. Icon Health and Fitness and Highmark v. Allmark Health Management Systems on attorney fee shifting, and identify strategies for enforcement of indemnification provisions against third party suppliers of accused technologies in complex patent infringement actions.