Views from the inside: corporate counsel on trends in IP practice

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Managing IP in association with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Our panel of accomplished in-house IP attorneys will provide insight on a variety of important topics, including filing trends (numbers/countries); portfolio value; litigation trends (venue/quantity); US patent reform; licensing in; academic institutions, and more. This webinar will be an excellent overview for both in-house and outside counsel on how IP practice is evolving for major players in the IP world. Speakers: Eileen McDermott, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator) Neil Henderson, lawyer, patent & trademark agent, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Gerard Wissing, chief operating officer, SAP Global IP Group, SAP Labs, LLC Kevin O'Neil, director – patents & licensing, AMD

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