Cost Management Practices for Global Patent Portfolios

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Akihiro Ryuka(Japan), Andrew Schwaab(US), Dale Lazar(US) & Michael Williams(UK)

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Cost Management Practices for Global Patent Portfolios Panelists: Aki Ryuka - Japanese Patent Attorney, founder of RYUKA, Japan, which has 15 Patent Attorneys and 60 staff, in total Andrew Schwaab -Registered Patent Attorney in DLA Piper's Silicon Valley office -President of San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Michael Williams -European and UK Patent Attorney -Partner at Cleveland in London Dale Lazar - Registered Patent Attorney and Office Managing Partner in DLA Piper's Northern Virginia office - Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School This interactive panel presentation features three panelists who will each share their own regional perspective and expertise on the decision-making behind patent portfolio management. Mr. Schwaab of DLA Piper (Silicon Valley, US) will start our panelists with key concepts for selecting IP and making decisions of greatest strategic value to maximize benefits from patent filings. Mr. Williams of Cleveland (London) will discuss global patent foundations enabling patentees to successfully navigate the EPO's new laws and reduce prosecution costs (in Europe and beyond), while maintaining robust protection in the U.S., Asia and beyond. Essential aspects of ordering and timing prosecution of inventions filed in multiple countries will be covered by Mr. Ryuka of Ryuka Law Firm (Tokyo), who will provide his winning insights into various adjustments to make as well as the merits thereof. Moderator Dale Lazar will lead the panelists through this discussion and field an in-depth question & answer session for participants at the end.

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