Post-Grant Attacks on Patents: Understanding the Benefits and Perils of All Options (RECORDING)

In this second installment of the three part series, the panelists will discuss the pros/cons of the various options for challenging the validity of patent claims giving perspectives from both challenger and patent owner. The panel will highlight strategic considerations of practice and procedure before the PTAB, district courts, and the ITC. Key topics will include the overall landscape, success rates, costs, timing considerations, presumptions and burdens, estoppel, and more. Learn from a truly experienced panel with experience before all of the forums.

This webinar is sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Emily Johnson

Senior Counsel, IP Litigation

Amgen, Inc.

Emily Johnson is Senior Counsel, IP Litigation at Amgen, one of the world’s most innovative biotechnology companies. Emily oversees Amgen’s U.S. and foreign patent litigations and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and she provides counsel regarding Amgen’s intellectual property strategies.  Before joining Amgen, she represented clients in private practice, litigating nearly 100 intellectual property disputes in both judicial and administrative tribunals.  Emily had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Arthur Gajarsa at the Federal Circuit.  Emily co-chairs the PTAB Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and chairs the U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Jay Tatachar

Counsel, Patent Assertion and Enforcement

Ericsson

Jay Tatachar is Counsel, Patent Assertion and Enforcement within Ericsson’s IPR & Licensing group. In this role, Jay helps manage Ericsson’s patent assertion program both domestically in jurisdictions such as the ITC and District Court, as well as globally.  Jay’s group is responsible for preparing and managing Ericsson’s global assertion strategy, and providing technical analysis of Ericsson’s industry leading portfolio of more than 57,000 patents. Jay also provides support to the development of Ericsson’s global IP policy. Prior to joining Ericsson, Jay was an attorney in the IP litigation group of Akin Gump, where his practice included all aspects of IP litigation and counseling. While with Akin Gump he had a diverse group of clients in the telecommunications, software, medical device, and consumer devices industries and represented them in various stages of litigation including before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Vaishali Udupa

VP AGC Litigation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Vaishali Udupa manages a geographically dispersed team of litigation attorneys and paralegals. She counsels and coordinates with all levels of company employees and executives with respect to handling a diverse range of actual or potential global matters and litigations while also overseeing a wide range of IP, commercial and employment disputes, subpoenas, transactions and litigations (offensive and defensive) while remaining deeply involved in all phases of each matter, including formulating case strategies; investigating claims; conducting settlement negotiations; and participating in mediations and trials. She oversees HPE’s E-Discovery including discovery planning, strategy and vendor management. Vaishali also serve on the HPE Office of Legal and Administrative Affairs ("OLAA") Inclusion & Diversity Committee and as the Regional Lead for the OLAA Women's Network.

Todd Walters

Patent Office Litigation Group Chair & Shareholder

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Todd Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is a current Vice-Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a past Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a past Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. Todd was named the Best Lawyers ® 2020 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. 

Jenifer Ward

Executive Counsel-Corporate IP Technologies, Operations and Transactions

General Electric Co.

Jenifer Ward is executive counsel-corporate IP technologies, operations and transactions for General Electric Company. In this role, she is responsible for GE’s Corporate IP team, patent system and operations, M&A IP matters, IP governance, as well as critical technologies that cross multiple business stakeholders such as Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. Previously Jenifer was managing counsel of IP for GE’s Global Research Center and an IP litigation and patent attorney in private practice. Prior to her legal career, she worked in the field of fiber optics in the U.S. and abroad.

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