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August 27, 2009 - Michael Elmer

August IP Section Luncheon:

Global IP Strategy: Using Data to Help Secure a First Win

August 27, 2009; 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Denver ChopHouse, Large Banquet Room


In the increasingly global marketplace, and the ever-present reality of limited resources,  the question facing many corporate patentees is now "Where in the world should I sue?" and, more specifically, "Where in the world should I sue first?"  A favorable first litigation outcome may increase the chance of a favorable settlement globally.  The Global IP Project, initiated in 2002 by Michael Elmer of Finnegan, gathers, analyzes, and compares objective global patent litigation data as a basis for client counseling in case evaluation, forum shopping, and foreign filing strategies.  Mr. Elmer continues to manage this project which includes data from 30 countries.  This unique global data includes litigation statistics from 1997-2007 in many of the 30 countries, including industry-specific patentee win rate data for 2006 and 2007.  Michael Elmer, an experienced patent litigator with Finnegan, presented the global comparative patentee win rate data and discussed both US and global patent litigation forum shopping strategies.

Cost: $35 for IP Section Members, $45 for the general public, and CU/DU law students are free.  Includes a catered lunch and parking. RSVP by calling (303) 860-1115 ext. 727 or by e-mailing lunches@cobar.org before Noon on Monday, August 24, 2009.  

Cancellations after Monday, August 24, 2009 and no-shows will be billed for the cost of the program. Checks can be sent to the Colorado Bar Association, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. Also, please call or e-mail your RSVP when sending a check.  Checks should be made payable to the CBA. If leaving a message, please spell your name, specify that you are attending the Intellectual Property Section August Luncheon, leave your phone number, and specify if you would prefer a vegetarian lunch.