Alert April 11, 2013

Publications and Upcoming Speaking Engagements


"Beware: Patent Malpractice Suits Are on the Rise; Patent and Trademark Law

New York Law Journal

January 23, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Joint Patent Practice CLE Program

April, 16, 2013

New York, NY

This full-day CLE seminar will include panels on USPTO Practice, Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences, Licensing/Foreign Practice/ITC, Ethics, and Litigation.  Ira Levy will lead a panel titled Rates Technology v. Hicks:  Sanctions for failure to respond to contention interrogatory.

2013 BIO International Convention

April 22, 2013


The BIO International Convention brings together thousands of companies innovating in the spectrum of life science innovations and application areas. Ted Pitcher will be speaking on the Wednesday panel titled “IP Strategies for the Developing World,” which will outline strategies that both for-profit and nonprofit groups in developing countries are taking to prepare for the globalization of their innovative products.

AMITA: Tales from the Land of Entrepreneurship

April 22, 2013

Cambridge, Mass.

Goodwin Procter is proud to be the lead sponsor of the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA). This month they will be hosting “Tales from the Land of Entrepreneurship,” a panel of female entrepreneurs from the MIT community who have taken a company public, have helped found a company with annual revenue of at least $500,000, or who have achieved a comparable level of success.  They will share their stories about the routes they took to achieve their goals and what they learned along the way. PLI’s Advanced Licensing Agreements 2013

April 25, 2013


The Advanced Licensing Agreements program is designed to address some of the more complex and practical issues that arise in drafting and negotiating IP licenses, as well as provide tips for specific industries. This program will feature updates on current legal developments, present case studies highlighting best practices, provide tactics for negotiating frequently contested issues, and provide guidance on identifying and avoiding common pitfalls, keeping the relationship on track, litigation planning and avoidance, and addressing ethics concerns.  Ira Levy is co-chair of the seminar.

Computer World Open Source Business Conference

April 29, 2013

San Francisco

This conference, hosted by Computer World, offers attendees the chance to connect with the developers, users and companies behind the most significant open-source Big Data technologies. Participants will learn the experts' strategies to make their businesses more effectively data-driven.

IP Monetization 2013: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

May 1, 2013

New York, NY

At the IP Monetization 2013 conference, leading players from operating companies, investment and consulting firms will provide comprehensive updates on the latest IP monetization techniques, review key trends and developments, and discuss and analyze important recent transactions and other market developments.  Ira Levy will present “Patent Law Developments Impacting on Patent Monetization.”