6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA,
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LES Silicon Valley Chapter is pleased
to co-sponsor this month’s program
with the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property
Law Association:

“The Impact of Patent Exhaustion
after Impression Products v. Lexmark International


Thursday, September 28, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (just north of San Antonio Road)

6:00 p.m. – Registration, networking and cocktails
6:30 p.m. – Buffet Supper
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Program


Special Registration Fees for this month’s meeting:
When click on Register button, if not an LES member, click on “Continue as Guest” button.
$55 – Special Sept. 28 Registration Fee
$30 – Students (when registering use code: LESSVC092017Student)

$40 – Government Staff (when registering use code: LESSVC092017Gov)
Online registration closes Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Please join Ron Laurie, Peter Kang and Dana Hayter in a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark International.

Discussion to include:

  • The impact of Impression Products on the U.S. law of patent exhaustion and related overseas activities.

  • Some questions the Impression Products decision leaves open for patent practitioners, litigators and technology transaction professionals.

  • Transactional and structural options to address the impact of patent exhaustion (or the risks posed by the questions the Impressions case leaves open) in various types of transactions and other activities, along with potential benefits, disadvantages and risks posed by those options.

Ron LaurieModeratorInflexion Point Strategy
Dana HayterPerkins Coie, LLP
Peter KangSidley Austin LLP

About our speakers:
Ron Laurie, 
Inflexion Point Strategy
ron-laurie-124x182Ron is Managing Director at Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC, the first IP investment bank, which he founded in 2004. As a lawyer, Ron was a founding partner of Skadden Arps’ Silicon Valley office, where he chaired the firm’s IP Strategy and Transactions practice group for six years and led IP diligence teams in some of the largest high-tech and life sciences M&A, joint venture and technology spin-out deals ever done, worth over $50 billion in aggregate. He was also a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of Weil, Gotshal and Irell & Manella. Ron is the LES Silicon Valley Chapter Vice-Chair.

Dana Hayter, Perkins Coie LLP
Hayter photo 2017
Dana is a Partner in the Technology Transactions Group of Perkins Coie LLP. His practice focuses on patent and technology licensing, acquisitions and sales, along with related company legal and business strategy. Dana joined Perkins Coie in 2015, with more than 20 years of experience practicing intellectual property in the technology sector. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Dana was Intel’s Vice President of Technology Licensing and an Associate General Counsel for the company.

Peter KangSidley Austin LLP

Kang photo 2017

Peter is a senior IP trial attorney and #1 ranked author. His experience includes over a dozen trials (both in district courts and before the ITC), multiple Federal Circuit arguments, and First Chair counsel in seven trials, including a patent defense jury verdict resulting in a $4.6 million fee award for his client. He has argued over a dozen times before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, including victory in the first IPR to reach final judgment. Peter negotiates IP licenses worldwide and advises on IP diligence issues in corporate transactions. He is an AAA arbitrator and Immediate Past President of the International Association of Korean Lawyers. Peter is a founding Partner of Sidley Austin LLP’s Palo Alto office.

If you have problems registering for the September meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey atcaseymj10@hotmail.com.

MCLE: An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California.

If any questions, please contact Casey at  caseymj10@hotmail.com.