Current Topics in United States Patent Litigation: NPEs, the AIA, the ITC and eDiscovery

October 29, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan

After having established themselves as a leading player in the global market, Taiwanese corporations are now facing the risk of intellectual property litigation, particularly with non-practicing entities (NPE), also commonly referred to as patent trolls.Taiwanese companies have found themselves embroiled in patent lawsuits in district courts throughout the United States, as well as in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). 

The America Invents Act (AIA) includes some provisions that were intended to address some of the problems associated with NPE litigation, including the creation of new validity trials, which have just become available for use on September 16, 2012.  This seminar reviewed current topics in U.S. patent litigation, including an introduction to litigation before the ITC, trends in NPE litigation, the new validity trials of the AIA, and trends in eDiscovery in U.S. patent litigation.

Thomas Fisher, a litigation partner with Oblon Spivak, spoke on recent trends in NPE litigation, litigation before the ITC, the new validity trials created by the AIA, and trends in eDiscovery in U.S. patent litigation.

Ted Fujisawa, President of Ji2, Inc. presented eDiscovery Solutions for Taiwan Corporations from his experience of supporting more than 150 cross-boarder cases as an eDiscovery vendor.

Jenny W. Chen, Managing Partner of Chen IP Law Group, a boutique Taiwan law firm discussed necessary considerations when setting up intellectual property strategy for Taiwanese global corporations.