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Peter Ruby at iTech Law's Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference


Lawyer Peter Ruby
Area Technology


Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:45 - 10:00am: Welcome/Introductions
11:30am - 12:40pm: Session II: Strategic Planning for Technology Development, Licensing, Distribution and Outsourcing and Copyright, Trade Secret and Patent Disputes

Speaker: Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Discussion Topics:

  • Strategic planning for technology disputes − when does it start/when does it end? What are the issues/concerns?
  • Every industry has technology disputes but is court or ADR right for every dispute?
  • What’s important in selecting counsel and the neutral in technology disputes − substantive law expertise, ADR expertise or technology expertise? Are two out of three enough?
  • Keeping licensing and distribution contracts focused on business relationships.
  • Thinking about dispute planning when outsourcing major operations.
  • FRAND strategies in telecom and life sciences.
  • Trademark protect strategies.
  • Copyright when judge and jury don’t know how to use a computer.
  • Is relying on the new federal trade secret act the best way to keep trade secrets secret?
  • Is there a need for arbitration in patent disputes? Is the current system − including Inter partes review, ITC and the Federal Circuit appeals − sufficient?
  • What can in-house counsel do to make IP cases more efficient?

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