Thomson Reuters to Host Intellectual Property Leader Exchange Featuring Debate on Non-Practicing Entities - Patent Pirates or Stewards of Innovation?

AT&T, Motorola, Fairchild Semiconductor, Nixon Peabody & Others to Speak at Summit

Jun 09, 2010, 08:45 ET from Thomson Reuters, IP Solutions

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters will host a one-day forum on intellectual property management in Manhattan on Thursday, June 17. As part of the Global IP Leader Exchange series of industry events, this summit will tackle the topic of non-practicing entities and patent owners who do not manufacture the inventions for which they hold the patents, among other pressing IP matters.  

The event's lead session will feature Vincent Pluvinage, general manager of Strategic Acquisitions & Private Equity, Intellectual Ventures; Linda Biel, vice president  of Business Development, Allied Security Trust; and Kevin Barhydt, vice president and head of Acquisitions, RPX, in a point/counterpoint debate on the merits of non-practicing entities in the intellectual property ecosystem. Other topics to be covered include patent valuation, monetization and infringement, as well as a case study on the successful implementation of an IP strategy at Motorola.

Other speakers include Leo Donlin, team lead, IP Processes & Tools, Motorola; Jeff Farah, Ph.D., director of IP, AT&T; Marc Kaufman, partner,  Nixon Peabody; Tom Marlow, IP counsel, Fairchild Semiconductor; Brad Pederson, partner, Patterson, Thuente, Christensen, Pedersen; and Keith Walker, principal, Charles River Associates.

The event is free to attend for intellectual property professionals. Following are the event details:


New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway

New York, NY 10036


Thursday, June 17, 2010


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Attendees can register online at:

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