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[February 2nd Webinar] Latest Trends in Litigation Financing for IP Cases with the US Patent and Trademark Office

Nov. 2023, 1

[Online seminar co-sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Foreign Law Office / FRONTEO]

This discussion will offer a helpful review of recent developments at the USPTO regarding Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and other proceedings, as well as proving an update on litigation financing for IP cases in the U.S., including the (1) availability of financing for plaintiffs and (2) the potential disclosure requirements.


【Webinar Summary】

◆Date: Thursday October 2023, 2 @ 2:10-00:11 (JST)
◆ Fee: Free webinar
◆ Webinar type: Zoom Webinar

◆ Speaker:
Christopher Kao
Pillsbury Winthrop Show Pitman Foreign Law Office


Based in Pillsbury's San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, Chris Kao specializes in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation.He also serves as co-leader of Pillsbury's Taiwan operations.

Chris is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer representing technology companies in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets litigation, and other high-stakes commercial disputes. He has represented companies in the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, telecommunications, biotechnology, and consumer products industries in federal and state courts throughout the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has extensive experience litigating Covered Business Method and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Chris also regularly advises clients on privacy and cybersecurity issues and is designated a Certified International Privacy Professional/U.S. by the IAPP.

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