Direct Enforcement of University IP - A Case Study of UC Santa Barbara’s Enforcement of Patent Rights Against Retailers



Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 12:45–1:15 p.m.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Nixon Peabody Intellectual Property partners Seth D. Levy and Shawn G. Hansen will be part of a panel presentation at the 2019 AUTM Western Region Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Direct Enforcement of University IP—A Case Study of UC Santa Barbara’s Enforcement of Patent Rights Against Retailers

The University of California is enforcing IP developed at UC Santa Barbara related to filament LED technology through a large scale litigation and licensing campaign.  This campaign has several unique features, with actions pending in federal court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  This session will focus on strategies for enforcing university IP rights, using the UC Santa Barbara campaign as a case study. We will discuss the following topics:  obtaining university support for an enforcement campaign, developing an effective enforcement strategy, financing the campaign, and taking control of the public message.

Speakers

  • Sherylle Mills Englander, UC Santa Barbara
  • Russell J. Genet, Longford Capital Management, LP
  • Shawn G. Hansen, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Seth D. Levy, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

For more information and to register, visit www.autm.net.

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