The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Tactical Use of Offensive Counterclaims in IP Litigation Panel
February 19, 2015
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle
The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) presents "The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Tactical Use of Offensive Counterclaims in IP Litigation" panel discussion regarding offensive counterclaims in IP litigation, including when and how to use these strategies, as well as tactical, procedural and other considerations. Panel members will include:
- Jordan A. Sigale of Dunlap Codding PC. Jordan, who recently opened the Chicago office of Dunlap Codding and became a director of the firm, will share his experiences as lead counsel in cases involving trade secret or patent-related antitrust claims, and also with Rule 11 challenges.
- William E. Meyer, Jr. of Nixon Peabody LLP. Bill, a partner in his firm’s commercial litigation practice group, has experience serving on public and private companies’ corporate legal teams that will allow him to share unique in-house counsel perspectives on a variety of offensive litigation tactics.
- Belinda J. Scrimenti of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP. Belinda, a partner at her firm and the author of a treatise chapter on state trademark remedies, will share experiences with various types of claims that can be utilized in trademark and other IP cases, including unfair competition and other claims under state law.
- Jeffery M. Cross of Freeborn & Peters LLP. Jeff, a partner in his firm’s litigation practice group, will share his experiences as lead counsel in cases involving antitrust claims related to patent licensing restraints.
- Deanna R. Kunze of Nixon Peabody LLP. Deanna is an associate in her firm’s IP litigation group who will share her experiences with procedural advantages and pitfalls and cost-related concerns when pursuing offensive counterclaims.
- James R. Nuttall of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Jay, a patent litigator and co-managing partner of his firm’s Chicago office, will share his experiences with RICO and unfair competition cases.
The discussion will be moderated by Bradford P. Lyerla of Jenner & Block LLP. Brad has been practicing for over 30 years and is co-chair of his firm’s patent litigation and counseling group and a member of its antitrust and competition law group.
5:30 to 6:00 pm – Networking and Cocktails
6:00 to 7:00 pm – Presentation
To learn more and register, please click here.