Winston & Strawn was a sponsor of the Ocean Tomo Spring 2007 Live IP Auction held April 18-19, 2007 in Chicago, and two of our attorneys participated as speakers for the related IP workshops conducted during this event.
Winston litigation partner Michael Brody spoke during the session titled "Beating the Odds in Patent Litigation: Making the Pre-Filing Choices that Make a Difference." With a focus on "knowing the odds in patent litigation," Brody shared his knowledge gained through his extensive work with the emerging research on the factors that affect the outcomes of cases.
Litigation partner David Bloch participated on a panel titled "Knowing One When You See One: Recognizing the Difference Between Strong and Weak Cases." Topics of this discussion included:
What is a contingency-fee lawyer looking for when evaluating a prospective plaintiff's case?
How can you use the PTO's procedures to enhance your chance of winning a patent suit—as a plaintiff or a defendant?
How can a defendant reduce its "target potential?"
Thousands of decision makers in the intellectual property and financial communities attend and participate in Ocean Tomo auctions and related IP workshops, including a unique blend of C-level executives, Fortune 500 IP professionals, SMEs, investors, professional inventors, IP thought-leaders, and press.