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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.
Chris Kao is based in Pillsbury’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, where he focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Chris is the co-leader of Pillsbury’s Taiwan practice.
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.
Director of Engagement Management and Data Science (FRONTEO USA) As an Engagement Manager and a Director of Data Science and Strategy, Vlad Lobatchev is responsible for ensuring that our clients always receive top-tier customer experience and best-in-breed technology to enhance their e-Discovery workflows. He draws on his extensive professional experience and legal background to guide development and implementation of innovative technological solutions and workflows on client engagements. Prior to joining FRONTEO, he was an attorney for two years specializing in general corporate and finance law – taxation, contracts, corporate formation, and administration.
Shiho Tanaka SVP, Discovery Consulting Division (FRONTEO USA)
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