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Thursday, August 29, 2019 ~ 12:00 Noon EDT

Litigation Readiness: Identifying and Dealing with Future Threats

CPA Global is the world’s leading Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Technology company. They serve over 10,000 customers and connect millions of global IP users every day.

Like their customers, CPA Global are innovators, bringing to market new ways to manage IP more efficiently, minimize risk and make better decisions through revolutionary technology and platform application.  

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Kristin Murphy is an intellectual property attorney with wide-ranging experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, including strategic patent portfolio development and management. Her practice also focuses on patent opinions, intellectual property valuations/due diligence, analyzing potential infringement/validity issues, and drafting and negotiating agreements relating to technology and intellectual property. Kristin has extensive experience with trademark, unfair competition, and patent litigation through trial and appeal. She also has experience in administrative contested matters, such as oppositions and cancellation practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 

Crista Sanford is a Partner and the firmwide Deputy Chair of the IP Department at Baker Botts L.L.P. Ms. Sanford has an active patent practice and focuses on patent procurement, patent portfolio development, patent litigation, and patent licensing, particularly involving telecommunications, blockchain, electronics, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, software, personal mobility, and other cutting-edge technologies.  Christa has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni – Emerging Leader by SMU Dedman School of Law, 2019; a "Most Influential Black Lawyer" by Savoy Magazine, 2018; a "Minority Business Leader” by the Dallas Business Journal, 2018; a “Top Woman Lawyer” by the Texas Diversity Council, 2018; a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2017 & 2018; “40 Under 40” by the Dallas Business Journal, 2016, and a “Young Leader” by the Dallas Women’s Foundation, 2015.  Christa earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 2001, and her J.D., cum laude and Order of the Coif, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2004.

Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney, the founder of and a Top 300 IP Strategist.  Gene writes about patent law, patent and innovation policy, proposed legislation, rulemaking, software patents and more. In 2014, Mr. Quinn was named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine. And in both 2017 and 2018, he has been recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world. Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn regularly advises attorneys and clients on patent matters, litigation strategy and appeals.

The annual median damages award in patent litigation between 1997 and 2016 ranged from $2.0 million to $17.0 million, with an overall median award of $5.8 million over the last 20 years (American Intellectual Property Law Association).

Using IP Intelligence can reduce your risk and it can improve your odds. An ounce of prevention versus a pound of cure in the stages before litigation (proactive) can help you with proper preparation, risk-mitigation, defense, and assertion. 

Christa Brown-SanfordDeputy Chair of IP Department at Baker Botts, and Kristin Murphy, IP  Partner with Honigman, will be joining Gene Quinn, President, and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, to discuss ways to identify potential future litigation threats from both within or outside your industry or jurisdiction. In addition to taking your questions, we will discuss:

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About Our Speakers

Gene Quinn 

IPWatchdog Founder &

Top 300 IP Strategist

Christa Sanford

Deputy Chair, IP Department

Baker Botts

Kristin Murphy

Intellectual Property Partner,


  • How using IP intelligence can reduce your risk and proactively improve your odds.
  • How to evaluate the strength of potential threats, including strength testing the asset you’re concerned about.
  • And, how to find and purchase IP to use in counter-assertion, rather than developing it in house.