Without innovation, nothing of consequence happens, or matters, in any technology sector. And without strong patents, much of that innovation will never happen.
The innovation we most want for the benefit of society is paradigm-shifting, disruptive innovation that leaps forward. These forward leaps lead to the formation of new start-up companies and frequently to the birth of entirely new industries, creating enormous job growth and economic prosperity as well as social and societal advancement.
Unfortunately, innovation is being hampered. Inventors are being infringed. Patents rights are being weakened and risk-taking innovators are being cut off from the resources necessary to flourish. How and why is this happening?
Join IPWatchdog on Wednesday, October 28, at 1 PM ET for a conversation on how stronger patent laws drive economic progress and the key problems holding back our patent system today. IPWatchdog President & CEO, Gene Quinn, will moderate a panel discussion with patent experts and attorneys, including Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley, Eddie Lazarus, General Counsel of Sonos, and Professor Jonathan M. Barnett.
In addition to taking questions from the audience, in this wide-ranging conversation, the panel will tackle the following critical issues facing the patent system:
- The role of efficient infringement and lack of injunctive relief.
- How the Biden Administration will likely view SEPs, patent licensing, and antitrust enforcement.
- The importance of the next USPTO Director and the role of the PTAB moving forward.
- Patent Reform: Will anything get done on patent eligibility? What are the prospects for the STRONGER Patent Act?
- The TRIPS Waiver: Will the waiver really happen, and what long-term damage to IP rights could be expected?