AIA Post-Grant Patent Practice Conference

AIA Post-Grant Patent Practice Conference Date: February 19-20, 2014 Location: Arlington, VA Program Level: Intermediate Credit Available: CLE (14 credit hours – pending) The America Invents Act led to significant changes in the American patent system. One such change is the creation of post-grant patent review. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), in cooperation with Bloomberg BNA, is hosting this two-day, CLE credit eligible conference about this new procedure. This conference will be based on the Bloomberg BNA treatise Post-Grant Patent Practice, which was authored by four former Administrative Patent Judges. The treatise will be distributed to each attendee as part of the materials – a $395 value! The first day of the event will give an overview of the statutory and regulatory basis for post-grant practice and will discuss how post-grant practice has evolved over its first year. The second day will feature mock demonstrations of the various hearings that occur during post-grant review. These demonstrations will feature prominent attorneys who have significant experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Actual Administrative Patent Judges have been invited to judge these mock demonstrations. Finally, the event will feature luncheon addresses by the Honorable Randall Rader and Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. To register or learn more, please visit:...

Press Release: New Partners Named at HLP Integration

Washington, D.C. — Kevin Albert has been promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer and Partner at HLP Integration. Michael Hardy has been promoted to the position of Partner at HLP Integration. Mr. Albert has been with HLP Integration for three years specializing in computer forensics and electronic discovery. In his expanded role, Mr. Albert heads all of HLP Integration’s technology services which include Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Processing, Hosting, Document Review Management, Translation Services and Consulting Services. Prior to joining HLP Integration, Mr. Albert worked at KPMG, Huron Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers in various forensics and e-discovery management roles. Mr. Hardy brings over 15 years of experience in handling complex litigation matters for both corporate clients and law firms and regularly councils his clients on the best course of action to complete a matter on time and within budget. Mr. Hardy truly believes that Litigation Support must to be viewed as a collaborative information sharing exercise between stakeholders that leverages collective knowledge in order to reduce cost. With this philosophy at heart, Mr. Hardy been instrumental in shaping HLP Integration into an industry leader. Hy Hetherington, HLP Integration’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner described Mr. Albert as an exceptional problem-solver who is adept at aligning technology and business strategies. “Kevin provides our clients essential guidance to help them successfully maneuver through the litigation process with his real-world solutions to complex problems. He brings a unique blend of technical expertise, business management and customer service focus,” said Mr. Hetherington.  “Kevin not only focuses on providing the technical solutions that our client’s demand, but he does so with an...

Press Release: HLP Integration Expands Korea Office

Seoul, Korea–HLP Integration welcomes Mr. Ho Lee as Managing Director of our new Seoul, Korea office. Mr. Lee is an internationally renowned expert in patent licensing, purchasing, and litigation with more than 30 years experience. Mr. Lee started his career as a research and development engineer and LG Electronics before moving to LG-Phillips LCD  and then to LG Electronics as an intellectual property senior manager.  Most recently, Mr. Lee was vice president of IP Cube Partners where he was in charge of patent licensing and purchasing on behalf of major Korean companies. He has worked on more than 100 patent cases that totaled well over $100m in license and purchase contracts. Mr. Lee received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Material Engineering from Seoul University and an MBA from Helsinki University. HLP Integration has been providing clients with cost effective and efficient solutions to address the evolving requirements for litigations and investigations since 2007. HLP Integration helps the legal, corporate and technology communities find and implement better litigation support solutions by providing clear, concise and objective leadership. More information about HLP Integration, its partners and services can be found on their site at...