13:00~13:30 Registration 報到
13:30~13:35 Opening 開幕 主持人
Yee-Wei Huang, Vice President, Realtek Semiconductor
Dr. Richard Thurston , Senior Vice President and General Counsel, tsmc
13:55~14:35 Gaby Khouri, Senior Director, RPX
Patent Valuation and Litigation: What Every Executive Should Know About Patent Risk
14:35~15:15 Eric Huang, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Building intrinsic value of patents with assertion in mind
15:15~15:30 TEA Break
15:30~16:10 Ron Laurie, Managing Director, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
The Art and Science of Patent Valuation in a Transactional Context: Sale, Acquisition and Corporate M&A
16:10~16:50 Pejman Sharifi, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Patent prosecution strategies and perspectives to strengthen portfolios for litigation
16:50~17:20 Panel Discussion
Gaby Khouri is a successful executive with over 18 years of experience in the field of intellectual property, electronics systems and semiconductor technology.
Prior to joining RPX, Mr. Khouri spent six years at Intellectual Ventures where he was responsible for acquisition strategy, portfolio development and licensing the semiconductor and consumer electronics portfolio of more than 15K assets and $100MM of investment capital. He acted as lead negotiator on numerous patent licensing negotiations and directed and mobilized its Engineering organization.
Prior to that, Mr. Khouri spent more than 10 years at Semiconductor Insights (TechInsights) where he assumed different roles including Head of Patent Brokerage Business and Director of Intellectual Property Business Development.
Mr. Khouri received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, in 1994.
Mr. Khouri is a long-standing member of the Licensing Executive Society and chaired both the High-Tech Sector Committee and the LES Membership Committee.
Eric Huang is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's New York office. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property matters in U.S. federal district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has extensive experience litigating patent matters involving a wide range of highly technical subject matter. He was most recently trial counsel for respondent Samsung in an ITC investigation (No. 337-TA-796) initiated by Apple against Samsung's smartphones, tablets and media players. Eric represents a number of Asian-based companies, including Samsung, Sony, MediaTek and HTC. Eric also has experience prosecuting patents and is admitted to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is a 1997 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, and has a materials engineering degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to law school, Eric worked for National Semiconductor in California as an electronic packaging engineer.
Ron Laurie has worked in Silicon Valley since before it had that name, initially as a software engineer and then as an IP and M&A lawyer and patent strategist. In 2004, he co-founded Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC, the first IP investment bank, which provides patent brokerage and IP-driven M&A advisory services. Ron is also President of Syndicated Patent Acquisitions Corp., which acquires and monetizes high-impact patent portfolios using an innovative licensee-syndication model. He is a founding member of Percipience, LLC, a board-level advisory firm focused on IP strategy, directed innovation, competitive intelligence and patent valuation. As a lawyer, Ron was a founding partner of Skadden Arps' Silicon Valley office, where he chaired the firm's IP Strategy and Transactions practice group for six years. He was also a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of Weil, Gotshal and Irell & Manella. Ron has led IP teams in some of the largest high-tech and life sciences M&A and joint venture deals ever done, worth over $50 billion in the aggregate.
Pejman Sharifi is an intellectual property partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office who concentrates his practice in transactional, counseling, litigation, and licensing matters.
Mr. Sharifi’s experience includes supporting clients in the development and protection of intellectual property in the fields of electronic, software, and business-methods technology, which includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and abroad; representing clients in patent infringement suits; managing intellectual property assets; providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions; counseling clients with respect to strategy; evaluating intellectual property assets in the context of litigation, mergers, acquisitions, and investments; assisting start-up enterprises; developing patent application assets for assertion or licensing programs; preparing and negotiating software and patent license agreements; assessing open-source software agreements; and providing due diligence and transaction counsel.
Mr. Sharifi’s technology experience includes telecommunications, cellular telephony, wireless local area networks, digital communications, semiconductor technology, power technology, programmable logic devices, analog devices, medical systems, smart cards, electromechanical devices, and software, including business methods (e.g., insurance, CDOs, promotions, advertising, trading, electronic exchanges, credit transactions, e-commerce), collaboration, Internet-based systems, interactive television program guides, and software development tools.