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February 2018

San Francisco Partner Michael Kanach Presents Webinar on Developing an Effective Strategy Against Patent Threats

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Intellectual Property Partner Michael Kanach delivered a joint webinar presentation titled "Developing an Effective Strategy Against Patent Threats" on February 21, 2018. Hosted by Events 4 Sure, Kanach and Yoon Chae of Baker McKenzie lead an hour-long webinar discussion and Q & A session focusing on the strategies for defending against patent threats by patent trolls and competitors and obtaining a patent portfolio as a defensive strategy, plus a range of topics including:

  • Comparing cases involving patent trolls to patent infringement cases between competitors.
  • Definition of a patent troll and a non-practicing entity (NPE).
  • Reasons why parties might choose to litigate.
  • Decision-making process and patent litigation strategies.
  • How the ability of patentees to obtain injunctions may drive litigation strategy.
  • Non-litigation strategies.
  • Licensing and settlement strategies.

For more information on this webinar, please click here. To listen to a recording the webinar, please click here.

Michael Kanach focuses his practice on Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation with patent and trademark trial experience and litigation experience related to all types of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and contract disputes.  Kanach counsels clients with respect to procurement and enforcement of intellectual property assets and performs related transactional work and contract negotiations.  He has represented clients in a wide range of industries including software and applications, fitness equipment, semiconductors, photovoltaic inverters, particle detectors, pharmaceutical devices, food and beverages, craft beer, and spirits, furniture, and other consumer products. He is a member of the following practice groups: Food & Beverage; Craft Breweries; and Entertainment, Fashion, Media & Sports. 

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 48 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both the Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.

Michael D. Kanach