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April 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Patent Strategy to Avoid Other’s Patents
Patents can provide opportunities, but also can present challenges and uncertainty, for companies that are developing products. This discussion will focus on how to manage the infringement risks associated with your product, so that the value of your research and development efforts is not in jeopardy. Tools and strategies for managing these risks will be discussed, with a focus on practical solutions and processes.
Thursday, April 5 — 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Learn
at UEL — 1000 Westgate Drive St Paul 55114
2nd Floor Conference Room- West Entrance (courtesy of MN Lions Eye Bank)
$25 per person — FREE for UEL Tenants
Ken Levitt – Partner, Dorsey Law Minneapolis
With a firm footing in both business counseling and patent litigation, Ken helps medical device and other technology companies identify, build, protect, and manage their valuable intellectual property assets. Ken helps these businesses pursue sound strategies for IP litigation, particularly by developing technical strategies for patent litigation. He also counsels businesses on how to build successful strategies for their patent and trade secret portfolios, licensing, and product clearance, and helps them analyze validity and infringement concerns. Ken understands the general counsel’s role well. He functioned in that capacity for a small cap medical device company for several years while a Dorsey partner, until the company was acquired by a Fortune 500 company. Ken is a partner and Chair of Dorsey’s Minneapolis Patent Group.