You're Invited to the Taipei Conference on Patent Litigation and Global Trends in the Rise of the NPE October 18, 2012

Esteemed Friends and Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to the upcoming "Conference on Patent Litigation and Global Trends in the Rise of the Non-Practicing Entity (NPE)" that will take place at National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei on October 30-31, 2012. The speakers for this exciting event include judges from the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), and the United States District Court - together with several of today's most influential judges from IP Courts of Germany, Japan, and Taiwan who will speak in Taipei on the latest trends in patent litigation around the world.

Attending parties will learn the inside scoop on today's key patent issues and how these developments apply to your business. In the age of information technology, it is imperative for businesses to be up-to-date with patent law and regulation. This conference will address the hottest topics in patent litigation including the most recent and important patent cases from the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts, and the USITC; practical advice on how to gain advantage as a patent infringement defendant; the most frequent patent litigation mistakes made by Asian companies; the latest on the smart phone patent war (Apple v. Android); developments in E-Discovery and other evidentiary matters; suggested approaches to the trend of NPE licensing and litigation; litigations involving the America Invents Act (AIA), and more. We invite you to come hear the expert opinions of honorable judges from around the world to speak on these and other cutting-edge subjects.

This event is hosted by National Taiwan University and several renowned international IP firms and organizations such as the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association, Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C., Taiwan Association of Information Technology & Intellectual Property, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology Graduate School of Materials Science, WHGC Law Firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP, RPX Corporation, and Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP.

Our keynote speakers are Chief Judge Randall Rader from the U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, Judge Theodore Essex from the USITC, Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal from the Northern District of California, Presiding Judge Thomas Voit from the Federal Patent Court of Germany, Chief Judge Toshiaki Iimura from the Intellectual Property High Court of Japan, and Judge Han-Chin Wang from the IPR Court of Taiwan.

We hope you will join us in Taipei.

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To register today, please contact Connie Chow or Debbie Wu at WHGC, P.L.C.

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Date & Place: October 30-31, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan

Organizers: National Taiwan University College of Law, Center for Law and Technology, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association, Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C., Taiwan Association of Information Technology & Intellectual Property, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology Graduate School of Materials Science, WHGC Law Firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP, RPX Corporation, and Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP

Speakers: Chief Judge Randall Rader from the Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, Judge Theodore Essex from the U.S. International Trade Commission, and Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal from the Northern District of California, Presiding Judge Thomas Voit from the Federal Patent Court of Germany, Chief Judge Toshiaki Iimura from the Intellectual Property High Court of Japan, and Judge Han-Chin Wang from the IPR Court of Taiwan

Topics: Intellectual Property Litigation and the rise of Non-Practicing Entities

Attendees: Leaders and General Counsel of Major Chinese and Taiwanese Businesses