When working for a corporation, you have the best understanding of your company’s business strategy and goals. How can you make sure that outside counsel is making decisions that align with your overall strategy? This session will help you think through the issues involved with balancing your relationship with outside counsel while taking ownership of strategic decisions related to your patent portfolio.
We discuss the following in detail:
- Patent Prosecution: Then and Now. How has the landscape changed in patent prosecution?
- Big Picture, High-Level Strategy. How do you add value to your company through strategic business decisions?
- Working with Outside Counsel. What actions can you begin to take to maximize your relationship with outside counsel?
Leading the webinar is Eric Zaiser, Patent Counsel at Google and Chris Holt, Vice President of Patent Analytics, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®.
Eric Zaiser is Patent Counsel at Google and is responsible for developing and implementing patent strategy, including portfolio management, analysis, and evaluating patent opportunities for Android Wear, Wearables and ATAP (Advanced Technology & Projects) Groups. He advises and counsels client representatives, including executives, on patent strategy and on IP issues in commercial and product contexts.
Chris Holt is Vice President of Patent Analytics, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® and has over 15 years of experience as a patent attorney specializing in U.S. and foreign patents in the electrical and mechanical fields, as well as, computer hardware and software inventions. As the co-creator of PatentAdvisor, Chris has helped bring transparency to the opaque patent prosecution process with never before available patent data analytics. He is co-host of the LexisNexis® IP podcast Better Patents Now.