Electronic Discovery Tips for IP Litigation

Tips for IP Litigation
Learn E-Discovery tips related to IP Litigation from Cisco attorney Mark Michels and Covington & Burling partner Edward Rippey moderated by Karl Schieneman, Director of Legal Analytics and Review at JurInnov. Both of the panelists are active in the world of IP litigation and electronic discovery and they provide an interesting in-house versus outside counsel perspective.

Mark Michels joined Cisco in January, 1996 as the first attorney dedicated to support the US Federal Sales team. Mark’s responsibilities soon expanded to include managing the legal team supporting Cisco’s Sales organizations in the Western Hemisphere. In late 2000, Mark moved from supporting Sales to become the first attorney at Cisco responsible for managing commercial litigation and disputes. In his current role, he focuses on litigation case management and discovery support at Cisco.

Edward Rippey litigates complex commercial cases in numerous fields — with a focus on patent litigation. He has managed matters throughout the country for several Fortune 500 corporations. These matters have included such fields as patent, antitrust, consumer, transportation, energy, sports, environmental, copyright, communications, and securities law. In addition, Mr. Rippey co-chairs Covington & Burling, LLP’s E-Discovery Practice Group, and regularly speaks nationwide on this subject.

Ed has given scores of speeches and presentations nationwide on e-discovery and on other related subjects such as patent litigation, risk management, cost containment, privacy, web 2.0 issues, instant messaging, and document retention and destruction. For example, Ed has presented at conferences and symposiums sponsored by the American Lawyer Media General Counsel, Applied Discovery, BNA, CPA North America, International Association of Privacy Professionals, IQPC, Inside Counsel, LegalTech, LexisNexis, Lorman, and Pike & Fisher.

This podcast will attempt to cover many of the issues unique to patent related electronic discovery. Topics we will cover include:

Patent Prosecution, IP Rights & E-Discovery
1. How do policies regarding electronically stored information support the prosecution of a patent or other intellectual property?
2. What data securitie issues arise in the regular course of business?

Characteristics of E-Discovery In Patent Litigation
1. What are some of the major characteristics of a patent case and how do they affect e-discovery issues?
2. What are the top E-Discovery trends in patent cases?

Sanctions and Patent Litigation
1. We will discuss several recent decisions where courts have sanctioned litigants in patent cases for e-discovery misconduct.
2. We will provide some pointers on how to avoid sanctions.

Cost Containment
1. Some tips for reducing costs in patent related electronic discovery cases will be discussed.
2. Differing procedural rules for patent litigation will be mentioned as a word for the wary.

Listen in for an interesting podcast on Intellectual Property related E-Discovery.

Recorded 08/03/2009

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