McAndrews Attorneys to Present on Timely IP Issues at the 2014 Global IP & Innovation Summit in China


McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholders Troy A. Groetken, David D. Headrick and Thomas J. Wimbiscus are confirmed speakers at Managing Intellectual Property’s Global IP & Innovation Summit, September 3-4, 2014, in Shanghai, China.

The two-day bilingual event will explore the most recent developments in IP litigation, forum shopping, licensing, patent filing, trademark protection and IP monetization in China, the United States, Europe, Russia, Africa, and more. The Summit is designed for those interested in:

  • Learning strategies for successful patent prosecution
  • Planning ahead of legal change and the governments’ new approach to IP
  • Getting advice on trade secret protection and theft prevention
  • Analyzing the new European Patent Court and its implications on your business
  • Listening to best practices in litigation at the ITC in the USA
  • Finding out how to protect your high tech, electronics and software patents outside of China
  • Examining new changes to trademark law

On September 3, Troy and Tom, along with Alvin Shen, IPR director at ZTE and Ethan Ma, IP Director of Corning – Asia, will present “ITC litigation in the USA.” Topics to be covered include:

  • Trends in litigation at the ITC
  • Interpretation of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms (FRAND) in the USA, and to what extent
  • Strategies and best practices at the ITC: Utilize 337 investigations

On September 4, David, Edison Wangqilin, Director of Chinese IP litigation at Huawei, and Sean Ke, Director of Intellectual Property and Litigation, General Counsel of NXP Semiconductors, will discuss deliver a presentation titled “Fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in the technology, media and telecommunication industry.” The sessions will address:

  • How the courts interpret “Fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)” – Huawei v. InterDigital
  • Antitrust consideration when licensing offers don’t meet FRAND obligations
  • Alternative ways to protect your intellectual property

For more event information, including a full list of speakers and topics, and to register, click here.

Troy A. Groetken has more than 15 years of experience in the intellectual property field and more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and chemical fields.  As a registered U.S. patent practitioner, Troy regularly counsels international and Fortune 100 clients regarding advanced patent litigation and procurement matters; advises upon global licensing, acquisition and divestiture issues coordinated with client-centered business modeling and approaches; and analyzes and addresses complex global intellectual property transactional issues, including due diligence analysis, valuation assessment, competitive landscape review, white space analysis, opinion development and global portfolio management.  He was named a “Rising Star” by the Illinois Super Lawyers independent survey in 2008 and 2009, has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for four consecutive years, and was included as one the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”

David D. Headrick practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation and contested Patent Office proceedings. His practice also includes client counseling, intellectual property licensing, clearance opinions, intellectual property due diligence, and patent and trademark procurement. Over the last 10 years, David has been significantly involved in many major patent infringement lawsuits, some involving more than $2 billion in accused products. David has also managed many licensing and due diligence matters, and advised multiple clients on IP acquisition and divestiture deals valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Thomas J. Wimbiscus has more than 25 years of experience and practices in all areas of intellectual property litigation, as well as the acquisition and management of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection. His litigation successes include numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements, as well as patent infringement victories before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His experience also encompasses the acquisition and maintenance of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Thomas was designated a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American attorneys – based on effectiveness and accomplishments, in both litigation and trial work. He was listed as “recommended” IP (patent) counsel by an independent, global survey conducted by Practical Law Company (PLC Global Counsel 3000, Choose Your Counsel Wisely (7th – 18th eds.) (now called PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook)) from 2002 – 2014. Thomas was also named as a prominent practitioner in PLC’s Cross-Border IP in Business Transactions Handbook for 2008-2014, and was named as a “Leading Lawyer” (2004 – 2014, awarded to fewer than five percent of licensed Illinois lawyers) by an independent survey.