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As innovators and leaders in a dynamic and competitive industry, Medical Device Companies of all stages of development share one thing in common. Intellectual Property. Protecting IP is a global issue that acutely affects the Medical Device industry. Whether you are an early stage start up, in clinical trials or have reached commercialization, your IP is your biggest asset. Join our panel for a discussion on how to protect, manage and defend you’re your Intellectual Property. Among the topics that will be addressed, strategy to prevent, or prevail in: enforcement; invalidity / title or ownership; infringement liability and defense; loss of value or revenue; contractual obligations.

Panel Moderator:
Thomas Meyers
Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Panel Speakers:
Earl “Eb” Bright
General Counsel and Vice President, Intellectual Property, Exploramed Development, LLC

Steven Gerbsman
Principal, Gerbsman Partners

Trindl Reeves
Principal, Commercial Department, Barney & Barney

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The popularity of netbooks, Acer’s rise, Lenovo’s fall, the struggles of component makers to sell virtually anything — it all makes for a crazy time in the personal computer market these days.

The major PC component suppliers –- companies like Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia, Seagate and Western Digital –- are reeling as hardware sales dry up. The credit crunch took its toll on business spending, then American corporations shut down in December in a bid to save money and now companies in China have halted their spending as the Chinese New Year approaches.

As Auguste Richard, a chip analyst with Piper Jaffray, told me, “There is nothing going on right now. This is as dark and deep as it goes, with companies not buying or selling anything.”

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