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Wizards and Trolls: Accelerating Technologies, Patent Reform, and the New Era of IP

Dbriefs webcast recap and poll responses

Accelerating technological advancement and a quickly evolving patent environment are a few ingredients of patent wars between innovating Wizards, patent aggregating Trolls, and unprepared incumbents. How can intellectual property (IP) strategy and management help companies address far-reaching effects of the battle?

During the Transactions and Business Events Dbriefs, "Wizards and Trolls: Accelerating Technologies, Patent Reform, and the New Era of IP," held on July 31, 2014, Don Fancher, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, was joined by John Hudson, senior manager, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP; Scott Frank, President &CEO, AT&T Intellectual Property; and David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP. The presenters discussed: 

  • The confluence of technological advancement and patent reform.
  • The increase in patent activity due to accelerating technology advancement and potential implications for non-technology sectors impacted by that technology.
  • Developing a new lens through which to view IP strategy and management.

Watch the Dbriefs webcast replay to hear from leading IP specialists about the converging forces that are raising the urgency on IP management and to explore options for responding.

Poll results

Attendees of the live webcast on July 31 responded to the following poll questions. 

Does your organization have a defined approach to IP strategy or IP management? 

How many IP disputes has your organization been involved in during the past three years?

Has your organization been involved in an IP dispute with, or as, a non-practicing entity (NPE) during the past three years? 

How will the America Invents Act (AIA) affect innovation in the U.S. in the next three years?

Has intellectual property protection and extracting value from intellectual property assets become an important focus of today's business leaders?

The statements in this report reflect our analysis of survey respondents’ responses and are not intended to reflect facts or opinions of any other entities.  All survey data, charts and statistics referenced and presented, as well as the representations made and opinions expressed, unless specifically described otherwise, pertain only to the participating organizations and their responses to the Deloitte survey.

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