Please join us for what will certainly be a lively panel discussion addressing a potentially evolving willful infringement standard following the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in SRI International Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. During this 90-minute session, panel members will provide a brief history of the willful infringement standard leading up to SRI, an overview of the SRI decision and how it compares with governing precedent, and a discussion among in-house counsel and private practitioners about best practices to consider moving forward. Questions and active participation will be welcome.
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Pacific
CLE: Up to 1.5 Credits of CLE, pending approval
About the Panel Members:
Tim Billick is an intellectual property attorney based in Seattle, Washington. The founder of TBillick Law PLLC, Tim handles a diverse range of intellectual property disputes involving business litigation, entertainment contracts, information technology, patents and trademarks. Tim advises clients of all sizes on patents, trademarks, copyrights, contracts, and licensing. Tim leverages his extensive jury trial and appellate argument experience to guide his clients through the process of IP acquisition and enforcement. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, Mr. Billick received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
Isabella Fu is an Associate General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, where she leads the team of attorneys responsible for patent prosecution, counseling, policy, and strategy. She joined Microsoft in 2003, and previously was responsible for IP litigation for the company, worldwide. Before joining Microsoft, Isabella was Director of Litigation at Intel Corporation. She practiced at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe before moving in-house.
Brian McMahon focuses his practice specifically on intellectual property litigation matters for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individual inventors, involving technologies relating to chemical, mechanical, and electrical arts alike. In so doing, he has appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, several federal district courts, and the United States International Trade Commission. Brian has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including prelitigation investigation and due diligence, case management, strategy and development, discovery, motion practice, obtaining and opposing injunctive relief, damages analysis, expert witness preparation, depositions, settlement negotiations, mediation, trial, and appeals. Some highlights from Brian’s representative matters include defense of a major generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman “ANDA” litigation; the enforcement of a regulatory ruling by the USPTO before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; defense of a network of major studios in a patent infringement action; enforcement of an inventor’s patent against a major software manufacturer; defense of a Fortune 100 company against allegations of unfair importation of medical gloves; defense of a major medical device manufacturer against claims of patent infringement; defense of a Fortune 100 company against allegations of patent infringement related to diesel engine design and manufacture; and defense of a major microchip manufacturer against claims of unfair importation of certain circuits. Brian served a three-year term on the West Point Association of Graduates [WPAOG] Advisory Council, which provides advice and counsel to the WPAOG Board of Directors. He also served on the Ethics Committee and the Joint Task Force for Award Nominations. Brian is designated and certified by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington as a Rule 39.1 Neutral for its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program. He is named to Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for his work in patent litigation.
James Barker As deputy General Counsel of Bungie, James Barker engages with business, tech, artistic, and legal stakeholders to manage the contractual and intellectual-property needs of the company – from building out brand-supporting IP portfolios to managing strategic litigation. This is his third career, having trained as a patent attorney in Seattle at the office of Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, and having been a researcher in the renewable energy field before law school. The common thread connecting this story is his persistent fascination with technology and appreciation for the people who use it for good, whether to save our own world, to create new ones, or both. James is rooted to the Pacific Northwest, being a Double Dawg with his JD and MS from University of Washington. Die-hard skier, owner of two cats, and persistent if unskilled gamer.