The intellectual property arena includes many traps for the unwary with respect to e-discovery requirements and spoliation concerns, especially in the aftermath of the Qualcomm and Rambus decisions. Whether in IP litigation, in the procurement of IP rights, or in counseling on IP liability issues, it is important to understand the nuances of managing documents and information and avoiding the potential for spoliation allegations.
Mayer Brown attorneys, including authors of Mayer Brown's recently published Electronic Discovery Deskbook (PLI 2009), will explain the potential pitfalls for the unwary and best practices in addressing document production and retention issues in the intellectual property area, including:
- Best practices in document-intensive intellectual property litigation following the Qualcomm and Rambus decisions
- Document retention issues in patent prosecution
- Document retention issues in opinion practice
Michael J. Gill
Sharon A. Israel