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Siddhartha Venkatesan, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to Speak at KC’s Legal Series: Defending Yourself against Online Patent Trolls in 2013 Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 13, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Siddhartha Venkatesan, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Defending Yourself against Online Patent Trolls in 2013 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 28, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Siddhartha Venkatesan

Sid Venkatesan is an IP litigation partner at Orrick. His practice focuses on high stakes, highly complex patent and trade secrets litigation on behalf of technology companies located in Silicon Valley and internationally. Most recently, Sid has helped Brocade Communications and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals each obtain eight figure awards from their adversaries for IP infringement following high profile and hotly contested litigations.

Sid also counsels technology companies on their intellectual property portfolios and maintains an active appellate practice. He has substantial trial experience and has published numerous articles on emerging IP issues. Sid also devotes a considerable amount of time to pro bono. Sid has a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell and received his law degree from NYU. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sid was an internet engineer at two technology startups.

About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick is a global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. Founded in San Francisco and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013, Orrick is recognized by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and consistent global quality across 25 offices. Orrick’s lawyers are known for delivering commercially oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have an extraordinary record of wins in high-stakes disputes. Selected by Financial Times among the top five most innovative US law firms in 2011, Orrick was the only one of the five cited for innovation in both legal advice and the business of law. Collaboration, one of the firm’s core values, defines the firm’s relationships with its clients, among its lawyers and staff, and with its communities.

Event Synopsis:

Recently, technology-based companies have paid out huge sums to online “Patent Trolls”. However companies have been offered a glimmer of hope particularly after hearing recent court decision regarding Soverain Software LLC v. Newegg Inc., where the courts reversed awards to patent trolls offering a significant victory for the plaintiffs.

In this live webcast, we will explore and examine court’s decision on Soverain Software LLC v. Newegg Inc. and similar cases along with their impact on the industry. Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will also share their best practices and strategies in dealing and defending online patent trolls and winning the case. Their discussion will also include key issues, such as:

- Online Patent Troll Cases and its impact on Patent Law
- Strategies to Minimize Threat of Patent Troll
- Steps to Take Once Accused of Infringement
- Online Patent and Intellectual Property Protection
- Up-to-the-minute regulatory changes

This two-hour program will also include Q&A session in which the attendees will be invited to ask the speakers questions.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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