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Ann G. Fort, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP to Speak at KC’s E-Discovery in Patent Litigation: What You Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 08, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ann G. Fort, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “E-Discovery in Patent Litigation: What You Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).

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Ann G. Fort
Ann Fort, a member of Sutherland’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, protects the intellectual property rights of clients in the U.S. and abroad. Her experience encompasses patent infringement, licensing disputes, trade secret protection, and unfair competition, including trademark and copyright disputes. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in competitor-focused patent litigation, and defends businesses facing claims by patent assertion entities. In connection with her litigation practice, Ann has been focusing on electronic discovery issues since the late 1990s, and has chaired the firm’s Electronic Discovery Committee. Ann focuses her practice on technology businesses and has handled cases involving financial institution software products, Internet-based information management systems, wireless data transmission systems, automated materials handling systems, ground fault circuit interrupters, power management unit chips, interactive television program guides, computer network security protection systems, and medical information systems.

Ann’s public service work includes serving as Co-Chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association PTO Pro Bono Committee, as well as serving on the Southern Center For Human Rights board, and the boards of TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and the Women in Technology Foundation.

About Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Sutherland is an international legal service provider composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the U.S. as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and as Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva. More than 435 lawyers help the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas.

Event Synopsis:

The number and complexity of patent lawsuits filed in the US continues to increase each year. Patent litigation typically is very costly due to the complexity of e-discovery and other issues such as the number of claims asserted, damage exposure, judge’s standing orders, and the degree of cooperation of the parties. Two approaches have been proposed for patent reform. The Federal Circuit Model Order Limiting e-Discovery in Patent Cases in 2011 was followed by Commentary on Patent Litigation Best Practices at the Sedona Conference. Congress is still deliberating solutions. But, applying these principles to litigation may substantially decrease litigation costs.

The panel of key thought leaders and practitioners, hosted by The Knowledge Group, will provide a review and discussion of the most pertinent issues relating to e-Discovery in Patent Litigation. This interactive course will provide crucial insights to help you and your clients avoid the associated, common pitfalls and risk issues in 2015 & beyond.

Key topics include:
- Key Factors of E-Discovery in Patent Litigation
- Latest Patent Reforms
- Model Orders: Risks and Limitations
- Possible Lawsuits Due to Non-Compliance
- Potential Compliance Hazards
- Best Practices in e-Discovery for Patent Litigation

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