WEBCAST: ACC Advocacy Interactive Roundtable: Pending Patent Legislation
Date/Time Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM GMT/UTC
Duration 60 Minutes
Handout Materials
Presentation Slides
Phil Johnson's Testimony - US Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Dana Rao's Testimony - US Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Dana Rao Bio
Phil Johnson Bio
Evan Slavitt Bio

Presented by ACC's Intellectual Property Committee and Litigation Committee

Patent assertions by non-practicing entities (NPEs) - sometimes referred to as "patent trolls" - have been the subject of numerous press reports and are on the minds of many businesses in numerous industries.  The House passed legislation making various patent litigation changes, and now the Senate is considering that legislation and its own in order to address these issues.  The webcast will feature in-house attorneys from a cross-section of industries who will discuss the pros and cons of the legislation before the United States Senate.  They will describe how it may impact your company and how you can get involved.

  • Phillip Johnson, Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel , Johnson & Johnson
  • Diane Lettelleir, Senior Managing Counsel, J.C. Penny
  • Dana Rao, Vice President, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Adobe
  • Evan Slavitt, Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs, AVX Corporation

Amar Sarwal, Vice President & Chief Legal Strategist, Association of Corporate Counsel


This webcast is free.


This webcast is NOT eligible for CLE or CPD credit.