Dirk Thomas will lead a discussion at the 2011 ALM “Litigation Summit & Exposition” taking place in Washington, DC on November 15-16, 2011.  His panel, titled "Patent Litigation: A Closer Look at the International Trade Commission (ITC)," will discuss the best practices for handling disputes in the ITC.  Topics to be addressed will include:

• ITC vs. Federal District Court -  Why the ITC may now be the best forum for asserting your IP rights

• How to Get Up To Speed for an ITC Case - Timetables for navigating through the lightning-fast ITC litigation process

• Markman Hearings at the ITC? - When might it be a good idea to ask for one

• How to Pass the Domestic Industry Test - Understanding the conditions required to establish a domestic industry

Matt Pasulka, Wi-LAN Inc.'s Vice President - Patent Litigation, will also participate on the panel.

The ALM Litigation Summit provides an opportunity for experts in the business, legal, regulatory, and technology sectors of litigation to convene on topics relating to securities litigation, intellectual property, e-discovery, global litigation, and trial technology. For more information or to register to attend, please click here.

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