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On Monday, September 24, Knobbe Martens hosted an IP Impact 2012 seminar at the Four Seasons Palo Alto. Over 85 attendees enjoyed a special presentation by keynote speaker, Mr. Raymond Chen, Deputy General Counsel and Solicitor at the USPTO. Following a short Q&A session with Mr. Chen, Knobbe Martens attorneys Ron Schoenbam and Amy Chun presented on "Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies", one of three presentations given during the seminar. View this presentation to learn what hightech companies should be doing to implement the right IP strategy at your company.

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  • 1. Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies September 24, 2012Ron Schoenbaum and Amy Chun IP Impact Silicon ValleyThe recipient may only view this work. No other right or license is granted.

2. Apple. v. Samsung2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all rights reserved. 2 3. Apple Design Pat. D604,305 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 3 4. Apple Design Pat. D604,305 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 4 5. Apple Design Pat. D593,087 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 5 6. Apples Slide to Unlock patent 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 6 7. Apple Pat. 5,946,647 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 7 8. Apples word suggestions patent 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 8 9. Apple v. SamsungA Patent Procurement PerspectiveA Litigation Perspective 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 9 10. Divided Infringement2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all rights reserved. 10 11. Divided Infringement - Akamai & McKessonAkamai v. Limelight / EXAMPLE McKesson v. Epic SystemsMethod ClaimMethod Claims: Entity AEntity B Multiple steps where thesteps were performed byStep 1different entities Step 2Types of Entities: Step 3 Server/Content Providers HealthcareProviders/Patients 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.11 12. Divided Infringement - Direct InfringementRequirements: EXAMPLE Infringer performs ALL of theMethod Claimsteps Entity AEntity Bor Step 1 Agency relationshipbetween the entities Step 2Example: Step 3 No direct infringement byEntity A No direct infringement byEntity B 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.12 13. Divided Infringement - Induced InfringementRequirements: EXAMPLE Knowledge of the patentMethod Claim Induced the performance of theEntity AEntity Bsteps All steps must be performed Step 1(but not necessarily by aStep 2single entity)Example: Step 3 Infringement if induced Entity Aand Entity B to perform the 3steps Infringement by Entity A ifinduced Entity B to performStep 2 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.13 14. Divided Infringement - Akamai & McKessonA Litigation PerspectiveA Patent Procurement Perspective 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 14 15. Patent-Eligible Subject Matter2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all rights reserved. 15 16. Patent-Eligible Subject MatterNoteworthy Decisions: Bilski Mayo v. Prometheus CLS Bank v. Alice Bancorp v. Sun Life 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 16 17. Patent-Eligible Subject MatterWhere do we stand? Period of great uncertainty, especially for computer-implemented business methods. USPTO and courts apply different standards. Federal Circuit decisions very panel-dependent. 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 17 18. Patent-Eligible Subject MatterA Litigation PerspectiveA Patent Procurement Perspective 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 18 19. ron.schoenbaum@knobbe.comRon Schoenbaum and Amy Chunamy.chun@knobbe.com

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