Intellectual property and corporate litigation firm AddyHart P.C.’s co-founder Meredith Martin Addy was a panelist at the Leahy Institute for Advanced Patent Studies, at the 6th annual conference run by the Naples Roundtable in Naples, Fla., on Feb. 15–17.
Addy was a featured panelist on “Cross-border disputes and multinational litigation: Issues pertaining to strategic use of international post-grant proceedings, harmonization, discovery disputes, and global settlement/licensing.” The panel was moderated by Hal Wegner of Foley & Lardner, former director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the George Washington University Law School and founder of the Naples Roundtable. Other panelists include Otto Licks, Heinz Goddar; Shoichi Okuyama, Roger Hughes and Sharon Barner.
“I was delighted to again have been invited to participate in The Naples Roundtable, though it was disappointing not to be able to reconvene in person,” notes Addy. “Our shared mission is to address pressing issues that affect not only clients but every stakeholder in our innovation ecosystem, and I look forward to presenting on global patent litigation.”
Addy co-founded AddyHart P.C. in January 2019 with long-time colleague Robert P. Hart. Addy has handled more than 50 cases in US district courts and more than 60 appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has held leadership positions at several AmLaw 100 law firms and has testified to the US Congress on the state of patent law and the Federal Circuit. Addy has received multiple legal industry accolades, including for several years being the only female attorney named to Band 1 for IP Law in Illinois by Chambers USA.
About the Naples Roundtable
The Naples Roundtable is an annual conference on patent law that brings together corporate and outside patent counsel, current and former judges, and other luminaries in the fields of patent law and innovation. Now in its sixth year, the Naples Roundtable is focused on identifying and addressing current issues in need of clarification. The Naples Roundtable fosters discussion, collegiality, and shared resolve in seeking to maintain and strengthen the US patent system as an “engine of innovation.” The Naples Roundtable and all panels will be held virtually this year. (View agenda.)