Meredith Martin Addy, co-founder and managing partner at litigation and intellectual property law firm AddyHart P.C., and AddyHart attorney Caren Yusem Sterne will be featured presenters at the third annual IPWatchdog LIVE conference, September 17–19, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Virginia.
On Monday, September 18, Addy and Miranda Y. Jones, a partner and IP litigator at Porter Hedges LLP, present the breakout session, “Federal Circuit Review: The Most Important Decisions of 2023.” Each will discuss her top pick for the year’s most important decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and discuss other notable decisions.
Later that day, Yusem Sterne and fellow panelists Jeffery Langer, general counsel at Zoeller Company, and Tobias Wuttke, IP lawyer and head of litigation at Bardehle Pagenberg, present at the breakout session “Patent Litigation in Europe: The Unitary Patent Court Begins.” The panel will examine initial activities of the European Union’s Unified Patent Court, which launched June 1, 2023, discussing its system and structure, its judges and their incentives, its available remedies, and more.
On Tuesday, September 19, Addy will discuss “Patent Litigation Funding: Deal Structures & Best Practices,” with fellow panelists Phil Goter, investment manager and legal counsel at Omni Bridgeway, and Anup Misra, director at Curiam Capital LLC. This panel will focus on how, when, and why patent litigation funders agree to deploy capital and structure deals; strategies and best practices associated with patent litigation funding; and pros and cons of funding individual cases versus a portfolio of patents.
One of the country’s leading appellate attorneys at the Federal Circuit, Meredith Addy co-founded AddyHart P.C. with colleague Robert P. Hart in 2019. Addy has handled more than 90 appeals to the Federal Circuit and more than 90 cases in US district courts; she has testified to the US Congress on the state of patent law and the Federal Circuit. She has held leadership positions at several AmLaw 100 law firms and has received numerous accolades, including being the only female attorney named to Band 1 for IP Law in Illinois from Chambers USA for multiple years in succession—as well as high rankings from Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and IP Stars. Addy has been named one of the Top 250 Women in IP from Managing IP and IPmetrics LLC, as one of the Most Influential Women in IP Law by IP Law360, as one of Law360’s Female Powerbrokers, and to the IAM 1000.
Caren Yusem Sterne joined AddyHart P.C. as counsel in 2023 with experience in trials and settlements for intellectual property disputes in the US and Europe, and 20 years of experience in product development and marketing for high-growth businesses. Yusem Sterne’s legal experience includes resolving patent litigation matters for small and large businesses at the Meissner Bolte law firm in Munich, Germany, where she prepared legal documents, settlement agreements, and client opinion letters for utility and design patent disputes. She has particular knowledge of the EU’s new Unified Patent Court.
IPWatchdog LIVE 2023 is a forum for government and business leaders, judges, attorneys, and inventors to network, learn from experts, and discuss the prevailing issues facing the intellectual property community. AddyHart P.C. is a sponsor of IPWatchdog LIVE 2023. More information and registration are at https://ipwatchdog.com/ipwlive2023/.