At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, attorneys for Future Motion, Inc. served a seizure order on a booth exhibiting “hoverboard” products accused of patent infringement. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, Future Motion’s attorneys seized the accused products and advertising materials, effectively erasing the booth from the show.
In this talk, Future Motion’s lead counsel, Dr. Shawn Kolitch, Shareholder, Kolisch Hartwell, P.C., Portland, Oregon, will present:
1. A discussion of ex parte seizures under U.S. intellectual property laws, including the conditions under which a seizure order is likely to be granted, the procedures for obtaining a seizure order, the likely costs, and the risks.
2. A recap of the recent ex parte TRO and product seizure orchestrated by Kolisch Hartwell shareholder Shawn Kolitch at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This section will describe anecdotal details regarding the CES seizure and provide an update on the dispute that led to the seizure, which involves the popular ONEWHEEL product in the self-balancing “hoverboard” space.
3. A discussion of narrow versus broad IP protection, and the relative value of each, particularly for companies that sell consumer products. Specifically, narrowly tailored rights can frequently be obtained more quickly and less expensively than broader patent protection, yet can arguably have even greater value in some situations.
This free program offers 1.0 hour of CLE credit.