On March 25, 2015, Deanna will moderate a panel discussing "Smartphones and the Patent Battleground - Is Peace at Hand?" at the 30th Annual ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
The smartphone wars continue to rage around the world, in an out of court. Patent portfolios, used offensively and defensively, are increasingly involved in smartphone skirmishes. The skirmishes' outcomes fundamentally impact the national and international mobile device landscapes. Has the world as we know it ended? Or will the combatants fight back to the pre-smartphone wars status quo? The discussion among expert panelists will revolve around these and similar questions, dissecting recent developments in the global smartphone wars, assessing combatants' grand strategies and tactics, and analyzing the wars' possible outcomes and impact to industry.