Chicago, 15 – 18 October, 2023

Metroconsult is pleased to join the LES USA & Canada 2023 Annual Meeting that will take place at the trendy Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on October 15-18, 2023.

Under the theme of Winds of Change: Dealmaking Trends in the Evolving Innovation Economy, a dynamic international IP community will meet for two action-packed days of education, outstanding programming, and networking, with global dealmaking opportunities.

Don’t miss the panel “How the different policy orientations influence the patent and litigation eco-system” moderated by Roberto Dini, founder of Metroconsult, on October 17.

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How the different policy orientations influence the patent and litigation eco-system

 Innovation is risky:  the inventor takes on many risks:  The technology of his invention may fail.   The technology may not be commercially successful.  It may be overtaken by a better innovation.

In the face of these uncertainties,  the inventor should be entitled to enjoy a stable legal environment.  There should be little risk that the legal rights associated with the inventor’s patent; its exploitation; and its enforcement are subject to frequent, abrupt change.  The inventor should benefit from well settled rules applied by neutral courts and by the patent office and other neutral expert government agencies.

But now it seems that patent stability is lost:  patent rules and policy are influenced by election returns and turnover at regulatory agencies.  And impacted by political concerns about national security, industrial policy and  national sovereignty,  In some territories counterfeiting and other forms of IPR piracy have reappeared.

The panel will explore these issues and – if possible – propose solutions!


  • Roberto Dini, Founder, Metroconsult (moderator)
  • Andrei Iancu, Partner, Irell & Manella (and former Director, USPTO)
  • Carter Eltzroth, Legal Director, DVB Project
  • He Jin, Partner & Counsel, GenLaw