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Kory Christensen understands the critical importance of intellectual property in the rapidly evolving industries of software, electronics and health care. He provides strategic legal guidance to a global client base regarding the creation, maintenance and enforcement of IP assets, with particular emphasis on patent portfolio development and management. Whether the client is a start-up or a multinational company, Kory can provide a deep knowledge of their business objectives and technologies. He is frequently involved in due diligence activities prior to an investment, and advises venture capital and private equity investors on the value of IP assets. In patent infringement actions, Kory works closely with the trial team in developing winning technical and legal arguments, as well as an overall case strategy designed to minimise costs and maximise return.
Kory serves a diverse group of international companies based in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Panama, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Estonia, which gives him a depth of knowledge on subtle variations between the IP laws of different countries.
Kory is extremely interested in the public policy implications of IP rights and has co-authored a book published by Thompson Reuters on current efforts to reform the patent system. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences on patent-related issues, including how to create a winning global patent strategy.
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