PHILADELPHIA—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Barry Herman was among the speakers at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s In-House Counsel Conference. In addition, attorney Kevin Mangan represented the firm at the conference.

Herman, Saint-Gobain Corporation Senior IP Counsel Alex Plache and Dansko General Counsel Scott Schwartz discussed “The Game of Monopoly: Antitrust Counterclaims in Patent Enforcement Actions.” The panelists examined antitrust issues that arise in the IP context and the immunity afforded under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, including “sham” litigation, Walker Process claims, requests to stay antitrust counterclaims, settlement agreements, and litigation costs, and concluded with a brief overview of “hot” topics at the intersection of patent and antitrust law in 2018.

The 10th annual In-House Counsel Conference took place April 25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Womble Bond Dickinson is a sponsor of the ACC’s Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Barry Herman is an intellectual property litigation partner working in Baltimore. He represents both domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation in district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the USPTO.

Kevin Mangan represents clients in bankruptcy, financial services, consumer finance, and other litigation matters before US state and federal courts throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to his litigation practice, Kevin regularly advises and represents financial services and other clients on bankruptcy and restructuring matters throughout the country.