Event Type: CLE / CPD, Seminar
Why You Should Attend
Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials, as well as U.S. Patent Office post-grant trial proceedings, and provides comprehensive coverage of every phase of these patent matters. This year’s program also features views from U.S. District Court Judges, who will provide their insights on the state of patent litigation, management of patent litigation, as well as practical tips for litigants. Through this comprehensive program, you will be able to hone your patent litigation skills in just two days.
What You Will Learn
Introducing New Topics!
- Recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, as well as proposed legislation
- District Court Judges share their views on managing litigation and tips for efficient case disposition
- Strategies for multi-party litigation, joint defense groups, indemnification, and indirect and divided infringement claims
- A session directed to advanced strategy and tactics in the complex world of patent litigation, parallel PTO proceedings and business considerations
- ENHANCED! Trends in patent remedies: damages, injunctions and ongoing royalties where an injunction is not granted
- Earn one hour of Ethics credit!
Who Should Attend
Patent litigators and lawyers in patent firms who advise clients in disputes that may lead to litigation, examination or post-grant proceedings at the Patent Office; general business litigators whose practice includes patent trials; patent prosecutors whose actions in preparing and prosecuting patents are critical in providing support for the proper claim construction and in assessing infringement and invalidity issues; and corporate counsel who will have the responsibility for supervising patent litigation, interpreting its progress for management, and pursuing opportunities for settlement, as well as those who are responsible for a company’s overall patent strategy.
Join Reed Smith Partner Paul Gupta for his session, entitled "Parallel Patent Office Proceedings." The pursuit of proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office continues to be a strategy for parties against whom a patent of questionable validity has been asserted. A Patent Office proceeding might be initiated in anticipation of litigation or filed soon after litigation has begun. A parallel Patent Office proceeding is often a basis for seeking a stay of the more costly district court proceeding and/or used to bring the patentee to the bargaining table. Recent statistics reflect the continued popularity of filing of inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBM) proceedings following AIA, as well as a high rate of success. This session will also address the effects of any such post-grant proceedings on litigation, including stays, as well as the potential effects on collateral estoppel, claim construction positions, willfulness charges, inequitable conduct claims, and on damages and intervening rights (e.g., if claims are amended).
For more information, or to register, download the .PDF below or visit pli.edu.