Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2018
March 20, 2018
CLE - Live Seminar
Why You Should Attend
The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the Patent and Trademark Office are reshaping patent law, and this program will teach you everything you need to know about the basics of patent litigation in this evolving landscape. An expert faculty will cover the patent litigation process from start to finish, including actions brought in District Court and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. From the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal in the Federal Circuit, you will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, where to file a lawsuit, and how to prepare an effective defense. The program will also explore the claim construction process leading up to the Markman hearing, including the Supreme Court’s and Federal Circuit’s evolving law of how patents should be interpreted. Learn what is needed to prove infringement and how a patent may be invalidated by prior art. Explore what to expect at trial and learn what remedies are available.
• Recent cases impacting patent litigation practice
• The pros and cons of suing for patent infringement in district court and at the ITC
• Pre-filing considerations: what steps need to be taken?
• Who should be sued and where?
• Practice tips: necessary information in the complaint and answer
• Determining whether and when to counterclaim
• Induced and contributory infringement liability
• Pros and cons of patent challenges (IPRs) under the AIA for accused infringers
• Markman hearings and how claim terms are construed
• How best to position the case for trial and appeal
• Remedies in district court and at the ITC
• Timeline: how long does all this take and how much will it cost?
Who Should Attend
Attorneys who will find this program helpful include in-house attorneys who want to understand what happens if their companies become involved in patent litigation, litigators who are considering broadening their practice to include patent litigation, patent litigators who are looking to enhance their knowledge of the latest trends and developments, and corporate and licensing lawyers who want additional expertise when advising their clients on patent-related matters.
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