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Patent Litigation Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and in MDL Proceedings in 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although the number of patent cases consolidated by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) for pretrial purposes declined in 2014, pretrial consolidation remains an important consideration in multi-defendant and multi-jurisdictional cases.  In addition, with the Supreme Court’s recent decision limiting the reach of general jurisdiction in Daimler AG v. Bauman, there may be an uptick in MDL patent cases, particularly Hatch-Waxman ...

European Unified Patents Court: When Will the UPC Arrive and What Will You Need to Know?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The European Unified Patents Court (UPC) is coming in early 2016, and all U.S. companies that hold patents and do business in Europe need to be prepared.  Olswang's pan-EU IP team has identified procedural features that could attract “patent trolls”/NPEs to this new system.  This is particularly so given the UPC opens its doors at a time when such entities are seeking a new forum to monetize their patents as U.S. ...

TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Virtually every global business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud based services or information. The fastest growing companies are the technology innovators.  Courts expect lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value to help them solve their technology-related issues ...

Life Sciences Acquisitions and Divestitures: Special Considerations

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Whether you are acquiring a company or its assets or divesting a portion of your business, if you are involved in mergers and acquisitions relating to  pharmaceutical products, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics or similar assets, it is important to understand the products, their regulatory environment, the intellectual property landscape, the supply chain and other market factors.  These deals often involve a high degree of complexity ...

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Supreme Court Gives New Life to Preclusion in Trademark Proceedings and Other Agency Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, which addressed when a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board may also bind a federal district court, through the doctrine of issue preclusion (collateral estoppel).  In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court held that, when the Board holds that there is a “likelihood of confusion” ...

Your Resume, Research and Bidding: Your First Keys to Success at Loyola Chicago's PLIP 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please note:  This briefing is 90 minutes, FREE, and NO CLE.

Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The practice of law has gone digital, for better or worse.  Technology can make the practice of law easier for attorneys but it also creates a new set of risks.  Fortunately, many such risks are foreseeable and avoidable.  Even though the paperless law practice is a fairly recent development for attorneys, many attorneys have already formed 'bad habits' when it comes to email, document management, and social media.  This session ...

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Post-grant patent challenge proceedings were pursued in record number – more than twice what was predicted – before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2014. The level of filing continues to accelerate well beyond initial expectations as both the public ...

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the nuts and bolts of patent-related discovery.  We ...

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Changing Legal Landscape

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Hobbyists, businesses, law enforcement, and the military are embracing the widespread use of unmanned aircraft systems, yet national civil aviation authorities and State/local governments are struggling to keep pace with clear rules of the skies.  Business and research applications for “drones” are poised to take off, literally, but what will be the consequences for your business, privacy, safety, and security?   Some estimate ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing ...

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similarities of differing search strategies here and abroad, ...

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets in M&A and other strategic transactions, for ...

Disability Accommodations in the Digital Age

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires covered entities – which include employers, businesses, and educational institutions – to take steps to ensure that they are accessible to people with disabilities.  Since the ADA’s passage in 1990, digital technology has become ubiquitous and has changed the way we work, shop, manage our finances, and learn.  As a result, businesses and institutions increasingly ...

Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2015: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend The Supreme Court has, in recent years, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means, for many of us, 35 USC 101 has become a topic of conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the guidelines or decisions are today, but where will we be in the years and decades ahead during the enforcement period of patents now acquired.  Many older patents in the diagnostic, ...

Supreme Court and Social Media: Bringing the First Amendment into the 21st Century

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The inevitable happened last December when a case involving Facebook made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Elonis v. United States presents the issue of what is a “true threat,” and does it amount to speech that is unprotected by the First Amendment?    Anthony Elonis used Facebook to make angry statements after his wife, Tara, left with their two children. He was fired from his job in an amusement park after posting ...

Cloud Computing 2015: Key Issues and Practical Guidance

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The Cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for ...

Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies.  The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information.   More than ever, businesses are becoming digital and data driven.  ...

Financial Services IT 2015: Avoidance of Risk

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Fashion and Retail Law 2015: Trends and Developments

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Webcast of live New York session.Why You Should Attend Fashion brands and retailers operate in an increasingly competitive and technological marketplace. The dynamic forces shaping the retail industry provide consumers with a greater variety of products, more information, and expanded retail platforms. Yet, these forces also pose significant and evolving legal risks for brands and retailers. This program will explore the key legal challenges for ...

Health Care IT 2015: Critical Issues

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Why Should You Attend IT and Health Care are rapidly converging as a result of fast-paced innovation in health-focused information technology and new regulatory and operational requirements faced by health that are met by these innovations. This requires institutions, IT companies and the lawyers who advise them and investors to reevaluate and revise existing agreements, address intellectual property issues, and formulate new forms of agreements ...

Hot Topics in Advertising Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Relentless advancement in online media continues to test copyright law’s limits.  This program will focus on copyright in the digital data era, ensuring that attendees will gain a firm understanding of copyright basics and the rising issues challenging copyright enforcement.  The Supreme Court’s 2014 Aereo decision illustrated this tension between emerging technology and copyright law with its landmark ...

Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend In today’s online media and e-commerce environment, lawyers are increasingly called upon to provide advice about trademark-related issues.  Familiarity with basic trademark law is quickly becoming a vital part of any lawyer’s equipment, whether one is a neophyte or a twenty-year veteran to the practice.  Knowing the trademark law basics can help you fend off a baseless accusation or even eliminate a serious ...

Understanding Patent Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Atlanta Bar Association Attendees in Atlanta will view the program via Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-1601. With PLI’s Groupcasts you'll instantaneously receive streaming audio/video of the live program and be able to submit your questions electronically. At these locations you’ll also receive the printed Course Handbook upon arriving.Why ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP