1-Day Program

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Why You Should Attend

The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) are constantly reshaping patent law, and this program will teach you everything you need to know about the basics of patent litigation in this dynamic, rapidly changing landscape. An all-star faculty will cover patent proceedings in a variety of different fora, including federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the PTO. Whether you’re a novice or experienced patent litigator, you will find their insights valuable.

You will learn essential practical details about litigating patent suits in federal district court and the ITC, including how to prepare complaints and answers, where to initiate a patent litigation, and how to mount an effective defense. Understand the claim construction process leading up to the Markman hearing and the Federal Circuit’s ever-evolving law of how patents should be interpreted. Assess what is needed to prove infringement and how a patent may be invalidated by prior art. Explore what to expect at trial and what remedies are available. Learn how to bring patent challenges at the PTO, including how inter partes review (IPR) proceedings are initiated, the types of patentability challenges that one can make, and the key procedural aspects of such proceedings. Learn about various ethical rules that govern patent litigation and hear from in-house attorneys regarding their perspectives on managing patent litigations and the development of patent portfolios.

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an overview of patents and how they are obtained at the PTO
  • Learn fundamentals of the law concerning how patent claims can be interpreted
  • Patent enforcement actions in federal district courts and the ITC
  • Challenging patents at the PTO through inter partes review
  • Learn strategies for how best to position a patent case for trial and appeal
  • Hear latest topics and trends in patent litigation
  • Gain advice from in-house perspectives on best practices for managing patent litigation and developing patent portfolios
  • Ethical considerations in litigating patent cases

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for 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.

Special Feature: Earn one hour of ethics credit

Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: An interest in developments around patent litigation issues.

Advanced Preparation: None


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