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Why You Should Attend
The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) are reshaping patent law, and this program will teach you everything you need to know about the basics of patent litigation in this rapidly changing landscape. An experienced faculty will cover the patent litigation process from start to finish, including actions brought in federal district court and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). From Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through 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 mount an effective defense. The program will also explore the claim construction process leading up to the Markman hearing, including the 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.
What You Will Learn
- Overview of patents and how they are obtained in the PTO
- Patent enforcement actions in federal district courts and the ITC
- Challenging patents in the PTO through inter partes review
- Strategic considerations for how best to position a case for trial and appeal
- In-depth discussion of current topics and trends in patent litigation
- In-house perspectives on best practices in managing patent litigation
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.