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Legal Series: Patent Litigation in 2012
   LIVE Webcast  


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Enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act means Patent Law will continue to sizzle for attorneys in 2012. You need to be in the know with respect to the latest application of the law in order to continue to provide value to your clients.

This live webcast will cover:

Legal Series: Patent Litigation in 2012 LIVE Webcast is a course designed to help attorneys and companies have a complete and clear understanding of the new regulations that are expected to go into effect over the year. The speakers will share their expert opinions in a two-hour LIVE Webcast.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124250
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Legal Series: Patent Litigation in 2012 LIVE Webcast :

Agenda  (click here to view more)

James R. Myers, Partner,
Ropes & Gray LLP

  • • Classifying the threats, strategies and tactics presented by Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs)
  • • Expect 2012 will bring major increases in number and sums at risk arising from NPE patent infringement suits
  • • How the AIA joinder rules are affecting NPE litigation
  • • Judge Rader’s E-Discovery Model Order and the responses of district courts
  • • The search by NPEs for favorable venues

Grantland G. Drutchas, Partner,
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

  • • We’ll explore the new Post-Grant Review and Inter Partes Review procedures that are set out in the AIA, as well as the PTO proposed rules, which give us a flavor of how they will be implemented.
  • • Modeled after the Europe Opposition procedure, the success of the procedure in Europe gives important lessons about what to expect from Post-Grant Reviews.
  • • The new PTO post-issuance review proceedings will also impact or potentially replace patent litigation in some situation. We’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
  • • We’ll also explore the impact of these procedures on Hatch-Waxman litigation.

Christopher K. Larus, Partner,
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P

  • • The Federal Circuit has substantially heightened its scrutiny over patent damages in recent years.

  • • This heightened scrutiny requires sound economic theory that ties the damage amount to a patented invention's footprint in the marketplace.

  • • Consumer surveys can be a highly effective tool for demonstrating the value of a patented invention, and are used with increasing frequency in proving damages in patent cases.

  • • Surveys used in patent cases differ in several ways from surveys that may be commissioned in the ordinary course of a company's business, and counsel who wish to use (or oppose) such evidence at trial must understand the ways in which survey evidence is often challenged at trial.

Ropes & Gray LLP
James R. Myers
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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Grantland G. Drutchas
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Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P
Christopher K. Larus
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Who Should Attend?

- Patent Litigators
- In-House Counsel likely for technology, pharma, biotech, & manufacturing companies
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- IP Attorneys, And Related Consultants
- Other Related Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested patent law in 2012.

Register now and get the chance to learn from and interact with the speakers, live. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Please click the registration button below to enroll in this course today.

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Legal Series: Patent Litigation in 2012
LIVE Webcast

Event Sponsors / Speaker Firms:

A global law firm with 1,000 attorneys in 10 offices across three continents, Ropes & Gray LLP is a trusted legal advisor to clients in all stages of development across all sectors of the world economy. Among the top 10 firms with the most national first-tier rankings in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers survey of U.S. law firms, Ropes & Gray offers a range of practices universally recognized for the quality of performance. From mission critical transactions to “bet the company” litigation, Ropes & Gray works collaboratively, assembling flexible, results-oriented teams that address the singularly complex needs of its clients to promote their business success.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is a full service patent law firm providing creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of intellectual property services, including patent litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. MBHB provides comprehensive legal services to obtain and enforce their clients' intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions. The Firm prosecutes patent and trademark applications in both the U.S. and abroad, handles intellectual property litigation matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, and counsels clients nationwide and worldwide on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights. MBHB’s attorneys are experienced in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition actions in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including biotechnology, business methods, internet technology, chemical, computing, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and telecommunications.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is a national trial firm. The firm’s clients include numerous Fortune 500 corporations, emerging markets companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is frequently engaged in high-stakes, complex litigation with significant bottom-line implications for their clients, and the business lawyers handle complex transactions in a variety of market segments. The firm, which has more than 250 lawyers located in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and Naples (FL), has regularly received a top ranking for litigation from Chambers USA and was chosen as a “Go-To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel.

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