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Past Event
6-7 October 2014


  • James R. Ferguson
    T +1 312 701 7282
  • Richard M. Assmus
    T +1 312 701 8623

PLI’s Patent Litigation 2014

Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials and U.S. Patent Office post grant trial proceedings, and provides comprehensive coverage of every phase of these patent matters. This year’s program also features views from U.S. District Court judges who will provide their insights on the state of patent litigation and practical tips for litigants. Through lecture and demonstration, you will be able to hone your patent litigation skills in just two days.

What you will learn

  • Recent changes in patent law, including an overview of key Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and District Court decisions, and a discussion of recently passed or pending patent legislation
  • Views from the Bench: District Court Judges share their views on patent litigation, including the impact of Patent Rules have had on the desired effect and practical tips for the more efficient handling and disposition of patent cases
  • Considerations for when alternative dispute resolution proceedings are preferred to, or used in conjunction with, district court patent litigation
  • Strategy and tactics in reexamination and post-grant review proceedings
  • Managing multi-party litigation including efficient strategies for working in joint defense groups and handling related indemnification matters
  • Current trends in patent damages in the post-Uniloc environment, discussion on patent exhaustion and license agreements
  • Current strategies in defending against willfulness and the role of opinions

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