April 17, 2015
New York, NY

May 29, 2015
San Francisco, CA

PLI’s Fundamentals of Patent Litigation explores 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 in 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 will also explore the claim construction process leading up to the Markman hearing, including the Supreme Court’s and Federal Circuit’s evolving law of how patents should be interpreted. Find out what is needed to prove infringement and how a patent may be invalidated by prior art or rendered unenforceable by inequitable conduct. Hear what can be expected at trial and what remedies are available. Learn how the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the Patent and Trademark Office are reshaping patent law and patent litigation.

What You Will Learn

  • An update on how the America Invents Act (“AIA”) has impacted patent litigation
  • Weighing the pros and cons of suing for patent infringement in district court and at the ITC
  • Before filing the complaint: what steps need to be taken?
  • Determining whom to sue and where
  • Content of the complaint and answer: what information is necessary?
  • When should your client counterclaim?
  • Liability for induced or contributory infringement
  • How can accused infringers take advantage of patent challenges under the AIA?
  • Using discovery efficiently and effectively
  • Markman hearings and how claim terms are construed
  • Available remedies in district court and at the ITC
  • Appeals in the Federal Circuit and how best to position the case for appeal
  • How long does all this take and how much will it cost?

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