NPE Patent Litigation in the 2017 Landscape
Patent law continues to undergo important changes in the statutory, judicial and regulatory arenas, which are having a palpable impact on litigation. Among the most fertile areas are lawsuits for damages for infringement of design patents. The influx of lawsuits by non-practicing entities (NPEs) formed for the sole purpose of acquiring and asserting patents, accounts for more than 60% of all patent litigation.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will spot patent litigation trends and issues to keep an eye on in 2017, including patent law reforms and developments in the different jurisdictions. Speakers will also present key issues and unique challenges arising from the U.S. and South African Patent Landscape.
Key Topics Include:
- Cases before U.S. and South African Supreme Court
- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) Activities
- Design Patent Infringement Claims in the U.S. and South Africa
- NPE Patent Litigation
- Software Patent Claims
- Effect of America Invents Act (AIA) and the South African Patent Act
- Recent Trends and Developments
Julie P. Bookbinder, Of Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Trends in NPE cases/competitor cases
- Effect of America Invents Act
- PTAB post-grant proceedings
- Venue Issues
- dominance of plaintiff-friendly E.D. Texas
- pending SCOTUS case: TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands
At van Rooy, Director and Patent Attorney
South African Perspective
- Trends in NPE cases/competitor cases
- Focus on vertical industries: life sciences cases predominate
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Litigators
- Patent Owners
- In-House Counsel for Patent Owners
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- Patent Counsel
- IP Attorneys & Related Consultants
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Julie P. Bookbinder is a registered patent attorney with over 10 years of experience. She has worked in many areas of IP including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, patent prosecution, and non-litigation enforcement of trademarks and copyrights. Julie has participated in one patent trial, two trademark trials, and an arbitration relating to copyright and contract issues at which she took a witness. Julie has taken and defended numerous fact and expert witness depositions, and argued at motion and Markman hearings in federal courts. Her experience spans a wide range of technologies and industry sectors, including financial services, aerospace, automotive, avionics, biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, electronics, medical devices, and online/website technology.
Julie P. Bookbinder is a registered patent attorney with over 10 years of experience. She has worked in many areas of …
At van Rooy is a Director, Head of Patent Department and EXCO Chairman at KISCH IP (www.kisch-ip.com), and has 25 years’ experience in patent litigation, filing and prosecution, including Plant Variety Protection and GMO. He has represented clients in pharmaceutical, veterinary, medical, biotechnology, biochemical, microbiological and life sciences industries. Most notable cases include SCA20282/2014 Merck Sharpe Dohme Group and Merial v Cipla Agrimed; SCA20772/2014 Merial v CiplaVet; Case A5008/2009 Monsanto SA v Van der Walt; and Patent Case 93/3541 - Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics v Smithkline Beecham Biologicals. Van Rooy is the former president of FICPI SA, and fellow of SAIIPL.
At van Rooy is a Director, Head of Patent Department and EXCO Chairman at KISCH IP (www.kisch-ip.com), and has 25 …
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Experience in patent law
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Business Law - Technical
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