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Patent Infringement: A Thorough Analysis of 2017 Developments and Their Impacts in 2018

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
CLE Intellectual Property LawRecording

Online CLE Patent Infringement

The patent landscape has been under significant developments for the past years. In this Webcast, a seasoned team of thought leaders and renowned professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of patent infringement while presenting a thorough analysis of the significant 2017 developments and updates surrounding this topic. Speakers will help audience identify the potential implications of these trends to the year ahead. They will also go beyond the basics and provide practical tips and strategies to avoid common risks and pitfalls while maximizing opportunities.

Key topics include:

  • Patent Infringement: A 2018 Perspective
  • Significant Court Rulings
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Trends and Updates in 2017: Identifying Implications
  • What Lies Ahead

Who Should Attend

  • Patent Attorneys
  • Patent Litigators
  • Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • In-House Counsel
  • IP Consultants and Experts
  • Patent Owners
  • Patent Licensing Attorneys
  • Other Related/Interested professionals


Online CLE Patent Infringement
Robert Greenfeld
Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Online CLE Patent Infringement
Donald R. McPhail
Senior Counsel
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Online CLE Patent Infringement
Jeffery A. Stec, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Online CLE Patent Infringement
Richard W. Hoffmann
Reising Ethington P.C.
Online CLE Patent Infringement
Paulo Bianco
Attorney at Law
Kasznar Leonardos

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Online CLE Patent Infringement

Robert Greenfeld
, Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • State of § 101 Motions in Patent Infringement Actions:
    • The Alice Decision and Federal Circuit decisions decided since
    • 2018 Decisions Finding Patent-Eligible Subject Matter: Finjan v. Blue Coat Systems and Core Wireless v. LG
    • Recent developments in requirements for bringing a § 101 motion -- Berkheimer v. HP and Aatrix Software v. Green Shades Software

Richard W. Hoffmann
, Shareholder
Reising Ethington P.C.

  • Patent Venue – How TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC changed the patent venue landscape.
  • Patent Exhaustion – How Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l Inc. broadened the doctrine of exhaustion.
  • Laches – SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods. clarified the Laches defense in patent cases.
  • Measure of damages for design patent infringement  - Did Samsung Electronics Co. LTD v. Apple Inc. narrow available damages for design patent infringement?

Paulo Bianco
, Attorney at Law
Kasznar Leonardos

  • Brazilian patent system: strengths and weakness
  • The patent litigation dual system: invalidity and infringement actions
  • The patent infringement proceeding
  • Injunction reliefs
  • Damages

Donald R. McPhail
, Senior Counsel
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

  • Divided infringement: methods claims vs system claims – it’s all about who benefits (Eli Lilly v Teva; Intellectual Ventures v Motorola Mobility);
  • Infringement under the Doctrine of Equivalents: update on the hypothetical claim analysis (Jang v Boston Scientific); and
  • Claim Construction and IPR: prosecution disclaimer based on patent owner’s response to petition (Aylus Networks v Apple).

Jeffery A. Stec, Ph.D.
, Managing Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

  • Economic damages in patent infringement cases
    • The use of settlement agreements
      • How, if at all, should settlement agreements be used – Prism Technologies v. Sprint Spectrum
    • The Entire Market Value Rule
      • The impact of Exmark v. Briggs and Stratton on reasonable royalty damages
    • Appropriate geographical market for patent damages
      • The expected impact of WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical

Online CLE Patent Infringement

Online CLE Patent Infringement

Robert GreenfeldOf CounselSteptoe & Johnson LLP

Bobby Greenfeld is Of Counsel in Steptoe and Johnson’s New York office and focuses on intellectual property litigation, prosecution, and client counseling, with special emphasis on patents and high-tech trade secrets.  His experience includes all aspects of litigation, from case management and pre-litigation evaluation to motion practice, trials, and appeals, including in Federal District courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and New York State courts.  He has litigated and prosecuted matters covering a broad range of technologies, including consumer electronics, semiconductors, software systems and databases, telecommunications, medical imaging, business methods and e-commerce, mechanical systems, biologics, pharmaceuticals, photography and xerography, chemicals, bioengineering, and surgical instruments.

Online CLE Patent Infringement

Donald R. McPhailSenior CounselTaft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

DONALD R. MCPHAIL is a member of Taft’s Intellectual Property group. Don has more than 20 years of experience in patent and trademark matters before the U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has handled cases involving a wide range of technologies, including avionics, LCD optics, video signaling, semiconductor design and operation, thin film transistor manufacturing and design, voice-over-internet telephony and firewalls, routers and switches, network topology and message routing, LED design and operation, PECVD manufacturing processes, regulated medical devices, computer software and electronic point of sale devices. Don also has experience with contested matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.

Prior to practicing law in the private sector, Don was an examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he concentrated on applications in the drug and pharmaceutical arts.

Online CLE Patent Infringement

Jeffery A. Stec, Ph.D.Managing DirectorBerkeley Research Group, LLC

Dr. Jeffery Stec is a Managing Director, a leader of Berkeley Research Group’s Intellectual Property practice, and a co-leader of its Economics & Damages community. He has worked extensively over the last 17 years in the areas of antitrust, finance, intellectual property, and survey research, as both a consulting expert and an expert witness. His engagements typically involve the application of economic, financial, statistical, and survey research theory to the collection and analysis of data to evaluate the economic impact of decisions made by consumers and firms. In the area of intellectual property, Dr. Stec has conducted economic and econometric analyses to determine the value of IP and the amount of economic damages resulting from patent, trademark, trade secret, or copyright infringement. He has also evaluated the effects of anticompetitive conduct as it relates to the use of IP. In the context of trademarks and trade dress, he has evaluated economic and survey research related issues with secondary meaning, genericness, dilution, and likelihood of confusion. He has also determined economic damages and evaluated survey research issues in false advertising and counterfeit claims. He has testified regarding economics, econometrics, and survey research as an expert witness in Federal Courts, State Courts, and in front of various arbitration and government entities, like the US International Trade Commission.  Dr. Stec has Ph.D. and MA degrees in Economics from the Ohio State University. He has BA degrees in Economics with a Math minor from the University of Illinois – Chicago and in Psychology and Philosophy from Cornell University.

Online CLE Patent Infringement

Richard W. HoffmannShareholderReising Ethington P.C.

Rick Hoffmann is a shareholder in the firm of Reising Ethington, PC in Troy, MI and has more than 30 years of experience in the intellectual property field. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.   He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, having been lead counsel in well over 75 intellectual property cases in courts throughout the United States.  He has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and 6th Circuits, and was co-counsel with now Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts, in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has been named to Super Lawyers for 12 consecutive years. He is also co-author of the case book, Cases and Materials on Patent Law Including Trade Secrets, 7th edition.

Online CLE Patent Infringement

Paulo BiancoAttorney at LawKasznar Leonardos

Paulo Bianco is a senior associate attorney with more than 10 years of experience in intellectual property. Paulo successfully handles complex litigation cases in Brazil, providing creative solutions for leading global players. In the past, he gained extensive experience in trademark and copyright law. In the recent years Paulo has been focusing his practice on patent litigation, working on cases involving diverse technologies, such as life sciences, chemistry, digital systems, oil & gas, and mechanical engineering. Paulo is a graduate of Rio de Janeiro State University, one of the best universities in Brazil. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. Paulo has written several papers on these topics.

Online CLE Patent Infringement

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Advance Preparation:
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Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Experience in Patent law

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NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Steptoe’s US and International Intellectual Property practice enforces, protects, and develops the intellectual property rights and assets of clients in a wide range of industries.  We understand clients’ top priorities, including responsiveness, efficiency, and budgeting.  With lawyers in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC our full service practice includes advocating for our clients in a variety of forums – in US district courts, the Federal Circuit, before the International Trade Commission, or the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Our team includes lawyers and technology specialists who have PhDs and masters’ degrees in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering to better present the often complex intricacies of the technologies at issue in a form that any judge or jury can understand when pursuing an informed and correct judgment.

Website: https://www.steptoe.com/

At Taft Stettinius & Hollister our 400 attorneys in ten offices practice across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance, Business Restructuring, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate and Tax law. Since 1885, the firm has provided breadth and depth of legal expertise with a trusted business perspective to help our clients reach their goals.

Website: https://www.taftlaw.com/

Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, valuation, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms in 2017, BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

Website: https://www.thinkbrg.com/

Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law.  Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, post-grant proceedings, trade secrets, and licensing and other IP-related agreements.  The firm represents some of the world’s most innovative and foremost IP owners, including automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies. 

Reising enjoys a rich history of partnership with many of its clients, including in the automotive industry where the firm worked to protect the ideas of automotive pioneers Ransom E. Olds, David Buick, and the Fisher Brothers.  Dating back several decades, attorneys at Reising have authored seven editions of the U.S. law school case book Patent Law Including Trade Secrets, published by West Academic Publishing.

Website: https://reising.co/

Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property is an IP firm recognized for its experience and excellence on services provision in all IP areas. With highly-qualified practitioners, it offers Brazilian and foreign Companies services in all areas related to IP, such as trademarks, domain names, patents, industrial designs, copyrights, geographical indications, digital law, unfair competition, trade secrets and confidential data, technology transfer, franchising and licensing, litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory law in the health area, marketing law & entertainment, anti-counterfeiting, protection of plant varieties, anti-piracy, license compliance and personal data protection. Kasznar’s team acts as attorneys in the prosecution of applications; as legal advisors in licensing and other contract matters; as lawyers in litigation and arbitration; and as neutrals in arbitration and mediation.

Website: https://www.kasznarleonardos.com/

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