Successful Patent Litigation Strategies and Tactics in 2017 and Beyond
As the patent law landscape continuously evolves, keeping abreast with the current developments and trends in this area is highly necessary for lawyers and counsel to effectively manage and minimize potential legal pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders, professionals and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamental and latest issues surrounding this significant topic. Speakers will also share their insights on how to develop sound and Successful Patent Litigation Strategies and Tactics.
Key topics include:
- Patent Litigation - Legal Framework
- Strategy and Best Practices in Patent Litigation
- Ethical Issues in Patent Litigation
- Recent Trends and Developments
James R. Muldoon, Partner
Harris Beach PLLC
Laura W. Smalley, Partner
Harris Beach PLLC
Patent Litigation – Legal Framework
- Exclusive federal jurisdiction and venue
- The applicable burdens of proof
- (Dis)Proving damages under current caselaw
- Alternative fora for patent litigation
Strategy and Best Practices in Patent Litigation
- How to choose venue to position your case for success
- Best practices for invalidity and infringement contentions
- Strategies for the claim construction process
- Using IPR, CBM and reexamination proceedings during litigation
- Developing your damages case
Lynn E. Rzonca, Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP
- Strategies for dealing with NPEs (obtaining early exit/settlement, avoiding EDTX, etc.).
- Taking advantage of the "Halo effect" (SCOTUS loosening of standards for obtaining enhanced damages for willful infringement under 35 USC 284).
- Obtaining and avoiding attorneys' fees awards under Octane Fitness.
- Meeting the latest pleading standards under Iqbal/Twombly since December 2015 abolition of Form 18 for direct infringement.
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Attorneys
- Patent Consultants
- Patent Litigators
- Patent Managers
- Patent Owners
- Licensing Lawyers
- Outside and In-house Counsel
Mr. Muldoon is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is the leader of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Team also serves on the Science and Technology, Medical and Life Sciences, the Photonics and the Food and Beverage Industry Teams. Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, his practice focuses on the enforcement and defense of intellectual property infringement and related claims in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Mr. Muldoon has been actively involved in a large number of patent infringement lawsuits, encompassing diverse technologies.
Mr. Muldoon is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is the …
Laura W. Smalley is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC. Ms. Smalley practices in the Intellectual Property, Business and Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. She is also a member of the firm’s e-discovery practice (e-infoSM) and serves on the Photonics Industry Team. Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, she focuses her legal practice on technology development and exploitation, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights. She also prosecutes patents in the chemical field. She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, with a technical background in chemistry, including organic and analytical chemistry. Ms. Smalley has litigated several patent infringement suits involving medical devices, electrical components and imaging technology. Laura also performs appellate work in both New York state and federal appellate courts
Laura W. Smalley is a partner at Harris Beach PLLC. Ms. Smalley practices in the Intellectual Property, Business and Commercial …
Lynn E. Rzonca is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Litigation Group. A former Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office and a registered patent attorney, she focuses on litigating patent, trademark, and trade secret cases, and counseling clients on how to best protect and increase the value of their intellectual property. On any given day, she may be responding to a threat of patent infringement, clearing a trademark for use, or assisting a company to ensure it is taking proper steps to protect its trade secrets.
Ms. Rzonca has litigated a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising, and copyright. She has significant experience defending threats by patent assertion entities, including leading the defense of industry joint defense groups. She has also prosecuted many trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and handled cases before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Rzonca frequently assists clients with the launch of new brands and advertising campaigns.
For the past five years, Ms. Rzonca was a co-leader of Ballard Women, a group of diverse Ballard Spahr attorneys whose aim is to help women attorneys build professional networks, create business opportunities, and grow as legal counselors and business and civic leaders. She also serves on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Lynn E. Rzonca is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Litigation Group. A former Managing Partner of the …
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About Harris Beach PLLC
Harris Beach is one of the oldest and largest law firms in New York state and among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. The firm is a full service law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Harris Beach is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier firm in every major area of law, and was named in 44 practice group categories in Best Lawyers in America.
Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, nationally and internationally. With over 27 practice groups and 17 industry teams, the firm provides the full depth and breadth of legal services. Principal industries represented include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.
About Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide counseling and advocacy in more than 40 areas within intellectual property, litigation, business and finance, real estate, and public finance. We represent a diverse cross-section of clients that range from large public companies and privately held corporations to government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Our practices span the life sciences and technology, energy, health care, and other sectors that are driving innovation and growth in today’s marketplace.