Sweeping Developments in Patent Reform Agenda: The Innovation Act and the PATENT Act – A 2015 Perspective
The proposed Innovation Act and PATENT Act seek to curtail abusive patent litigation by patent trolls that reduces innovation by American businesses and harms consumers and the economy. The proposed legislation would make fee-shifting easier, requires plaintiffs in patent infringement lawsuits to disclose interested parties, requires more specific information in a complaint for patent infringement, and gives technological defendants the right to stay patent infringement lawsuits while sellers complete similar patent lawsuits against the same plaintiffs.
However, a diverse group of stakeholders, including academics, inventors, and venture capitalists, have suggested that the proposed legislations weakens the patent system by making patents harder and riskier to enforce. The anticipated result would be to shield entities that are profiting from infringing patent rights, and to discourage U.S. innovators from obtaining and enforcing patents.
In this two hour, LIVE webcast, our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will review and discuss the latest issues surrounding the Sweeping Developments in the Patent Reform Agenda: The Innovation Act and the PATENT Act, and suggest why the changes may or may not be beneficial for one party or another. This LIVE webcast aims to help you identify the most common pitfalls and risk to avoid future litigation and costs.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Pleading requirements, customer suits
- Discovery limitations, demand letters
- Fee shifting provisions, transparency
- AIA reforms
Keith Grady, Practice Group Chair
- Discovery limitations, demand letters
Mark J. Thronson, Partner
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
- fee shifting provisions, transparency
Peter Lambrianakos, Partner
Brown Rudnick LLP
- AIA reforms
Who Should Attend:
- Intellectual Property Attorneys
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- Patent Managers
- Consultants and Other Interested Professionals
Mark Thronson is a partner in Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mark has thirty-two years of successful experience in virtually every aspect of patent law, including patent litigation, patent post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution, opinions/counseling, patent licensing, and alternative dispute resolution. Mark has represented many of the world’s largest and most important companies in a wide range of technologies.
From 1982 to 1988, Mark was an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. From 1994 to 2009, Mark was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught intellectual property law to graduate business students. In 2013, he received the prestigious Burton Award for distinguished legal writing. Mark has an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, and he received his law degree, with honors, from George Washington University.
Mark Thronson is a partner in Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mark has thirty-two years of successful experience in virtually …
Keith Grady has over 25 years of experience in developing, enforcing and defending intellectual property. He represents publicly traded companies and major manufacturers in patent litigation in a variety of areas including chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, software, medical device, and mechanical devices. Keith also regularly litigates technology-related disputes, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, internet domain names, and trade dress. Keith chairs the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practice at Polsinelli PC, an AmLaw 100 firm with more than 750 attorneys in 18 offices. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and for innovating new and valuable services, the firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, and business litigation. Contact Keith at 314.552.6883 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
Keith Grady has over 25 years of experience in developing, enforcing and defending intellectual property. He represents publicly traded companies …
Peter is a partner in the intellectual property litigation group at Brown Rudnick. His practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. Peter has litigated patent infringement cases involving a wide range of technologies and products, including semiconductors, wireless communications, Internet telephony, location tracking, thermal and power management, portable audience meters, bulk conveyors, steel sheet pilings, automated storage and retrieval systems, digital recorders, Web-based software, video surveillance systems, dental implants, laminated flooring, and medical devices. In addition, he has litigated disputes over inventorship and ownership of patents. Peter has participated in all aspects of litigation from pre-filing diligence through appeal, including conducting Markman hearings.
Peter also advises his clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, providing freedom-to-operate opinions, trademark clearances, and due diligence in connection with corporate transactions and potential litigation.
Peter is a partner in the intellectual property litigation group at Brown Rudnick. His practice focuses on patent, trademark, and …
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Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 750 attorneys in 18 offices, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and top five percent of firms for innovating new and valuable services*, the firm has risen more than 100 spots in Am Law’s annual firm ranking over the past six years. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
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Brown Rudnick LLP, with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation and complex business transactions. With relentless focus on our clients’ objectives, we offer a broad slate of capabilities in areas including Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Finance, Corporate & Securities, Complex Litigation, International Arbitration, White Collar Defense & Government Investigations, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Government Contracts, Energy & Environmental, Real Estate and Government Law & Strategies. Our clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises, as well as investors, official and ad hoc committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings.