PTAB and IP Litigation 2017 Year in Review

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2017 was another remarkable year for intellectual property disputes, including IP litigation and proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Landmark Supreme Court decisions and cases argued, but not yet decided, should cause parties in AIA post grant proceedings to reassess their strategies. In addition, the Federal Circuit’s decisions on venue and damages in patent matters may have a major impact on federal court patent litigation. In our year-in-review webinar, Brooks Kushman Shareholders Michael MacCallum, John Rondini, and Andrew Turner discussed how the important developments during 2017 will affect your IP strategies in 2018 and beyond.

Agenda:

  • Responding to Blockbuster 2017 Developments
    • Preparing for Cases Pending at the Supreme Court: Oil States and SAS
    • Avoiding Venue in Adverse Forums after TC Heartland
    • Federal Circuit Signals a New Era for Patent Damages: Exmark Manufacturing
  • Reassessing PTAB Strategies of Petitioners and Patent Owners
    • Tactics for Opposing Petitions at Institution Stage
    • How Aqua Products Has Affected Availability of Claim Amendments
    • Tracking PTAB Trends on Substantive Issues: Petitioner’s Burden to Establish Prior Art, Follow-On Petitions, and More