Intellectual Property Owners Association

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IP Chat Channel


Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP are produced in cooperation with host Pamela Sherrid, former editor of IP Law & Business magazine. Listen to presentations by experts who will answer your questions immediately!

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2014 Scheduled Webinars

Recovering Attorney Fees: Recent Developments
Tuesday, October 21 at 2:00p.m. ET

Many attorneys on the winning side of patent litigation are presently filing or considering filing motions for attorneys’ fees in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Octane and Highmark this spring. Our panelists will look closely at several U.S. district court decisions regarding exceptional fees that have already issued in the past six months, and distill take-away lessons for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Cases to be discussed include situations in which:

  • Defendant wins fees, including Summit Data Systems v. EMC et al., where defendant NetApp was awarded $1.4 million in attorney fees by Judge Sleet of Delaware, and Linex Technologies v. Hewlett-Packard et al., where defendants H-P and Apple were awarded $3.7 million by Judge Claudia Wilken in the N.D. of California.
  • Defendants invalidate the plaintiff’s patent but don’t win fees; what could the defendant have done to strengthen its case for fees both during the litigation and in the fee hearing?
  • Plaintiff wins fees, as in Romag v. Fossil in the District of Connecticut, where Judge Janet Bond Arterton found that the infringer aggressively pursued frivolous invalidity counterclaims.


Douglas Luftman, NetApp
Jason Lo, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jake Holdreith, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi 


IP Chat Channel webinars are available on-demand two days after the live webinar. A webinar can be viewed one-time only, either immediately or up to 14 days after payment. Topics are searchable within each of the categories below.

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Pamela Sherrid Former editor of IP Law & Business magazine and a reporter and writer at FortuneForbes and U.S. News & World Report.

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