IP Chat Channel
Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly one-hour webinar series on current
topics in IP is 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!
2015 Scheduled Webinars
Definite Change: Nautilus Gets Some Traction
Wednesday, October 7, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Our panel — a pharmaceutical industry IP lawyer and two high-tech patent litigators — will analyze several recent Federal Circuit opinions with the aim of pinpointing the court’s newly-evolving rules regarding the definiteness of terms and measures and allegedly “subjective” claims in patent litigation. At first little seemed to change after last year’s U.S. Supreme Court’s Nautilus decision made it easier for defendants to prove a plaintiff’s patent to be indefinite. But the August decision in Dow Chemical v. Nova Chemical might have been something of a watershed, giving the Federal Circuit the opportunity to rule on the definiteness of the very same plastics patents both before and after Nautilus. Those patents describe a “slope of strain hardening” but do not describe which of several methods for measuring slope should be used. “Under Nautilus this is no longer sufficient,” the court said, since the patent does not provide a skilled artisan with “reasonable certainty.” Our panel will discuss several recent Federal Circuit opinions that cite Nautilus with different results – eg, Teva v. Sandoz, Ethicon v. Covidien, Interval Licensing v. AOL — and give tips for patent prosecutors as well as patent holders and defendants involved in disputes over definiteness.
Robert Kramer, Dentons US LLP
Chris Mammen, Hogan Lovells
Bryan Zielinski, Pfizer Inc.
Standards and FRAND: Recent Developments in the U.S. and Europe
Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Our panel will analyze two important recent developments in the world of standards and FRAND and how they will shape events going forward:
- The Ninth Circuit affirmation of Judge Robards’ FRAND decision in Microsoft v. Motorola and the endorsement of his calculations of FRAND, and
- The European Union High Court ruling that for the first time provided guidance on what steps the owner of a FRAND-encumbered patent should take before seeking injunctive relief.
The panel will also discuss recent and pending developments at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Our panel, which encompasses a range of view on the issues, will also discuss such timely questions as whether global licensing of SEPs is a thing of the past, with country-by country licenses the new trend.
David Long, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Christopher Thomas, Hogan Lovells
Paul Zeineddin, Zeineddin PLLC
New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Best Practices for IP Litigation
Tuesday, November 3, 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET (note time change)
Hon. Joy Conti, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Eric Cohen, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Gary Hoffman, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
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IPO’s IP CHAT CHANNEL HOST
Pamela Sherrid Former editor of IP Law & Business magazine and a reporter and writer at Fortune, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
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