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
Patent Damages: How to Build A Case Now
Thursday, October 30 at 2:00p.m. ET
The last five years have seen remarkable changes in the law and practice of patent damages, with the Federal Circuit decision in VirnetX v. Apple last month the most recent decision restricting the allowable methods for calculating infringement damages. Cumulatively, the appellate court’s rulings stress the need for a much more careful analysis of how damages are tied to the infringing feature, while also demolishing old rules and establishing new ones on how to establish a reasonable royalty.
Plaintiffs who want to be sure they can obtain a remedy that will outweigh the hassle and expense of litigation need to incorporate the Federal Circuit’s guidance into strategies early in the case. Our panel will give advice on how to be savvy and realistic about damages at each stage of litigation including: the decision to bring suit; damages discovery and fact development; what kind of experts and/or surveys are needed and when; how best to use expert depositions; and options for challenging experts. The panelists will also give advice to defendants on how to challenge the plaintiff’s case.
Hon. Paul Singh Grewal, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
John Jarosz, Analysis Group
Gary Hoffman, Gary Hoffman IP Consulting
Demand Letters: State Law and Enforcement
Thursday, November 6 at 2:00pm ET
This webinar will explore the consequences, some perhaps unintended, of the laws that many states have taken in the past year to crack down on abusive patent licensing practices. Enacted in more than one-third of U.S. states and pending in more, these laws aim to stop those non-practicing entities that send thousands of vaguely-worded letters to small businesses, threatening costly infringement litigation unless the business pays a licensing fee.
The new laws may cause trouble, however, even for large multinationals that practice many of their patents. Our panel will examine provisions that potentially pose the most problems. For instance, some states have created a private right of action if a demand letter does not include mandated disclosures about specific patents. Such specific disclosure requirements could allow the target to launch a declaratory judgment action in the state of its choice against the patent holder. Similarly, laws that require every patent under discussion to be named could crimp cross-licensing discussions between two giants that each hold thousands of patents.
Also discussed will be a different approach, taken by New York State in a settlement agreement with the patent-holding company MPHJ earlier this year. It creates guidelines for “good faith efforts for asserting patents after reasonable due diligence,” but the agreement also carves out large exceptions to the rules.
Laurie Gathman Kowalsky, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Eric Stock, Antitrust Bureau Chief, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York
Eley Thompson, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
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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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