2017 Patent Law Year in Review – Boston

Overview


Our panel will analyze the major developments in patent law during 2016, discuss key cases to watch in 2017 as well as the impact of these matters on strategic business decisions. The discussion will include

  • The Supreme Court of the United States’ decisions in Cuozzo, Halo, and Samsung v. Apple and their effect on inter partes review (IPR) and district court proceedings
  • How upcoming cases in 2017, such as TC Heartland and Impression Products could impact choice of venue in patent infringement cases and exhaustion of US patent rights.
  • How the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s 2016 decisions, including Enfish, In Re Queen’s University, WBIP, LifeNet Health, Wi-Fi One and Husky Injection Molding Systems, affect patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions, privilege of communications between a non-lawyer patent agent and client, enhanced damages after Halo, the preservation of claim construction disputes for appeal and appealability of an IPR based on time-bar petitions under § 315(b) and assignor estoppel.

For more information, please contact Paul Lazdowski.

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CLE credit is pending in California, Illinois, New York and Texas. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting CLE credit in all other states.

McDermott Will & Emery’s IP roundtables are designed for the educational benefit of a company president, CEO, general counsel or other executive with an interest in the topic. Please be advised McDermott has the right to restrict attendance and may limit participation in this event.

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