PLI Patent Litigation 2016 Program
Presented By: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
||PLI Patent Litigation 2016 Program
Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics.
This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials, as well as U.S. Patent Office post-grant trial proceedings, and provides comprehensive coverage of every phase of these patent matters.
This year’s program also features views from U.S. District Court Judges, who will provide their insights on the state of patent litigation, management of patent litigation, as well as practical tips for litigants. Through this comprehensive program, you will be able to hone your patent litigation skills in just two days and earn one hour of Ethics credit.
||October 13 – 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Friday, October 14, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
||University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
||Hon. Jeff Kaplan (Ret.)
- Patent Litigation – Views from the Bench, Part 1
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Patent litigation has long been recognized as a form of federal civil litigation that is typically more complex and expensive than the ordinary case. Because of this, much has been written about patent litigation, some of it complimentary and some not so flattering.
On one hand, patent cases have been described as among the best-litigated of all federal cases. On the other hand, patent cases have been characterized as over-litigated, excessively contentious, tedious affairs during which far too many issues are raised at both the trial and appellate levels.
District Court Judges present their views of patent litigation, including what’s good, what’s bad and what’s unnecessary. The Judges will discuss such topics as Local Patent Rules and Practice, managing multi-party litigation including scheduling issues, use of experts in patent cases, mediation and settlement of patent cases, and general practice tips for patent counsel.
- Patent Litigation – Views from the Bench, Part 2
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM CST
The Judges will continue to provide their views regarding patent litigation in district courts, the impact of parallel PTAB proceedings, how pre-trial motion practice can promote or prolong case disposition, the increasing costs of discovery practice, and the timing and best tips for success with mediation and court ordered (or encouraged) settlement conferences.
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