Settling Patent Infringement Actions: Strategies for Resolving Real-Life Scenarios Faced by In-House and Outside Counsel in Complex Patent Cases
Sponsored by: Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter and Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
June 5, 2014 | 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Patent litigators frequently tell their clients that most patent infringement cases are settled before going to trial. Notwithstanding this fact, counsel and clients often admit that settlement conferences or mediation involving patent disputes can be a waste of time, noting that meetings between the parties may not advance settlement possibilities significantly forward.
This interactive program will incorporate the expertise of mediators, in-house counsel and outside counsel to demonstrate best practices and techniques for facilitating a meaningful settlement conference or mediation session. For judges and mediators, this program will offer a unique look at issues that counsel and parties focus on when considering whether to fully avail themselves of a settlement conference opportunity. The program will feature a mock settlement conference addressing issues often encountered in these sessions by counsel, clients and mediators. We will be seeking 3.5 hours of CLE credit for this program.
Spotlight on JAMS Speakers: Hon. Morton Denlow (Ret.) and James M. Amend, Esq.
3:45 - 5:00 PM
Topic: Debriefing the Mock Conference and Tips for Preparation
John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court