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Patent Litigation 2006

September 11 - 12, 2006 • Vienna, VA

Why You Should Attend

With the number of patent lawsuits on the rise, now, more than ever, technology-driven businesses are threatened by costly litigation. Damage awards, attorney fees and associated costs can easily run into millions of dollars, potentially closing business operations overnight.

This course is taught by a faculty of lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials, and provides comprehensive coverage of every phase of a patent lawsuit. The first of its kind, this course continues to draw the highest attendance of any nationally offered annual patent litigation program.

What You Will Learn

  • The implications of major new case law changes for patent litigation
  • Understand the evolving issues in claim construction and their effect on proof of infringement, including analysis of Phillips v. AWH
  • How to deal with discovery problems in patent litigation
  • Issues related to preliminary and permanent injunctions in patent cases
  • Opinion Letters, representation issues and the impact of Knorr-Bremse
  • How to successfully handle discovery
  • Proving damages and issues to consider in pursuing and defending the damages case
  • Prosecuting a patent that holds up in litigation
  • Section 337 litigation at the ITC

And demonstrations by expert patent litigators:

  • Direct and cross-examination of a technical expert contending for obviousness
  • Closing argument: tips from a patent trial lawyer and a jury consultant

    Who Should Attend

    Lawyers in patent firms who advise clients in disputes that may lead to litigation; general business litigators whose practice does or may expand to include patent trials; patent prosecutors whose actions in preparing and prosecuting patents are critical in providing support for the proper claim construction; corporate counsel who will have the responsibility for supervising patent litigation, interpreting its progress to management and pursuing opportunities for settlement.

Mike Songer will be participating in this two-day Patent Litigation event.

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