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Patent Law - 6th Annual IP/Technology Year in Review and Forecast: Protecting Your Company's IP Position

January 13, 2015

Recent developments in patent law have brought companies important strategies in patent matters against competitors and against non-practicing entities.

We will address:

  • Techniques for using Alice Corp to invalidate software patents early during a litigation or during a CBM proceeding before the onslaught of litigation costs.
  • Strategies for addressing unreasonable damages theories to minimize exposure, including by way of apportionment under VirnetX.
  • Strategies for seeking attorney's fees under Octane Fitness.
  • Recent developments & trends in Post-Grant Proceedings (i.e., IPR, PGR, or CBM) under the America Invents Act.
  • Recent trends from the busy patent dockets of the Northern District of California, the District of Delaware, and the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Recent developments in divided infringement under Akamai.
  • Indefiniteness post-Nautilus.
  • Upcoming Supreme Court cases, including Commil and Teva.

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