Welcome to America: A Primer for Lawyers Advising Foreign Companies Accused Of Patent Infringement in the U.S.
Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge / Non-Member Fee: $150
Duration: 60 minutes
This webinar discusses the essentials that foreign-based clients who are facing potential patent litigation in the United States need to know. The program covers the extent to which conduct taking place overseas may be patent infringement under U.S. law, the circumstances under which opinions of counsel should be obtained, and how to react to cease and desist and/or demand letters. It also addresses issues for once there is (or is about to be) patent litigation: (a) optimizing the forum (court) for the lawsuit and transferring away from undesirable courts; (b) understanding the discovery obligations of parties and their parents/affiliates; and (c) challenging validity in the USPTO after being accused of infringement.
What You Will Learn:
- The circumstances under which overseas conduct can implicate US patent laws
- What to do if you are accused of patent infringement in a letter
- When an opinion of counsel is desirable
- Understanding the discovery obligations of potential parties
- When to challenge a patent in the USPTO
Richard Brown, Partner, Day Pitney LLP, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, New Jersey
Richard Brown is the firm's Patent Litigation practice group chair. His practice involves intellectual property, telecommunications issues, antitrust, and other commercial litigation before the state and federal courts. His responsibilities include taking and defending depositions, brief writing, case management, pretrial motion practice, trials, and handling settlements.
Andrew Riddles is a partner in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property Department. He has over 25 years of experience in virtually all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Andrew is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and early case assessment through trial and appeal. He has appeared before federal district courts across the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has successfully litigated patent infringement cases, for both plaintiff and defendant, involving a wide variety of technologies, including optics, computer hardware and software, electronic control systems, telecommunications, e-commerce, mechanical equipment, Internet services, automotive parts, agricultural chemicals, semiconductor circuits and microwave transmission. He was also involved in some of the pioneering business method and computer software patent litigations. In addition to patent cases, Andrew has litigated cases involving trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition.
Jonathan Tropp's complex commercial litigation practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Jon has represented both plaintiffs and defendants ranging from international corporations in nine-figure cases to closely held businesses. In addition to intellectual property cases, Jon has defended, among others, antitrust, insurance coverage, and shareholder litigation matters, including class actions. Jon is a registered patent attorney.
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