Fifth Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference
Friday, 11/01/2013 9:00 AM (EST)
Two leading universities in intellectual property law from both coasts – Georgetown University Law Center and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology – have joined together to host a unique conference on the role of the courts in patent law and policy.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Panel 1: More Efficient Patent Litigation
With a median cost per case of over $5 million, patent litigation has been called the "sport of kings." The high cost supports a patent assertion business model that demands settlements based on nuisance value rather than merits and drains resources from more productive activities. The panel will discuss ideas for increasing the efficiency and reducing the cost of patent litigation, including the use of litigation alternatives such as bringing patent challenges in the PTO under the AIA.
Panel 2: Remedies in Patent Cases
Nine years after the Supreme Court's decision in eBay v. MercExchange, many questions remain about when a court should deny an injunction, especially in cases involving complex products, and what damages remedy is appropriate following a denial. The panel will discuss these and other related remedy issues.
Panel 3: Case Law Year in Review
This panel will discuss highlights from the past year, including decisions from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit on patentable subject matter in the Myriad and CLS Bank cases; the ITC's domestic industry requirement discussed in InterDigital v. Nokia; and other cases of interest.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Verizon Communications Inc.