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Fish at the Podium

Taming the Wild West of Patent Damages: Is There a New Sheriff in Town?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Fish at the Podium

Taming the Wild West of Patent Damages: Is There a New Sheriff in Town?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Patent damages law has come to the forefront in recent years, as juries have increasingly awarded large sums to plaintiffs, and Congress has stepped into the fray in an effort to rein-in patent damages. Reacting to the escalating damages awards and Congress’ efforts, the judiciary has recently issued a flurry of opinions that may be changing the patent damages landscape permanently, and policing the previously untamed law of patent damages.

Please join us for a timely discussion led by attorneys who have literally written the book on patent damages and who are strategically guiding clients through this challenging area of patent law and litigation.

Key topics:

  • Will Congress pass legislation reforming damages law, what will it address, and what impact will it have?
  • Have recent cases – such as Lucent v. Gateway, Cornell v. Hewlett-Packard, i4i, Wordtech, and ResQNet.com – changed the law?
  • Are trial judges now acting as gatekeepers to prevent juries from hearing unsound damages theories?
  • What can be done in preparing a damages case to avoid running afoul, or take advantage, of the recent case law?

Speakers:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Program
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception

Citi Executive Conference Center
601 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Please RSVP by November 5th to Roxanne Smith at rsmith@fr.com.

 

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