IPO Chat Channel Webinar


Fish attorney Brian Coggio will be a panelist on the next IPO Chat Channel webinar. Brian and other expert practitioners will speak on: Doctrine of Equivalents: Where Does the Federal Circuit Stand?

This webinar starts with the May opinion of the Federal Circuit in Amgen v. Sandoz which stated that "the doctrine of equivalents [DOE] applies only in exceptional cases" and is not "simply the second prong of every infringement charge, regularly available to extend protection beyond the scope of the claims." This led some experts to wonder if this decision heralded a new emphasis by the Court, or was merely a restatement of existing case law. In addition to providing insights for litigators, this program will also prove useful to patent prosecutors by highlighting prosecution pitfalls that can lessen the chance of the patentee proving infringement by the DOE in future litigation.