Practicing Law Institute (PLI) 12th Annual Patent Law Institute


On April 26-27, the Patent Law Institute 2018 will focus its programming on Critical Issues & Best Practices. TheInstituteis designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.

Benjamin (Ben) Elacqua, a litigator and patent trial attorney from Fish & Richardson, will lead the following breakout session on April 27:

Litigation - Musical Chairs in Patent Venue: The Practical Implications of TC Heartland

  • Comparison of various venues for patent litigation suitability
  • Analysis of the effects of TC Heartland in practice
  • Review of various local rules benefiting patent litigation
  • Predictions of future "patent venues"

For more information or to register, visit the event website.

PLI California Center
San Francisco, CA