Patent Litigation and Inequitable Conduct Defenses
Asserting and Defending Inequitable Conduct Challenges Amid Inconsistent Federal Circuit Standards
Federal Circuit's precedent-setting ruling on Aug. 4 makes inequitable conduct harder to prove
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will explain the impact that recent case law, budget crises affecting prosecutors, and pending federal legislation is having on the use of the inequitable conduct defense. The panel will provide best practices for arguing for and against the inequitable conduct defense in patent litigation.
- Inequitable conduct defense
- Definition and history of defense
- Common assertions by defendants raising the defense
- Recent case law
- Litigation strategies
- Patent reform and the inequitable conduct defense
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the most common assertions defendants make when raising the inequitable conduct defense?
- What are the primary risks associated with litigating the inequitable conduct defense?
- What are some best practices for prosecutors and litigators when pursuing and defending inequitable conduct allegations?
- What impact is pending legislative reform expected to have on the inequitable conduct standard?
John L. North
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
He is Chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation Team. He focuses on patent litigation and related antitrust... | Read More
He is Chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation Team. He focuses on patent litigation and related antitrust controversies and has handled a number of trade secret disputes. He has handled cases involving pharmaceuticals, interactive program guides, electronic coupons and other electronics issues, various chemical products, medical products, paint, textile dye processes and a variety of minerals.Close
Eric J. Lobenfeld
Hogan & Hartson
He has more than 30 years of experience litigating cases involving patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust and complex... | Read More
He has more than 30 years of experience litigating cases involving patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust and complex commercial issues. He represents companies in a wide variety of industries, including computer hardware and software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, bar code scanning, wireless local area networks, electrical components, television broadcasting and financial services.Close
K. T. (Sunny) Cherian
He handles all areas of intellectual property litigation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a program manager with the... | Read More
He handles all areas of intellectual property litigation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a program manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, specializing in renewable energy conversion.Close
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