Patent Marking: Recent Federal Circuit Guidance, Complying With False Marking Statute
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide patent attorneys on deciding whether, when, and how to mark items as patented. The panel will examine recent Federal Circuit decisions on patent marking. The panel will offer best practices for marking patented items and for minimizing liability risks.
- Patent marking requirements
- Court treatment
- Patent marking
- Determining whether to mark: considerations
- When to mark
- How to mark
- Strategic enforcement considerations in view of a failure to mark
- Minimizing risk of liability for false marking
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What factors must be considered when determining whether to mark a patented item?
- How are the federal courts treating claims that allege false marking?
- What steps can companies and their counsel take to minimize and mitigate the risks associated with false marking?
Mitchell S. Feller
Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman
Mr. Feller’s practice focuses on patents and related legal areas which involve the development and use of... | Read More
Mr. Feller’s practice focuses on patents and related legal areas which involve the development and use of technology, including patent litigation and inter-partes review, patent prosecution, offensive and defensive patent portfolio analysis and development, IP risk assessments, product clearance, and strategic IP counseling. Mr. Feller also provides general client counseling related to protection and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, and other aspects of intellectual property. His corporate practice addresses transactional issues including sales and licenses of IP, IP diligence associated with investments in technology companies, and software development and service agreements.Close
D. Brian Kacedon
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Mr. Kacedon is a recognized authority in IP transactions having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across... | Read More
Mr. Kacedon is a recognized authority in IP transactions having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across all technologies. He is designated as a Certified Licensing Professional. He has also successfully litigated multiple lawsuits and arbitrations based on his extensive transactional experience. Mr. Kacedon’s practice focuses on patent and technology licensing and litigation. In his transactional practice, he assists clients in conducting market assessments for their patents, conducts licensing negotiations, drafts licensing agreements, and participates in related litigations. His experience includes setting up and directing international patent licensing and enforcement programs, including one that resulted in more than 500 license agreements. Mr. Kacedon is a frequent presenter at legal and industry workshops and conferences and has served as adjunct professor teaching licensing at the George Washington University Law School.Close
Mark W. Rygiel
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Mr. Rygiel specializes in obtaining utility and design patent protection for cutting edge technologies in the consumer... | Read More
Mr. Rygiel specializes in obtaining utility and design patent protection for cutting edge technologies in the consumer product, vehicle system, medical device, manufacturing, and e-commerce industries. His practice also focuses on complex post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, analyzing patents for validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues and providing related opinions of counsel, and counseling on IP due diligence in connection with portfolio acquisitions.Close