Kilpatrick Stockton partner Steve Gardner will discuss important Federal Circuit patent cases from the first half of 2009 and what opinions in those cases mean to in-house counsel. Practical tips will be provided for patent litigation, opinions, prosecution, and licensing. Topics discussed will include:

  • the need for greater attention to licensing provisions in light of the Federal Circuit's application of Quanta (patent exhaustion)
  • the Federal Circuit's explanation of the "machine" branch of the In re Bilski test (patentable subject matter)
  • recent Federal Circuit cases on anticipation, some making it harder to show, some making it easier
  • recent cases on claim construction
  • the Federal Circuit's continued attention to the "written description" requirement
  • further views from the Federal Circuit on the potential materiality of Office Actions in co-pending applications
  • recent cases on patent marking, expert witnesses, and damages
  • many others.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues that may have an interest in this subject.

Dial-in information and presentation materials will be sent, via e-mail, one day prior to the program.

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