Webinar on Managing Parallel District Court and USPTO Patent Challenges

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Webinar, AZ
United States

Div.ex{ max-width: 600px; margin:auto; } Time: 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific, 90 minutes The Sedona Conference Webinar on Managing Parallel District Court and USPTO Patent Challenges In this Webinar on Managing Parallel District Court and USPTO Patent Challenges, The Sedona Conference will discuss two Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) publications comprising its Chapter on Parallel USPTO Proceedings, which provide Principles and Best Practice recommendations for navigating the issues that have arisen from the new post-grant proceedings for patent invalidity determinations at the USPTO established by the America Invents Act. It is not uncommon for a USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceeding to run concurrently with a district court litigation or a U.S. International Trade Commission section 337 unfair trade practice proceeding involving the same patents. As such, there is the risk of conflicting outcomes between the parallel proceedings. A number of issues have arisen from the different standards that the various forums apply when construing the claims and from the different scope of discovery that each forum applies. As a consequence, a number of courts have struggled with deciding issues of stay and subsequent estoppel. "Stage One" of this Chapter's proposals were developed primarily from the perspective of district court litigation, both for practitioners and the district courts, and published in final / "post-public comment" form in October 2016. To download, click here. "Stage Two" of the Chapter expands its scope and develops recommendations for improving proceedings before the PTAB and for collaborative resolution of patent disputes through the federal courts and the PTAB working in concert. "Stage Two" will be published for public comment before the Webinar. This is the second in a series of regular webinars that WG9 and WG10 will be hosting in 2017 in conjunction with no less than nine forthcoming publications of nonpartisan consensus based Principles and Best Practices for patent litigation. The webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes, during which time you may text your questions to the panel, who will endeavor to address all that time allows. CLE credit: The Sedona Conference does not apply for CLE accreditation for webinars, but registrants may submit documentation to their respective state CLE office for potential credit. For the list of state requirements please click here. You can view system requirements here. Moderator Donald R. Banowit, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, Washington, DC Panelists

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

USPTO, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Latham & Watkins LLP