WEBCAST: Patent Litigation for the Non-Specialist
Date/Time Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM GMT/UTC
Duration 60 Minutes
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Presented by ACC's Litigation Committee and Sponsored by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
This program is designed to provide the in-house practitioner who does not deal with patent litigation on a regular basis a primer on the key concepts and issues involved in these matters.

Overview of patent law generally:

  • Patentable subject matter
  • Nonobviousness
  • Novelty; prior art
  • Re-examination
  • America Invents Act

Anatomy of a patent litigation:

  • Court system [noting particulars like Federal Circuit, rocket docket]
  • Causes of action/commonly litigated issues
  • Discovery process
  • Markman hearings
  • Experts
  • Damage calculations
  • Trial
  • Appeal process 

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Michael F. Buchanan, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Scott B. Howard, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Kathleen M. Crotty, Counsel, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Karen Harding, Assistant General Counsel-Patents, Johnson & Johnson


Sam Shapiro, Associate General Counsel, Pepco Holdings, Inc.


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