Patent Litigation 2019


    8:00 am  -  9:00 am
    Registration and morning coffee
    9:00 am  -  9:15 am
    Chair’s welcome
    9:15 am  -  9:45 am
    Keynote address
    Keynote Speaker:
    9:45 am  -  11:00 am
    Navigating the US litigation climate

    From key cases at the Supreme Court to the Federal Circuit and the lower courts, patent case law has continued to evolve in key areas such as 101. What lessons can IP owners and their advisers learn from the last 12 months’ docket?  

    • The state of play with 101
    • Updates from the Supreme Court
    • The Federal Circuit’s impact as the PTAB’s appeals court
    • Should we welcome a slump in district court litigation?
    11:00 am  -  11:30 am
    Networking break
    11:30 am  -  12:30 pm
    Predicting the future of IP policy

    With 101 legislation in the pipeline, patent reform is very much back on the agenda on Capitol Hill. But how is that likely to play out and how is a reformist USPTO affecting the policy dynamic? 

    • Addressing the 101 bill
    • Impacts of the new Senate’s new IP Sub-committee
    • Other areas for Congress to act
    • The Iancu effect on the policy discussion
    • IP and trade policy
    12:30 pm  -  1:30 pm
    Lunch and networking
    1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
    The global litigation climate

    While the United States remains a key forum of courtroom battles, big-ticket patent litigation has become a global game. From Europe to an increasingly respected Chinese IP system, rights holders and defendants must know where leverage lies to gain the upper hand. 

    • SEP FRAND disputes
    • The power of the injunction
    • Masterminding a multi-jurisdictional court strategy
    2:30 pm  -  2:50 pm
    Networking break
    2:50 pm  -  3:50 pm
    Overview of developments at the PTAB

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board continues to play a hugely important role in the US IP system, but how do strategies of patent owners and petitioners continue to evolve—particularly more than one year on from the Supreme Court’s SAS Institute decision?

    • The year in review: what do the numbers tell us
    • Impacts of SAS Institute
    • State of play with parallel district court litigation
    3:50 pm  -  4:10 pm
    Networking break
    4:10 pm  -  5:10 pm
    Changes we can believe in?

    The past 18 months has seen a flurry of changes at the PTAB, from a shift in the claim construction standard to new claim amendment procedures and a new panel to determine precedential opinions. All of which means there is plenty for stakeholders to consider.

    • The new process for claim amendments
    • The impact of the USPTO’s Precedential Opinion Panel
    • A new day at the PTAB?
    5:10 pm  -  5:15 pm
    Closing remarks
    5:15 pm  -  6:15 pm
    Drinks reception