Speaking Engagement

PLI's 11th Annual Patent Law Institute

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Friday, April 07, 2017

12:00 AM BST - 12:00 AM BST

New York

The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups. You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs.

What You Will Learn

Plenary sessions include:

  • Experts weigh in on how the Trump administration is likely to impact patent policy and practice

  • The current state of patent assertion entities as viewed by the Federal Trade Commission and others

  • Federal judges from key patent venues provide insights on patent litigation

  • The practice impact of the America Invents Act, and recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions

  • Corporate counsel discuss critical issues that keep them awake at night

  • Practitioners and PTAB judges provide guidance on PTAB trial proceedings and parallel litigation

  • Prosecution "safe harbors" for computer methods and medical therapies in view of Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions

Breakout sessions include:

Prosecution Breakout Track: Three sessions focused on the latest USPTO rule making efforts. Staying current with the rule makers, Priority fixing, ePetition filing, PPH and other ways to speed progress through the USPTO labyrinth! How will "regime change" affect the USPTO in the near and medium term? Are goals and/or methods changing? And, do not forget, the USPTO is increasingly all about the Supreme Court and its increasing interest in patent system oversight. Ongoing (hopefully more nearly incremental) change at the USPTO is what we can expect. Are software-implemented methods making a comeback via computer-centric applications? Do the various Guidelines adequately reflect reality - or some USPTO variation of the law? Is the CAFC getting a "handle" on how to implement Supreme Court decisions? Come to our USPTO intensive breakouts for Chemical, Bio, and Software Practice and find out!

Litigation Breakout Track: The state of the PTAB five years post-AIA; insights from sitting judges in key patent venues; perspectives on the problems facing patent litigation today and how patent reform might address them; in-house views on managing patent litigation; developments in patent damages; and updates in specialty practice areas from seasoned practitioners.

Day Two: April 7, 2017**11:15AM Breakout: Litigation**Hassen A. Sayeed, Litigation Partner, Paul Hastings

 Patent Litigation in the Life Sciences

  • Biosimilars law takes shape

  • The war on reverse payment settlements continues

  • Signs of hope for patentability of life sciences inventions

  • Hatch-Waxman round-up

Strategic/Transactional Breakout Track: Hear about key issues concerning patent-eligible subject matter and enhanced damages in view of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions; and views from in-house counsel regarding patent quality and other issues.

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