Speaking Engagement

The 17th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - Friday, December 09, 2016
12:00 am London - 12:00 am London
Palo Alto

Join our nationally recognized faculty of leading judges, professors, litigators, patent attorneys and senior IP counsel from major corporations for the annual Advanced Patent Law Institute. The

will cover recent developments in patent prosecution and litigation, and will include keynotes on the future of the patent system and on coming advancements in artificial intelligence.

Yar Chaikovsky, Partner with Paul Hastings will present on a panel with Buzz Frahn of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Ashok Ramani of Keker & Van Nest LLP, moderated by G. Hopkins Guy III of Baker Botts on Thursday December 8th at the 17th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley.

"Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages after Halo"

By rewriting the rules on willful infringement, the Supreme Court’s decision in Halo wrought significant changes in litigation risk and strategy, trial strategy, opinion practice, and employee management. Among the questions to be addressed in this session:

  • How are courts handling willful infringement claims post-Halo?

  • Has the new preponderance standard made a difference?

  • Has Halo’s focus on “egregious infringement” changed the way courts instruct on, or evaluate, willfulness?

  • Are courts now more likely to increase damages by some percentage? 2x or 3x?

  • After Halo, what can you do to mitigate your willful infringement risk and to combat such claims at trial?

  • Is there a renewed role for opinions, and opinion counsel, at trial?

  • Is it better to review patents as they are asserted and create a record of good faith or to ignore all patents?

For more information on this conference or to register, please visit the conference website.