Morgan Lewis Seminars

2017 Technology May-rathon: Important IP Cases Decided in 2016

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May 11, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT

With hundreds of patent and other intellectual property (IP) decisions made in 2016, how do you decide which cases will affect your company’s litigation, patent prosecution, or manufacturing strategy?

Please join us over breakfast and a cup of coffee as we discuss some of our favorite IP cases of 2016 from the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and share our insight on what companies need to know.

Questions will include:

  • Can laches be invoked as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the six-year limitations period of Section 286 of the Patent Act?
  • Does supplying a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad give rise to liability under Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act?
  • Does attorney-client privilege extend to patent agents?
  • When are a patent’s claims eligible for covered business method review?
  • Is it constitutional for the US Patent and Trademark Office to deny registration to trademarks that it deems “disparaging”?
  • Can a supplier’s sale of “manufacturing services” more than a year before a patent’s filing date invalidate 

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ (via reciprocity), NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.