Our IP Academy series features monthly webinars and live seminars in Washington, DC exploring important developments, trends, and hot topics in IP in both Japan and the US.
In light of the developments surrounding the pandemic, all of our IP Academy series programs will be hosted virtually through WebEx. Your safety is our top priority. We hope to resume our on-site seminars soon.
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Members of our Section 337 practice will discuss IP disputes at the International Trade Commission (ITC), including the basics of Section 337 investigations, the recent increase in trade secret investigations and decisions stemming therefrom, the interplay between the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the ITC, and other recent decisions affecting Section 337 practice.
Join us for a discussion about the elements of claim construction.
Please join us as we review the background of divided and indirect infringement and recent case developments in this area. We will also discuss how to draft claims in view of these developments to capture divided and indirect infringement scenarios.
For companies that develop software, whether for use on internal servers, as part of a cloud-based business model, or for shipping to end users, open-source software offers some compelling advantages, including low cost and wide availability. However, before committing to any open-source software solution (especially in a mission-critical role), a business needs to ask whether the benefits justify the risks.
Join us for a discussion about the unenforceability of a US patent due to inequitable conduct and best practices under duty of disclosure.
Patent litigations present significant opportunities for patent owners, and conversely significant risks for defendants, as litigations may result in substantial damages awards and injunctions.
This program reviewed the recent guidelines from the courts and the practical use of the currently available USPTO examination guidelines for obtaining patents.
Since the America Invests Act (AIA) instituted post-grant proceedings, the number of AIA petitions filed to request the post-grant proceedings has increased rapidly. This program reviewed recent updates from the courts and practical use of post-grant proceedings in litigation.
This program included a discussion on how to better respond to US novelty and inventive step rejections. Japan and the United States have different laws and rules for novelty and inventive step, and an effective response to an examiner’s rejection must be in accordance with each country’s practice.
This program discussed recent developments in SEP litigation, including licensing in the SEP supply chain, jury trials, jury instructions, FRAND rates, and developments in Europe that could impact global SEP disputes involving the United States.
This program featured a discussion on the basics of litigation at the ITC and the differences between the ITC and federal district court. The program also reviewed the specific requirements that complainants must prove in an ITC case, including the showing that the respondents import the accused products, that complainants have a domestic industry (i.e., that complainants make significant and/or substantial investments in an industry in the United States and practice the asserted intellectual property), and the injury requirement for nonstatutory intellectual property claims.