September 11-13, 2022
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Gaming the Patent Litigation System: Value, Venue, Verdicts & Villains

September 11, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CST – Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

5:00 PM CT
September 11, 2022

Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom

Gaming the Patent Litigation System: Value, Venue, Verdicts & Villains

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CLEIt has been an interesting 12-24 months for the patent litigation system, to say the least. Once upon a time inside the beltway the topic of bad actors was dominated by talk of patent trolls, but with the return of so-called mega-verdicts (i.e., those in excess of $1 billion), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has taken center stage as patent profiteers have filed challenges against those patents used to secure big verdicts. This has caught the attention of U.S. Senators, and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as the weaponization of inter partes review (IPR) has some calling for a standing requirement to challenge patents at the PTAB. Will IPR filers with questionable monetary motives push Congress and/or the USPTO to act?

This discussion will focus on the role the PTAB plays in the larger patent litigation ecosystem, the future of mega-verdicts, and the wide-ranging issues that affect patent litigation in the United States as seen by our distinguished panel of experts.

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Materials*

Faux Outrage Over Patent Friendly Court Leads to WDTX Order Curbing Albright Caseload

OpenSky Attorney Emails Expose the Seedy Underbelly of PTAB Practice

Massive Jury Verdict for VLSI Sets Stage for ‘Efficient Infringement’ Debate

 

* A Note on Materials: We apply for MCLE, which requires substantive writing on the topic covered. The materials provided below, often published by IPWatchdog.com authors and contributors, relate to the topic but are not intended to pigeon-hole guest speakers in any way. They are hopefully informative, and the articles we select have to date always been sufficient to satisfy MCLE authorities.



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It has been an interesting 12-24 months for the patent litigation system, to say the least. Once upon a time inside the beltway the topic of bad actors was dominated by talk of patent trolls, but with the return of so-called mega-verdicts (i.e., those in excess of $1 billion), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has taken center stage…

Session Speakers

Chad Pannell

Partner

AddyHart P.C.

Nicholas Matich

Principal, IP Practice

McKool Smith

Joan Archer

Joan Archer, Ph.D.

General Counsel

AGI Digital

Scott McKeown

Scott McKeown

Partner, Chair, PTAB Group

Ropes & Gray