the speakers will illustrate, and as many readers will know
from experience, patent litigation (especially in the US) can
be expensive, long-lasting and disruptive to your business.
Despite the courts’ best efforts to streamline and
focus disputes, many people’s experience is that
things are getting worse.
The webinar takes place next Wednesday September 10 at 11am
EST and will last one hour (register for
free using the link here). The speakers will discuss all
the measures that parties to disputes can take, including
preparation, selecting forum, assessing costs, avoiding delays
and judging if and when to settle.
They will also look at the merits of the opportunities now
available at the USPTO: inter-partes review, post-grant review
and re-examination. Regular readers will know that these
proceedings at the PTAB are the subject of the cover story
in our September issue (trial or subscription required
for full access), and were reviewed by Michael Loney in this
webinar will cover mediation and arbitration, including
practical issues such as timing, who should be involved and how
to conclude a deal. We know there’s a lot of
interest in ADR in IP disputes at the moment – as
shown by the
recent conference in Alicante and a
mock arbitration that will be held during the AIPPI
Congress in Toronto later this month.
If you have to deal with, or face the prospect of, patent
litigation, particularly in the US, do join us for the webinar
next week: once registered,
you can join live (and ask questions) and/or listen again to
the recorded version.