Major forces are converging to change significantly how businesses develop and protect their IP assets. Landmark cases — including In re Bilski before the Supreme Court and others this year before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit — have impacted controversial issues such as patentability, damages, and venues.
Please join us for a Foley Executive Briefing Series program that will review these developments, including an update on the November 9, 2009 Bilski Supreme Court oral argument concerning business method patents.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Determining damages awards in patent infringement cases in light of Lucent v. Gateway
- The impact of the Microsoft ruling on patent litigation venues
- The impact of the local patent rule on cases in the District of Massachusetts
- The effect of Bilski on the enforcement of software and business method patents and patent eligibility
These and other topics will be addressed in an informal, interactive panel session led by Foley Boston Office Chairman of the IP Department John T. Gutkoski and Foley IP attorneys Marc N. Henschke and Ralph Trementozzi.
IP Cases - A Year in Review: Converging Forces That Will Impact Your Business in 2010 and Beyond is part of the Foley Executive Briefing Series.