The Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Patent Litigation 2007 seminar will take place October 11-12, 2007 at the University of Chicago - Gleacher Center in Chicago, IL. With the cost of patent lawsuits on the rise, now, more than ever, technology-driven businesses are threatened by costly patent litigation. Damage awards, attorney fees and associated costs can easily run into millions of dollars, potentially closing business operations overnight.
Intellectual Property Chair Sharon Barner will chair PLI's Patent Litigation 2007 in Chicago.
In addition, on October 11, Senior Counsel Cynthia Franecki will be presenting on “Discovery Issues on Patent Litigation.” Recent studies have shown that in patent litigation, discovery is time-consuming and a significant cost driver due to heavy documentation, the confidential nature of research and development activities, and the electronic recording and storage of much of this information. This session will teach you how to craft effective multi-tiered Protective Orders, properly designate documents, manage electronic discovery, and tackle other discovery issues common to patent litigation.