Best Practices in IP Today -- Practical Considerations from Both In-House and Outside Counsel

24 January 2008 Phoenix, AZ Past Event

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Agenda

January 24, 2008

Foley Intellectual Property Partner Victor de Gyarfas and Senior Counsel Ed Polk, Jr. spoke at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute Meeting, "Best Practices in IP Today -- Practical Considerations from Both In-House and Outside Counsel."

Mr. de Gyarfas spoke on the topic of Drafting Licensing Letters to Avoid Declaratory Judgment Actions, which covered the following:

  • Effective licensing letters before MedImmune v. Genentech
  • The Supreme Court’s dicta in footnote 11 of MedImmune
  • Federal Circuit cases involving licensing letters since MedImmune
  • What can be done to avoid a declaratory judgment action post MedImmune
  • Licensing and declaratory judgment litigation post-MedImmune

Mr. Polk moderated a panel discussing hourly billing, creative alternatives, pitfalls to avoid, and practical solutions for these often difficult issues.

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Best Practices in IP Today -- Practical Considerations from Both In-House and Outside Counsel

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Agenda

January 24, 2008