Litigation in the Patent Office through the new America Invents Act proceedings such as Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and Post Grant Reviews (PGRs), is an increasingly important and common option (or add-on) to traditional U.S. litigation. In 2014 the number of new patent litigations filed in district courts fell by 18%, while the number of new patent litigations filed under the America Invents Act at the PTO shot up by 212%. In fact in 2014 more litigations were filed in the Patent Trial and Appeals Board than in the Eastern District of Texas.
In this session we will:
- Overview the key AIA provisions that affect patent risk management such as the effect of expanded prior art and inventor publications;
- Compare the U.S. Post-Grant litigation tools and recent patentee strategies to avoid claim cancellation/replace weak claims;
- Explore how the Post-Grant litigation tools are affecting district court litigation, and the related evolving strategies; and
- Compare the U.S. and Europe pre and post-grant grant patent opposition procedures and discuss strategies for utilizing different timelines in one jurisdiction to affect concurrent proceedings in the other jurisdiction.
California and New York CLE credit available upon request.
Speaker: Philippe Riesen (Partner, Tokyo)
Date & Time: Wednesday, 8 April 2015
16:30 – Registration
17:00 – 19:00 Seminar
19:00 – Reception
Venue: Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
15F Daido Seimei Kasumigaseki Building
1-4-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0013 [MAP]