Monday, May 25, 2015

May 27: Webcast - Strategies for the Use of Expert Evidence in Post-Issuance Proceedings #MCLE

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s inter partes review (IPR) proceedings have become an increasingly popular means for accused infringers to challenge the validity of issued patents. While an IPR may be a faster and less-expensive alternative to district court litigation, limitations on discovery and presentation of evidence in patent office proceedings raise concerns that are not present in the average litigation case. Although expert evidence is not required in every IPR, decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board thus far have indicated that expert testimony is often crucial to success and that grant or denial of a petition for IPR can hinge upon the nature and structure of expert testimony. As a result, eliciting and attacking expert testimony can be an extremely important part of IPR proceedings.
During the webinar, we will discuss strategies for the following:
  • Determining when expert evidence can assist your case
  • Eliciting and using expert evidence
  • Defending expert depositions
  • Challenging your opponent’s expert
Strategies for the Use of Expert Evidence in Post-Issuance Proceedings
May 27, 2015
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Fitch Even partner Mark A. Borsos
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
 Free. Registration required.
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