Best Patent Practices in a Transforming Environment

Part II: Evolving Strategies for Patent Enforcement and Licensing

March 29, 2017


Christopher K. Larus


Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

Today’s patent practice is rapidly transforming.  The practice is undergoing sea changes in patent eligibility, enforcement strategies, and damages.  Now more than ever, innovative companies need to adopt best practices to thrive in the face of the current (and likely future) legal landscape.

In this complimentary CLE webinar series, Christopher Larus (veteran litigator) and Timothy Bianchi (patent prosecutor), will provide a holistic view of best practices and strategies for patent procurement and enforcement in the highly dynamic current environment. The series will be conducted over two one hour sessions in February and March, 2017.

To close out this two-part webinar series, Christopher and Timothy will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape for patent enforcement and licensing, and how innovative companies can adapt to this transformative environment.  Topics will include:

  • Selecting patents for enforcement and licensing
  • The Effects of Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) On Patent Enforcement and Defense
  • Enforcement Strategies In View Of IPR
  • Contingency Planning: How to Litigate When IPR Leaves A Mark
  • Financing Patent Assertion
  • The integration of other IP Options in enforcement and licensing
  • The Federal Circuit’s Review of PTAB Decisions and Impact On Future Patent Practice