How to Litigate a Patent Infringement Case 2014

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
3.0 Credit Hours

Learn the nuts and bolts of patent infringement litigation-from pre-filing investigation to appeal-and identify themes that help breathe life into your trial strategy. Practice tips include the following:

Pre-filing investigation

Jurisdiction and pleading, particularly in light of recent developments on venue (Volkswagen), pleading requirements (Twombly and Iqbal), and joinder (America Invents Act)

Joinder of parties and claims

Scheduling and case management

Preliminary motions practice

Discovery, including e-discovery

Working with experts

Damages (in light of the Lucent decisions)

Markman (claim construction) motions

Summary judgment

Pretrial and trial, including evidence, witnesses, demonstrative exhibits, and other graphics tools

Post-trial motions


Faculty will address claim construction, direct and indirect infringement, equivalents, validity, enforceability, counterclaims, remedies, and settlement and negotiation strategies. The course will cover the interplay between civil trial strategy and the many new procedures available under the America Invents Act (pre-issuance submission, post-grant review, covered business method patent review, inter partes review, and supplemental examination) to challenge the validity of patents. This class is ideal for both trial attorneys with a general civil litigation background and patent attorneys.  

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750


  • Patrick Coyne, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section


D.C. Bar Members


Government Attorneys


Intellectual Property Law Section


Litigation Section




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