Speaking Engagement

Patent Litigation 2018: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”)

PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

And via live webcast

Blank Rome Of Counsel Christopher Hu and Partner Charles J. Monterio, Jr., will be participating in the Practising Law Institute’s (“PLI”) Patent Litigation 2018: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices conference, being held Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15, 2018, in New York, NY.

The conference, chaired by Christopher, will be taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials and U.S. Patent Office post-grant trial proceedings. The event will also feature views from U.S. District Court judges, who will provide their insights on the state of patent litigation and practical tips for litigants.

Christopher will open the conference at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14 with a Program Overview.

Christopher will also present the first session on Friday, November 15, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., with co-presenter Peter Schwechheimer. Their session, “Patent Remedies—Damages, Injunctions and Settlement Agreements,” will cover the recent trend towards damages awards based less on application of rules than on evidence of actual harm sustained and will review all forms of remedies in the aftermath of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions. They will also touch on special issues arising in cases involving standards patents, issues relating to the entire market value rule, and the application of Daubert to economic experts and theories used by economists.

Charles will participate in the panel “The Big Picture—Patent Litigation as Part of a Business Strategy,” taking place Thursday, November 15 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. This panel of experienced in-house and outside counsel will discuss the many types of strategic and tactical decisions that should be made before and during litigation and how they fit into a comprehensive business strategy which is ultimately what patent litigation is all about. Charles’ co-panelists will be Michael A. Berta, Eric Damon, and Carol White.

Participants will receive CLE credit for attending.

To learn more, or to register to attend, please visit the event webpage.