Prudent companies monitor their rivals' patents. When identifying patents of interest, opinion letters can be useful for business planning, for willfulness purposes in the event of litigation, and to provide a starting point for crafting inter partes review (IPR) petitions. Companies may use IPR petitions during negotiations and heavily rely on them during litigation.
Please join us as we discuss:
- Opinion letters in pre-litigation and litigation settings
- Using opinion letters to prepare preliminary IPR or post-grant review (PGR) positions
- Ensuring consistency between opinion letter positions, IPR petitions, and litigation arguments
- Using an opinion of counsel to rebut willfulness charges
- Protecting or waiving the attorney-client privilege
This webinar is the first segment of Finnegan's 2019 series, "Practical Advice on U.S. Patent Law Issues." We hope you are able to attend.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:30-8:30 a.m. India
10:00-11:00 a.m. China/Taiwan
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Japan/Korea