Speaking Engagements February 23, 2015

Patent Litigation Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and in MDL Proceedings in 2015

Although the number of patent cases consolidated by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) for pretrial purposes declined in 2014, pretrial consolidation remains an important consideration in multi-defendant and multi-jurisdictional cases. In addition, with the Supreme Court’s recent decision limiting the reach of general jurisdiction in Daimler AG v. Bauman, there may be an uptick in MDL patent cases, particularly Hatch-Waxman lawsuits.

Please join Elaine Herrmann Blais and Robert Frederickson, III from the IP Litigation Group at Goodwin Procter LLP for this One-Hour Briefing, which will provide an overview of practice in patent cases before the JPML and in MDL proceedings and explore potential differences in MDL proceedings from other multi-defendant patent cases. This program will address, among other topics:

  • Unique scheduling considerations that arise in MDL proceedings
  • Considerations for the parties seeking or opposing early remand from MDL courts
  • Trends in the disposition of MDL patent cases
  • Patent litigation practice before MDL courts

For more information, please visit http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Patent_Litigation_Before_the_Judicial_Panel/_/N-4kZ1z11z3l?fromsearch=false&ID=248967.