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IP Law Committee: Patent Reform Litigation

Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association


Date: September 29, 2015

Time: 8:30AM - 9:30AM

Location: Boston, MA


  • Patent Reform Litigation

Event Details

The IP Law Committee for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold its second event of the year at the end of the month.

The panel will take a look at the pending patent reform bills which seem to be getting some traction in Congress.  The features of these bills include changes to fee-shifting (making it much easier to obtain attorneys’ fees), joining of non-parties to satisfy fee awards, penalties for bad faith or non-meritorious demand letters, higher pleading standards, staging of discovery, limits on venue, and changes to post-grant proceedings (restrictions to standing to bring PGR or CBM challenge, changes to claim construction standard, scope of estoppel).

Format: Brown Bag Lunch


Michael C. Newman represents Mintz clients in intellectual property disputes, with a focus on Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission. His experience spans all phases of litigation. Michael successfully represents patent owners in inter partes review proceedings.