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CLE - Latest Developments in Intellectual Property Law at the Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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The Supreme Court is slated to decide a record nine IP cases (six of which are patent cases) this Term, covering topics affecting the litigation of IP cases (burdens of proof, fee shifting, standing, statutes of limitation) and the substance of the IP law.

This session will cover the Court’s current and upcoming intellectual property-related docket in depth, and will discuss the effects of this blockbuster IP term in various industries, especially the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and high-tech sectors.

Topics and Cases to be Referenced:

Patentable Subject Matter/Section 101
Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank

Fee Shifting
Highmark Inc v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc.
Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.

Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.

Medtronic v. Boston Scientific 
Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.

Claim Construction
Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

Mark Fleming
Partner, WilmerHale

Krish Gupta
Deputy General Counsel, EMC Corporation

William DeVaul
Associate General Counsel for IP and Litigation, Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Michael Meurer
Boston University School of Law

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.

Materials: It's so easy to be green!  The BBA offers registrants CLE course materials in both electronic and print format.  Please remember to select your option during registration.  If you opt for the electronic version, a PDF link will be email to you prior to the seminar. We encourage laptops and portable devices at the seminar, Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms!

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Jacqueline Querubin


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