Recent Developments in IP Litigation That IP Desk Jockeys Should Know (from Annual Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2017) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 0.5
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 0.5 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $40 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the September 2017 live seminar, 18th Annual Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2017.


This session by Gerald Ivey discusses the following updates for IT/IP practitioners:

  • Patent infringement—How long can you wait to sue, and how does that affect damages?
  • Proper handling of legal hold notices to keep them privileged
  • Are communications between a patent agent and client privileged?
  • Are the new proportionality limits on discovery having a real effect?
  • Problems that arise when opinion counsel get involved in trial preparation
 

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FACULTY

Gerald Ivey, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP / Washington

Gerald Ivey has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy. He concentrates his practice primarily on jury trial patent cases involving Internet, computer software and hardware issues, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical products. Mr. Ivey has acted as lead trial counsel in jury cases involving computer software; optical character recognition technology; parental controls; wind and jet engine turbines; cases for biomechanical devices including cardiovascular stents; and pharmaceutical products, such as glaucoma, arthritis, and autoimmune medications. He has tried more than 65 cases to juries in federal and state courts and currently serves as leader of the firm's litigation section. Mr. Ivey was previously a partner at another law firm where he served as trial counsel on major product liability cases involving a variety of claims such as brake failure and loss of steering in automobiles; claims of sudden acceleration and crashworthiness in motorcycles and all terrain recreational vehicles; and electrical system failures in different products such as elevators, automobiles, and computer monitors. Over the years, Mr. Ivey has also handled numerous cases involving medical malpractice claims, general wrongful death actions, commercial, construction, and employment litigation.

MODERATOR AND PROGRAM CHAIR

John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia.  He recently completed a three-year term as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Farmer is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar.  He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association.  He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school.  After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.

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