|Patent Litigation Risk Management Toolkit|
|I.D. #||WB1525||Duration||4 Hours|
| In recent years, total annual United States patent grants have increased to over 300,000, while patent infringement lawsuit filings have exceeded 6,000 per year. Only a small fraction of granted patents ever end up in litigation. Of the many causes for the disparity is the growing awareness and sensitivity of companies to patent infringement risk management practices. This course addresses a number of those practices (and tools for implementing the practices), placing them into context, and providing a practical overview for how to implement them to help reduce the prospect of patent infringement litigation.
Participants will receive a basic working knowledge of various common, but most misunderstood, practices for reducing the risk of patent infringement litigation. The course will teach the role and significance of patent claims, address pragmatic record keeping practices, reveal ways to monitor competitive patent filings, explain common practical pitfalls in analyzing a patent landscape, and illustrate alternative ways that risk can be managed (e.g., by use of contracts).
| By participating in this web seminar, you will be able to:
|Who Should Attend|
| Small to mid-size company CFO's, as well as technology officers, engineering managers, patent liaisons, and in-house counsel for companies of all sizes will benefit from this course. These people will typically have at least five years of industry experience, and some may have two or three decades of experience.
This course complements the Patent Litigation in the U.S.: What You Need to Know web seminar, which focuses on what engineers and business managers need to know to effectively manage patent procurement, patent infringement litigation, and patent licensing.
| Session 1
Eric M. Dobrusin is a shareholder in the Dobrusin Law Firm, PC in metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan, where he concentrates his practice in intellectual property law. He is a member of the Michigan Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Dobrusin previously served as the Executive Director of the National Patent Board, and he has served as an ADR Neutral and a Special Master in IP litigation disputes. Mr. Dobrusin has presented talks and authored articles on a variety of intellectual property topics. He also has co-authored books entitled, ¿Intellectual Property Culture: Strategies to Foster Successful Patent and Trade Secret Practices in Everyday Business¿ (LexisNexis) and Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice, Third Edition (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business). Mr. Dobrusin has earned recognition as a SuperLawyer®, Best Lawyers® in America (2014 Patent Law Lawyer of the Year for Detroit), dBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Leading Lawyers¿, and Managing Intellectual Property Magazine IP Stars. In 2013, he was recognized by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly publication as among its ¿Leaders in the Law¿. Mr. Dobrusin received a B.S. degree in materials and metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from Wayne State University Law School.
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| "This seminar helped me understand the tools needed to reduce the risk of patent infringement
against my organization."
Engineering Compliance Manager
Douglas Dynamics LLC
|Fees:||$425||SAE Members*:||$340 - $383|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%