2009 Patent Litigation Focus Of NJICLE And PLI Presentation

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 01:00

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in conjunction with The Practising Law Institute will present a program titled Markman Hearings and Claim Construction in Patent Litigation 2009 on Wednesday, July 8. The session will be a simulcast presentation of PLI's New York course, and it will be held at the New Jersey Institute for CLE, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Registration for the program and breakfast is available before the session's 9:00 a.m. start, and the course will conclude at 5:00 p.m. A lunch break is included in the schedule.

Companies and their patent lawyers anxious to resolve the ever-increasing number of costly patent disputes must deal with the 1994 Supreme Court case Markman v. Westview Instruments. That case was supposed to add speed and predictability to patent cases with the evolution of "Markman hearings." Those hearings play a key and crucial role in the outcome of patent litigation and also in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. The course intends to teach attendees how to prepare and prosecute patent applications for appropriate claim construction.

The faculty, chaired by Thomas L. Creel, Law Office of Thomas L. Creel P.C., will include Kathlyn Card Beckles, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, U.S. District Court, New Jersey; Elizabeth A. Gardner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP; Annemarie Hassett, Goodwin Procter LLP; Julie A. Petruzzelli, Venable LLP, Drew Wintringham, III, DLA Piper; and Hon. William G. Young, U.S. District Court, Massachusetts.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For more information and to register for the seminar visit www.pli.edu.