Strategic Considerations in Patent Litigation Venues

A LexisNexis® Webinar
These slides accompany the Webinar recorded on
November 13, 2013.
http://www.lexisnexis.com/161179/#page6
DISTRICT COURT
v.
USPTO
v.
ITC

Strategic Considerations in
Patent Litigation Venues

Ethan Horwitz
DMSLIBRARY01-22047979....
STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS IN
PATENT LITIGATION VENUES
•

Characteristics of the Venues

•

New (and Old) USPTO Proceedings
...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
THE ITC
Domestic
Industry

•

No Stays

•

•

No Effective
Counterclaims

•

Imports Only

•

No Jury

...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
THE USPTO
•

Amend/clarify claims

•

Estoppel Effect (sometimes)

•

Speed (sometimes)

•

Limited Bas...
CHARACTERISTICS OF
THE DC
•

Jury

•

Burden of Proof

•

Damages

•

eBay Considerations
for Injunctions

•

Speed/Slowne...
PTO PROCEEDINGS BY
PATENT OWNER
•

Reissue

•

Supplemental Examination

•

Ex Parte Reexam

8
PTO PROCEEDINGS BY
THIRD PARTIES
•

Ex Parte Reexam

•

Post Grant Review

•

Inter Partes Review

•

Derivation Proceedin...
ISSUES
•

Markman

•

Jury

•

Burden of Proof

•

Damages

•

Cost

•

Effect of PTO
Decisions on Trials

•

Speed

•

Di...
BALANCING THE ISSUES
• Neutral

• Patent

Balancing

Owner Balancing

• Accused

Infringer Balancing

11
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These slides accompany the Webinar recorded on November 13, 2013, featuring Ethan Horwitz, Partner, King & Spalding. Mr. Horwitz explores factors for determining how and where you file patent litigation for optimal outcomes.

He provides an overview and strategic considerations for each of the three jurisdictions:

U.S. Civil District Courts
International Trade Commission (ITC)
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The recorded session can be viewed at http://www.lexisnexis.com/161179/#page6

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Strategic Considerations in Choosing Your Patent Litigation Venue

  1. 1. Strategic Considerations in Patent Litigation Venues A LexisNexis® Webinar
  2. 2. These slides accompany the Webinar recorded on November 13, 2013. http://www.lexisnexis.com/161179/#page6
  3. 3. DISTRICT COURT v. USPTO v. ITC Strategic Considerations in Patent Litigation Venues Ethan Horwitz DMSLIBRARY01-22047979.1
  4. 4. STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS IN PATENT LITIGATION VENUES • Characteristics of the Venues • New (and Old) USPTO Proceedings • Issues • Balancing the Issues 4
  5. 5. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ITC Domestic Industry • No Stays • • No Effective Counterclaims • Imports Only • No Jury • In Rem Jurisdiction • Speed • Joinder 5
  6. 6. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE USPTO • Amend/clarify claims • Estoppel Effect (sometimes) • Speed (sometimes) • Limited Bases (some) • Burden of Proof • No Live Testimony (usually) • Limited Discovery • Less Expensive • Limited to Validity • Cleansing of Patent 6
  7. 7. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DC • Jury • Burden of Proof • Damages • eBay Considerations for Injunctions • Speed/Slowness (Depending on where) • Multi District Consolidation • Counterclaims 7
  8. 8. PTO PROCEEDINGS BY PATENT OWNER • Reissue • Supplemental Examination • Ex Parte Reexam 8
  9. 9. PTO PROCEEDINGS BY THIRD PARTIES • Ex Parte Reexam • Post Grant Review • Inter Partes Review • Derivation Proceedings • Covered Business Method Proceedings 9
  10. 10. ISSUES • Markman • Jury • Burden of Proof • Damages • Cost • Effect of PTO Decisions on Trials • Speed • Discovery • Stays • Expense • Counterclaims 10
  11. 11. BALANCING THE ISSUES • Neutral • Patent Balancing Owner Balancing • Accused Infringer Balancing 11
  12. 12. www.lexisnexis.com/ipsolutions
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