As a way of keeping in touch with our clients and keeping them informed on PTAB developments during the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm launched the PTAB Briefing Webinar Series. This informal and interactive series will address current PTAB issues from a practical perspective. The sixth webinar was District Court Patent Litigation (Part 2 of 3): PTAB Impacts to Early Phases. This webinar built upon our previous webinar, District Court Patent Litigation: Forever Changed by the PTAB – Impact and Analysis. The speakers included Directors Daniel Block and Deirdre Wells. The webinar was moderated by Director Michael Specht.

The introduction of PTAB proceedings – IPR, PGR, CBM – in 2013 forever changed district court patent litigation. This webinar is the second of a three-part series that takes a different perspective to examine these changes. That is, rather than focusing on legal developments and strategies within the PTAB, we focused on district court patent litigation and examined how the PTAB has impacted district court litigation strategy and tactics. Failing to appreciate these PTAB impacts can lead to out-dated approaches, unnecessary costs, and a diminished likelihood of success. This series within a series of webinars identified and explored these issues, making this a must-see series of webinars.

During this webinar we focused on the early phases of a district court patent litigation. For example, we examined pre-filing strategies, the evolving role of joint defense groups, settlement dynamics, claim construction, and stays of district court cases pending IPRs. We also discussed practice tips for both plaintiffs and defendants as parties navigate district court litigation in view of the ever-evolving influence of PTAB proceedings.

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