On December 2, 2008,
Riopelle, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP and Sarah Harris, Chief
Counsel-Intellectual Property, AOL, hosted a webinar discussion on patent law
relevant to the life sciences industry.
Patent law, and more significantly, patent litigation, has undergone some
significant changes in the past few years. This webinar reviewed several of the
noteworthy cases, and discussed how they affect a company's reaction to patent
litigation as well as a company's decision to enforce its patents. The speakers
discussed the changes affecting permanent injunctions, willful infringement,
invalidity, and the ability to transfer cases to more favorable venues.