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Brinks Gilson & Lione Attorneys Lydigsen, Cohen Present on PTAB Issues at FCBA's Patent Litigation 2016 Event
April 28, 2016

CHICAGO - Brinks Gilson & Lione intellectual property litigators Laura A. Lydigsen and Eric C. Cohen will be featured presenters at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Patent Litigation 2016: The Courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, on April 28, 2016 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Lydigsen will moderate a panel of three judges and one attorney who will discuss “Claim Construction in the PTAB and District Courts—The Impact of Amendments to PTAB and Federal Rules, and Case Law Developments.” Cohen will moderate a panel discussion between judges and attorneys on “Ethical Considerations in View of Amendments to PTAB and Federal Rules.”

Lydigsen, a Brinks shareholder and chair of the firm’s appellate practice, focuses her practice on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. She has written briefs in numerous Federal Circuit appeals, including complex multi-patent appeals stemming from decisions of the PTAB in post-grant proceedings. Lydigsen is a former law clerk to the Hon. Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and to the Hon. Alvin A. Schall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Cohen focuses his litigation practice on patent, trademark, and copyright infringement and invalidity actions in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the PTAB. He represents clients with innovations in the telecommunications, electronics, computer software, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Notably, Cohen won one of the first inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB; he argued the appeal and obtained a per curiam affirmance by the Federal Circuit the day after the argument. Cohen is a member of the FCBA’s Board of Directors.

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) is a national organization for the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Association was organized to unite the different groups that practice within the legal community of the Federal Circuit, and offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue among the bench, the bar, government counsel, private practitioner, litigator, and corporate counsel.

Brinks is a Leaders Circle sponsor for Patent Litigation 2016: The Courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The FCBA is presenting the event in conjunction with The John Marshall Law School, The Notre Dame Law School, and DePaul University College of Law.

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