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Intellectual Property Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Presents Post-Grant Webinar Addressing Duty of Candor Before PTAB
February 22, 2016

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, is presenting “Duty of Candor and Good Faith before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB),” the first in a series of webinars to address recent developments in post-grant proceedings, on February 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Attorneys Eric C. Cohen, Rickard K. DeMille, and Peter Lee of Brinks’ post-grant patent practice group will explore the strategic and ethical considerations before filing an infringement suit when the patent owner becomes aware of new prior art, and whether such considerations change at different points during an inter partes review or covered business method review proceeding before the PTAB. They will also review the requirements under a party's duty of candor and good faith during a PTAB proceeding, and how such requirements compare to those in dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during prosecution.

Eric 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. Notably, he won one of the first inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. Cohen represents clients with innovations in the telecommunications, electronics, computer software, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Rickard DeMille is a patent prosecutor and litigator with a focus on the electrical, computer, and mechanical arts. In addition to representing clients in post-grant proceedings as counsel of record, he is frequently consulted on strategy and procedure for such proceedings. DeMille has also prosecuted hundreds of foreign and domestic patent applications.

Peter Lee is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patents for complex technologies in the automobile, industrial, financial, electronics, and life sciences sectors. He has managed multiple inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB for patents related to secure data-transmission technology, and has prepared clearance, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions related to smartphone innovations.

Brinks established its post-grant practice group to counsel clients on patent litigation strategies under the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The group, which numbers nearly 50 attorneys, has significant experience in USPTO administrative proceedings, including re-examinations, interferences, and inter partes and covered business method reviews. Brinks attorneys have served as lead counsel in approximately 40 cases before the PTAB and several subsequent appeals to the Federal Circuit.

The one-hour webinar offers CLE credit. For more information and to register, click here.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at