McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "'Standing Out' -- The Supreme Court's Redefined Standard for Fee Shifting in Patent Litigation, and How It Might Impact 'Patent Troll' Litigation" on June 10, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). Patent Docs contributor and MBHB attorney Dr. Andrew W. Williams and MBHB attorney Erin R. Woelker will cover the potential implications of the Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., Inc. decisions on fee-shifting in patent litigation, especially in cases involving these "patent trolls." The webinar will address the following topics:
• An overview of the fee shifting statute § 285 and how it has been applied in federal court;
• A review of the Octane and Highmark cases and an analysis of the new standard for obtaining attorney fees;
• A discussion of how the broadened "exceptional case" test may be applied by courts going forward, including a review of the fee-shifting provision under the Copyright Act; and
• A discussion of the implications of these decisions on "patent troll" litigations, and the impact they might have on the legislation aimed at curbing abusive litigation currently pending in Congress.
While there is no fee to participate, attendees must register in advance. Those wishing to register can do so here. CLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia.