Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Advice of Counsel Defense in Patent Litigation: Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege -- Limiting Scope of Discovery, Safeguarding Confidential Communications and Information" on March 16, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Michael E. McCabe, Jr. of Funk & Bolton and Eleanor M. Yost of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt will provide patent counsel with an examination of the role of advice of counsel defense in patent infringement cases in the aftermath of Halo, and the temporal and subject matter scope of the potential waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection when an accused infringer relies upon such a willfulness defense. The panel will also discuss the Krausz decision and offer guidance to counsel and companies for protecting privileged communications and attorney work product when relying upon an advice of counsel defense. The webinar will review the following issues:
• What is the practical impact of recent Supreme Court and federal court decisions on utilizing opinions of counsel in defense of willful infringement while protecting privileged communications and attorney work product?
• What considerations regarding possible waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product immunity should counsel consider before asserting the advice of counsel defense in a patent infringement litigation?
• What are the best practices for counsel and corporations to preserve the attorney-client privilege and work product immunity?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.