McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patent Litigation Forum Selection in the Wake of TC Heartland" on October 17, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorneys Grant Drutchas and Aaron Gin will examine the differences between the courts with regard to their willingness to resolve § 101 issues and other substantive case-dispositive issues on motions to dismiss, and the applicability and scope of Local Patent Rules mandating early disclosures, and provide insight as to how plaintiffs and defendants can leverage such differences when selecting a forum or deciding whether to raise a forum challenge. The webinar will address the following topics:
• How does TC Heartland constrain a plaintiff's filing options?
• What effect does TC Heartland have on cases involving multiple defendants, declaratory judgment actions, and cases where an earlier venue challenge was not raised?
• What are the differences between the primary district court options on substantive issues and potential motions to dismiss?
• How do Local Patent Rules (or the lack thereof) and a possible stay pending Inter Partes Review affect litigation strategy?
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.