LexisNexis will be offering a CLE event on "How to Analyze Federal Circuit Opinions on Patent Law" on October 24, 2018 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm (ET) at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Donald Chisum, the author of Chisum on Patents, will discuss how to analyze the opinions of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to assess their impact on patent law and practice, and will illustrate how to "deconstruct" sometimes opaque opinions using recent cases from 2018 as examples. Cases that will be covered include:
• Monsanto v. DuPont: opinion by Judge Wallach on inherent anticipation and giving claims their "broadest reasonable interpretation" in the PTO
• Texas Advanced v. Renease: opinion by Judge Taranto on extraterritorial sales, the intersection between patents and trade secret protection, and the jury trial right
• Vanda Pharms.: opinion by Judge Lourie on Section 101 eligibility and active inducement
Those interested in registering for the CLE, can do so here.