Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on May 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Personalized Media Communications; and Eleanor M. Yost of Goodwin Procter will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the evolving standard for patent infringement claims and the use of opinions of counsel, and discuss the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and provide best practices for leveraging opinions of counsel. The webinar will review the following questions:
• What is the practical impact of recent Federal Circuit decisions on utilizing opinions of counsel?
• How does the "objective recklessness" standard impact legal advice on proactive clearance analysis for product planning and strategic portfolio development?
• Under what circumstances should corporate counsel seek outside opinions of counsel to protect their client from infringement claims?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297 ($362 for registration and CLE processing). Those registering by April 25, 2014 will receive a $50 discount. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.