Thursday, March 31, 2016

Shubha Ghosh to hold webcasts on upcoming Supreme Court cases

Syracuse College of Law to Offer Webcasts on Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

The College of Law’s Technology Commercialization Law Program (TCLP) and New York State Science & Technology Law Center will host three webcasts this spring on intellectual property law-related cases being argued before the Supreme Court. Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and director of the TCLP, will host the webcasts, providing insights on the intellectual property, patent infringement and copyright cases.

Shubha Ghosh

Shubha Ghosh

“Three cases currently before the Supreme Court will have a direct impact on how technology companies and entrepreneurs view patent litigation,” says Ghosh. “The webcasts offer an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the cases and how the Supreme Court’s rulings could affect technology commercialization.”

Thursday, March 31, 1-2:15 p.m.: Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc.

Patent owners pursuing infringement litigation argue that the standard for proving willful infringement in patent cases is overly rigid, making it difficult to recover enhanced damages. Courts are authorized to triple the amount of damage awards upon a finding of willful patent infringement. The standard by which damages are assessed for willful infringement will be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the consolidated Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics and Stryker Crop. v. Zimmer Inc. cases.

Thursday, April 21, 1-2:15 p.m.: Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC v. Lee

The Supreme Court will consider whether the inter partes review procedures, which allow a third party to challenge the validity of a patent in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, have made it too difficult for inventors to defend their patent claims (and too easy to successfully invalidate patents).

TBD: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

In light of a number of different standards currently utilized by courts to determine whether attorney’s fees should be awarded in copyright infringement litigation, the Supreme Court will determine the appropriate standard for awarding attorney’s fees to a prevailing party under the Copyright Act. Please check the event website for the date and time.

The webinars are free, but require registration. Click here to register or for more background on the cases.

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