New York, NY, December 10, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeffrey K. Sherwood, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Markman and Claim Construction Hearing in Patent Infringement: What You Need To Know.” This event is scheduled for May 1, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Jeffrey Sherwood
Jeffrey Sherwood is co-leader of Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Sherwood is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with extensive experience as lead counsel in a wide variety of intellectual property matters. He excels at translating complicated technical concepts into understandable terms for a jury, and twice has been recognized by The National Law Journal for defense verdicts in very large cases in the United States. More recently, he obtained a major verdict for a client in a patent infringement case. He focuses his practice on patent infringement and intellectual property litigation, and his casework encompasses diverse areas of engineering, science and technology, and Internet technologies, among many other areas.
About Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Combining decades of litigation experience with a robust procurement and asset management practice, Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property attorneys devise strategies to help clients protect IP assets while maximizing their value. We have handled litigations on both the plaintiff side and defense side involving claims from a few million to hundreds of millions of dollars, including successfully defending suits where patent owners sought hundreds of millions in damages and obtaining a judgment in excess of $500 million on behalf of a plaintiff. In addition to litigation, Dickstein Shapiro attorneys develop comprehensive intellectual property programs and strategies encompassing all aspects of clients’ intellectual property needs, including asset management, patent and trademark procurement, licensing, and counseling. For more information, please visit: www.dicksteinshapiro.com
The Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc. in 1995, affirmed by the Supreme Court in 1996, established that claim construction is an issue of law to be determined by the court. Nine years later in Phillips v. AWH Corp., the Federal Circuit reaffirmed the “bedrock principle” that “the claims of a patent define the invention to which the patentee is entitled the right to exclude”, and that the claims are “of primary importance” and in construing the claims, the analytical focus must begin and remain centered on the language of the claims themselves. In the progeny of subsequent cases, the Federal Circuit has reaffirmed that the claims of a patent are “of primary importance” in defining the invention, and the analytical focus of claim construction must center on the language of the claims themselves. Markman hearings are critical in patent cases to establish the meaning and scope of the claims which, in turn, often facilitates the subsequent determination of infringement or claim validity. Markman hearings are therefore critical in resolving disputes in patent litigations.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key experts to discuss significant topics involved in the claim construction process, including the guiding principles which judges use, the practices of judges in various jurisdictions, the practices in multi-defendant litigations, and the relevance of prior constructions of the same patent claims. Moreover, the speakers will also address the best practices in preparing for Markman hearings in patent infringement cases.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.