Patent Litigation in the U.S.: What You Need to Know Web Seminar RePlay

I.D.# PD330940ON
Access Period: 30 days
Duration: 4 Hours

In today's economic environment, patents have become an increasingly important asset for both individuals and corporations. Licensing revenue has become a significant source of value in the global intellectual property economy. This course will tell you what you need to know about U.S. patent litigation and will provide in-depth insights into the practical realities of patent disputes in the U.S.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?
This course is geared toward executives, in-house counsel, in-house patent agents, and senior managers across industries, such as automotive and aerospace. Participants may be both U.S. and non-U.S. -- anyone who needs help in understanding what to expect and what the realities are should they become involved in U.S. patent litigation.

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0.4 CEUs

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By participating in this web seminar replay, you will be able to:

  • Obtain an overview of U.S. patent litigation
  • Explain the basic legal principles for liability and damages in patent cases
  • Gain insights into how patent disputes are resolved
  • Predict the fees and expenses associated with bringing and/or defending a patent case in the U.S.
  • Anticipate the scope of discovery in, and/or business disruption arising from, a U.S. patent case
  • Peek into the future of potential patent law reform


Session 1

  • Overview of Patent Litigation
    • Issues the patent-owner has to prove
    • Issue the accused infringer has to prove
  • What is the Scope of Discovery?
    • Documents, including e-documents
    • Depositions
    • Third parties (e.g. customers, suppliers)
    • Confidentiality of discovery materials
  • Who Decides Liability and Damages?
    • Jury
    • Judge
    • Mediator/Arbitrator
Session 2
  • How Long Does it Take from Filing to Trial?
    • District Courts
    • ITC
  • How Much Does it Cost?
    • Fees and expenses
    • Contingency fees
    • Recovery of fees and expenses
  • What Changes are on the Horizon?
    • Supreme Court
    • Patent law reform

Instructor(s): Eric Michael Dobrusin

Eric M. Dobrusin is a shareholder in the Dobrusin Law Firm, PC in metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan, where he concentrates his practice in intellectual property law. He is a member of the Michigan Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Dobrusin previously served as the Executive Director of the National Patent Board, and he has served as an ADR Neutral and a Special Master in IP litigation disputes. Mr. Dobrusin has presented talks and authored articles on a variety of intellectual property topics. He also has co-authored books entitled, “Intellectual Property Culture: Strategies to Foster Successful Patent and Trade Secret Practices in Everyday Business” (LexisNexis) and Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice, Third Edition (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business). Mr. Dobrusin has earned recognition as a SuperLawyer®, Best Lawyers® in America (2014 Patent Law Lawyer of the Year for Detroit), dBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Leading Lawyers™, and Managing Intellectual Property Magazine IP Stars. In 2013, he was recognized by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly publication as among its “Leaders in the Law”. Mr. Dobrusin received a B.S. degree in materials and metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Materials Provided

  • Thirty days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the two session, approximately four hour, recorded presentation
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to YOUR content questions
  • .4 CEUs* (with satisfactory assessment score)
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

About Web Seminar RePlays

SAE Web Seminar RePlays are audio/visual captures of live web seminars. The course sessions are unedited to include the results of interactions with the live participants and to expedite course availability. A learning assessment is available at the end of the course to reinforce learning and retention and gauge your understanding of the topic.

Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 2000, XP, 7 (Not currently supported by Windows Vista)
  • Pentium III PC
  • Minimum 128 MB RAM; recommended 256 MB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, or 9 browser (IE 10 & 11, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Unix/Linus based browsers are not currently supported)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0 & above
  • Broadband-128Kbps and above
  • 1024 X 768 Screen Resolution
  • Sound Card/Speakers

Mac operating systems and browsers other than IE are not supported.

Online Access
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