IP Master Class Teleconference: Using Declaratory Judgment Actions in Patent Disputes

May 10, 2007 – May 9, 2007
Have you recently received a letter offering a patent license? Are you concerned about receiving one? Are you creating or improving a patent licensing program? How about technology transfer or commercialization? If so, the rules have changed, and you may find yourself in court much sooner than you anticipated. As an alleged or potential infringer, you may be able to start a lawsuit challenging the patent and allegations of infringement in a court of your selection. In addition, the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court have made it easier to file a declaratory judgment action. In this teleconference, counsel for a major research university, Stanford, and two experienced patent litigators will discuss the changing landscape for declaratory judgment and some of its implications for patent licensing and technology transfer programs.