2016 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The LES 2016 Annual meeting committee is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held October 23-26, 2016 in Vancouver BC. Proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2016. We invite you to share your perspectives on emerging trends, best practices, and other topics of interest with your peers across a cross-section of leading companies, research institutions, and government laboratories.

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LES 2016 Spring PanAm Meeting

Online Registration is still open for the LES 2016 Spring PanAm Meeting! The spring meeting provides intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals seeking to achieve professional and personal success through educational and networking. We will also celebrate World IP Day in Houston, and will host Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office. MCLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, pending.

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Educational Offerings in Houston Following the Spring PanAm Meeting

IP Business Basics 101: This one-day, deal-centric course has been designed for business and licensing professionals who are newer to the field in the United States and Canada. CLP Exam Review Course: This one-day review course and CLP Knowledge Community access help professionals prepare for the CLP exam.

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LES Insights Featured Article

Patent Owners May Not Sue Customers of Those Who Prevailed in Showing the Accused Products Did Not Infringe, Even Under a New Theory of Infringement

By John Paul, Brian Kacedon, and Robert MacKichan

As the Federal Circuit has explained on prior occasions, the Kessler doctrine “bars a patent infringement action against a customer of a seller who has previously prevailed against the patentee because of invalidity or noninfringement of the patent.”  Established by the Supreme Court in 1907 in Kessler v. Eldred, the doctrine is based on the rights of the prevailing manufacturer to freely manufacture, use, and sell the product that has been deemed not to infringe without interference.  The Supreme Court has subsequently described this as a “limited trade right” that attaches to the adjudged noninfringing product itself.  The continued vitality of the Kessler doctrine was confirmed by a recent decision of the Federal Circuit in SpeedTrack, Inc. v. Office Depot, Inc. (2015).
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Medical Device Development - From Conception to Market Success

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Boston Celebrates Around the World IP Day

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Around the World with LES – A Celebration of World IP Day

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