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Take your career to the next level with LES University - hands-on, interactive, and cutting- edge education programs taught by distinguished professionals.

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Register for the LES 2016 Annual Meeting

Online Registration is NOW OPEN for the LES 2016 Annual Meeting! The Annual Meeting provides intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals seeking to achieve professional and personal success through educational sessions and networking.

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Upcoming Educational Offerings

CLP Exam Review Course: This one-day review course and CLP Knowledge Community access help professionals prepare for the CLP exam. The CLP Exam Review Course will be offered June 9th in Ottawa and June 10th in San Francisco in conjunction with the BIO Convention

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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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5/26/2016
Partnering at BIO 2016: The Strategy and Science of Meeting Marathons - Free Webinar

5/31/2016
Joint LES Toronto & Startup Toronto Event: A legal clinic on Intellectual Property

6/1/2016
Medical Device Development - From Conception to Market Success

6/1/2016
Web Panel Discussion: "The Nuts & Bolts of Due Diligence in Biopharma Partnering"

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