“Making Joint Defense and Indemnity Arrangements Benefit Rather than Hinder Patent Litigation Resolution and Costs”

October 12, 2017Presentation
PLI's 2017 Patent Litigation Program

Julianne M. Hartzell, partner and chair of Marshall Gerstein's medical devices practice, participated as a panelist during Practising Law Institute (PLI)'s Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices program. Ms. Hartzell was joined by Herbert H. Finn, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

“Making Joint Defense and Indemnity Arrangements Benefit Rather than Hinder Patent Litigation Resolution and Costs”
Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 – 5:00pm CT

This session discussed the legal and practical considerations of working efficiently with co-defendants and their counsel, including negotiating joint defense agreements; managing costs and responsibilities among numerous parties where positions may conflict; provisions in the agreement that members of the defense group will not seek to disqualify the group’s counsel in future cases solely because counsel worked for a party in the group; strategies for when to take the lead and when to ride the wave; and managing related issues of indemnification. In addition, panelists explored how such strategies may be implicated by any venue decision by the Supreme Court in the In re Heartland case.

For more information on the program, click here.