Julianne Hartzell to Speak on Ethics in Patent Litigation at PLI October 2019 Program

October 16, 2019Next Month
University of Chicago Gleacher Center

450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611

Partner and Chair of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP’s Medical Devices Practice Group, Julianne Hartzell will co-lead the session “Ethics in Patent Litigation – Jury Research Including Use of Social Media” at Practising Law Institute’s Patent Litigation 2019: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices program. The program takes place at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center from Tuesday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
“Ethics in Patent Litigation – Jury Research Including Use of Social Media”
4:00pm – 5:30pm CT

Ms. Hartzell and co-presenter Laura Beth Miller, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP will discuss:

  • The limits of jury research in a trial venue
  • Research into Internet usage by potential jurors and the use of social media to learn more about a potential or actual juror
  • The differences in rules in different jurisdictions, and even in the same jurisdiction, such as the ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.5(b), 7.1 and Rule 8.4, Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 3.5(b) and 8.4, Florida Rule 4-3.5(d) and Virginia Rule 3.5(a)
  • Issues relating to Internet usage by potential or actual jurors to learn more about the litigation, as well as the use of social media to influence public perceptions of parties, the litigation or even lawyers and law firms
  • A review of recent case law and ethics opinions, such as the ABA’s 2014 Formal Opinion 466 and the New York County Lawyers’ Association 2011 Formal Opinion No. 743, on the use of social media to conduct research on potential jurors

See the Practising Law Institute’s Patent Litigation 2019: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices eventpage for further details.

Ms. Hartzell has significant experience working with inventors and corporations in the fields of consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and internet technology. Ms. Hartzell handles all forms of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Ms. Hartzell also has experience enforcing covenants not-to-compete and confidentiality agreements.