Julianne M. Hartzell to Speak at PLI’s 2017 Litigation Program

October 12, 2017
Chicago, IL

Julianne M. Hartzell, partner and chair of Marshall Gerstein's medical devices practice, will participate as a panelist during Practising Law Institute (PLI)’s Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices program. Ms. Hartzell will be joined by Herbert H. Finn, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The topic to be addressed by the panel is:

“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 will discuss 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 will explore 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.

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. She also has experience enforcing covenants not-to-compete and confidentiality agreements. Ms. Hartzell obtained her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and previously earned a B.S. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

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