Tom Duston to Speak at IP Strategy Summit 2016 – Chicago

November 8, 2016
Chicago, IL

IP Litigation Partner Thomas L. Duston will present a case study titled “Divided Infringement after 'Akamai' and other Hot Topics in Patent Litigation” at the 2016 IP Strategy Summit, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Swissotel Chicago.

Patent law is ever changing, but judicial and proposed and actual legislative changes have been particularly pronounced in recent years. These changes have and will transform patent litigation.

The presentation will explore:

  • The implications of the Federal Circuit’s recent Akamai decision for divided infringement scenarios, e.g. medical diagnostics and treatment, cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS) and application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Recent judicial venue challenges and the prospect of Congressional action restricting available venues
  • The evolving law regarding indefiniteness and functional claiming
  • Developments in the area of patent damages, including apportionment, exhaustion, and judicial acceptance of new damage theories, such as the Nash Bargaining Solution
  • Updates on patentable subject matter, laches, extraterritorial infringement, and other recent developments
  • Tactical litigation implications

Mr. Duston is a hands-on trial lawyer who focuses on patent litigation across a wide spectrum of technologies, from aerospace and biochemistry to Internet/e-Commerce and medical devices. Mr. Duston is praised for both his creativity and tenacity as a trial attorney. The Leading Lawyers Network has named him a Leading Lawyer in IP Litigation and profiled him in its September 2014 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly listed him as among “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice area of Litigation - Intellectual Property. Thompson Reuters has identified him as among the “Top 100” attorneys in Illinois, and repeatedly named him among its list of “Super Lawyers.” American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell selected him as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property.” The IP Stars Survey (fka the World IP Handbook and Survey) named him an "IP Star.”

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