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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

Has Assignor Estoppel outlived its Usefulness?

  • 06/16/2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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2021 Annual Patent Litigation Webinar Series: Has Assignor Estoppel outlived its Usefulness?

Earn up to 1.0 Professional CLE for NJ/NY/PA

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic Inc., No. 20-440, to address the question “whether a defendant in a patent infringement action who assigned the patent, or is in privity with an assignor of the patent, may have a defense of invalidity heard on the merits.” This webinar session will address the facts and issues in the case, including the arguments made by the parties and various amici and the competing policies underlying the establishment of assignor estoppel and challenging the presumptive validity of patents. It also will explore the potential impact of this case on employee mobility and the value of patents in transactions.

Presenter Robert M. Isackson – Partner, Leason Ellis LLP (White Plains, NY)  Practicing for over thirty years, Rob Isackson is an accomplished, front-line IP litigator, counselor, and advisor fluent in all aspects of intellectual property: patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and designs. With a primary focus on IP litigation at the trial level, particularly patent and trade secret disputes and commercial disputes over technology issues, Rob’s IP practice includes appellate litigation as well as providing strategic counseling, advice and opinions on strength of IP rights, freedom to operate and litigation risks, patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio assessments, trade secret audits, negotiation and drafting of IP transactions and agreements, and M&A IP due diligence. [Read More]

Moderator Immac (Casey) Thampoe, Regeneron

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