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A New Game: Better PTAB Defense Litigation Strategies

A New Game: Better PTAB Defense Litigation Strategies



Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or PTAB, defense litigation strategies continue to evolve. In a recent Law360 article, Jones Day Intellectual Property lawyers Dave Cochran, Mike Hendershot, and Matt Johnson explained why previous assumptions and strategies pertaining to PTAB litigation must be reconsidered.

Mr. Hendershot and Mr. Johnson clarify the importance of tight coordination between trial and PTAB counsel, fully developing noninfringement positions early, tailoring a PTAB petition to the claims and grounds truly at issue, and more in this Jones Day Talks podcast.


Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property: Section 101, Life Sciences, and the Alice Two-Step



Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act─which identifies four categories of inventions or discoveries that are eligible for patent protection─presents a number of challenges to companies working on innovations in the life sciences space. Jones Day’s Patricia Campbell and Susan Gerber, who recently coauthored an article on this topic for The Intellectual Property Strategist, are joined by Meredith Wilkes in this edition of Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property. They discuss Section 101 and life sciences, and talk about what’s coming up for Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative.


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Jones Day Talks Africa: Progress, Opportunities, and the Continental Free Trade Agreement



Africa’s 1.2 billion people, its rich natural resources, and the improving political stability in many of its nations have positioned the continent for meaningful economic growth in the coming years. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (“CFTA”), developed and brokered by the African Union, would significantly expand intracontinental trade and remove oppressive tariffs and other barriers that hinder prosperity in the region.

Jones Day partner Javade Chaudhri talks about the current status of the CFTA, and what companies considering investment or expansion in Africa should know now.

After SAS Institute: A Shift in Patent Litigation Strategies



In its April 2018 decision in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu, the U.S. Supreme Court held that when conducting an inter partes review, the U.S. Patent Office must determine the patentability of each of the claims challenged by the petitioner.

 

Jones Day partners Dave Cochran  and Matt Johnson explain how SAS Institute reverses prior interpretations of the inter partes review statute and discuss where it has already affected litigation strategies for petitioners and patent holders. (Running time: 24:51)

 

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Jones Day Talks Health Care & Life Sciences: What Digital Health Innovators Should Know about the FDA Approval Process



Jones Day partner Ann Hollenbeck shares an informative conversation with associate Ian Pearson, who was a lead in the area of digital health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They discuss how the FDA is addressing the challenges resulting from the rapidly growing and changing digital health marketplace. Mr. Pearson explains the Agency’s Digital Health Innovation Plan and why it’s important that companies participating in this sector engage with the FDA in the early stages of development. (Running time: 14:36)

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Jones Day Talks Technology: Blockchain for Business Lawyers—An Introduction to Blockchain



Our first in a series of Jones Day Talks podcasts on Blockchain features Jones Day’s Jim Cox, coeditor of the American Bar Association book Blockchain for Business Lawyers, answering common blockchain questions such as: What is blockchain? How does it work? What are its current and future applications? And who—and where—is Satoshi Nakamoto? (Running time: 21:48)


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Jones Day Talks Technology: How Regulations Could Help Cryptocurrencies Grow



In “How Regulations Could Help Cryptocurrencies Grow,” published in the Harvard Business Review, Jones Day partners Stephen Obie and Mark Rasmussen explain why effective government oversight is critical to bringing accountability and stability to this emerging asset class. Mr. Obie and Mr. Rasmussen discuss specific actions the SEC could take to promote clarity and innovation in the cryptocurrency market in this edition of Jones Day Talks Technology.

Germany Energy M&A Podcast

Investor-Überlegungen im Deutschen Sektor der Erneuerbaren Energien



Deutschland ist nach wie vor ein wichtiger Markt für Investitionen im Bereich Erneuerbare Energien. Die regulatorischen Rahmenbedingungen sind stabil, und im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern gab es in Deutschland keine rückwirkenden Kürzungen der Einspeiseförderung. Daher ist die Nachfrage der Investoren nach Projekten in Deutschland seit Jahren hoch.

Worauf sollten Investoren bei der rechtlichen Prüfung von Projekten achten? Dies erläutert Kerstin Henrich von Jones Day.


Germany Energy M&A Podcast

Investor Considerations in Germany’s Renewable Energy Sector



Germany remains an important market for renewable energy investments. The regulatory framework is stable, and in contrast to other countries, Germany imposes no retroactive reductions in feed-in subsidies. For years, these favorable conditions have led to robust investor demand for renewable energy projects.
But what should investors look out for when auditing these projects? Jones Day’s Kerstin Henrich explains.

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What to Do When … You’re Preparing Your Company for a Cyberattack



Cyberattacks, which can result in data breaches and the unauthorized access of a company’s—or its clients’ and customers’—information, are a threat to organizations of nearly any size. Jones Day’s Jeff Rabkin, Jimmy Kitchen, and Rich DeNatale talk about how organizations can prepare so they can respond effectively in the event of a cyberattack.