About This Course
As patent litigation volume has slowed and lower-end patent assertion programs have been swept away by the Supreme Court’s Alice decision limiting software patentability and the Patent Trial & Appeal Board post-grant proceedings, Standard Essential Patent suits have grown in size and number. The suits are being filed by practicing companies, patent assertion entities (PAE) and patent aggregators. The suits are complex and infringement usually requires a deep understanding of the product’s chipset. But the cases are typically filed against entities selling consumer products who have little or no information about the chipsets in their products. This program looks at the state of SEP and FRAND damages, recent Patent Office and Department of Justice guidance and offers practical tips for defending against SEP cases.