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The Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Take on Patent Law in 2014

Product Code - LGN256
Speaker(s): Nicholas Dudziak, Global IP Law Group, LLC; Adam Sidoti, Bloomberg Law
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Even as it deals with contentious issues such as affirmative action and campaign financing, the U.S. Supreme Court has an increasing interest in patent law. Over the span of only three months, from February to April 2014, the court heard oral arguments for five patent cases that will have a significant impact on the patent law community. By comparison, the Supreme Court granted writs of certiorari in five patent cases over the first 15-year period after the Federal Circuit’s creation, most of which raised only procedural issues.

Now, more than ever, successful and effective patent practice requires close observance of the high court's activity. This program will provide an overview of each patent case decided, or that will be decided, in 2014 as well as a brief analysis of the potential impact on the patent community.

Educational Objectives:

To educate the IP attorney as to the Patent and IP-related issues the U.S. Supreme Court is concerned with.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Intellectual property attorneys.

Program Level: Basic-Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of intellectual property and litigation.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.0 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.0 credits (may vary based on from which jurisdiction requested)

For additional information, please see the “CE Credit” tab.

Nicholas Dudziak, Global IP Law Group, LLC; Adam Sidoti, Bloomberg Law

Nicholas Dudziak, Global IP Law Group, LLC
Nicholas Dudziak is a partner in the Chicago office of Global IP Law Group. He is involved in all aspects of patent monetization, with a particular focus on licensing and patent litigation, including trial, appellate practice, Markman hearings, and discovery strategy and management.

Mr. Dudziak has negotiated and closed numerous licensing deals in various technological sectors, including color management and distribution, financial services, telecommunications, and website and mobile app functionality. Notably, after achieving a favorable settlement on behalf of his client in Revenue Realization, LLC v. H&R Block, Inc., Mr. Dudziak subsequently licensed more than 75 percent of the online tax preparation market in aggregate. In addition to his monetization efforts, Mr. Dudziak advises companies and individual inventors regarding the valuation of their patent portfolios. As a registered patent attorney, his counsel can often include a market-informed prosecution strategy to secure the most valuable claims a specification will permit.

Prior to joining Global IP, Mr. Dudziak was a litigator at the intellectual property boutique firm Niro, Haller, & Niro, where he represented clients in dozens of litigation matters involving a diverse array of technologies in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dudziak prosecuted patents, prepared legal opinions on patent infringement and validity, and performed due diligence evaluations.

Mr. Dudziak earned a J.D., cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois--Chicago, where he captained the Division I soccer team. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Adam Sidoti, Bloomberg Law
Adam Sidoti is a Bloomberg Law Account Manager and research specialist. Before
joining Bloomberg, Mr. Sidoti was an associate with Johnson & Bell, Ltd., where his
practice focused on health care and trucking litigation. He handled all
aspects of litigation from discovery to trial.

Mr. Sidoti earned a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is licensed to practice in Illinois.

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