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10th Annual Patent Law Institute - San Francisco


The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups. 

Faculty member Sharif Jacob will present "Non-Practicing Entities:  What's the Big Deal?" He will address: 

  • Infringement begins with claim construction:what is an NPE?
  • Perspectives on whether NPE litigation is a problem.
  • Overview of legislative and judicial responses to NPE litigation
  • Tales from the front lines:strategies for trying and defending NPE cases.

For a complete schedule, and registration information, please visit the PLI website at this link

About Sharif Jacob
Mr. Jacob has extensive experience with patent litigation. He represents leading firms in the video streaming, social networking, and wireless phone industries in disputes pending before the district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent and Trademark Office. He also has tried complex business litigation and defended high-profile individuals in various matters.