The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be holding its spring meeting in Minneapolis from May 18-20 (information available here). Of particular interest to readers of this blog: on Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. there will be a session titled "Litigation: The New Era of Patent Litigation: Recent Developments in Damages and Discovery," featuring individual presentations on "Sanctions After Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules," "The Practicalities of Proving Patent Damages Given Changes in Case Law," and "Trends in Willfulness and Fee Petitions." (I wonder if the Supreme Court will have decided Halo and Stryker by then?) At the same time this session is going on, I will be speaking on another panel (which I also commend to your attention!), on copyright's fair use defense; and a third panel will be addressing "Patent Litigation: Sinking Ships and Rising Seas." There's also a session on Wednesday, May 18, on patent licensing, and of course several other panels on a wide range of IP topics.
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While on the subject of conferences, as noted earlier this week next Tuesday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the University of Minnesota Law School will be hosting its Fifth Annual Patent Symposium, cosponsored by Briggs and Morgan P.A., on the subject "Keeping Up With Patent Remedies: What You Need to Know About Injunctions and Damages in Patent Infringement Cases." This event is free. Hope to see some of you there.