Patent Litigation 101 for General Counsel

Learn about the changing patent law landscape and how to avoid costly infringement litigation.

Format 55 Minute Lesson
Chapters 9
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Don Banowit (Partner – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox), examine everything that you need to know about the most up-to-date and important principles of patent litigation so you can relay this information to your team, colleagues, customers/clients, and other individuals.

View this lesson to update your knowledge on the most important aspects of patent litigation and be able to help protect your company and intellectual property from the situations and incidents that most often impact General Counsel.

In this 55-minute session, you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know about the most important principles of patent litigation that impact General Counsel and their company
  • A comprehensive examination of the most important patent litigation principles and concepts most relevant to General Counsel, including injunctive relief, exclusion orders, monetary damages, negotiated settlement, and mediation
  • The most significant patent litigation issues and incidents that have impacted other companies and General Counsel in the last year that you need to know (or update your knowledge) about
  • The most common questions General Counsel need to be ready to answer from their CEO/CFO/Board of Directors regarding patent litigation and common incidents, and how understanding fundamental patent law principles will help them more effectively handle these situations
  • Case studies of how other General Counsel have benefitted from their knowledge of patent litigation; examples of General Counsel who were tripped up by holes in their knowledge of the law, and important lessons learned

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Don Banowit
Partner, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Intellectual Property

ExecSense_Don Banowit

Mr. Banowit focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation, playing a principal role in the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the defense of intellectual property disputes before the federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Central Reexamination Unit and Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Linda holds a Ph.D. in organizational systems, two Master of Arts degrees in interpersonal communications and organization development, and a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. A former university professor, Linda served on the adjunct graduate faculty at Washington University and wrote the textbook for the school’s Leadership in Technology program. She belongs to the Air Force Association and the Million Dollar Consultants’ Hall of Fame, and she holds numerous certifications, including Director of Professionalism, a designation given by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Senior leaders in construction, retail, financial services, food, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology industries rely on her to help make essential decisions. Some of her major clients include Tyson Foods, Emerson Electric, Kraft Foods, Boeing Aircraft, Estee Lauder, and Merrill Lynch.

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