McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Sharon Hwang to Speak at 2016 PLI Patent Litigation Forum


McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Sharon Hwang will speak at the upcoming Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Patent Litigation forum on October 13, 2016, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center. PLI is a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization. The forum is taught by outside and in-house lawyers, and includes views from U.S. District Court Judges on the state and management of patent litigation, and tips for litigants.

At 9:15 a.m. CT, Hwang will be participating in a session titled “Recent Developments and Their Effects on Patent Litigation,” with Peg Duncan, Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, which will focus on recent developments and decisions made by the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and District Courts. There will be a particular focus on the Supreme Court’s increased interest and effect on patent cases, how these differ from Federal Circuit jurisprudence and whether or not they clarified the law.

Sessions at this year’s forum will focus on recent developments affecting patent litigation practice and case strategies, offer tips for efficient case dispositions and take a look at trends in patent remedies. There will also be a demonstration of an effective opening statement from both the plaintiff and the defendant.

The Patent Litigation forum will provide attendees with one hour of ethics credit. Specific details on this state credit and the event’s full agenda can be found here.

Hwang practices in all areas of intellectual property law at McAndrews, with particular emphasis on patent litigation and intellectual property counseling. She advises clients on the acquisition and development of intellectual property portfolios, and has represented parties in high-stakes patent litigation in federal district courts, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court for more than 20 years. Hwang represented Stryker in all phases of the Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. case. In June of this year, the Supreme Court sided with Stryker and Halo in a pivotal patent lawsuit over enhanced damages. In addition to her work at McAndrews, Hwang serves as the President of the Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the public interest and community services relating to the Asian Pacific American community in the Chicagoland area.

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