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The MSBA's Computer & Technology Law Section Presents:

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"Induced Infringement Sea Change? The Akamai/McKesson en banc Decision "

On August 31, 2012, the Federal Circuit handed down an en banc decision in two cases on “divided infringement” of method claims, Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. and McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. Epic Systems Corp. The en banc decision overruled the 2007 Federal Circuit decision BMC Resources, Inc. v. Paymentech, which held that the liability of induced infringement required the finding of a single entity to be liable for direct infringement. This presentation will discuss: this en banc decision; dissents presented in this decision; a first CAFC decision on divided infringement post-Akamai, Mirror Worlds, L.L.C. v. Apple, Inc. ; a comparison with indirect infringement of system claims; and practice implications.

Presenter:

X. Christina Huang, 3M Innovative Properties Company
X. Christina Huang is an Intellectual Property Counsel working at 3M Innovative Properties Company. She has a Ph.D. in computer science and had been working in the software industry for many years. Christina has several years' experience in patent prosecution, product clearance, and IP transactions.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 174012

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Details:

Date:   Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   
MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 
[Directions/Map]

The Computer & Technology Law Section Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., follow by lunch and CLE at Noon.

Cost:

Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Computer & Technology Law Section Members):  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Join the Section (must be a current MSBA member. Section membership is good through June 30, 2013):  $30.00
Law Students:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Computer & Technology Law Section Members): 

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option when you register or contact Tram Nguyen by November 11. Teleconferencing information will be emailed on November 12.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336