In a patent infringement proceeding, previous rulings may become the legal grounds for pending cases through reasonable inferences. The relevant inquiry under this regulatory basis like the Iqbal and Twombly revolves around the sufficiency and plausibility of factual allegations and claims. However, this approach reveals inconsistency due to several court decisions that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide a comprehensive discussion of the recent developments and legal issues surrounding patent infringement. Speakers, among other things, will offer practical litigation strategies in this ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Patent Infringement: Latest Trends and Legal Issues
  • Implications of Iqbal and Twombly to Patent Infringement Cases
  • Recent Notable Cases
  • Effective Litigation Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead


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Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of patent law


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Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

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Speaker Panel:

Philip L. Hirschhorn, Partner
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

Philip L. Hirschhorn focuses his practice on patent litigation and counseling. He prides himself on working with clients to understand their businesses thoroughly, including the ways in which intellectual property litigation affects their business objectives. Clients can rest assured that Phil will go the extra mile, both on his own and as part of a team, to help clients solve their legal challenges.

Phil’s extensive experience, spanning more than 30 years, includes bench trials, jury trials, and arbitrations. He has represented clients in traditional infringement/validity litigations as well as Hatch-Waxman (Paragraph IV) litigations.  In addition to his patent litigation experience, Phil counsels clients on the interplay between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district court actions. He has extensive PTAB litigation experience, having assisted both patent owners and petitioners.

Joel Wacek, Principal
Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC

Joel Wacek is a Principal of Hoffman Alvary.  His practice focuses on financial and economic analysis for intellectual property disputes, licensing and business valuation matters.  Mr. Wacek has more than a decade of experience in computing damages in intellectual property infringement matters, as well as providing financial analysis related to breach of contract and business valuation disputes.

Mr. Wacek’s experience includes providing expert testimony, preparing expert reports and assisting counsel in preparing for depositions and trial examinations.  Mr. Wacek continually monitors the developing changes in patent damages case law to inform his complex damages analyses involving lost profits, reasonable royalties and price erosion.

Mr. Wacek holds an M.B.A. and a Masters of Science in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and a B.A. in both Economics and History from Boston College.  He is a Certified Licensing Professional and member of the Licensing Executives Society and International Trademark Association.


Philip L. Hirschhorn, Partner

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP


Joel Wacek, Principal

Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC      



Date & Time:

Thursday, January 20, 2022

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


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Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Litigators/Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Patent Managers and Consultants
  • Patent Prosecutors
  • Intellectual Property Consultants and Experts
  • General Counsel


Philip L. HirschhornPartner
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Joel WacekPrincipal
Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC



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