January 24, 2023
Fitch Even attorneys Jonathan H. Urbanek and Jacqueline L. Thompson will present a Strafford Publications’ CLE webinar, “Patent Strategies for Protecting Aftermarket Parts: Strengthening the Portfolio, Implementing Enforcement Program,” on February 8 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. CST.
During this webinar, the presenters will provide patent counsel with guidance on patent strategies for protecting aftermarket parts. In particular, the presenters will discuss leveraging IP to protect aftermarket parts and create obstacles for will-fitters. The panel will also discuss claiming tactics to block will-fitters and offer guidance on detecting and stopping will-fitters once a portfolio is in place.
CLE credit will be available for multiple states. For more information and to register, please visit the Strafford website.
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