I am speaking later today at SMU Law School to students on the subject of intellectual property litigation. While I am not going to have prepared remarks, I wanted to gather together in this post several articles and presentations that the students might want to review re: intellectual property litigation. If this looks suspiciously like a reading list, so be it. I apologize for getting it together so late.
On the subject of intellectual property litigation for general practitioners, see Intellectual Property Litigation: What Civil Litigators Need to Know, a paper I did at the January 2005 Litigation Update seminar. Download ip_for_civil_litigators.pdf . On the subject on the local patent rules in the Eastern District, see Eastern District of Texas Patent Rules, a paper I presented at the AIPLA conference in 2004. Download ed_texas_patent_rules.pdf . On the subject of the wonderful, wacky world of patent litigation in the Eastern District, see From PI to IP, which at last count has run in IP Law & Business, Texas Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel. Download 02512050003RothLawFirm.pdf Another article I recently cowrote with Drew DiNovo on the ED patent docket is in the State Bar IP's section's newsletter at http://www.texasbariplaw.org/newsletters/newsletter_winter2006.pdf Finally, I wrote an op-ed piece in Texas Lawyer a couple of years ago on patent litigation - the title they gave it was so bad I won't repeat it here, but here it is. Download tl_patent_pirates_exist_only_in_neverland.pdf It was in response to an editorial by my colleague Craig Tyler in Wilson, Sonsini's Austin office, but I don't have a copy of that editorial (no, seriously, I don't), and can't find a link to it on Texas Lawyer's site, but it would be useful reading to see both sides of the debate on the appropriate contours of patent litigation.