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10.02.20

IP litigation during the pandemic

BY , , Deanna R. Kunze

COVID-19 has greatly impacted U.S. litigation on a number of fronts, including cases with intellectual property (IP) issues.

During our webinar, “IP Litigation During the Pandemic,” we discussed a number of these trends and topics, including settlements, virtual discovery, post-COVID case scheduling, and pre-litigation.

We have been interested to observe how companies are pursuing their IP disputes during this uncertain time. Our comprehensive view of the trends in this space helps us to give the best counsel to our own clients and position them for success.

If you weren’t able to join us, here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation.

  • Finding creative ways to build trust with clients and teams is an increasing priority, especially since we are not able to do this in person.
  • New IP cases have risen during COVID-19, with a significant number of cases filed in the Western District of Texas. And while some cases have settled during COVID, many are still moving forward.
  • There’s a continued emphasis on providing excellent service to clients through the adaptation of pre-COVID case strategies. This includes incorporating depositions, hearings, and mediations held remotely. Expect that some of these changes, especially remote depositions and remote mediations, will continue post-COVID.
  • Adjustments to other discovery procedures are being made as a result of COVID. Remote source code review has produced some of the most impactful changes.

 

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Jennifer Hayes

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Deanna R. Kunze

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